Local area guide

We have a real mix of houses for sale and let in Uttoxeter, whilst there are very few terraced houses in the town, you will find big period properties usually from the Edwardian and Victorian era, 1940’s bay-fronted houses and 1970’s semi-detached homes.

In most recent years, Uttoxeter has seen the arrival of new-build homes with developments most notably on Bramshall Road. There are some lovely old cottages here too, and the most popular and sought-after houses can be found along Wood Lane next to Uttoxeter Racecourse and Uttoxeter Golf Club.

For those who enjoy village life you will find some absolute stunning homes for sale within the surrounding villages Stramshall, Hollington, Denstone, Alton, Rocester, Doveridge, Marchington, Abbots Bromley and Kingstone.

This guide is an insight into the areas we cover and what each location has to offer.

Uttoxeter

The housing market in Uttoxeter caters for all lifestyles and ages, with starter homes and executive homes in the town and larger family houses with land in the surrounding villages.

The town is an ideal for place for access to both the north and south of the country as well as many towns and cities in the Midlands. It sits on the A50, providing access to Ashbourne, Cheadle, Stafford, Stone, Burton upon Trent, Derby and Stoke-on-Trent. The A50 also links the M1 and M6, ideal for going down south or up north, or to East Midlands Airport, Birmingham Airport and Manchester Airports, to name but a few.

Other huge benefits to living in Uttoxeter is the fantastic amenities it offers. It has a three-tier school system, numerous supermarkets (Waitrose, Tesco, Asda and Lidl), a modern multi-screen cinema with ice rink and bowling alley, leisure centre and gyms. There are many doctors, opticians, veterinary surgeries, coffee houses and tea rooms, a wide range of independent shops and chains, pubs and restaurants.

The ‘Makers Market’ comes to the town every fourth Saturday where there is a plethora of artisan stalls. For sports fans there are numerous clubs including Uttoxeter Town FC, Uttoxeter Rugby Club, cricket, two golf clubs (Uttoxeter and Kingstone), a running club and several bowls clubs. There is also Uttoxeter Racecourse, home of The Midlands Grand National.

Abbots Bromley

Abbots Bromley has a wide range of houses to suit most requirements including traditional terrace and modern first homes, family homes, executive residences and large period properties. It is a beautiful village with convenient access to the surrounding towns of Uttoxeter, Stafford, Burton upon Trent and the city of Lichfield.

The village hosts the historic Horn Dance which attracts visitors from all over the world, taking place in September of each year. There are several public houses, coffee shops and eateries within the village, plus numerous sports clubs including football, cricket, tennis and netball, and a sailing club situated at the nearby Blithfield Reservoir. A huge focus at present is the new sports facility on Lichfield Road, where the Abbots Bromley Sport Association is raising funds for the construction of a new cricket ground and pavilion, along with football pitches and in time netball courts. The village also has a convenience store, Richard Clarke First School and Abbots Bromley College, a doctor’s surgery and St Nicholas Church. On the outskirts, the Freedom Brewery can be found producing organic lager.

Alton

A fabulous village with a superb range of amenities including general stores, doctor’s surgery, St Peters First School, hair salon, several public houses and eateries. Alton is home to the historic Alton Castle, along with Alton Towers theme park which is on the outskirts of the village.

There is a wide range of property in Alton including some beautiful stone cottages of all sizes, newer executive style homes and bungalows. Some of the properties enjoy magnificent views over the Churnet Valley.

Bramshall

A picturesque village situated approximately 2 miles from Uttoxeter town centre, offering a range of house types; from modern first-time homes, traditional cottages, executive family houses and larger individual residences with some enjoying fabulous far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. There is a real community spirit to Bramhshall with its active village hall, church and football club. The village also has a renowned local butcher Sargents, and the Old Bramshall Inn ran by the Neil Morrisey Pub Company.

Cheadle

With good transport links to Stoke on Trent and Leek, Cheadle has a wide range of house types within the town and on its rural outskirts. Homes include Victorian terraces, family estates, period homes and individually designed houses.

There a number of independent shops, supermarkets (Asda, Morrisons and Iceland) and pubs here, plus a leisure centre, sports clubs, doctors, veterinary surgery and schools including the highly-regarded Painsley High School.

Denstone

A beautiful well-regarded village with a wide range of facilities including All Saints First School and Denstone College for private education, The Tavern public house and restaurant, tennis courts and the award-winning Farm Shop which has recently been extended. Housing requirements are well covered, from 3 bed semi-detached homes to larger residences, both old and new, and some on Alton Road enjoying fabulous views towards the Weaver Hills. The World Headquarters of JCB is within easy reach, making Denstone an ideal spot to settle.

Doveridge

An extremely picturesque village with a lovely community feel. Doveridge has every type of property you could need here, from period cottages and detached residences, to first-time buys and brand-new homes. The village has the Cavendish public house, a sports club, village shop with post office and coffee shop, primary school, and the beautiful St Cuthberts Church. Situated approximately 3 miles from the centre of Uttoxeter, the A50 dual carriageway is within easy reach providing good transport links.

Draycott in the Clay

A linear village providing easy access to the surrounding towns of Uttoxeter, Burton upon Trent and the city of Lichfield. Draycott in the Clay has a range of traditional period properties plus conversions, and some newer 3-4 bed homes which some enjoy fabulous views over the surrounding countryside.

Kingstone

A quiet small village within 4 miles of the town centre in Uttoxeter. Kingstone has a first School, golf club (The Manor) and a local pub The Blythe. Homes include barn conversions, character cottages and detached homes built in the 1970s and ’80s.

Leigh

A village made up of several hamlets including Church Leigh, Lower Leigh, Upper Leigh, Withington, Dodsleigh, Middleton Green and Morrilow Heath to name but a few. The ‘village’ has the thriving All Saints C.E First School, a beautiful church, village hall and two pubs – The Star and The Farmers Arms, plus a sports field where the cricket and football clubs play.

Homes in this area includes country cottages of varying sizes, semi detached houses and bungalows, large executive homes, barn conversions and farmhouses with land.

Marchington

Another attractive village with easy access into Uttoxeter and the surrounding towns and road networks. Marchington has a lovely community spirit and a mixture of character cottages and barn conversion and ‘newer’ family-sized homes and bungalows. The village amenities include a community village store, the Dog & Partridge pub and restaurant, St Peters First School, a cricket club and church.

Rocester

Ideally placed within easy access to JCB’s world headquarters, Rocester has a wide range of house types to choose from – small country cottages, modern starter homes, larger family homes and exciting new builds which enjoy some far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

Rocester is a blossoming village with Roman history and a superb range of amenities including a local store, doctor’s surgery, veterinary surgery, local pubs and a football club where The Romans play. There are several schools here – the recently-built first and middle school and JCB Academy. Private schools, Abbotsholme School and Denstone College are also close by.

Stramshall

An attractive village enjoying lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Stramshall has a range of properties suitable for most people, from first-time homeowners to larger families. The village is home to St Michaels and All Angels Church, an active village hall and the Olive Tree Guest House where the breakfast is highly recommended!

Tean

This area comprises of Lower Tean and Upper Tean, plus the hamlet of Checkley. Here you will find a range of homes available including Victorian terraces, apartments (purpose built and conversion), newer estates, bungalows and period residences. First schools are in Tean and Checkley, and Upper Tean benefits from having a local Co-op, doctors, chip shop, pubs and independent shops.

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