Redrow - Dukes Manor, M28
Located just 7 miles from the heart of Manchester, yet on the edge of open farmland, Dukes Manor offers something for everyone. Head into the city for world class shopping and sport, head north to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales for stunning landscapes or stay just where you are and enjoy the excellent facilities of Walkden right on your doorstep - at Dukes Manor the choice is entirely yours.
Dukes Manor has a range of family homes from the Redrow Heritage Collection, from traditional semi-detached three bedroom homes to executive four bedroom homes with integral double garages.
Whatever your budget, whatever you need there is something for you at Dukes Manor, and with the unrivalled commuter connections and a choice of excellent schools close by, you couldn't be better placed.
Fun, fitness or fresh air - it's all within easy reach at Dukes Manor. For fun, head arund the M60 to the Trafford Centre, with everything from karting to skiing, as well as a 20 screen iMax Odeon cinema, or head into town for world class evening entertainment at the Manchester Opera House, Bridgewater Hall or the Evening News Arena. You'll find fitness close to home at Fit City Worsley with three pools plus a fitness centre and sauna, while golfers will be spoiled for choice, with excellent courses at Manor, Ellesmere and Worsley Park Golf Clubs. Or if it's fresh air you fancy, head to the 50 hectares of Blackleach nature reserve based around a former reservoir to the north of the town, or head to the wide open spaces of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales or Peak District National Parks.
At Redrow we understand that for many of our homebuyers, schools are top of their list of priorities. At Dukes Manor, you can rest assured that your children are in good hands with a choice of local primary schools close by, including Ellenbrook Community Primary, St Andrew's Methodist Primary and St Edmund's RC Primary. Older students are just as well catered for, with Harrop Fold School, Walkden High, Moorside High and St George's Roman Catholic High, as well as the vocational courses of Walkden 6th Form Centre, part of Salford College. The renowned independent Manchester Grammar offers excellent private education, while the universities of Salford and Manchester are all within easy reach.
Manchester is a Mecca for shoppers with a glittering array of shops and stores, including the famour Arndale Centre and the massive Trafford Centre, Britain's third largest shopping centre, with almost 2 million sq ft of shopping and leisure, where around £12bn is spent by 30 million shoppers every year. Alternatively, take a walk into Walkden for a good selection of shops based around the Ellesmere Shopping Centre and Retail Park for a choice of major high street names, along with a large Tesco Extra supermarket.
Life's too short to spend too long commuting and at Dukes Manor you won't have to thanks to its unbeatable location at the crossroads of so many major routes, including the M60 Manchester Ring Road, the M61 to Bolton and Preston and the A580 East Lancs Road linking Manchester and Liverpool. Manchester is just 7 miles, Salford 5 miles, Preston 25 miles, Bolton 5 miles, Bury 10 miles and Liverpool 30 miles. You can even leave the car at home with regular train services from Walkden Station to Manchester Victoria in around twenty minutes, with plenty of services in peak times.
For family health, visit Walkden Medical Centre on Hodge Road and Walkden Dental practice on Memorial Road.