Local Area Information
Sheffield, Dronfield, Chesterfield and Surrounding Districts
Sandwiched between the north east edge of The Peak District, the second most visited National Park in the world, and the M1 motorway, the local area is naturally beautiful yet delivers all the benefits of town and city life. A first class road network and unparalleled transport links provide quick and easy access not only to the local countryside, but nationwide.
Sheffield, known as the biggest village in the country, is a beautiful and diverse city. Respecting its industrial heritage, yet driving towards a bright future, it is a place that people come back to, time and time again. It is a great place to shop, whether at one of the city centres high street stores, the Meadowhall Shopping Centre just a short tram ride away, or at the Devonshire Quarter with a great range of trendy boutiques.
It is easy to see why Sheffield is considered a haven for music, art and culture. World renowned museums, galleries and musical venues are plentiful and alongside the Lyceum, Crucible and Studio Theatres, there is something for everyone.
Having taken in a show, or concert, your thoughts may turn towards food and drink. Sheffield will not disappoint with a range of restaurants and bars from virtually every country in the world.
Sheffield is also home of the oldest football club in the world, Sheffield F.C., based just south of the city in Dronfield. Whether you are a competitor, spectator or simply an enthusiastic amateur participant, Sheffield possesses embarrassing riches of sporting venues and attractions. Three major football stadia, the Olympic swimming pool at Ponds Forge and The English Institute of Sport are but a few.
Probably the most surprising feature of Sheffield are the open spaces. Officially the greenest city in England, Sheffield has more trees per member of population than any city in Europe. There are over 80 parks, 650 green spaces and over 2 million trees within the city.
Chesterfield is the second largest town in Derbyshire and is a friendly yet thriving centre, both day and night, with many High Street Stores and an ever expanding range of wine bars and restaurants. It is probably most famous for the crooked spire, which adorns the tower of St. Marys and All Saints church. Twisting and leaning a full 9 feet 6 inches to the south west and thought to be the work of The Devil it sits, unfixed to the tower, under its own weight.
Chesterfield is also the resting place of George Stephenson, the great mechanical and civil engineer and Chesterfield continued with this trend for providing engineering brilliance with the Markham Company who, over the years, supplied tunnelling equipment for the London and Moscow Underground, Mersey, Dartford and Channel Tunnels.
Chesterfield also hosts one of the largest open markets in the country with over 200 stalls in the square, overlooked and adjoined by the many remaining mediaeval buildings and cobbled pavements.
Dotted between and around the city of Sheffield and market town of Chesterfield are many other smaller towns, villages and hamlets, such as Eckington, Staveley, Barlborough, Mosborough and, probably the largest, Dronfield. Originally nothing more than a tiny settlement, now a small town albeit retaining many mediaeval buildings. All of these smaller villages and towns still support excellent letting opportunities, with their semi-rural locations still only minutes from the larger city and town attractions.
Of course, the outstanding natural beauty of The Peak District National Park, just a short distance to the west of the whole area, should not be forgotten. The countryside is breathtaking and there are many beauty spots and attractions to visit, such as the caves at Castleton, the Derwent Valley and Chatsworth House to name but a few. The area is a magnet for ramblers and cyclists, providing very real opportunities for holiday lets as well as common short hold lets.
Whether you are a landlord with a property to let, or a prospective tenant looking to rent, the whole of Sheffield, Chesterfield and the surrounding areas are a great place to do it. There are a vast array of attractions to visit, both natural and man made. In addition, the level of accommodation available is as diverse as anywhere in the country, ranging from brand new, state of the art city centre apartments to Victorian terraces, villas and rural retreats.
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Information is provided without prejudice by Fairhomes Property Services - Letting Agents for Sheffield, Chesterfield and surrounding districts. Some additional information about the local area, the many attractions and offers may be obtained below.
Peak District View - http://www.peakdistrictview.com
Peak District accommodation, attractions and places to visit on your Peak District Holiday.
Sheffield on the Internet - Portal and Information Source for Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the Peak District for business, tourists, visitors and expats.