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Phillip Diggle, MNAEA, Director
Gascoigne Halman's Hale office is led by estate agent Phillip Diggle who has over 20 years' experience in the property sector and has worked in the Trafford region for the last 14 years. This gives him an in depth knowledge of the local market place as well as property matters in general. Supported by his enthusiastic and experienced staff, the team at Hale has a wealth of property and local knowledge to draw upon.
Joy Biggs, Letting Manager
With over 15 years as letting manager of the Altrincham office, Joy has excellent contacts and strong relationships with landlords, tenants, re-location companies, football clubs and companies with offices in our area. Along with her lettings team of Liberty, Jack and Linda, provides clients with an exceptional service across the business.
Hale village is one of Cheshire's most exclusive residential areas located to the South of Manchester and boasting one of the country's most desirable postcodes. It is a small, friendly community with fantastic local facilities, upmarket shops and independent restaurants, and excellent transport links to Manchester and beyond.
Hale is located in Trafford, on the edge of Greater Manchester, making it ideally placed for the commuter. Excellent links into Manchester City Centre and Salford Quays are provided via the Metrolink at nearby Altrincham station.
Hale railway station also offers links into Manchester City Centre, via Stockport and in the opposite direction to the historic market town of Knutsford, and further to the Roman city of Chester. There is easy access to the North West motorway network, five minutes' drive away, and Manchester International Airport, just ten minutes away.
Hale is within the Trafford Council area, one of the few of councils to retain the grammar school system. Altrincham Grammar School for Boys and Altrincham Grammar School for Girls have an outstanding national reputation for academic excellence, as do Loreto Grammar School for Girls and St. Ambrose College for Boys. The area has an excellent travel link with many independent schools such as Withington Girls School, Manchester High School for Girls, Manchester Boys Grammar School and many more. There are excellent primary and preparatory schools to suit all requirements, including Hale Preparatory School, Elmridge Primary School and Well Green Primary School.
The village itself has a wide variety of sophisticated shopping and dining opportunities with many independent boutiques, restaurants and bars. Nearby Altrincham provides a comprehensive range of shopping needs including a large number of retailers, as well as vibrant bars and clubs. The Trafford Centre, one of Britain's largest shopping centres, is easily accessible via the M60. Although close to the city of Manchester, the area is a haven of tranquillity and borders onto open countryside.
The National Trust's stunning country estate, Dunham Massey is in close proximity offering some delightful walks and scenery within minutes of Hale village. There are excellent sporting facilities including golf courses, tennis clubs and the prestigious Bowdon Hockey and Cricket club which is one of the major clubs in the North West. Hale is the place to find some fantastic property, from prestigious townhouses to country mansions. It is a sophisticated but friendly community, and is equipped with superior educational opportunities and unsurpassed transport links.