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Located on the southern edge of Yorkshire is the traditional market town of Doncaster. It is a vibrant and lively town with a popular covered market and bustling high street. Those who live in Doncaster benefit from fantastic transport links as well as fantastic schools and colleges, leisure facilities, and The Frenchgate Shopping centre. With a wide variety of properties to suit all budgets, why not considered a move to Doncaster?
If you are looking for Doncaster removals look no further than Britannia Appleyards. Located just 20-minutes from Doncaster, Britannia Appleyards was established in the 1800’s and the great-great-grandsons of the owner are running the business now. The friendly teams at Britannia Appleyards are ready to help you move not only to or from Doncaster, but the surroundings areas too.
Moving to Doncaster
Renting in Doncaster is a great option due to its plentiful rental market. One bedroom flats start just below £300 pcm, rising to £325 pcm for larger apartments with two or three bedrooms. Smaller terraced properties, ideal for couples or small families, are available for upwards of £325 pcm. If you seek a family sized semi-detached home, look to have a budget of £450 pcm as a minimum. Three bedroomed detached homes hover around £600 pcm, rising to £800 pcm for four bedrooms.
For first time buyers, the traditional two-bed red-brick terraces of Doncaster are an affordable investment. Many are on the market for upwards of £30,000. One-bed flats rarely come on the market in Doncaster and two-bedroom apartments start at £35,000 – more expensive than a two-bedroom terrace. Family sized semi-detached homes fall into the £50,000 to £250,000 bracket. Similarly, detached homes can fall anywhere between £90,000 and £1 million.
Eating, Drinking and Shopping in Doncaster
The history of Doncaster’s town centre spans back 750 years and this is echoed in the architecture of many of the shops on the high street. The Frenchgate Shopping Centre is an award-winning facility with over 130 stores. Other shopping areas include Wheatley Retail Park and the very popular Lakeside Village which is an outlet complex on the outskirts of Doncaster.
There are a multitude of great restaurants in Doncaster serving traditional British fare to Mediterranean, Asian and Italian. For an evening out, a number of the pubs and the state of the art Cast venue hosts comedy, theatre productions and gigs. Furthermore, Cask Corner and the Diamond Live Lounge regularly have live music on offer.
Transport Links Doncaster
Doncaster is close to the A1(M), M18 and M62, providing great access to nearby areas and the greater road network. Drivers can get to Scunthorpe and Sheffield in 40 minutes.
As well as a multitude of local and regional bus services, Doncaster railway station has eight platforms. There are direct services to London Kings Cross (1 hour 43 mins), Leeds (34 mins), Hull (50 mins), Sheffield (26 mins), Manchester Piccadilly (1 hour 20 mins), Newcastle (1 hour 30 mins) and Birmingham New Street (1 hour 29 mins).
Just a 20-minutes’ drive south east of Doncaster is Robin Hood Airport. Ideal for frequent business flyers and holidaymakers alike, flights travel to many European cities, Mediterranean destinations, as well as Barbados, Toronto, and New York.