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Discover Doncaster

Doncaster is a former mining town in South Yorkshire, close to the neighbouring cities of Sheffield and Wakefield. If you enjoy something between the hustle and bustle of a larger city, with the quaint and quiet character of a small town, then “Donny” - as it is affectionately known by locals - is the perfect place to call home.

Doncaster is a town that’s looking to the future, while embracing its past. Many of the area’s historic buildings have been earmarked for improvements – including the recently-renovated Mansion House – while plans are also in place to future-proof the town.

Recently, The Great Yorkshire Way was opened, providing a new, faster route to Doncaster Sheffield Airport from Junction 3 of the M18. 

Find a new home in Doncaster

Doncaster is a large minster town that’s planning for the future while still embracing its rich past. The property landscape has really flourished here in recent years, with a wide range of new houses for sale in Doncaster. Homeowners will find a lot to love in Doncaster, from first-time buyers to families and young professionals. This is all thanks to modern housing developments of new build homes in Doncaster, taking advantage of this thriving part of Yorkshire. 

As part of the plans to future-proof the town and help it fulfil its full potential, many of the area’s historic buildings are being protected and renovated for the future, including the recently renovated Mansion House, preserving Doncaster’s heritage for generations to come. 

Make It Yours

Our new homes in Doncaster are the perfect canvas for you to make your own. You can customise the choices in your new home, from a range high quality kitchens, wardrobes and tiles, to the fine details such as lighting and flooring; you can make it yours.
Our new homes in Doncaster are the perfect canvas for you to make your own.
Living in Doncaster
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There are four mansion houses in the UK – and one of them is in Doncaster. You can take a look around the impressive Mansion House, which is right in the heart of the town centre, by heading to one of the free open days throughout the year. Afternoon teas and tea dances are also hosted there so you can experience the building’s 250-year history for yourself.

Continue up High Street until it becomes Hall Gate – a right-hand turn will eventually take you to Cast theatre, which opened in 2013. Located in the Civic and Cultural Quarter, it hosts a monthly comedy club, as well as dance shows, musicals, and plenty of events to keep children entertained. There’s also the Cast Café Bar where you can grab a drink or a bite to eat.

For some of the most impressive historical architecture in the area, you’ll need to hop in your car. A 6-mile drive outside Doncaster town centre will take you to Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, an English Heritage property that dates back to Victorian times. The house has been restored, but the real highlight is the gardens – head down beyond the fountain in early spring and look back at the Hall to see the flowers in full bloom.

Also owned by English Heritage is Conisbrough Castle, around 6 miles from the centre, considered to be one of South Yorkshire’s best surviving examples of military architecture. Built in the 12th century, the castle stands proud over Conisbrough – you can even scale the tower for great views of the surrounding area. Be sure to explore the defences and learn more about the people who have lived there throughout the centuries, and there’s also a packed-out events schedule that help bring the castle’s history to life.

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Rail heritage is important to Doncaster. The Flying Scotsman steam locomotive was built in the town, so it’s appropriate that one of the area’s most important transport links is its train station - a major interchange for the east coast mainline. The journey to London King’s Cross can take as little as an hour and a half, while other destinations on the route include Leeds, Manchester and Southampton.

Strata continues to provide new homes in Doncaster and the surrounding area, and these are well suited for modern life with the working routine in mind.

Road links in and around Doncaster are among the best in the country, with the A1(M) and M18 running past the town. The nearest city, Sheffield, is around a 40-minute drive, while you can reach Leeds via the M62 in about 45 minutes.

Commuter routes from Strata’s Malton Way development with new homes for sale has great links to the north and Yorkshire, with trips to Leeds and Sheffield taking less than 40 minutes.

The town has its own international airport – Doncaster Sheffield Airport – in Finningley, 7 miles south-east of the town centre. Doncaster is also in the enviable position of being close to many others across the country. Leeds Bradford, Manchester, East Midlands and Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport are all within a two-hour drive, making it easy to travel abroad for business or pleasure.

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Doncaster market has been at the centre of the town for hundreds of years and continues to be a firm favourite with locals. A full market is held on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, where you’ll find more than 400 stalls throughout the square and inside the 19th century Corn Exchange. The fish market draws shoppers from far and wide and is famous for its fresh seafood and shellfish. 

Lakeside Village is a little over 2 miles outside the town centre, where you’ll find more than 45 outlet stores including Next, GAP and M&S. There are often special events including free crazy golf and a Santa’s Grotto at Christmas. It’s also right next to Doncaster Lakeside, perfect for a stroll once you’ve finished shopping.

For some of the best local produce, head 8.4 miles out of town to McCallums Farm Shop in Finningley. Their products showcase the best that Doncaster and the rest of South Yorkshire has to offer, using 75 suppliers within a 20-mile radius of the farm. During the summer months, you can pick your own fruit, including strawberries, blackberries and gooseberries.

