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New Homes in the North West

Welcome to the North West

From bustling towns to cultural cities, revamped docks and idyllic countryside, the North West centres around Manchester and Liverpool, while encompassing the counties of Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester. So whether you love exploring the great outdoors, dining out at top restaurants or spending days by the sea, the North West of England offers something for everyone to enjoy.

The history of the area

The biggest city in the North West is Manchester - a place that began life as a Roman fort around 80AD. When the Romans left Britain the settlement was deserted, but it grew again during Norman times, expanding from a village to a town between the 11th and 13th centuries. In the early 17th century, the plague killed a large number of residents, but a couple of centuries later the city flourished during the Industrial Revolution.

Liverpool was founded much later than Manchester in the 13th century, beginning life as a port trading mainly with Ireland. In the 16th century grew quickly as trade links opened up with North America, with docks built over the following two centuries. The first railway from Manchester to Liverpool was built in in 1830, with Manchester becoming a city in 1853 and Liverpool in 1880. Both cities were bombed during the Second World War, along with towns including Barrow-in-Furness, Blackburn and Burnley.

Businesses and industry

Historically industries in the North West included wool making, leather tanning and sugar refining, followed in the early 20th century by biscuit-making and flour milling. Today, the region’s industries include tourism, retail, energy and travel.

Some of the biggest employers in the North West include Betfred Group, Amec Foster Wheeler, Essar Oil (UK), Iceland Topco, Certas Energy UK and Shop Direct. Other businesses in the region include B&M Retail, JD Sports, United Utilities, Princes, Bentley Motors, Matalan, Manchester Airports, Pets at Home, and Kellogg Marketing and Sales Company.

Things to do in the area

There’s a huge range of things to do in the North West, so no matter how you like to spend your spare time, there will be plenty to keep you entertained. The region’s cities are some of the most culturally exciting in the UK, with Manchester being home to the Museum of Science and Industry, the People’s Museum and the John Rylands Library, while Liverpool has the World Museum, The Beatles Story and the Walker Art Gallery.

For days out in the great outdoors, the North West is home to many National Trust properties including Tatton Park near Knutsford, Dunham Massey near Altrincham, and Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley. If you have little ones to entertain, Chester Zoo Gulliver’s World, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Knowsley Safari park offer plenty of fun for the whole family. Lancaster is home to Lancaster Castle and Williamson Park, while Penrith has Lowther Castle, Penrith Castle and Whinfell Forest.

Travel and commuting

The biggest road in the North West is the M6, which runs north to south passing Manchester, Warrington, Preston, Lancaster and Penrith. There are also a number of motorways around Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington, including the M60 ring road, the M56, and the M62 which runs from Liverpool all the way east to Hull.

If you’re travelling by public transport, there are regular services to surrounding towns and cities from Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly, including frequent trains to London. A journey from Manchester to London takes around 2 hours 15 minutes. For air travel, Manchester Airport provides flights with major airlines to destinations all around the world, along with Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Blackpool also has its own smaller airport. 

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Lea View

Village Street, Sandymoor, RUNCORN, WA7 1XF

Lea View is being built with family life in mind featuring a range of four and five bedroom homes located just outside the historic town of Runcorn. Each home will feature open plan, modern living spaces – ideal for entertaining friends and raising a family. What’s more, there are long peaceful walks along the Bridgewater Canal, just around the corner.

  • 7 miles from your search location
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The Mounts

Wellfield Way, Whitchurch, SHROPSHIRE, SY13 4HN
  • £ £300,000 To £450,000
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 29.6 miles from your search location

Winnington Village

Winnington Avenue, Northwich, CHESHIRE, CW8 4EE
  • £ £216,995 To £363,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 8.8 miles from your search location


Little Stanneylands, Wilmslow, CHESHIRE, SK9 4ER

Found in the pretty area of Wilmslow not far from the River Dean is the charming Stanneylands development. Offering you an interesting mix of two, three and four bedroom homes, Stanneylands has something special for couples and families alike. Furthermore, the peacefulness of the surrounding countryside and the convenience of the nearby town, make this is a lovely place for you to call home.

  • 12.5 miles from your search location

Galloway Grange

Station Road, Chelford, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 9AX

Once host to a bustling market, this enviable address is now where you’ll find our latest collection of beautiful two, three and four bedroom homes. With pretty greens and beautiful farmland all around, this is a great place to raise a family. What’s more there are several schools in the area with a fantastic reputation, so your children will be as happy as you in your new home.

  • 12.8 miles from your search location

Bollin Park

Adlington Road, Wilmslow, CHESHIRE, SK9 2BJ
  • £ £799,500 To £1,495,000
  • 5 bedroom homes
  • 13.5 miles from your search location

Charlotte Place

Townfields Road, Winsford, CHESHIRE, CW7 4AX
  • £ £254,995 To £337,995
  • 4 bedroom homes
  • 14.4 miles from your search location

Haddington Park

Nantwich Road, Tarporley, CHESHIRE, CW6 9UN
  • £ £166,200 To £619,995
  • 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 17.6 miles from your search location

Gilbert's Cross

Moss Lane, Elworth, SANDBACH, CW11 3WZ

With two, three, four and even five bedrooms, there’s a home for families of every size at Gilbert’s Cross. These stylish but practical houses will give you plenty of room to grow – and there’s loads to do nearby too, with a nature reserve, farm and pottery barn all within easy reach. Good schools and great transport links, make this the ideal choice for families.

  • 17.7 miles from your search location

Black Firs Park

Black Firs Lane, Congleton, CHESHIRE, CW12 4QQ
  • £ £167,995 To £539,995
  • 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 18.8 miles from your search location
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