S17 Area Guide
Dore, Totley, Bradway
S17 is deemed as one of the more affluent areas of Sheffield. It stretches from Abbeydale Road South incorporating Dore, Bradway, Totley and then out to Owler Bar. It’s most westerly point is actually inside the Peak District National Park. That being said, it’s no surprise that many period cottages and farmhouses can be found in this area. There are also some tasteful modern stone-built developments that blend in well with the more traditional properties. Many large detached and semi-detached houses can be found which are ideal for families.
There are also some of the most expensive houses in Sheffield located within this postcode, exceeded the £1 million benchmark. With the beautiful scenery and only a short drive from the convenience of Sheffield’s city centre, it’s easy to see why.
As Abbeydale Road South, one of the main arterial routes, runs through Dore and Totley, the transport links are extremely good, both towards the city centre and out to the Peak District. There are regular buses, and Dore actually has its own railway station making commuting even easier.
With the area being popular with families, it’s no surprise that there are numerous schools and nurseries within the postcode. The schools in S17 are highly regarded in Sheffield, some rated outstanding by Ofsted.
- Abbeydale Cottage Nursery
- First Steps Nursery School
- Kingswood Day Nursery and Preschool
- Little Saints Nursery
- Bradway Primary
- Dore Primary
- King Ecgbert
- Totley All Saints CE Voluntary Aided Primary
- Totley Primary
Even though much of S17 has a definite suburban, if not countryside feel, there are still many restaurants and pubs to choose from. The Summer House in Dore serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the attractive surroundings reminiscent of an English country house’s garden room; priding themselves on their gluten free options and fish dishes. Having the Peak District so close, there are many cosy pubs in this area too. A few of these are gastro pubs, serving exceptional food but also welcoming muddy boots and well behaved dogs. The Dore Moor Inn, The Cricket Inn and The Cross Scythes – Totley are all popular gastro pubs in the area. There are three Indian Restaurants to choose from too: Mohul Indian Cuisine, Almas Indian Brasserie and Rajdhani. Other restaurants worth mentioning are: Joe & Dolores @ The Grill, The Hare & Hounds, The Moorlands and S17 Coffee Shop & Bistro. However, with the Antiques Quarter and the city centre being so close, you don’t need to travel far if you want a bit more hustle and bustle when socialising.
One of the quaint attractions situated in S17 is the Abbeydale Minature Railway. Run by model train enthusiasts, they open their railway to the public on a few dates throughout the year when not only can you admire the engines in the beautiful woodland, but for a small fee you can take a ride on the trains.
S17 is home to Sheffield Tigers RUFC and also houses Abbeydale Sports Club, Abbeydale Park Badminton Club and the HSBC Sports and Social Club.
The locals here are proud of their area and one way this is demonstrated is by the Totley Open Gardens. This event occurs annually and usually takes place in July. Here for a small fee, you can take a look round some of the beautiful gardens in Totley and admire the resident’s gardening skills. The proceeds go to local charities.