Joanne MacLeod MNAEA, Manager
Gascoigne Halman in Poynton is managed by Joanne MacLeod who has over 25 years’ experience in the property industry,
who brings a fresh and enthusiastic approach to property transactions whilst focusing on the traditional values of
Joanne is a qualified Member of the National Association of Estate Agents and has a hugely experienced team working
alongside her, Emma, Owen, Alison and Steph who live locally.
Chris Dodd, MARLA, Sales & Lettings Consultant
Chris has 3 years' experience working in Residential Lettings; he started working as an apprentice at the Didsbury
Branch and was soon promoted to the Knutsford Office in March 2013 to gain more experience within the rental
market. Chris excelled in this roll and is now overseeing the Lettings Department in the Cheadle Office, he is also looking to
further his skills and learn more about the process of selling properties. Chris has also recently passed his exams and is now
a fully qualified member of ARLA.
Poynton is situated in the north of the borough of Macclesfield and is a thriving small town, which retains links with its history as a small mining village until the early part of the 20th century. Connections with the Manchester and Birmingham railways and the Macclesfield canal have supported the town through being an industrial coal-mining centre during the 19th and early 20th centuries, to its evolution into the busy commuter town you can see today.
Poynton has proved popular with commuters and the railway station is situated on the main Macclesfield to Manchester line. The fantastic transport links include a direct link in less than half an hour with Manchester city centre, and to London in just over two hours. Manchester International Airport is accessible in just 20 minutes. The village itself had a multimillion pound face lift and traffic scheme installed in 2011 and 2012 which improved traffic flow around the village and made Poynton an even more attractive place.
There are four good primary schools in Poynton all of which scored very highly on the recent Ofsted reports. Poynton High school also has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Nearby high schools in Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Bramhall and Alderley Edge are also excellent local options. Pupils from Poynton also travel to the great private secondary schools in the south
Manchester area including Cheadle Hulme School and Stockport Grammar School. The addition of a large Waitrose supermarket gave villagers an attractive shopping opportunity whilst there is a wide selection of restaurants, coffee shops and bars for people to choose from. The village also boasts a range of local shops and businesses which include a family butchers, post office, large electrical store, DIY store and clothing shops to name but a few. The area has a diverse selection of housing stock from modern apartments to period terrace property, modern family estates homes to million pound plus mansion houses. There really is something for everyone.
The town retains a traditional, community based feel, and annual traditions such as the Poynton Show, held every August bank holiday weekend since 1885, provide fantastic opportunities for the local community to come together to celebrate the culture and commerce of Poynton. It’s held in an attractive park next to the eighteenth century ‘Poynton pool’. Recreational walkways along the Middlewood Way, as well as the Lady’s and Prince’s Inclines up into Lyme Park, are also accessible from the town. Poynton is a fantastic community ideally situated between the convenience of Manchester and the beauty of some of the north-west’s most attractive countryside.