Local area guide Area Guide

Guisborough has something for everyone.  An attractive historical market town nestled at the foot of the Cleveland Hills and the gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors.  The town's most notable feature is the beautiful ruined abbey Gisborough Priory. Standing in full glory, the dramatic gothic east gable towers high over the market town and has become a well-known icon of the town.  Around Guisborough sits the spectacular woodland of Guisborough Forest. Attractive and diverse, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities, including walking and cycling and take in stunning views over the Tees Valley and Eston Hills. The office is located in the centre of the town behind the Historic Market Cross monument with a glorious view of the Cleveland Hills.  

The property market in Guisborough is buoyant for both sales and lettings.   Prices of properties in the local area are diverse and vary from a two bedroom town house at £69,950, a three bedroom semidetached home on Hunters Hill starting at around £140,000 to an executive home on the Prestigious Stokesley Road at £895,000. We also serve the villages of East Cleveland and the fabulous coastal town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

Guisborough is a popular town with a great reputation locally. Many residents are local but with the increase in industry over the years Guisborough has become a commuter town for nearby Middlesbrough, with many people working there and working in the industrial areas in and around Teesside.

Guisborough has been the birth place of several well-known celebrities including Bob Champion the 1981 Grand National winner, TV star Mark Benton well known for his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor contestant Abi Alton to name but a few.

Branch Manager Zeta Pinchbeck who relocated to the area 20 years ago says Guisborough is one of the friendliest parts of Cleveland; “having moved from a small market town I instantly felt at home.”

Extensive residential development occurred during the 1960s and 1970s with the expansion of the chemical industry (at Wilton) and the steel industry (at Redcar). There is a real mix of traditional terraced mews properties close to the town centre with modern semi-detached and detached house built in the popular location of Hunters Hill and Galley Hill. As the population of Guisborough increases so does the demand for property with new developments currently under construction within the town.

Galley Hill and Pine Hills are ideal locations for the growing family as they are in easy reach of the excellent Primary Schools of Galley Hill and St Paulinus. Hutton Village is a prime location featuring many individually designed detached executive homes. A buy-to-let investor may choose to purchase a terraced home in the town centre from £60,000 and we will have no problem renting it for you. We also serve the villages of East Cleveland and offer everything from four-bedroom detached homes in Skelton to starter homes in Brotton.

There are various popular locations within the town including Hunters Hill which has a variety of properties from apartments to executive detached homes.  Also Galley Hill and Pine Hills prove to be sought after because of proximity to the excellent Primary Schools of Galley Hill and St Paulinus. Hutton Village is a prime location featuring many individually designed detached executive homes.

The demand for property is a high and in Guisborough we have a huge mix of property types appealing to a couple looking for their first home to an executive relocating to Teesside wanting a large detached property. The average rent for a three bedroom semi-detached family home is £600 per calendar month (pcm). We rent one bedroom flats starting at £325pcm through to large detached homes at £1250pcm. Register with the ‘My Reeds Rains’ lettings service and we’ll keep you updated with details of any new properties available to let that will be just right for you.

The up and coming vibrant town centre offers a wide range of amenities.  With an excellent variety of independent local retailers and well known High Street names, there really is something for everyone.  Also with its superb range of eateries, bistros and wine bars it has a good nightlife with plenty of choice. There are lots of events held throughout the year which really keep the community spirit alive from the annual beer festival to the party in the Priory.

Leisure pursuits are at a premium if you enjoy the outdoor life. So many activities are possible. Take a walk across the Moors, try mountain biking, or even learn to sail on Scaling Dam. The coast is minutes away and so is Middlesbrough town centre offering shops, cinema, MIMA (Institute of Modern Art) and so much more.

Guisborough has a King George's Field in memory of King George V, and the town's football team Guisborough Town FC plays on the King George V Ground, adjacent to the playing fields. The area adjacent to the playing field is also fitted with a small playground and a skate-park. Guisborough is the gateway to the North York Moors with so much beautiful countryside and coastline only minutes away. Road links and local bus routes take you to Teesside and beyond.