Choose a home with character this Halloween season

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

Choose a home with character this Halloween season

It’s all treats and no tricks across the Cheshire property market this Halloween season, says estate agency Gascoigne Halman.

Gothic architecture is typically associated with Halloween but with the gothic period ending in the mid-17th century, there are few Cheshire properties beyond churches and cathedrals that showcase this supernatural style.

The treat for house hunters this Halloween is Cheshire’s array of characterful homes on the market, showcasing prominent architectural styles from art deco to post-modern.  Gascoigne Halman is encouraging house hunters to explore the architectural styles available and choose a property that appeals both aesthetically and practically.      

"Characterful properties are more than just homes; they showcase unique craftsmanship and period design," commented John Halman, executive chairman of Gascoigne Halman. "Whether it’s a grand dining hall that offers elegant entertaining, a listed manor house with a historic library, or a garden that offers a tranquil courtyard, there’s something on offer for everyone here in Cheshire.”

Gascoigne Halman's Top 5 Fascinating Features of Cheshire’s Characterful Houses

  1. 1.      Architecture and Period Details

Characterful houses are distinguished by their detailed architecture and exquisite period details. Ornate mouldings, original hardwood floors, and charming window casings are the hallmarks of these homes. Each element reflects the craftsmanship of a historic period, forming a property that is a true work of art.

This four bedroom Grade II listed property for sale in Altrincham features characterful Georgian style accommodation throughout The Downs, Altrincham, 4 bedroom, End Terrace (


  1. 2.      Historic Libraries and Cosy Reading Corners

Within historic homes, libraries and cosy reading corners offer hideaways, providing peace and quiet to get lost in a good book. Rich, wooden shelves line the walls, and these spaces provide an inviting atmosphere, with soft armchairs and warm lighting, creating a haven where book lovers can escape reality.

This six bedroom period property available to buy in Marple Bridge offers a private study, perfect for book lovers: Glossop Road, Marple Bridge, 6 bedroom, Detached (


  1. 3.      Grand Dining Halls and Elegant Entertaining Spaces

Grand dining halls and elegant entertaining spaces showcase the design of a historic period property. Detailed architecture and ornate tables, make every dinner celebration one to remember. These spaces are not just for dining but for hosting large gatherings and celebrations.

This five bedroom Georgian style property for sale in Macclesfield features elegant dining and entertaining spaces, including original staircase and oak flooring, decorative archways, and beautiful entrance hall: Leek Old Road, Sutton, Macclesfield, 5 bedroom, Detached (


  1. 4.      Enchanting Gardens and Tranquil Courtyards

Stepping into gardens and courtyards surrounding characterful homes is like entering your own private oasis. Ancient trees stand tall, and vibrant blooms decorate the surroundings of the property. These outdoor spaces are ideal for family gatherings, and moments of quiet reflection.

This five bedroom house in Marple Bridge boasts an enchanting South facing terraced courtyard garden with stunning views towards the hills of Mellor: Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge, 5 bedroom, Detached (


  1. 5.      Stately Chambers and Timeless Elegance

Within the walls of characterful properties, stately chambers showcase timeless elegance. Intricately carved woodwork, regal fireplaces, and grand staircases reflect different periods of history and add a touch of grandeur to each room. These rooms embody historic architecture and invite homeowners to step into the past, modernise and preserve their original charm for years to come.

This five bedroom Victorian property for sale in Frodsham showcases a magnificent lounge with a high ceiling, deep bay window oak panel walls and a unique large inglenook fireplace with ornate carved mantel.  Formerly part of Erindale Mansion House is it brimming with historic features: Carriage Drive, Frodsham, 5 bedroom (


Awarded a Gold Award with Honours for Sales and a Gold Award with Honours for Lettings at the Estate Agency Masters Awards 2023, Gascoigne Halman is one of the top estate agencies in the country.  It has a network of 23 offices across Cheshire, South Manchester and the High Peak and specialises in sales, lettings and mortgages.