Ossett Area Guide

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Ossett is a small market town within the district of Wakefield. It is located just off junction 40 of the M1 making the location very convenient and due to the convenience, this area has attracted many resident commuters. There is a twice weekly market in the centre of Ossett which is very popular. The excellent performance of Ossett School and Sixth Form College has also attracted people to the area. The pretty village of Horbury is close by and is certainly a highly sought after village. Kingsway, Queens Drive and Towngate are all sought after roads in Ossett. South Ossett is very popular due to the catchment area for the school. Trinity Church has a spire that rises to 226 feet and is a landmark that can be seen for miles around. Gawthorpe is an area in North Ossett and is known for the landmark Water Tower and the Maypole.

The property market in Ossett is always buoyant due to the convenience of the motorway network and the excellent results of the schools. Properties are usually in higher demand than surrounding towns.  There are a high number of traditional stone and Victorian properties which are always get snapped up quickly. You would expect to pay around £80,000 to £115,000 for a modern two bedroom flat and similar for a traditional terraced property. £180,000 to £400,000 for a three or four bedroom detached house. Prices are slightly higher in the sought after village of Horbury as many people have a desire to live there. There are many individual stone detached properties and cottages with amazing views, especially in the surrounding areas of Ossett including semi-rural villages such as Horbury, Netherton, Flockton, Grange Moor and Middlestown.

Ossett has many families due to the attraction of the schools and generations of families as people tend to move to Ossett and stay, moving up the housing ladder but remaining in the same area or maybe moving just a short distance to the surrounding villages. Renting is popular in the area due to the motorway network with location being ideal for commuters, especially to Leeds. Neighbouring towns such as Dewsbury, Huddersfield and the city of Wakefield are all within easy access via bus routes and train stations.

Negotiator Reece Shaw says he has “had family living in Ossett for many years; his grandmother has been a frequent visitor to the town. There is a strong community feel, all necessary amenities are close by with excellent transport links.” He loves Ossett so much he now lives and works here himself.

Properties range from modern flats to prestige apartments. There are several developments of modern homes to traditional and period properties and many individual properties especially in the surrounding semi-rural villages, with outstanding views. Ossett provides excellent transport links with the motorway network, good bus routes and nearest railway station located in Dewsbury. Horbury is a highly sought after area. The desirable roads of Ossett are Kingsway, Queens Drive and Towngate.

Rental prices start in Ossett at around £300pcm to £350pcm for one bedroom flats. For a two bedroom modern flats you are looking at around £400pcm to £550pcm. Terraced houses start from about £425pcm rising to around £595pcm. Semi-detached houses are in high demand and start from around £495pcm to around £700pcm with detached houses from £700pcm up to £1500pcm. The rental market is buoyant in the area due to the convenient location.

There is a selection of good restaurants including Nikoz, a new Greek restaurant and Bar 42 as well as traditional pubs serving food. There are also bistro restaurants in both Horbury and Ossett such as Malagor, a Thai and Indian restaurant and The Mews Hotel and restaurant. There are local shops in the centre of Ossett including a bridal shop, several banks, local jewellers, travel agents, newsagents, takeaways, local bakery’s, a Cooperative supermarket, Lidl and Tesco minimarkets. There is a town hall and a variety of bars. Ossett Brewery is an independent brewery specialising in award winning real ales that sits in the heart of Ossett.