Why you should move to Brough, Welton or Elloughton

The communities of Brough, Elloughton and Welton lie within some of the East Riding’s most idyllic scenery.

This setting – along with the fact they are well-served by transport links – have made them increasingly popular for home hunters.

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Neighbouring Brough and Elloughton are about ten miles west of Hull, with Welton located around a mile north-east.

Verdict: Well placed for commuters to Hull and or, further afield, to Leeds, living here offers country life with the convenience of amenities and transport.

Housing and house prices

Welton has Georgian and Victorian properties, alongside a mix of 20th century housing.

There are properties from earlier eras in Brough and Elloughton, alongside a number of new build developments.

During the six months to December 2016, the most homes sold in the area were detached properties, which were sold for an average of £290,546.

This was followed by semi-detached, at an average of £160,091, and terraced properties at an average of £141,299.

Schools

Primary

Welton Primary School (Ofsted in 2016 rated it as ‘good’)

Brough Primary School (Ofsted in 2016 rated it as ‘requires improvement’)

Elloughton Primary School (Ofsted in 2017 rated it as ‘good’)

Secondary

South Hunsley School and Sixth Form Academy (Ofsted in 2013 rated it as ‘outstanding’)

Parks, sport and leisure

If you’re looking for a new leisure pursuit, there’s Brough Golf Club, Humber Yawl Club, based at Brough Haven, and Welton and Brough Cricket Club to try out, or you can enjoy a swim at nearby leisure centres.

Elloughton has a busy community hall that hosts activities ranging from dance classes and short mat bowling to senior citizens’ clubs and local amateur dramatic performances.

Nearby Welton sits on the Yorkshire Wolds Way national trail, one of the country’s much vaunted long-distance footpaths – with 79 miles of rolling chalk wolds with large, airy field tops and dramatic dry valleys.

Among lesser-known landmarks and sites of interest around the Welton area are Nut Wood and Wauldby Scrogs, a Woodland Trust-owned area of ancient woodland, locally renowned for its display of wild flowers.

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One of the other major landmarks in the parish is Welton Waters, a former clay pit, and home to Welton Sailing Club.

Shopping

There is a supermarket, and some independent shops in Brough, with the nearby Drewton’s Farm Shop – located about three miles away – providing produce from more than 250 farmers, growers and suppliers.

Eating

Places for dining out include Emon Spice Lounge in Brough – which serves a range of Bangladeshi and Indian food – and the seasonal food at the contemporary country pub, The Triton Inn at Brantingham.

Transport

Excellent road links lying just north of Brough make for easy access to destinations east and west, courtesy of the A63/M62 motorway network. travelling east and west via the A63/M62 motorway. The railway station at Brough offers direct services to Doncaster, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and London King’s Cross, with regular bus services from these communities to Hull.

Claims to fame

Famed highwayman Dick Turpin laid low in East Yorkshire on his run from the law. Living under a false name – John Palmer – and an apparently successful trader in horses and cattle, he blew his cover in 1739 when he shot a neighbour’s cockerel. After his arrest – one legend has it that he was lodging at the Ferry Inn in Brough – he met his inevitable fate with a public hanging at the Tyburn Gallows at York.

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