Discover the Charm of Church Aston: A Gem Near Newport, Shropshire

Nestled just a stone's throw from the vibrant market town of Newport, Shropshire, lies the picturesque village of Church Aston. This delightful community offers a blend of rural tranquility and convenient access to urban amenities, making it an ideal place for those seeking the best of both worlds. Here’s why Church Aston is a wonderful place to call home.

Who Lives in Church Aston?

According to the Church Aston Parish Council, recent census information shows that 65.5% of 16 to 74 year olds are economically active. 23% of the population are 15 years or younger, 43% are aged 30 to 65 years, and just over 12% are 65 years or older. Nine in ten homes are owner-occupied with the balance either social or privately rented.

The Village Atmosphere

Church Aston has English village charm. The village is steeped in history, with roots dating back to the medieval period. It is characterized by its beautiful St. Andrew’s Church, a Grade II listed building, which stands as a testament to the village's rich heritage.

Housing Market Insights

For those considering making Church Aston their home, the local housing market offers a variety of options. The village is predominantly composed of charming cottages, modern family homes, and a few larger properties that boast expansive gardens and scenic views.

Rightmove reported that properties in Church Aston had an overall average price of £281,182 over the last year (2024). This figure is competitive compared to the national average, especially considering the village’s idyllic setting and proximity to Newport. The majority of sales in Church Aston during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £340,000. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £222,000, with terraced properties fetching £165,000. First-time buyers and families alike will find the housing market here to be accessible and appealing, with properties often reflecting the high quality of life that residents enjoy.

Local Amenities

Despite its modest size, Church Aston is well-equipped with amenities that cater to daily needs and enhance the quality of life:

  1. Education: The village is home to Church Aston Infant School, a well-regarded institution that provides a strong educational foundation for young children. For older students, Newport offers several excellent primary and secondary schools, including Newport Girls' High School and Haberdashers' Adams Grammar School.
  2. Shopping and Dining: A short drive or pleasant walk into Newport provides access to a range of shops, from boutique stores to larger supermarkets. Newport also boasts an array of dining options, from cosy cafes to fine dining establishments.
  3. Recreation: The surrounding countryside offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities. There are several walking and cycling routes that traverse the stunning Shropshire landscape. For sports enthusiasts, Newport's sports clubs and facilities are just minutes away, offering everything from football and rugby to tennis and golf.
  4. Community and Culture: Church Aston prides itself on its strong sense of community. The village hall hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including craft fairs, seasonal celebrations, and community meetings. Additionally, the proximity to Newport means residents can easily participate in larger cultural events and festivals.

A Perfect Balance

Living in Church Aston means enjoying a peaceful, rural lifestyle without sacrificing the convenience of urban living. The close-knit community, combined with the natural beauty and accessibility of essential services, makes this village an attractive choice for individuals and families alike.

Whether you’re looking to settle into your first home, raise a family, or enjoy a serene retirement, Church Aston offers a welcoming environment and a high quality of life. Explore this hidden gem near Newport, Shropshire, and discover why so many are proud to call Church Aston home.

For more information about properties available in Church Aston, or to start your journey to finding the perfect home, contact Nock Deighton Estate Agents, Newport, today. We’re here to help you find your place in this charming village.

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