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Doncaster house buying guide

Looking at houses for sale in Doncaster but wondering which area to choose? Our Doncaster house buying guide will help you find the perfect location for you. To work out your budget and how you could boost your borrowing potential, create a free Tembo plan today — or try out our Mortgage Calculator.

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£180,675 Average Property Price


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Where should I buy in Doncaster?

Just 20 miles from Sheffield and 30 miles from Leeds, Doncaster is the perfect small city for those wanting to be close to the bigger cities but not in the thick of it. Doncaster has plenty of beautiful surrounding countryside, dotted with small villages and hamlets that are perfect for those wanting a semi-rural location. While the city centre has plenty of modern flats for those wanting to be more central.

With so much to choose from, deciding on the perfect place to buy in Doncaster can be a challenge. To help you get started, here’s our guide to the three best places to buy in Doncaster.


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Sprotbrough is a small village a few miles out of Doncaster that is a great choice for families. It's been frequently named one of the safest places in Yorkshire, plus it has beautiful countryside all around for you to explore, including the nature reserve Sprotbrough Flash and Cusworth Hall.


The village of Sprotbrough can be found 3 miles west of Doncaster city centre. With bus services taking you into the city and surrounding areas, it’s easy to get around. 

Local schools

You’ll have two good schools on your doorstep, Sprotbrough Orchard Infant School and Sprotbrough Copley. As for secondary schools, Stone Hill School in Scawsby has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted while Ridgewood School has received a ‘good’ rating. 

Property price growth

Sold prices in Sprotbrough over the 12 months have risen by 6% from the 2020 peak of £166,197.


Sprotbrough's history can be traced back nearly 1000 years. The settlement is even mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In 1996, Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council purchased a commemorative copy of the Domesday Book, which is now housed at Sprotbrough Library.

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Data sourced from Zoopla and Rightmove property prices. Accurate as of 29/08/2023.