Stephanie Leech, MNAEA, Manager
Stephanie has been manager of the Holmes Chapel office since its launch in 2011, and has been with Gascoigne Halman
for over 18 years. She is a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents (MNAEA) and is also a Member of the
Association of Residential Letting Agents, one of the few estate agents in the area to achieve both qualifications.
Stephanie has demonstrated a passion for the property industry throughout her career which originally started as a
mortgage adviser and independent financial adviser.
She is supported in the office by Sarah Lawrence, Carys Macken & Jane Davies who share Stephanie’s enthusiasm and
Julia Kaz, Lettings Manager
Julia has over 10 years of Residential Lettings Experience, having worked in the Cheshire market for
most of those years she has extensive knowledge of the property market and prides herself on
providing an exemplary service. Having experience in assisting prospective Landlords in Buy to Let
investments, building property portfolios or dealing with day to day lettings, Julia will be able to
help and can assure you of receiving a thorough, reliable and professional service.
Holmes Chapel is an attractive large village, which retains its original charm and character, located in east Cheshire overlooking the Dane Valley, popular with both walkers and ramblers alike. It has retained its character as a village with a central parish church, several pubs and a good range of private shops. Local points of interest include the Old Red Lion Inn which dates from the 17th Century, if not before, and was one of the few buildings to survive the tragic fire on 10th July 1753 which burnt down 18 out of 20 houses. Only two cottages behind the church, as well as the Inn and the parish church escaped.
The village is perfectly located for access to major towns and cities throughout the North West and beyond. Junction 18 on the M6 is about one mile away, and the railway station enables commuting to Manchester, Liverpool and Crewe. Manchester Airport is within easy reach by both road and rail. London can be reached in less than two-and a-half hours, and Manchester within forty minutes.
The area is popular with families due to the excellent reputation of its schools. With regular ‘outstanding’ Ofsted inspection ratings, the Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School became an Academy in September 2011. Further afield, south Manchester private schools such as Cheadle Hulme and Stockport Grammar School have a longstanding reputation for academic and pastoral excellence. Holmes Chapel Primary School is a successful local school, and nearby primary schools Hermitage Primary School and Goostrey Community Primary School are also excellent options.
The area is naturally beautiful, and local nature reserves and National Trust properties include Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, and Tatton Park in Knutsford, one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. Leisure facilities for the health enthusiast can be found at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and include a gym, tennis courts, sports halls and a licensed bar, with further facilities such as a swimming pool and beauty spa in the exclusive Cranage Hall, just a mile out of the village. Woodside Golf Club is also just a short drive away with its 18 hole golf course, driving range, golf academy, licensed club house and The Castlebar Brassiere providing fresh home cooked food.
In the surrounding areas there are many interesting places to visit and things to do, from picnicking at Shakerley Mere, to visiting the famous Jodrell Bank and the Lovell Telescope which stands proudly over the Cheshire Plain and is the flagship of the Jodrell Bank Observatory. Looking further afield, Chester Zoo and The Blue Planet Aquarium are both 40 minutes away by car, Alton Towers is less than an hour’s drive and Delamere Forrest with some stunning walks, cycle paths and the ‘Go Ape’ adventure is around half an hour away, all providing a great family day out.
Properties in Holmes Chapel vary substantially from quaint cottages, period style semi-detached homes, many retaining original period features and character, right up to large three, four and five bedroom detached family homes. As it is also equipped with a number of retirement developments the village is appealing to all walks of life, and its superior facilities and outstanding natural beauty make it a great choice for almost any requirement.