Live the life
Located in South Yorkshire just a short distance from Doncaster, Auckley is a rural village within easy reach of family-friendly attractions and amenities. If you’re looking for a place to live that offers the best of both country and urban living, a new home in Auckley could tick all the right boxes for you.
Things to see and do
If you’re moving to Auckley with children, or you’re expecting visits from young relatives, it’s good to know there are a number of kid-friendly attractions close by. Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Sandall Beat Wood and Air King Trampoline Park are located in Doncaster, while Sheffield is home to the Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield Botanical Gardens and the National Emergency Services Museum.
If you like uncovering more about local history, you can pay a visit to South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery and the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, while the popular Kelham Island Museum is in Sheffield.
For adventures in the great outdoors, you can go wildlife-spotting at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve or take a trip to the Peak District National Park for a hiking or cycling expedition.
Other places of interest near to Auckley include The Vulcan Experience, Cusworth Hall and Park, Shepherds Place Farm and Doncaster Racecourse. Bawtry Golf Club is also close to the village, for a leisurely round of golf on a weekend.
If you have school-age children, Auckley is home to a number of ‘outstanding’ schools as rated by Ofsted, including St Oswald’s CofE Academy, Tickhill Estfeld Primary School, The McAuley Catholic High School, Hungerhill School and Outwood Academy Adwick.
Hill House School offers independent education nearby, while the closest universities are in Doncaster and Sheffield, so you or your children won’t have to travel far to study for a degree.
Getting to Auckley
Auckley is located near the M18, offering good transport links to nearby towns and cities. The drive from Doncaster to Auckley takes around 15 minutes, while the village is a 35-minute drive from Sheffield, 35 minutes from Scunthorpe and 30 minutes from Rotherham.
If you’re going on holiday, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is only a 5-minute drive away from Auckley, so you can leave the car at home and take a quick taxi ride to the terminal instead.