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Nw3lon Thu 26-Oct-17 10:33:55

Hi I am shortly moving to Warrington for work and am looking for areas to buy. Will be working near Birchwood area, don't mind a commute of up to 45mins, looking for a detached house, will just be me and husband as kids grown up and budget of around 650k but could be a bit more for perfect house! As have only visited area twice really need help!

Nw3lon Thu 26-Oct-17 13:30:44

Any advice?

Sirzy Thu 26-Oct-17 13:34:21

For that in Warrington you will get a lot!

Lymm, Appleton and Croft are probably areas to start your search.

Nw3lon Thu 26-Oct-17 13:51:07

Thanks. Will have a look at those areas in Rightmove! Would I be better to look nearer Manchester suburbs or would the commute be too long?

Tigerlilly17 Thu 26-Oct-17 13:52:58

Culcheth is a very plush area that is closest to birch wood. Nice village area and only 10 mins in car to birch wood.

Nw3lon Thu 26-Oct-17 14:01:44

Thanks. Do you know what Warrington town centre is like or would I be better looking towards Manchester?

Sirzy Thu 26-Oct-17 14:11:50

It depends what you want from the town centre really.

It has a nice new shopping centre and a decent variety of places to eat and drink. Like any town it has it’s good and bad sides (although Warrington does seem to go from one extreme to the other in that way!)

Nw3lon Thu 26-Oct-17 14:15:36

Looking for few good pubs/bistro type places, nice independent shops and big m&s or Waitrose for food shops?

namechangedtoday15 Thu 26-Oct-17 15:12:49

Lymm, High Legh as more desirable areas than Warrington itself. Still relatively rural though. If you wanted more of a "suburb" location (within easy commute of a city centre) you're right in looking to be closer to Manchester than Warrington. Look at South Manchester (Hale, Hale Barns, Bowdon, parts of Altrincham). M&S Food and Waitrose, plus lots of bars / bistros.

Nw3lon Thu 26-Oct-17 15:20:05

Thanks will have a look on Rightmove!

Tigerlilly17 Thu 26-Oct-17 15:42:20

Culcheth has lovely bistros and restaurants as well as the famous Bents garden centre with stunning high end food hall, and restaurant. It feel rural but is 10 mins from birchwood and 15 mins from town centre. Also close to east lancs which take you into Manchester in about 20-25 mins.

Nw3lon Thu 26-Oct-17 16:16:48

Will have a look to see what's available there. Thanks.

callmeadoctor Thu 26-Oct-17 17:24:04

Another vouch for Culcheth grin

ZenNudist Thu 26-Oct-17 17:25:24

Walton is nice

callmeadoctor Thu 26-Oct-17 17:28:56

Nice, just outside Culcheth is the rural Croft grin

www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62130082.html

callmeadoctor Thu 26-Oct-17 17:31:15

www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69512090.html

hazelnutlatte Thu 26-Oct-17 17:52:21

If looking towards Manchester then make sure you have a practice at the commute before you set your heart on an area - traffic is a absolute nightmare on M6 and M62 in that area so what you think is a 45 min commute will take much longer!
Don't have much advice on areas as I don't live nearby, but my parents are not far from Culcheth and it looks like a nice area.

hazelnutlatte Thu 26-Oct-17 18:03:17

Noticed you were wanting a big M&S - there is a giant M&S in Warrington just off the M62 so you are fine there! Don't think there is a Waitrose anywhere though

Nw3lon Thu 26-Oct-17 18:26:16

M&S beats Waitrose for me!

Nw3lon Thu 26-Oct-17 18:27:47

Callmeadoctor-lovely houses!

Nw3lon Thu 26-Oct-17 18:30:08

Especially Mustard Lane

Nw3lon Thu 26-Oct-17 18:47:16

Quite like the look of this one
www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58566460.html

user263781638 Thu 26-Oct-17 20:14:16

Have you looked at Stockton Heath?

peachy94 Fri 27-Oct-17 12:19:47

I 2nd Stockton Heath and Appleton

Kokapetl Fri 27-Oct-17 22:22:34

Culcheth is nice with some nice shops and restaurants and you can just about walk there from some parts of Croft including some of Mustard Lane (have stayed at a friend's house there) although it is a long road! Croft does have quite a rural feel as there are houses along the roads but fields behind them.

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