Housesetc are the quality estate agent servicing Goole, Selby, Howden, Snaith, and all surrounding areas. Everyone at Housesetc is absolutely dedicated to professionalism; the directors are qualified estate agents with a passion for property and a commitment to provide a first class customer focused service.
David Leake MNAEA is the Managing Director of housesetc and has vast experience of property and financial services since 1985. He offers honest advice, is a member of The National Association of Estate Agents and opened housesetc on Pasture Road in Goole back in 2008.
Whilst the World can boast of many places named after British towns and cities – Manchester, Melbourne, Boston, and (New) York etc. but there is only one Goole!
Goole is a town and inland port located at junction 36 off the M62 and lies 19 miles (31 km) south of York and 29 miles (47 km) west of Hull.
According to the 2011 UK census, Goole had a population of just under 20,000. The port, which is the UK's furthest inland port (approximately 45 miles), is highly versatile and capable of handling nearly 2 million tonnes of cargo per annum (and was once a hub for the region's coal industry), making it one of the most important ports on the east coast of England.
Goole is twinned with Złotów in Poland and was informally twinned with Gibraltar in the 1960s.
Goole's most prominent landmarks are its twin water towers, dubbed the "salt and pepper pots". Many of the hoists and cranes on the dockside can be seen across the town. The steeple of Goole Parish Church is tall enough to be seen across the town. The town's landscape is made up mostly of utility and industrial structures. A clock tower is within the main shopping district of the town on a roundabout which is on the site of the former open-air marketplace.
Yorkshire Waterways Museum
From its humble beginnings as a wooden bridge on the 'Dutch River' to a global gateway, Goole has been indelibly linked to the region's industry. Visit the fascinating Waterways Museum and you can follow its unique history and see the 'tom pudding' barges that drove the growth of coal. Take a tour of the working docks and view the ships and shipyards. Or walk and fish on the banks of the Knottingley and Goole Canal.
This award winning museum started life as a sailing barge restoration project. Today it aims… “To use the heritage, arts and environment of the Yorkshire waterways as a resource for learning and regeneration and specifically to provide a pathway to worthwhile occupation for disadvantaged people”. Visiting the Museum is a must for anyone interested in the history of the town.
While Goole is best known for its industry, it is also prized for its wildlife and nature reserves. For a day out with a difference, visit the Thorne and Hatfield Moors, the largest peak bogs in Britain, and a protected site packed with over 200 species of birds and over 5,000 different invertebrates. Alternatively, spend a day in The Blacktoft Sands Nature reserve with marsh harriers, avocets and over 270 other species.
The place that has it all
From the cosmopolitan 2017 UK City of Culture Hull to the undulating hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds, East Yorkshire is wonderfully eclectic. At its heart lies a serene landscape of swirling grasslands, medieval towns, manor houses and Bronze Age ruins that remains refreshingly unchanged. Yet travel further North and the vibrant energy and heritage of the Humber rushes to greet you.
Life in the Wolds is luxuriously slow. From the unhurried Elizabethan elegance of Burton Agnes and Burton Constable, to the simple pleasures of historic Howden, Hedon and Pocklington, this relaxing region makes it easy to unwind. Potter in the pretty Gothic streets of Beverley, listen to authentic chamber music or discover the 13th Century Minster at your leisure. Or take in Driffield, and the peaceful riverhead. Wherever you stay in the Yorkshire Wolds, the pressures of modern life will quickly drift away.
91 Pasture Road, Goole, DN14 6BP