Redrow - Woodland View, M25
Prestwich is a Manchester village that is on the up, with its quirky range of shops, delightful parks and excellent commuter links proving increasingly popular, and earning it the enviable title of ‘the Didsbury of the north’. Just off junction 17 of the M60, and only 3½miles from Manchester, you simply couldn’t be better placed for work, rest and play.
Yet while it is superbly well connected, this is far from built up urban city living, with Woodland View truly living up to its name, located right on the doorstep of the impressive Phillips Park with its extensive woods and open spaces.
Register your interest now for Woodland View’s 3 and 4 bedroom detached and semi-detached homes in Prestwich, coming soon subject to planning.
The village is also home to a popular cricket, tennis and bowling club, which has excellent facilities, while Salford Sports Village is also within easy reach on the edge of Manchester. For golfers, there are a number of good quality courses in the area, including Whitefield, Stand, Prestwich and Heaton Park golf courses. For evening entertainment, the Longfield Centre in Prestwich is home to one of the largest sprung dance floors in the North West and hosts a varied programme of events. Prestwich also has a thriving Dramatic and Operatic Society, which puts on regular local productions. One of the biggest attractions of Prestwich is its many parks, including Heaton Park which offers lots to do on a sunny afternoon, with everything from vintage tram rides and boating on the lake to a farm centre, complete with wandering peacocks. The annual Park Life festival is held here every summer, attracting major names like FatBoy Slim and Rudimental.
Great commuter connections for you are all very well, but you want great schools for your kids as close as possible. Fortunately, Prestwich has a good choice of local schools for both primary and secondary pupils close at hand. Our Lady of Grace RC Primary lies just across the main road, with St Mary’s CofE Primary and Whitefield Community Primary also within easy reach. Older children can choose between several specialist schools, including Prestwich Arts College, Parrenthorn High School, which is a specialist technology college, and Phillips High School, which specialises in maths and computing. Greater Manchester also has numerous higher education options, including the universities in Manchester and Salford.
Prestwich is renowned for its eclectic mix of shops, with a fascinating selection of antique and vintage shops and even an original vinyl record store. The focus of village shopping is the Longfield Centre, which has a good mix of shops. For a more extensive shopping trip, head into Manchester for the Arndale Centre and the endless city centre shops and fashion boutiques, or take a drive around the M60 to the Trafford Centre where you can indulge your shopaholic tendencies with over 200,000sq m of retail therapy. If you prefer your big names with big discounts, try Salford Quays outlet village.
The development lies just off the main M60 Manchester Orbital Motorway, with the interchange of the M66 Bury road and the M62 to Leeds just one junction along. Manchester is just 3½miles away, Bury 4½miles and Leeds 39miles. Manchester Airport is 19miles and Leeds Bradford Airport is 42miles. Prestwich is part of the Manchester Metrolink tram system, with regular trams every few minutes in the rush hour, connecting to Manchester in around 17minutes and Bury in 19minutes. There are also regular bus services along the A56, which is a major arterial route into the city.
For GPs, register with Fairfax Group practice on Fairfax Road and for dentists try The Dental Practice on Bury Old Road.