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22 April 2022

Five reasons to move to Stokesley

Stokesley is a quaint town in North Yorkshire, known as a gateway to the North York Moors and surrounded by rural farming areas, great local amenities and the River Leven. The development of Tanton Fields has properties selling quickly so we’ve put together a list of our top reasons why you should be joining them in making a move to Stokesley

 1. Tight Community

Stokesley is a small but elegant market town with an inclusive community which regularly holds events and markets to bring the town together. The Northern Dales Farmers’ Market is held on the first Saturday of every month and has been named as one of The Telegraph’s accredited top farmers’ markets in the UK. It sees 40 locally sourced food and drink stalls every month bring residents a taste of Stokesley. An additional weekly market is held every Friday at The Plain, alongside an annual agricultural show that began in 1859. The town of Stokesley is also home to Quorn, produced by Marlow Foods who employs many of the locals.

2. Staying Connected

There are a few ways to get out and about around Stokesley, making it an ideal location for commuters. Stokesley offers a regular public transport service with hourly run bus schedules – alongside a special service on Wednesdays and Fridays with routes to Kildale and Whitby. The nearest train station is only three miles away in Great Ayton with trips to Middlesbrough taking as little as 20 minutes.

Stokesley also has easy access to the A19 and A171, getting you to York and Scarborough in just over an hour. For a seaside break within 25 minutes, you can reach the UK’s best beach according to Holiday Cottages, the Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn-by-the-sea.

3. Views, Wildlife and History

There are sights to be seen in Stokesley with the North York Moors National Park only 30 minutes away, filled with stunning nature, wildlife and breathtaking views of Sutton Bank, Blakey Ridge and Robin Hood’s Bay. Not only that, the iconic Roseberry Topping landmark, managed by the National Trust, also provides wildlife, history and geology galore from the charming bluebell woods on the lower slopes to its views from the summit across North Yorkshire and Cleveland.

Stokesley is near to a few historical artefacts and monuments, including Captain’s Cook Monument (built in 1827) and the original Mill Wheel from the Stokesley water mill (built around 1850). The mill itself has since been demolished but the wheel can still be seen on the banks of the River Leven.

4. No Shortage of Amenities

The development is perfectly situated close by to plenty of amenities, with multiple convenience stores dotted about and a supermarket just a short drive away, along with a public library, health and leisure centres, and five pubs. There is also a nearby showground which hosts the Stokesley Show, attracting 20,000 visitors every September seeking a wide array of entertainment. Stokesley’s Georgian history can be seen across the town through the architecture. Nowhere is this shown to greater effect than on the town’s historic Georgian high street, lined with independent shops and restaurants.

5. Nurseries to A-Levels

There are a wide range of schools to choose from in the area from nursery through to secondary. Within five minutes of Tanton Fields, residents will have easy access to two nurseries and pre-schools, Stokesley Primary Academy and Stokesley School, which offers secondary level to A-Level education.

If you’re interested in a move to Stokesley, visit our Tanton Fields development page where you can find our latest three-, four-, and five-bedroom homes.

Tanton news 22.4.22

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