Immortalised as the fictional town of ‘Cranford’ by the Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, Knutsford is immersed in colourful history. This bustling historic market town is surrounded by lush fields and is conveniently situated just off the M6. Situated at the southern edge of the main shopping street, you will find the heart of Knutsford, Tatton Park. This National Trust property boasts beautifully landscaped gardens, a magnificent 18th-century Mansion, and around 2,000 acres of idyllic parkland set within the centre of Knutsford. A great place for families and cycling and walking enthusiasts. Knutsford is home to several Tudor, Georgian, and Victorian buildings, but is mostly recognised for the Italianate style of architect Richard Harding Watt. Knutsford is also the proud home to numerous independent retailers, alongside a traditional Market Hall. Once a month the town hosts the largest outdoor Artisan market in the North West with over 100 stalls selling the best food, drink, and homemade products Cheshire has to offer. The town’s events calendar truly has something for everyone and is excitingly known for hosting a 150-year-old Royal May Day parade. The schooling in the area is a great mix of highly rated primary and secondary schools with private and grammar schools all in a commutable distance. This exciting town provides all the amenities you could require; there are many shopping facilities such as a Booths, Waitrose and Local Sainsbury's. Dental Surgeries and General Practitioners can all be located within the immediate vicinity. Neighbouring Mobberley is one of the places people aspire to live, with most recently becoming popular with younger people and families. It has a strong identity and strong community spirit. Unlike many villages, Mobberley is mainly a pleasant residential area with a strong community feel. This small village has all the necessities such as a good village school, local shops, railway station, and welcoming pubs.
A picturesque village nestled in some of Cheshire's loveliest countryside exuding timeless charm, a cosy feel, and strong community value at its heart. Just twelve miles from the city centre of Manchester, Lymm possesses great natural beauty and boasts enchanting walks around the village and its own infamous Lymm Dam, a honeypot for fishing and walking enthusiasts. While Lymm's quaint exterior may suggest a quiet lifestyle, don't be fooled, this is no sleepy village. It's a destination buzzing with markets and events. Including Dickensian Days, food festivals, and the hugely popular Easter Monday Rubber Duck Race. This delightful little village provides all the amenities you could require; there are many restaurants, pubs, independent shops, and other shopping facilities such as a Co-op and Sainsbury's. Dental Surgeries and General Practitioners can all be located within the immediate vicinity. Many of Lymm’s quaint and charming buildings date back to the 17th century and its pretty postcode is loved by those searching for the charm of the British countryside, with the benefits of modern living and a close commute to nearby towns. The schooling in the area is fantastic with an abundance of highly rated primary, grammar, and private schools all within a commutable reach.
This desirable and bustling town has a colourful high street and is most favourable with professionals commuting into Manchester city centre. Wilmslow and the surrounding towns are prevalent with people looking to move into the Manchester area, without the city lifestyle. From a range of popular restaurants, designer boutiques, upmarket interior designers, to Hooper's department store, Wilmslow has something for everyone. Thanks to the mainline train into London, the capital can be reached in less than 2 hours direct. Wilmslow also has easy access to motorways and routes to excellent schools, attractions, and an easy commute for city workers. The green swathe of The Carrs is one of Wilmslow’s top spots to take a break from the bustle, there’s a superb playground open all year round and a quaint café with great coffee and cakes. The reopening of the art deco cinema, The Rex, gave Wilmslow a renewed swagger, thanks to a programme of new releases and live London theatre productions on show. For those who enjoy the outdoors and exercise, the local area has a regular Park Run, hosts many walks and rambling routes, and has an abundance of local sports clubs and gyms. Wilmslow Leisure Centre has some excellent facilities for children including classes and holiday clubs.
With a flourishing village centre, bowling green and a great selection of activities, the vibrant village of Hale has it all. Just 10 miles from Manchester City centre, the appeal of this exclusive town is easy to recognise, attracting those wanting a perfect balance of village and city lifestyle. Hale Village is a place where everybody is warmly welcomed. The village is jam-packed with unique restaurants, hairdressers, beauty salons, and a library, whilst neighbouring Altrincham offers an indoor food market, cinema, and an ice rink. In the medieval period, Hale Barns was an outlying area of the township of Hale, but growth in prosperity led to it becoming a separate settlement. Hale and Hale Barns are villages where the local community loves to get involved. The local cricket, tennis and football clubs are well supported, and the local golf club is incredibly popular. Just a mile or so away from the shops and restaurants of busy Hale and Altrincham, Bowdon is an area that is one of the most desirable residential districts in Cheshire. The streets are a lovely place to take a stroll and Bowdon has some of the most exclusive and impressive properties within the Trafford area. Commuting from Hale Village couldn’t be any easier with plenty of transportation options to choose from with buses, train and metro link services, just a 15-minute walk away from the village centre. Hale’s railway station, on the Mid-Cheshire Line, is conveniently located in the centre of Hale. The schooling in the area is in the catchment area for some of the most sought after schools in Cheshire, where places at the likes of Loreto, Ambrose and both Altrincham boys’ and girls’ Grammar schools are highly prized.
