Located in the foothills of the South Pennines, Littleborough is small town surrounded by breathtaking landscape. Like many of the towns within the Fine & Country Calder Valley area, the town saw the majority of its growth in the industrial revolution with the arrival of the canal network and cross Pennine railway. Again like many of the towns locally industry centred on cloth and textiles however during the 20th century the town became favoured by commuters, with easy access to the M62 at the Milnrow and direct train service to Manchester taking 22 minutes.
The premium property market in Littleborough offers a wide variety of house styles from mill owners’ residence, to architect designed new build properties with all the modern features and comforts. What the properties all tend to have in common are fantastic views, either over the Hollingworth Lake or the grandeur of the South Pennines.
Reservoirs and the local countryside offer all sorts of outdoor pursuits, Hollingworth Lake offers a broad range of water sports, including; sailing, windsurfing and kayaking, as well as plenty should you wish to remain on dry land. There are several walks in the hills around Littleborough with the Pennine Way passing Blackstone Edge three miles from the centre of town. Littleborough Cricket Club and Whittaker Golf Club both offer fantastic sporting venues with within amazing scenery.
The land registry data indicates that over the last year average house prices of detached property locally are a little over £300,000. The premium property threshold* for The North West currently stands at £415,000.
Littleborough has a variety of schooling options. In the private system Rishworth School and Beech House School both offer through schooling options taking children from age 3 through to 18 and 16 respectively, there are also a prep school at The Chadderton Preparatory Grammar, taking children from ages 2 to 11. The local Wardle Academy secondary school is Ofstead rated Good
Hollingworth Lake was originally built to supply water to the Rochdale Canal, however over the years it has also attracted leisure visitors too, helped in no small part by the railway and the Victorians desire to explore now there were quicker means to travel. Captain Martin Webb used Hollingworth Lake to train for his successful crossing of the English Channel in 1875, becoming the first person to swim the channel without artificial aids.
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