Eccleshall Area Guide

Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Eccleshall, StaffordshireLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Eccleshall, Staffordshire

Eccleshall sits at the heart of Staffordshire, situated between County Town of Stafford and the Market town of Stone, Eccleshall boasts a history dating back as early as the 7th Century. In its heyday Eccleshall was a coach and horses town on the Chester run, and going back even further, history books record a skirmish here with the Royalists and Oliver Cromwell.

As a conservation area, Eccleshall High Street is picturesque with many Georgian and even older buildings. The town itself has been a regular winner in the Britain in Bloom competition and, in summer, the main parts of Eccleshall are bedecked with colourful floral baskets. 

The quaint town of Eccleshall is made up of grade two listed buildings, cobbled streets and local independent shops. The area is within a commutable distance to London via direct train and well placed between junctions 14 and 15 on the M6 with links to the north and south. The area is not only popular with commuters travelling into London for work, but also couples and families wishing to relocate from the capital and northern cities such as Manchester. Despite having great transport links, Eccleshall is also surrounded by beautiful countryside making this a very desirable and exclusive place to live.

We are delighted to report that Reeds Rains have been awarded Lettings Agent of the Year 2020 in the Best Agents Awards and they are in excellent company as Eccleshall also boasts some superb accolades. London House also off High Street, came first place in the Curry Life Awards. Perrys of Eccleshall is the British Champion Master Butcher as awarded by the Countryside Alliance and Little George won Bed and Breakfast of the Year in the Staffordshire Tourism Awards. There is a wonderful sense of community spirit in this former village, with local events often taking place, such as an Easter Egg Hunt and the annual Christmas Tree Festival. Great fun for all the family! The residents can enjoy a leisurely stroll to a variety of local restaurants and bars, including The Artisan, on High Street and The Old Smithy on Castle Street. As well as this there is a well positioned library and supermarket within the town.

A few miles north, you will find the fantastic Trentham Gardens. At the centre of the gardens is Trentham Lake, where you can enjoy views of the cascading weir along some beautiful trails. The Estate is also home to a monkey forest. Visitors are able to wander around amongst the monkeys and watch first hand as they swing between the trees. There are also over 70 wooden lodges housing; shops, cafes and restaurants including Trentham Craft Bar, Joe’s Kitchen and Frankie and Benny’s.

If you are an investor looking for a rental property it isn’t uncommon for tenants to sign long term lets in this area. For tenants searching for a property you can expect to find a 2 bedroom apartment for as little as £500pcm. The Eccleshall Reeds Rains branch have a wide variety or properties up to 6 and 7 bedroom barn conversions for around £1700pcm.

For those looking to purchase a property in the area, first time buyers can find 2 bedroom mid terraced houses for around £200,000 and you will find everything right up to 7 bedroom houses, complete with a swimming pool and annex for £2.5 million. The choice is vast.