Property Area Focus: Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston

Property Area Focus: Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston
Property Area Focus: Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston

It’s time you cottoned on to the period homes and convenient location.

Once famed for its booming cotton industry, Ashton-on-Ribble is now renowned as a fantastic commuter town.

Closest primary school: Sacred Heart Catholic Primary
Distance:
300m, 7 min walk
Ofsted rating: Good
Closest secondary school:
Our Lady’s Catholic High School
Distance: 1.6km, 12 min drive
Ofsted rating: Good
Family rating: 77% (Outstanding)
According to Property Detective, this area is an ideal place to settle and raise a family, with a score of 77 out of a possible 100 on family friendliness. 

Located in the western part of Preston, Ashton-on-Ribble is right off the A6 and only a ten minute drive into Preston city centre.

Residents can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Preston city centre with its huge mix of shops, restaurants and things to do whilst being only a short driving distance to their suburban retreat.

This sought-after area is perfect for families, first-time buyers and for anyone working or studying at the University of Central Lancashire which is also only a short ten-minute drive.

Although its cotton industry is firmly in the past, this area still has plenty of character and little remnants of times gone by, most notably the Tulketh Mill. Although retired, this mill remains an area landmark and adds to the charm of the nearby period  properties.

“Ashton-on-Ribble is a really old part of Preston with a real eclectic mix in property,” says Scott Stephenson, Property Valuer at Cumberland Estate Agents. “There are a lot of period properties in the area which are especially desirable for buyers.”

According to Cumberland Estate Agents the average starting price for a two-or-three-bedroom terrace house is £150,000 to £160,000 but this can rise from £400,000 to £450,000 for a detached property in the area.

There are around 20 listed buildings and monuments around Ashton-on-Ribble, especially around the nearby Haslam Park. Opened in 1910, its Victorian influence is still felt with much of the original design still visible. Ponds, woodland, gardens and the occasional squirrel make the park a pretty space for summer picnics with the family.

“Ashton-on-Ribble is a really nice place to live and ideal for someone looking for a quiet but more upmarket area of Preston to live in,” adds Scott.

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