Richard Leece, MNAEA, Manager
Our Marple Bridge office is managed by Richard Leece who has been with Gascoigne Halman for over eight years. Richard is a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents and has a wealth of valuable experience and local knowledge.
Richard is backed by an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly team that includes Louise Evans & Julie Kean who between them deliver a high standard of professionalism and successfully guide clients through the buying and selling process.
Moharram Rehman, MARLA, Letting Manager
Moharram has a wealth of experience working within the residential property industry. Living and working in the local area, Moharram has an in depth knowledge of the local property market and the surrounding areas. She is committed to ensuring both tenants and landlords are suitably matched and will ensure the smooth transition of the rental process.
Located approximately five miles from Stockport and situated close to the border between Cheshire and Derbyshire, this active town and its surrounding villages offer many facilities and a thriving community spirit. Boasting a beautiful timber framed chapel, parts of which date from the 14th century, and served by canals and railway links from the latter part of the 18th century, the town stands on the edge of the Peak District and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and footpaths. At the centre of the north-west’s Industrial Revolution, Marple benefited from the introduction of lime kilns and cotton mills in the area.
It has been a busy, thriving town ever since. The Industrial Revolution began the process that would eventually connect Marple to the north-west and beyond. The town is easily accessible from the M60 motorway, and Manchester international Airport is just a short drive away. The town has two railway stations offering services to Manchester, so the area is ideal for those who need to commute to the city centre.
There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area which make it justifiably popular with families. Local school Marple Hall occupies the site of the ancestral home of the Bradshaw-Isherwood family. Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College provides for students over the age of 16. Local primary schools include Rose Hill and All Saints schools. Students from Marple also travel to the excellent private schools in the area, including Stockport Grammar School, Cheadle Hulme School and Manchester Grammar School.
Famed for its long series of canal locks and picturesque marina, Marple is situated at the meeting of the Peak Forest and Macclesfield canals, which now provide fantastic recreational facilities for walkers, anglers and boaters, as do the nearby Roman Lakes. The nearby village of Compstall boasts the popular Etherow Country Park which has a series of lakes and footpaths and is an oasis for a wide variety of water birds and other wildlife.
Marple has its own swimming pool and boasts a number of thriving sports clubs including rugby, tennis, football, squash and Mellor has its own impressive sports club, the home of a successful lacrosse team. For the less energetic, Marple has its own family run cinema and amateur theatre company. Marple and Marple Bridge also have a number of cafes, restaurants and public houses which offer a wide variety of cuisines. Property in Marple ranges from beautiful detached family houses in the rural surroundings of the town to stylish one bedroom flats in modern development.
There are opportunities for almost any interest, from a first-time buyer to a family looking for a lovely rural property, to find a place in this unique area of south Manchester. Marple’s community spirit can be seen in frequent successful and popular events, including a successful food and drink festival, arts festival, annual carnival and an unmissable bonfire and fireworks event for Bonfire Night. The town offers the perfect balance of convenient amenities and uniquely beautiful natural surroundings. Local people are passionate about local history and their interest in the town’s past and its continued success is testament to Marple’s popularity.