Great links, strong community and competitive house prices

A former pit village, Killamarsh is placed between, and about the same distance from the centres of Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield.It is more closely tied to Sheffield due to the previous demand for coal for city industry, and has a Sheffield address, with regular bus services to both Sheffield and Chesterfield.There are strong transport links to all neighbouring towns and cities, but Killamarsh has countryside too, with great views from its highest points. Parts of The Trans-Pennine Trail and Cuckoo Way both pass through the area.And it is near to Rother Valley Country Park, that offers multiple sports along with walks around its lakes, craft studios and tea room.Known as ‘the village’ to its locals, Killamarsh has good shopping facilities within its centre, and it has history, with Saxon cross and Norman porch at the church of St Giles. There are pubs too that are several hundred years old.One road in Killamarsh, Brindley Place, is named after the man who built the Chesterfield Canal that opened in 1777.Families tend to stay in the locality, that also attracts new residents of all ages, with its good choice of schools, a sports centre and clubs, and vibrant community.Killamarsh is near both Meadowhall and Crystal Peaks shopping centres, and will later be strikingly close to the new Gullivers’ Valley theme park with its vast range of promised attractions from an indoor water play zone to themed areas, hotel and woodland lodges, nature trails, a climbing centre, education hub and much more.This £37 million complex is set to open in 2020 on the Pit House West site.Residential property across Killamarsh is competitively priced, with a mix of house types both in and around the village.Blundells at Crystal Peaks currently have Well House on their books - a four-bedroom semi-detached home on High Street dating back to 1874, with original features and landscaped garden, for sale in the region of £220,000 to £230,000.A three-bedroom detached bungalow is for sale at around £209,950 and a four-bed detached family home with split level accommodation has a price tag of £200,000 but does need some modernisation.Haybrook has a three-bed end terraced home in a quaint village location for £100,000, a two-bed bungalow priced £125,000 to £135,000 and a three-bed semi-detached property on a modern development for £135,000. A two-bedroom terraced house with garden is offered at £100,000, so there are some opportunities for first-time buyers.The Rev. Canon Helen Guest said that she and her husband have lived in Killlamarsh for 11 years and are still “exceptionally happy” there.She added: “There is no better place than this to live within a ministry. It’s a very friendly area with lots of different groups and interests, and we do try to engender community spirit.“There will be a huge Remembrance parade on Sunday. We congregate at 1.30pm with the parade at 2.30pm followed by a short service at the War Memorial, then on in St Giles’. Afternoon tea is then served inthe church hall, which is a wonderful community occasion with band music.”December 1-3 will see groups and organisations join in the third Festival of Trees in Killamarsh, with a 4pm celebration on December 3 in church, featuring song, dance, poetry and other contributions.“Trees are decorated and donated, and it gives everyone a chance to highlight their activities within the festival,” said Rev Guest. “We embrace community spirit as much as we can.”