Miller Homes - The Views, WN5
Living in Billinge
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you're moving to will support you and your family, as well as be a pleasant place to live. So here's some useful information about the area around The Views.
Orrell train station a mile from The Views provides hourly weekday and Saturday services to Manchester Victoria via Wigan Wallgate, and to Kirby where there are connections for Liverpool Central. Buses between St.Helens and Wigan stop around five minutes walk from the development. Junction 26 of the M6, which is also eastern end of the M58, is just two miles drive away.
Arts & Entertainment
Local pubs include the Holts Arms, a few minutes walk away, and a bowling club nearby. Wigan offers a wide choice of film and live entertainments including an 11-screen Empire Cinema and the amateur Wigan Little Theatre. The lively cultural life of St.Helens, including the Theatre Royal and the Citadel Art Centre as well as bars, music venues and restaurants, is also within easy reach.
Leisure & Recreation
Orrell Water Park, a picturesque habitat for birds, butterflies and dragonflies a few minutes walk from The Views, includes excellent fishing facilities and a children's play area. Other nearby outdoor amenities include Oak Wood and Daisy Wood, and the development is around two miles from Billinge Hill the highest point in Merseyside. There is a well-equipped gym around two miles away in Orrell, and leisure facilities in Wigan include swimming pool and roller skating.
Local shops include a One-Stop community store, a family butcher and a delicatessen in Upholland Road, and a Co-op food store, a newsagent and an off-licence near Orrell Station. Wigan has a comprehensive choice of high street stores, many of them in centres like the magnificent Makinson Arcade or the Galleries Shopping Centre.
From the M6
Leave the M6 at junction 26 following signs for Skelmersdale, and leaving the motorway join the right hand lane marked for the A577. Take the second exit at the roundabout, signposted for Wigan and the A577. At the T-junction turn left then 600 yards on, facing the Stag Inn, turn left into Moor Road and carry straight on for one and a quarter miles. After passing The Unicorn pub on the left, take the next right turn into Smethurst Road and the entrance to The Views is on the right, around a quarter of a mile on.
From the M58
Stay on the M58 until its junction with the M6, and take the first exit at two roundabouts, staying in the left hand lane and following markings for the A577. At the T-junction turn left and pick up the directions from the M6.
Leave Wigan by the A577 following signs for Skelmersdale, and around 600 yards after passing over the M6 motorway, at the junction facing the Stag Inn turn left into Moor Road and pick up the directions from the M6.
Sat Nav: WN5 7DW
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