Holmes Chapel Area Guide

Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Holmes Chapel, CheshireLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Holmes Chapel, Cheshire

Holmes Chapel is a beautiful village with around 6000 residents, located approximately a mile from junction 18 on the M6 motorway network and a railway station that provides direct access to Manchester and Stoke-On-Trent. Dating back to the 1800's the village was mainly self-sufficient and still enjoys a strong farming community in and around the local areas.  Over the past few decades the village has grown in popularity and now benefits from a highly rated secondary school, primary schools, award winning public houses and locally owned shops all adding welcoming feel this pleasant village has to offer. Holmes Chapel and the surrounding areas offer a more rural environment than nearby urban locations.  Coupled with its excellent commuter links, demand in the local market has remained very positive and as such property prices remain strong.  There is a good mix of property available from large family homes to the more modestly priced properties for first time buyers.

Holmes Chapel is considered highly desirable for families and the local area has some excellent residential developments which are captured by some excellent schools.  People who move here aim to take advantage of the excellent commuter routes that provide convenient access to a wide selection of employment and leisure attractions as well as primary and secondary schools with high Ofsted ratings.

Holmes Chapel has also been the birth place to several notable characters. Golfer Henry Cotton was born here in 1907 and won the British open championship in 1934, 1937 and 1948 he also played in the Ryder cup against the USA four times between 1929 and 1953.  More recently, X Factor winner Harry Styles from the boy band One Direction was also born here and went to the local school.

The Manager of Reeds Rains Holmes Chapel, Paul Leighton says that Holmes Chapel is a truly great place to live.  Having grown up and gone to school locally, he has first-hand experience of the friendly and strong community this little village has to offer.  Being an ‘outdoors’ person, Paul also enjoys that the surrounding areas have beautiful countryside right on his door step, with award winning walks, national trust conservation areas and Tatton Park only a short distance away.

In spite of this the commuter routes also provide excellent links to both Manchester and Liverpool as well as Manchester airport for those in search of a cosmopolitan life style or more diverse employment opportunities.

Holmes Chapel is a popular residential area and offers a wide variety of property to buy or rent, recently there have been a few new developments of larger properties. Yet there are still a good number of period properties. Outside of Holmes Chapel there is the lovely countryside town of Goostrey that has a strong farming community.

As the largest estate agent in the area Reeds Rains offer a fantastic range of property for sale and rent  in the Holmes Chapel and surrounding area.  We continue to have very strong demand for bungalows and good family homes.  Three bedroom semi-detached homes and four/five bedroom detached homes are selling readily.

Among the most sought after addresses in Holmes Chapel are Cranage and Twemlow, but the area as a whole is considered sought after and affluent. There are also many beautiful homes located in the more rural hamlets that surround Holmes Chapel.

The Holmes Chapel area is a large friendly village with its original charm and character. The shopping precinct benefits from a good selection of shops, pharmacies, hairdressers and other sought after amenities which include both smaller independent boutiques and larger outlets. There are also a good number of farm shops locally which offer good quality local produce.There are several pubs and restaurants and takeaways including an Italian, Indian, and Chinese to name but  a few.

The area is home to the world famous Jodrell Bank Science Centre, which houses the Lovell Radio Telescope, one of the biggest and most powerful in the world. There is a great leisure centre and beautiful walks including Shakley Mere and Boundry Lake amongst many others.There is also an exclusive health spa - Cranage Hall, just a mile out of the village which offers fitness facilities which include an indoor heated pool and tennis court. There is a fabulous golf club, Woodside Golf Club only a short drive away which has an 18 hole golf course.

One of many benefiting factors about living in this area are the transport links, the village is close to the M6 motorway network and also has a train station with direct links into Manchester, Wilmslow, Alderely Edge, Hale and Crewe with links to anywhere in the country.