Sheerness local area guide

How is the Sheerness market performing?

House prices in Sheerness have increased 12.9% over the past 12 months.

Your Move for sale
Average property price in Sheerness
£265,265
+12.9%
Last 12 months
+21.6%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Sheerness covers.
Your Move to let
Average rental price in Sheerness
£733
pcm
+3.2%
Last 12 months
+7.8%
Last 5 years
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Sheerness in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Sheerness?

Sheerness, a friendly town on the Isle of Sheppey, is home to over 12,000 people and has two links to and from the island; Kings Ferry Bridge and Sheppey Crossing. The town is proud to hold Blue Flag status, a prestigious accolade awarded to beaches and marinas based on the cleanliness and quality of the beach along with other criteria.

 

Travel

There are two train stations on the island, Sheerness and Queenborough, excellent bus routes, plus the M2 and M20, make for quick and easy journeys to London and the mainland. There is a boat to Southend which hosts regular themed nights, popular with the locals.

 

History

The island is proud of its heritage, reporting that Lord Nelson and his mistress, Lady Hamilton, resided in Queenborough. Sheppey is also the place where newlyweds, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, celebrated their nuptials. If you find history fascinating, why not visit Minster Gatehouse Museum which displays articles from Victorian times, fossils and artefacts from local archaeological digs.

 

School

People new to the island with school aged children will be happy to know there are some very good schools in most of the villages, Minster-in-Sheppey Community Primary School on Brecon Chase and St George's C of E Primary School on Chequers Road, amongst others.

 

Restaurants

If you enjoy dining out, then Sheerness and the Isle of Sheppey certainly won’t disappoint. Rose Cafe and Greek Cuisine on Sheerness High Street serves great authentic food, Mem’s Mezze, on Half Way Road, serves delicious Turkish and Mediterranean delicacies or if you prefer oriental cuisine then why not book a table at the highly regarded Dragon Palace on Minster Road, also in Sheerness.

 

Local market

For the investors amongst you, when considering Sheerness, you should note that the rental market here is booming, properties are moving quickly and there are a lot of investors buying a range of accommodation. Your Move Sheerness sell and manage a mix of housing, including 1 bed flats which typically let for £500pcm up to 5 bed detached family homes fetching £1200-1300pcm. In terms of sales, 1 bed holiday homes start from as little as £112,000, whereas large detached properties, some with an annex, hold a price tag in excess of £500,000.