Located on the edge of Derbyshire, the beautiful market town of Glossop is a gateway to the stunning scenery of the Peak District. Dating back to the 12th century, Glossop is home to pretty stone cottages and Victorian buildings. The town is within easy reach of the bright lights of Manchester, but also provides a great base for those who want to explore the countryside.
There is a wide range of different types of property available in Glossop, with many streets lined with Victorian terraces. In recent times, many of the town's mills have been converted into modern apartments. The area also features a number of farmhouses and cottages. You can expect to pay between £90,000-£200,000 for a Victorian terrace or cottage, depending on its location. Farmhouses are on the market for between £375,000-£800,000, varying with the size and location of the property. On the whole, Glossop is an affordable area to live in, with an average house price of £196,495 which is just above the overall average for Greater Manchester.
Glossop has excellent transport links. Trains call at Glossop railway station on a regular basis, and the journey time into Manchester Piccadilly is around 30 minutes. If you drive, it is just a 15 minute trip on the M67 to connect with the M60, M62 and M56 motorways. The town is also on several bus routes, which means it's easy to travel into Manchester or to other towns in the Peak District using road transport.
Glossop is home to a good number of primary schools. Many of these, such as Duke of Norfolk CofE Primary School, and Dinting Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, were rated as ‘excellent’ in recent Ofsted reports. For older children, there are the highly rated St Philip Howard Catholic School, and Glossopdale Community College which provide secondary education.
Glossop high street is home to a range of pubs and shops, many of which are located around the stunning Norfolk Square. In recent years, there has been a boom in the number of independent retailers who have set up shop alongside more established brands. There is no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than browsing the local bookshops, art galleries, butchers and designer clothes outlets.
Pubs such as the Norfolk Arms, the Beehive and the Oakwood serve a range of local ales and tasty food made using local produce. If eating out is your thing, Glossop boasts a range of restaurants which serve Indian, Italian, Spanish and Chinese food. Glossop is also the ideal place for active people. The town has a gym, a tennis club, and plenty of green spaces where you can enjoy the outdoors, such as Manor Park. Manor Park features formal gardens, woodland, a lake and river, and a children’s play area.
If you are looking to buy a house in a rural location, but you still wish to be connected to city life, Glossop could be the ideal location for you and your family.