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Nether Edge

Nether Edge

A 30 minute walk through Sharrow from Sheffield city centre will take you to Nether Edge. The further into Nether Edge you get, the steeper the hill gets, and as the hill climbs, so do the property prices. Areas bordering Nether Edge are Abbeydale, Brincliffe, Ecclesall and Sharrow. Nether Edge is a conservation area and certainly a desirable and wealthy 'leafy suburb' with its broad, tree-lined streets. Though it is a quiet residential area, Nether Edge’s close proximity to both Ecclesall Road and Abbeydale Road mean that amenities are close-by.

Properties in Nether Edge are mainly Victorian, some are lucky enough to still have delightful old stables, coach houses and little workshops.  A good example of these can be found at the Victorian Lantern Theatre. As properties in this area tend to be grand and spacious, many have been converted into more affordable flats. This area is therefore suitable for families, young professionals and students. It is worth noting that despite the scale of the houses in Nether Edge, not all have big gardens and some have just courtyards.

The number 22 bus runs through the heart of Nether Edge, then on to Sharrow and into town. The number 10 travels through Meersbrook, then Nether Edge before heading out to Ecclesall and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. You’ll find buses-a-plenty on both Ecclesall Road and Abbeydale Road too.
The old Nether Edge Market acts as a focal point for the area and has a self-contained, village feel to it. Here you will find Nether Edge Bowling Club, a well stocked Oxfam bookshop, takeaways, Pops Supermarket with fresh fruit and veg, Sainsbury’s Local, Threshers, a Post Office and (bizarrely) a diving shop! The Old Sweet Shop is well worth a visit, though if you are hoping to find a tasty confectionary treat here you will be disappointed! The shop bills itself as a “purveyor of local art”, so expect exhibitions from local artists and beautiful home-made gifts.

The café culture is what makes Nether Edge so popular. Café #9 and the vegetarian Green Edge Café are firm favourites and the newly opened Cherry Tree Café looks set to go the same way. The area also has some great pubs, such as the Union Pub and the more studenty Broadfield.
In an attempt to recapture the community spirit in the area, a Farmer’s Market and Easter Fair was recently held and proved so popular that similar events will be held in the near future.

Nether Edge is a very calm residential area atop a hill that sprawls down into the Sharrow Vale and Ecclesall Road areas on one side and towards Woodseats on the other. The area is quite easy to find, just point yourself in the direction of the Mariott Hotel (it’s signposted around Sheffield,) and you’ll find yourself right in the middle.

The area is quite hilly, so quite challenging if you’re up for a run, but due to the absence of any major commerce in the area, there’s very little traffic on the wide roads. Nether Edge seems to be populated mostly by young families along the roads lined with some very tall semi-detached houses. The roads are tidy and the trees that line them are well established. As for shops, a Jackson’s supermarket, Thresher’s bottle shop, Post Office and a couple of independent fruit and veg shops are all on the one corner. If you’re up for a bigger shopping trip, it’s a short drive to the Tesco and Sainsbury’s retail park in Woodseats or the Waitrose at the bottom of Ecclesall Road. There are several schools in the immediate area but parking doesn’t seem to present a problem, even at peak times.

Nether Edge has loads of great restaurants within a 10 minute walk away, down in the Sharrow Vale area. The Mediterranean always serves delicious food and there are a couple of good chip shops for a quick take away. The local pubs are quiet and civilised and they serve some great beer from the nearby Abbeydale brewery. The Psalter is bright and airy and quite spacious inside with a lot of beers on tap. Nearby is the Lescar which is also a great comedy club on a Thursday, but you’ll need to book a week or two in advance for a place as it’s very popular.

There are plenty of bus stops in the area and they’re serviced regularly. It’s about a 15 minute ride into the town centre and less than 5 minutes to Ecclesall Road. Endcliffe Park is at the top of Ecclesall Roadand fills up quickly with families during the warmer summer months.