Often referred to as The Lake District of Shropshire, Ellesmere is a beautiful market town. Extremely traditional, with a mix of Tudor, Georgian, and Victorian architecture, it is steeped in history.
Many visitors and new residents will notice that Ellesmere is rich with canals. The Ellesmere Canal saw the town proposer and grow in the early 1900’s and, today, it is a hub for the booming canal tourist industry. Back in the day, Ellesmere was a noisy industrial town, whereas now it is a peaceful rural haven. If you are wanting to move to or from Ellesmere, get in touch with Britannia Cestrian. They are located in Deeside (just 45 minutes from Ellesmere) and offer their removal and storage services to those living in North Wales, Chester, Flintshire, and the Wirral Peninsula.
Moving to Ellesmere
There is a mix of period and contemporary architecture in Ellesmere and residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to new homes. Those looking to buy a flat in Ellesmere will be hard-pushed to secure a property of this nature as the majority are for retirees. However, quaint two-bed terraces start at £119,999. Larger three-bed semis are on the market for prices over £135,000 and detached homes start at £160,000.
Due to Ellesmere being relatively small, there are not a huge amount of rental properties. Flats tend to fetch around £400 pcm, rising to £450 pcm for two-bed terraces. Semi-detached rental homes rarely come on the rental market, but there are often a handful of detached family homes which range between £650 pcm and £1,400 pcm.
If you are wanting to move to or from Ellesmere, get in touch with Britannia Cestrian. They are located in Deeside (just 45 minutes from Ellesmere) and offer their removal and storage services to those living in North Wales, Chester, Flintshire, and the Wirral Peninsula.
Schools in Ellesmere
There are four primary schools in Ellesmere and each has a much-loved community spirit. Ellesmere Primary School ‘required improvement’ in its latest Ofsted inspection but is going to great lengths to change this. Both Cockshutt CofE and Criftins CofE are ranked ‘good’, whereas Welshampton CofE was awarded ‘outstanding’ across the board.
Lakelands Academy is the only state secondary school in Ellesmere. It caters to both boys and girls and received a ‘good’ status from Ofsted during its latest inspection.
If you would prefer your child to attend an independent school, Ellesmere College is a co-educational day and boarding school which was founded in 1884. It caters for children aged seven to 18, complete with sixth form.
Transport Links Ellesmere
Ellesmere is located on the A495, which connects to the Welsh border in the west and Whitchurch in the east. Ellesmere Port is the local train station. However, services are limited with just eight trains running each day to Helsby, Ince, Elton, and Warring Bank Quay. There are several local and regional buses serving Ellesmere.