Leighton Snow, MNAEA, Manager
Leighton worked with Gascoigne Halman during his early career and, after spending 7 years selling property in Central London, returned to Gascoigne Halman to run the Cheadle office.
Leighton has over 15 years’ experience in estate agency and is joined in Cheadle by an enthusiastic team, made up of Gemma Lumby MARLA, Katy Bowden, Jan Bones, John Wallis and Liz Bradbury. Between them they have an unrivalled level of local knowledge.
The team is always happy to help and have earned a reputation of offering a personal and truly professional service.
The charms of Cheadle are immediately apparent as you enter the centre of the village to be greeted by the Historic White Hart Pub and St Mary’s Church. The church dates from the reign of Henry VIII, and stands on a site which dates back to the 12th century. Cheadle was a manor owned by the Bulkeley family between the 14th and 18th centuries, and is home to many beautiful older buildings, including Moseley Old Hall, a Stuart mansion dating from 1666, and Victorian country house Abney Hall, where Agatha Christie wrote two of her most popular books.
This welcoming setting enjoys tremendous convenience with motorway connections at hand. Cheadle is easily accessible from the M60 Manchester orbital motorway. Nearby railway stations at Gatley Cheadle Hulme and Stockport offer fast connection in just 20 minutes to Manchester. The village is situated approximately 8 miles from Manchester City Centre, and at just 4 miles from Manchester International Airport, meaning that Cheadle has easy access not just to Manchester and the north, but to the rest of the world.
Education is obviously of paramount importance and fortunately the area is well served by excellent primary and secondary schools, both state and private. Primary schools including Cheadle Primary School, Meadowbank and Lady Barn House School are excellent local options. The local secondary school, The Kingsway School, enjoys success both in inspections and examinations, and the area is also home to successful independent schools such as Cheadle Hulme School and Stockport Grammar. Cheadle itself is well served with shops, pubs and bars. Local attractions include state-of-theart telescope Jodrell Bank, beautiful stately home and grounds at Tatton Park, and Victorian landmark Quarry Bank Mill, in nearby Styal. Cheadle Golf Club and Cheadle Health and Sports Club both offer fantastic facilities.
The pleasant villages of Gatley and Heald Green, as well as vibrant Didsbury, with a state-of-the-art cinema, bowling complex and restaurant facilities, are all close by. The village is also just 3 miles from Stockport Town Centre, which is equipped with a leisure centre, cinema and extensive shopping facilities.
A number of houses in Cheadle that were built in the 1800s still stand today. The houses in the ‘Conservation Area’ in the centre of the village, near the railway bridge by the Ashlea pub, and around Brook Street, The Crescent and Frances Street, have an abundance of old world character and charm rarely seen in the South Manchester urban sprawl. Sophisticated modern developments are also available, making the village a flexible and diverse place to live.
Cheadle’s desirable location, historic character and superior facilities make it a fantastic place to live. It is a traditional railway village in a beautiful setting, equipped with all amenities for modern life.