For the commuter, the recently upgraded A1(M) is only 9 miles away and provides access to the surrounding commercial centres and there are local rail services from Harrogate and Knaresborough, each linking through to main-line stations in Leeds, York and London Kings Cross. There are an increasing number of international flights from Leeds Bradford Airport, only 17 miles away. Manchester Airport is accessible by rail via Leeds railway station. The 36 Bus, well-known for its comfortable leather seats and Wi-Fi, stops at the end of Church Lane every 15 minutes and runs more frequently at peak times and overnight on Fridays and Saturdays between Leeds and Harrogate. It only takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Harrogate from Church Farm.
Harrogate is a Victorian spa town and rural district that contains the medieval city of Ripon, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and four charming but very different market towns; Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham and Pateley Bridge. Only 6 miles from South Stainley, Harrogate boasts historic buildings, verdant gardens and is the nearest major centre, benefitting from a wide range of first-class amenities including shopping, dining, art, theatre; cultural and educational facilities.