Burnley is located in Lancashire at the confluence of the River Calder and River Brun. The market town boasts great transport links to Manchester whilst having very affordable property and some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. To the north of Burnley is the Forest of Bowland (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Just 40 minutes from Burnley is Britannia Willis of Skipton. They were established in 1929 by Leonard Willis and have continued through to the present day as a family run business. Located in Skipton, Britannia Willis are able to help with removals and storage throughout Yorkshire and the surrounding counties.
Moving to Burnley
First time buyers considering a move to Burnley will benefit from terraced two-bed properties, with some that need renovating on the market for under £20,000. However, those in good condition tend to hover around £30,000. One and two bedroomed flats tend to vary between £30,000 and £60,000. Three bedroomed terraces homes are upwards of £40,000 and three bed semis bump this to around £65,000. Family sized detached homes start at £125,000 and are upwards of £165,000 for four bedrooms plus.
Families wanting to rent in Burnley will be hard pushed to find a detached home, but there a multitude of three bed semis on the market for prices between £550 pcm and £750 pcm. Larger terraced homes start at £350 pcm and two-beds are upwards of £295 pcm. One and two bedroom flats and apartments fall into the £300 pcm to £650 pcm bracket dependant on location and condition of the property.
Schools in Burnley
There are around 30 primary schools in Burnley and the surrounding villages, all of which feed into specific secondary schools. For this reason, it is best for parents to do their research before securing a spot for their children in a primary school. Some of the best primary schools include Padiham St Leonard’s, Rosegrove Infants, Newchurch-in-Pendle St Mary’s CofE, St John the Baptist RC, ST John’s CofE, and St Augustine of Canterbury RC.
There are also five strong secondary schools in Burnley; Blessed Trinity RC Community College, Hameldon Community College, Sir John Thursby Community College, Shuttleworth College, and Unity College.
Transport Links Burnley
Burnley is just south of the M65 which runs from Preston in the west. For this reason, Preston is just a 40-minute drive away, whereas Manchester is a little further and just under one hour’s drive.
Burnley is served by numerous local and regional bus services, allowing commuters, school pupils, and residents to get from A to B easily.
Burnley also boasts three train stations: Burnley Central, Burnley Barracks, and Burnley Manchester Road. Burnley Central is a one-platform station with hourly services to Colne (eastbound) and Blackpool via Preston (westbound). Burnley Barracks runs on the same line as Burnley Central is just 800 meters westbound. For this reason, services from Burnley Barracks also run to Colne, Blackpool, and Preston. Burnley Manchester Road also takes passengers to the aforementioned stations but also Manchester Victoria, Bolton, Blackburn and Wigan Wallgate.