New Homes in Sandbach
Welcome to Sandbach
Whether you’re shopping at the local market, visiting museums or exploring the countryside, there’s plenty to see and do close to the Cheshire town of Sandbach. Located within easy reach of Crewe and commuting distance of Manchester, a new home in Sandbach could just be the right choice for your next house move.
A quick history
Sandbach dates back to Anglo Saxon times, and became a Christian town by the 7th century after the arrival of priests in the area. The town was mentioned in the Domesday Book as a settlement with its own church, and through the centuries the manor in Sandbach changed hands between a number of different families. It became a market town in the 16th century, and the traditional market still continues to this day.
Business and industry
Traditionally Sandbach has been known for its silk-making and ale brewing industries, along with its regular farmer’s market. Today it is mainly a commuter town, although there are a number of major employers in the local area including Cheshire East Council. Bentley are based in Crewe, just a short drive from the town, while other businesses within driving distance include Winsford Rock Salt Mine, Cheshire Police and Radius Payment Solutions.
Things to do in the area
Sandbach is surrounded by Cheshire countryside, from Brookwood to Brereton Heath Nature Reserve and Sandbach Park, so there are plenty of places to explore on foot or by bike. The town centre itself is home to a regular farmer’s market along with independent shops and cafes, ideal for a relaxing Saturday morning with the family.
If you’re moving to the area with young children, they’ll love visiting Congleton Museum, Congleton Paddling Pool and Alcumlow Hall Farm, while Chester Zoo is also nearby. For the grown ups, you can practice your golf swing at Sandbach Golf Club, go shopping at Cheshire Oaks designer outlet or cheer on Stoke City F.C at the bet365 Stadium.
Travel and commuting
Sandbach is well-connected by both road and rail, ideal if you’re commuting for work or travelling to see family and friends. The journey to Crewe takes just 10 minutes by either car or train, while the trip to Stoke-on-Trent takes around 20 minutes. From Sandbach, you can get to Manchester in 45 minutes travelling by train or car, while the train to London takes just two hours 15 minutes changing in Crewe.
When it’s time to jet off on holiday, Manchester Airport is only a 25 minute train journey away, so you can leave the car at home and enjoy a hassle-free start to your trip.