One of the prettiest Cheshire postcodes, Prestbury is a quaint and bustling village, with a grand 13th-century church and a Tudor-style high street, That crosses over the babbling Bollin river. Prestbury was founded by priests. Its name comes from Preôsta burh, which is sometimes thought to mean priests' town, but more correctly means a priests' fortified enclosure. Prestbury is also home to thriving independent shops, boutiques and beauty salons sitting amongst a handful of cosy village pubs, restaurants and exciting bars all supported by the locals. Offering a range of sporting activities, Prestbury’s own golf club, founded in 1920, boasts a Harry Colt designed course and is ranked by Golf World and National Club Golfer as one of the Top 100 in England. Trains operate on an hourly pattern from Prestbury Station, terminating at Stoke-on-Trent or Manchester Piccadilly. Some early morning services also terminate at Macclesfield. Prestbury offers great feeding schools from primary to secondary. Especially Prestbury C of E which is a feeder school to Fallibroome Academy.
Alderley Edge has a rich and ancient past, a tapestry woven with magic, myth and legends. The Edge is an ancient, sandstone ridge that gave its name to the village, and is a perfect location for hiking enthusiasts. Wrapped in tales of witches and wizardry, The Edge is a National Trust site with incredible views over the Cheshire and Derbyshire plains. The Edge has been associated with witchcraft and old magic for hundreds of years, and sightings of mythical beings have been frequently reported even in these modern times. This vibrant village boasts a range of quality restaurants, trendy bars and boutiques. The Alderley Bar and Grill, The Bubble Room, Gusto, and Piccolinos are among the North West's most fashionable venues. You'll also find traditional bakers like G. Wienholt Bakery, which first opened in 1949. A butcher, a specialist cheese shop and the monthly Alderley Edge farmers' market all make the perfect fit for that quintessential village experience. Alderley Edge Station offers great transport links into Manchester City Centre via the on the Crewe to Manchester Line, a great option for those commuting into the city. Schooling in the Alderley Edge area is highly rated, from primary to secondary, Alderley Edge School for Girls and The Ryleys School are some of the most sought after places.
Welcome to Cheshire’s Happy Valley. Former mill manager Samuel Greg knew Bollington’s potential would only grow after he visited the town in the 1800s. Samuel Greg named it ‘Goldenthal’, the German translation for happy valley. Today the pretty rural town lives up to its name. Don’t dismiss this hearty old mill town, people living here still have the best of both worlds. Located in some of Cheshire’s most beautiful countryside, residents live within a short drive to beautiful locations such as Macclesfield Forest and the Cheshire boundary of the Peak District National Park. There is also a surprisingly busy community providing the necessities you would need. Schooling in the Bollington and Adlington area are a big draw for the area, from primary to secondary. Prestbury C of E is a feeder school to Fallibroome Academy and Adlington primary School is a feeder to Poynton and Bollington, all of which are accessible to residents of Bollington and Adlington. There are also private schools in close proximity, such as The Kings school taking children from 3 to 18yrs of age, where places are highly sought after. Neighbouring Adlington is a small village that is home to a railway station, located on the Manchester–Macclesfield line that is used mainly by commuters to Manchester and Stockport. Adlington is a great location for commuters surrounded by beautiful countryside and cosy English cottages.
In the foothills of the Peak District with beautiful countryside right on your doorstep, Macclesfield is one of Cheshire's best kept secrets. From Industrial mill cottages to Victorian villas there's a fabulous range of houses on offer. A great place for young professionals and families as the local schooling is excellent in both the private and state sectors. The opening of Picturedrome, Macclesfield's own small-scale version of the Northern Quarter, is symbolic of the energy and ambition of the town, there’s certainly a great energy and positivity about Macclesfield. The Treacle Market has also been refurbished in recent years and on the last Sunday of every month, the market offers 160 stalls of unique crafts, vintage finds, food and drink. There are plenty of options for lovers of live music and ale fans as Macclesfield has a fabulous range of independent microbreweries and bars. Amongst typical town centre shops and amenities, Macclesfield’s historic cobbled side-streets hide award-winning restaurants, vintage shops, bars and cafés, a great place for all ages. Being only 20 minutes away from the city by train and a hotspot for new housing developments, Macclesfield is a commuter's dream. Surrounded by leafy forests and picturesque country walks, Macclesfield gives the perfect blend for those who enjoy the buzz of a town, and the tranquility of the Cheshire countryside right on your doorstep.
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