Located in a pretty market town with excellent transport links, but that retains an air of rural tranquillity, these houses for sale in Retford have a great deal to offer. This bustling, quaint market town is popular with London commuters, and also has a variety of schools rated highly by Ofsted situated close by.
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Retford, a charming Nottinghamshire town with an attractive market square, excellent transport links and situated close to the Peak District, is an enviable place to put down roots. The town offers a high quality of living in a desirable location, with conveniences and local attractions aplenty, but with easy access to Sheffield, Lincoln and London.
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With easy access to two key ‘A’ roads and Retford railway station, an excellent selection of shops, pubs, cafes and takeaways nearby, and surrounded by idyllic countryside, it’s easy to see why Retford is such a popular town to live. To the west lies the beautiful Peak District National Park, with its breath-taking views and opportunities for cycling, walking and wildlife-watching, while to the east is the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its scenic, rolling hills and historic villages. Retford itself, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, is one of the oldest boroughs in England, and there is much history and heritage to enjoy in the area surrounding this property for sale in Retford.
This thriving town was granted its first charter to hold a fair by Henry III in 1246, a tradition that was extended by Edward I in 1275 to hold a Saturday market, and which continues today, with a second weekly market taking place on Thursdays. Set against the backdrop of some elegant Georgian buildings, the varying market sees traders sell a range of goods, and especially local produce, including meat, fruit and vegetables, jams, honey and ice cream at the Farmers’ Market, held on the third Saturday of every month. On Fridays there is an Antique and Collectors’ Market, while the town hall plays host to a Craft Market on Saturdays, where shoppers can seek out handmade items including jewellery, greetings cards and much more.
Shoppers looking for high street stores will also be pleased to find a variety of household name shops in the town centre, including New Look, M&Co and Clarks Shoes. For a larger selection of retail outlets, Sheffield (53 minutes) and Nottingham (1hr 2 minutes) are both within easy driving distance. Both cities offer some sizeable shopping centres with a vast array of stores, including Sheffield’s Meadowhall and Crystal Peaks, and Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh.
Situated around 45 minutes’ drive from these new houses for sale in Retford is the historic city of Lincoln. Offering visitors an experience rich in history, with independent boutique shopping, arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink, Lincoln has much to offer.
One of Britain’s most interesting smaller cities, Lincoln is easily walkable, with the main shopping and tourist area stretching from St Marks Lincoln shopping centre in the south up to the historic Cathedral Quarter – known locally as ‘Uphill’.
Lincoln’s history can be traced as far back as 300BC and it has many famous landmarks. Lincoln Cathedral, Guildhall and Castle all offer fascinating glimpses of the city’s past and are well worth a visit.
St Marks Lincoln, meanwhile, will certainly deliver on the retail therapy front, with its many household name stores, including Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins and Gap.
Those looking to take a break from sightseeing and shopping can put their feet up and relax at a wide range of eateries and drinking establishments, including pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and cafes, wine and cocktail bars and traditional tearooms.
Parents with children of all ages will be pleased to find a number of schools rated highly by Ofsted close to home.
Claremont House Nursery School is rated ‘Good’ and is just a five minute drive from this property for sale in Retford, while St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, six minutes away by car, is also rated ‘Good’. Secondary school The Elizabethan Academy, which is also just six minutes away by road, has the same rating.
For higher education, The University of Sheffield and University of Nottingham are both highly regarded and offer a diverse range of courses and academic options.
Treswell Gardens is in an ideal location for road travel. The A1 is a 10-minute drive from home and provides onwards connections to Peterborough (1hr 23 mins), Doncaster (1 hr) and Leeds (1hr 16 mins), while Lincoln is accessible via the A57 (47 mins).
Retford is a popular town for commuters, and its main railway station, situated just seven minutes away by car, offers regular services to London King’s Cross (1hr 30mins), Sheffield (46 mins), Leeds (1hr 40 mins) and York (40 mins).
For air travel, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is the closest to home, and offers flights to destinations across Europe and beyond.
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