Redrow - Meadow View, OL4
Known as the ‘Gateway to the Pennines’, Oldham is perfectly placed between the cosmopolitan facilities of Manchester and the wide open spaces of the Pennines and the Peak District National Park. As its name suggests, Moorside takes that blend of town and country a step further, with a semi rural location surrounded by hills, which remains within easy reach of all that Oldham has to offer.
With a choice of high quality three and four bedroom detached and semi-detached new homes in Oldham, a good selection of schools close by, and easy commuter links into the town and Manchester beyond, Meadow View in Moorside is the perfect place for you and your family. What’s more, you could be moving in with just a 5% deposit, thanks to the government backed Help to Buy scheme, with lower monthly mortgage repayments.
Moorside is home to a popular bowling and cricket club with numerous teams and an active social calendar. You’ll also find excellent sports facilities at Oldham Community Leisure Centre, Royston Sports Centre, Grains Road Leisure Centre and Glodwick Pool, all of which are just a few minutes drive from Meadow View. Meanwhile, golfers can choose from a range of challenging local courses, including Compton & Royton Golf Club and Saddleworth Golf Club. For evening entertainment, nearby Oldham has several theatres, including the Oldham Coliseum, while film buffs will find the latest releases at the Odeon in Rochdale or Cineworld at Duckinfield, just a few minutes drive around the M60. Come the weekend, Moorside really lives up to its name, with the endless moors stretching away into the distance. If this leaves you yearning for the outdoors, then head for the Castleshaw Centre for a huge range of exciting activities, with something for everyone, from canoeing, kayaking and sailing, to climbing, ghyll scrambling and mountain biking. They provide top class instruction for all the family and have a huge range of equipment available for hire to help you make the most of your superb surroundings.
You can leave the car behind for the school run at Meadow View, and enjoy quality time with your kids, walking to schools and staying fit and healthy. Moorside Pre-School Playgroup is just minutes from the development, with Hodge Clough primary and junior schools also within easy walking distance. Alternatively, you can try Littlemoor Primary or Watersheddings Primary, or the faith schools of Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Primary or St Thomas’ Church of England Primary, all of which are also reasonably close. Older children have a choice of schools on the edge of Oldham, with Westwood High, the Radclyffe School, the Blue Coat School and the brand new £30m Oasis Academy all within easy reach via regular bus services. Royton and Compton School, a specialist science college, is also a popular local choice.
Oldham town centre has much to offer in the way of retail therapy. Visit the main Spindles Town Square shopping centre, browse the markets, including the daily Tommyfield market with over 300 stalls, or find something truly original in the Independent Quarter with its proud tradition of fascinating family owned businesses. Jump the tram into Manchester and you’ll have all the shops and stores you could wish for, with the famous Arndale Centre, Corn Exchange and an extensive pedestrianised city centre shopping district offering enough to satisfy even the most dedicated shopaholic. Alternatively, for the ultimate shopping trip, hop on the M60 round to the famous Trafford Centre and enjoy over 200,000sq m of first class shopping and leisure facilities.
Meadow View is located just off the main A672 Ripponden Road, providing a direct route into Oldham for both cars and regular bus services. Oldham town centre is around 2.5miles, with Rochdale 7miles, Manchester 10miles and Bury 14miles. The M60 Manchester ring road is just 5miles away, providing swift access across the region, while the M62 eastbound is just 5miles to the north east, linking to Huddersfield, Leeds and Sheffield. Getting into Manchester for work, shopping or leisure couldn’t be easier. Oldham is part of the extensive Manchester Metrolink tram system, with trams into the city taking around 50 minutes from nearby Derker station to Piccadilly. What’s more, there are park and ride facilities at the station for over 250 cars.
For doctors, register with Moorside Medical Centre on Ripponden Road and for local dentists try The Dental Practice.