New homes in South Yorkshire
Only around 15 miles from Rotherham and Barnsley, Doncaster is a large town in South Yorkshire. Just half an hour’s drive from Sheffield, houses in Doncaster aren’t much further to Leeds, while you can get to York in 20 minutes on the train.
From trips to the town’s museum and art gallery, to relaxing walks around Potteric Carr Nature Reserve and picnics in Sandall Beat Wood, you can tire out the little ones with an afternoon at Go Bounce Extreme Trampoline Park or Yorkshire Wildlife Park too. Then explore Denaby Ings and Hatfield Moors Nature Reserve; all with our new builds near Doncaster be
Living in South Yorkshire
From vibrant cities to a collection of welcoming towns and villages and spectacular natural environments, South Yorkshire is a charming part of the UK with a lot going for it. You can discover more about what makes the region tick below, while you can head over to our latest offers page to read up on arrangements like our stress-free Part Exchange scheme.
Things to see and do in South Yorkshire
If you love to explore natural settings in your free time, South Yorkshire could be your perfect haven. Part of the picturesque Peak District lies within the county, giving you a stunning place to go hiking among breathtaking scenery. From the Trans Pennine Trail to Rother Valley Country Park and the Linacre Reservoirs, Langold Country Park is another great spot with its lake and kids’ splash park.
Sheffield is a hub of culture and activity both day and night, and home to attractions like the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Graves Art Gallery and Kelham Island Museum. Sheffield Cable Waterski and Aqua Park is on the outskirts of the city, while other highlights across the county include Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Conisbrough Castle, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Magna Science Adventure Centre.
There are lots of excellent schools the length and breadth of South Yorkshire, including a large number of primaries in the Sheffield area rated as outstanding by Ofsted. This includes Porter Croft CofE, Nether Edge Primary and St Catherine’s Catholic Primary, while Herringthorpe’s junior and infant schools and Barnsley’s St Mary’s CofE are also in the education board’s top band.
Children in Barnsley can continue their education at Horizon Community College and the outstanding Barnsley College, while Rotherham’s St Bernard’s Catholic High School also gets top marks from Ofsted. The same goes for Tapton School and Notre Dame High School, which are both on the outskirts of Sheffield.
Transport links in South Yorkshire
There’s a strong selection of transport links across the county, with lots of bus and train routes for getting to other parts of Yorkshire and beyond. Trains from Sheffield to Leeds, for example, take less than 40 minutes, while it’s two hours down to London. The M1 motorway is convenient if you have car, while the M18 and A1(M) also pass through South Yorkshire, as well as the M180 for a short time.
The South Yorkshire property market
House prices in South Yorkshire are significantly lower than the national average, although hotspots like Sheffield have higher prices than elsewhere. You can find all kinds of different properties to suit all manner of budgets across the county, from city centre apartments to large detached houses with lots of land.
You can also find charming 4 and 5 bedroom homes in the Tankersley area of Barnsley, as well as a wide choice of properties just across the border into West Yorkshire. Wherever you see yourself settling down, you could do so on the back of support on offer in the form of initiatives like the Government’s popular Help to Buy scheme.