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Doncaster has a selection of great cafés, pubs and restaurants, both in and out of the town centre.

Doncaster Brewery and Tap should be top of your list if you’re a lover of real ales. Grab a pint (the Doncaster Brewery ales are made ‘out the back’) and have a chat with your fellow punters – there’s not a TV screen or slot machine in sight. This friendly, unassuming bar on Young Street in the town centre has a packed schedule of events, including a book club, live music performances and a craft group. 

For a dining experience with a difference, there’s no substitute for The Gourmet Dining Room’s supper club. Top chef Michael Price serves the finest local produce in his home across a multi-course tasting menu. You’ll need to be patient (and lucky) to get a table – they’re typically booked up at least six months in advance.

Top out-of-town picks

Locally-sourced food doesn’t come much better than at The King William in Scaftworth, close to the suburb of Bawtry. You’ll need to travel 10 miles outside the town centre, but once you’re there, you can enjoy a drink in the snug and cosy up by the fire in the main dining room. The food is handpicked from local producers and the latest suppliers are displayed on a blackboard by the bar so you know exactly where your food has come from.

Bawtry has its fair share of great places to eat and drink. China Rose has been serving Cantonese food for more than 25 years, while Caviars Restaurant and Wine Bar offers everything from Sunday lunch to afternoon tea. For a more unusual experience, The Blind Librarian is worth a look. This speakeasy bar is hidden down St Nicholas Terrace and has a real prohibition era feel.

Doncaster’s East Yorkshire suburbs are also where you’ll find your pick of the best cafés. Jimmy Piggs, 3.8 miles north-east of the town in Edenthorpe, serves homemade cakes and fresh coffee. The Village Tea Pot in Arksey is home to one of the best all-day breakfasts around

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The annual St Leger Festival is held every September at Doncaster Racecourse. It’s the oldest classic race in the world and draws in crowds from miles around. Thursday is traditionally Ladies’ Day, when women compete for the Best Dressed crown – but don’t let the name fool you, men are welcome too!

Doncaster is also where you’ll find the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. Hidden behind Doncaster Leisure Park and accessed via Dakota Way, it’s on the site of the town’s former RAF base and open to the public seven days a week. The museum hosts regular events including cockpit days, where you can get behind the controls and feel what it’s like to be a pilot. Activities are available to keep your children entertained during school holidays.

Strata’s new builds in Doncaster are just a stone’s throw from a wealth of attractions. Yorkshire Wildlife Park is one of Doncaster’s star attractions, with more than 300 animals and 60 different species. It’s 4.6 miles from the town centre in Branton, and popular residents include polar bears and meerkats. Annual passes can work out great value if you’re likely to return to the park time and time again.

Doncaster’s highlights

Doncaster residents are fiercely proud of their town, with plenty of affection for this beloved South Yorkshire spot. It’s filled with culture and a prosperous history, with the likes of the medieval landmark Conisbrough Castle, sitting in between Rotherham and Doncaster itself.

The iconic Doncaster Racecourse showcases world-leading talent, with plenty of opportunities for social celebrations and parties. It is also the only racecourse of its kind in South Yorkshire, which has certainly helped to put this terrific town on the map. 

A well-connected town

Doncaster is well-positioned, with fantastic transport links to areas in Yorkshire and beyond. The Great Yorkshire Way opened here recently, providing a new, faster route to Doncaster Sheffield Airport from Junction 3 of the M18. With Leeds Bradford and Manchester Airport within easy travelling distance, you’re never too far from international travel options, meaning holiday journeys are easy to organise.

Residents can also catch a direct train to larger cities such as London and arrive in around two and a half hours. A trip further north to Newcastle train station will take just under one hour and a half, too.

There’s tons to explore in and around this popular town – if you’re looking for a place to settle down, keep an eye out for new builds in Doncaster and we will be introducing additional new homes in Doncaster to our ever-growing list of properties.

An area that's continuously improving

Over the next five years, it’s estimated Doncaster will have one of the highest economic growth rates in the Sheffield City Region. This is being driven by a number of developments, including the expansion of the new Civic and Cultural Quarter. 

The Doncaster Urban Centre Masterplan has been drawn up to bring even more investment to the town. This would include improvements around the train station and making the most of existing green spaces and waterways.

Houses for sale in Doncaster

Doncaster has some of the most affordable housing in England, which makes the buying process seamless for first-time buyers looking for new homes in Doncaster, as well as those looking to downsize or even upscale.

This popular town is 5% less expensive than Leeds to live in, despite the two locations appearing relatively close on the map. In fact, it takes half an hour to one hour to travel from Doncaster to Leeds by car or by train.

New homes in Doncaster

We understand the importance of location, which is why all our communities are in areas with great commuter links, and a range of local schools and amenities to suit everyone’s lifestyles.
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