Brigg, with its wealth of independent shops and fantastic farmers’ markets, is definitely one of the most desirable places to live in North Lincolnshire. If you’re thinking of moving to this pleasant market town on the banks of the River Ancholme, read on. Let’s take a look at the biggest reasons to move to Brigg.
More and more people are choosing to call Brigg home. Not only is it one of the most affordable places to buy properties in the region but it has fantastic local transport links, great schools and a flourishing high street. Keep reading to find out the best reasons to move to Brigg.
The property market in Brigg has increased sharply over the past few years. On average, a detached house now costs £248,644 – a rise of 13.6% from last year. A semi-detached house costs £156,406 whilst a terraced house costs £128,354 and a flat £78,618.
Despite rising prices, they remain lower than across Lincolnshire as a whole and compared to other locations with a similar density within England. This makes Brigg a good choice if you’re looking to buy an affordable property in the area. In terms of rental costs, you can expect a two-bedroom flat to set you back around £472 per month.
Brigg is roughly 140 miles directly north of London. With the nearest big towns being Lincoln 22 miles to the south, Scunthorpe 6.8 miles to the west, Grimsby 17 miles to the east, and Hull 14.6 miles to the north. The main transport to and from Brigg is by road. The A18 road passes east to west through the town, connecting to the national road network. Furthermore, the A1084 heads south to east to Caistor. The M180 bypasses Brigg, carrying long-distance traffic, including the A15 road between Lincoln and Hull. Brigg is well served by buses, most of which travel to Scunthorpe and surrounding villages.
Although Brigg railway station has a limited passenger service with only six trains a week Barnetby station is nearby. You can get the train to York and Leeds in 80 and 93 minutes respectively from here, making it ideal for commuting.
What sets Brigg apart from many other towns is its unique shopping scene. Rather than the stores you’ll find on every other high street across the UK, the pretty paved streets and courts are lined with independent shops and boutiques. This includes traditional butchers, sweet shops and kitchen and lighting specialists. Shopping in Brigg really is unlike anywhere else in the country. The town’s location means that it’s easy to travel to learn cities like York, Leeds and Manchester for those bigger shopping expeditions.
Brigg is famous for its farmers’ market, which is held on the fourth Saturday of the month. Opening in June 2000 with just fifteen stalls, it went on to win the FARMA award for the Rural Farmers’ Market of the Year in 2009. There are now 36 stalls selling a huge range of produce, from fresh meat and artisan breads to locally-brewed beer. The centuries-old Thursday street market also draws in crowds looking to buy fresh fish, handmade crafts and sheepskin rugs.
One of the top reasons to move to Brigg is its thriving food and drink scene. With a fantastic selection of eateries, including fine dining restaurants, pubs serving up classic dishes, and cosy cafes and delicatessens, there’s something to suit all tastes. In fact, Brigg is fast developing as a ‘foodie’ town, with many people travelling here to sample its cuisine. The town’s nightlife is surprisingly vibrant, with several bars and pubs offering a variety of food, drink and exciting entertainment.
If you’ll be moving to Brigg with children in tow, you may be interested to find out about the schools in the town. Brigg has a mix of both primary and secondary schools, including Demeter House (a Special school), which is both a primary and secondary school. Brigg Primary School was rated “Good” by OFSTED and is often the first choice for the town’s youngest children. Furthermore, Sir John Nelthorpe School is a secondary school and is also rated as “Good”.
Brigg is steeped in history, with many important archaeological discoveries being made here over the years. These include prehistoric boats and medieval jetties, which reinforce the town’s importance throughout time as a key trading place. Brigg has been used for thousands of years as a crossing point of the Ancholme and for gaining access to the river itself. Brigg Heritage Centre is the ideal place to learn about Brigg’s fascinating past, with various exhibitions, talks and events held here regularly.
With so many reasons to relocate to Brigg, you may already be looking to make the move. Once you do move into your new home, you may be looking to transform the bathroom. One of the most important rooms within the property. Quality Bathrooms is on hand to assist you, with our team able to install baths, showers, and a wide range of other bathroom furniture to the very highest standards.
We’ve been designing and installing bathrooms in Brigg for many years, building a fantastic reputation for our services. We provide a bespoke service here at Quality Bathrooms, ensuring that your new bathroom will be totally unique to you.
To discuss your dream bathroom with one of our team, call us on 01724 375 019. Alternatively, send us an enquiry via the website and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can with the answers to your questions.