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Andrew Buckley, MNAEA, Manager
Our Sale office is managed by Andrew Buckley who joined Gascoigne Halman straight after graduating from university in 2004. Andrew is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents and has a wealth of valuable experience and local knowledge. Andrew is supported by an experienced and dedicated team. Working together they deliver a truly professional service to all clients.
Fern Hutchings, Lettings Manager
I have a number of years’ experience working in Residential lettings within Sale and surrounding areas. I started my career as a Lettings negotiator for Bridgfords, Countrywide. I am now looking forward to my new role as Lettings Manager at Gascoigne Halman. My main focus it to maintain the excellent level of customer service we offer to our clients.
The historic town of Sale owes its name to the 12th Century landowner Thomas De Sale. Founded in the 7th or 8th centuries by the Anglo Saxons, it was once just a small rural settlement with meadows used for crops and cattle farming, but by the 17th century and with the arrival of the Bridgewater Canal improving transport links, Sale had grown into a busy town. The introduction of the railway in 1849 enhanced its appeal even further and Sale’s continued growth into a commuter town for Manchester and beyond was unstoppable.
Nowadays, the area is as popular as ever, due to the strong links into Manchester City Centre and Media City via three Metrolink stations; Dane Road, Sale and Brooklands and rail links to London and the south via Trafford Park railway station. Manchester International Airport also provides access to commuter links. The town’s proximity to the M60 motorway is a further fantastic commuter resource.
Trafford is well known for its excellent educational facilities and there are a large number of good schools situated close by to suit children of all ages. Local primary schools include Brooklands Primary and St Joseph’s Primary, and local secondary schools Sale Grammar and Ashton-on Mersey schools, both of which achieved an ‘outstanding’ verdict in their most recent Ofsted inspection, are great local options. Pupils from Sale also travel to the selective single-sex grammar schools in Altrincham, which achieve some of the best results in the country.
Sale town centre provides for all comprehensive shopping needs and includes a large number of multiple retail outlets. A walk around the town will also reveal smaller independent shops for those looking for something more unique. One of Europe's largest shopping centres, the Trafford Centre can also be found only a few miles away which is sure to satisfy the needs of every shop-a-holic!
Sport is extremely well catered for in the Sale area for both participants and spectators alike with Sale Water Park offering water sports on the doorstep, Sale Leisure Centre with its swimming pool, numerous golf courses including Ashton on Mersey, Sale and the municipal course at Woodheys Park, Sale Sharks Rugby and many more.
For those looking for entertainment, Sale’s Waterside Arts Centre provides a varied calendar of performing arts and exhibitions and the town also benefits from a wide range of restaurants and bars and pubs. Even though Sale is a busy town with Manchester city centre close by, the area still benefits from many picturesque ‘green spaces’ including Worthington Park, Walton Park and the National Trust Parks of Dunham Massey and Tatton are also within half an hour’s drive. Today, Sale is a prosperous and vibrant town which enjoys a huge variety of differing housing stock, from contemporary apartment developments through to many beautiful period and traditional homes. The town offers a great base for commuters and students alike, but more than this, it also offers a fantastic standard of living and a beautiful place to live, with amenities to satisfy almost any requirements.