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My Area – North West

Cheshire

On the doorstep of Manchester, Liverpool and North Wales, Cheshire is renowned for its high quality of life and easy access to business and leisure amenities and has become well-known for the affluent lifestyles of some of the sports legends, musicians and businesspeople who have chosen to make it their home.

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Manchester

Manchester has an internationally renowned commercial, educational and sporting reputation, as well as a vibrant cultural and leisure scene, which has made it the envy of many European cities.  It has been recognised twice as the UK’s most liveable city by The Economist magazine and is now a key focus for the development of the Northern Powerhouse – the UK government’s strategy for boosting business across the north of England.

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Liverpool

Probably best known for its maritime heritage, music and football credentials, Liverpool has experienced something of a renaissance over recent years. Having been designated a World Heritage Site in 2004 and European Capital of Culture in 2008, massive investment in new housing, shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities has put Liverpool firmly on the map as a premier European city.

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Cumbria & The Lake District

Well known across the world for its impressive mountain scenery and outdoor lifestyle attractions, Cumbria also has a diverse economy.  As well as the obvious tourism and agriculture related businesses, the county is also home to expanding energy, pharmaceutical and defence sectors.  This winning combination means that it provides great scope for an attractive work-life balance or a complete change of lifestyle and escape from the rat race.

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Lancashire

With the Trough of Bowland, Ribble Valley, canal network, seaside and market towns, as well as university cities like Lancaster or Preston to choose from, the chances are you will be spoiled for choice when looking for a property in Lancashire. Stunning views, quiet lanes, wildlife and the famous Lancashire coastline with spectacular views of Morecambe Bay and the Bowland Fells are all there to explore.

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North Wales

Where the mountains reach the sea … and one of the most affordable National Parks for property buyers.   The stunning mountain scenery of the Snowdonia National Park forms a dramatic backdrop to the coastal towns and beaches along the North Wales coast and provides a perfect combination for those looking for either a holiday home or family home in beautiful natural surroundings.  With the added advantage of being within easy reach of major towns and cities such as Chester, Liverpool and Manchester by fast road and rail links North Wales is by no means isolated.

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Our buying agent in the North West is on hand to help you find your dream home and you will use their property finder expertise and network of contacts to find you the best property in the North West at the best price.

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Schools

The quality of schools can be a major factor when finding a new home. We know the local schools and their catchment areas so can provide a report of their results and and help wit the admissions process.

Transport

Transport links can play a key role in helping you find the right place to live. When shortlisting properties we will factor in your daily commute, public transport options, or proximity to international travel to find the property to best fit your needs.

Local Amenities

Before you move to an area, it is good to know where you can do your grocery shopping or what leisure facilities are close by. With our extensive local knowledge you will have a clear idea of exactly what is on your doorstep.

Local Professionals

When moving home, there is often a lot more work to do than just pick up the keys. We can recommend local builders, surveyors, solicitors, decorators, or just about service you need to help you turn your house into a home.

Sunset on the hills around Kentmere, near Kendal, Cumbria, UK.

Case Studies

From Client Concept To Cumbrian Cottage

K & A were based in the south of England and both had a busy work life that took them on long assignments overseas. Having grown up in the Lake District and with elderly parents and family still in the area, K knew it was time to think about having a UK base there so that they could visit more regularly (in addition to the fact that they had spent the previous 2 years looking for a property themselves). The brief was to find a traditional Lakeland cottage or farmhouse with a garden and views, in a peaceful area, within 30 minutes’ drive of Kendal. K had already spotted her perfect property – at that time a holiday let in the Kentmere valley - and set that as the benchmark for the search.

Case Studies

From Switzerland to Stables in Cheshire

Our client, C, was a UK national living and working in Switzerland. With family in Cheshire and London, she decided she wanted a country property in Cheshire to use as her UK base. As an owner of 3 dogs and 2 horses, she also required a sizeable garden and/or a livery stables nearby. The search started in early 2020 …. and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit!

Rather than postpone the search, C decided that her immediate priority was to find a dog-friendly rental property she could use when allowed to visit the UK, and at the same time progress the search for a property to buy.

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From Capital City to Media City

Miss P from London was looking for a buy-to-let apartment in Manchester with a budget of £145-170k. Although she didn’t know the area at all, she had been attracted by the prospect of good rental yields, and was looking for advice from local property finding experts.

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From Snowdonia to Central Cheshire

Dr & Dr L had moved to Snowdonia in their early retirement. On reaching their mid 80s they realised that, although very attached to their current home, their day-to-day life was becoming less practical. So, with family and friends across the UK and US, they decided they needed to move closer to shops, services and transport links.

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From an MG In Merseyside to an Ashton Abode

Mrs P and her late husband had always planned to move from Merseyside and retire to a village in the Cheshire countryside. Still keen to fulfil that dream several years after her husband passed away, Mrs P enlisted the help of Lisa, our experienced property finder, to find a detached cottage in a quiet village location where she could pursue her love of gardening and get involved in village life. She also wanted a secure garage for her treasured MG convertible sports car!

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