With a great range of shops, restaurants and schools on its doorstep, a state-of-the-art leisure centre and excellent transport links, Howe Bridge Mills is a smart choice for families big and small. And even more so when you consider that this superb range of mews, semi-detached and detached homes is only 15 miles from Manchester city centre and a mere 5 miles from the bustling market town of Bolton.
A suburb of the town of Atherton in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Howe Bridge is famous for its rich coal mining history. In fact, a Victorian model version of the original ‘pit’ village still stands in the town today and is just one of a number of important local conservation sites.
Atherton itself is just a five-minute stroll away and here you’ll find a choice of high street banks, independent shops and the bigger well-known brands too. There are a good number of coffee shops, as well as pubs offering traditional ales, a great Thai restaurant and, if you enjoy Indian food…well, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.
Our exciting Atherton development is located in Howe Bridge on the former site of a Victorian cotton mill. A mere 30-minute drive from Manchester city centre, this impressive choice of contemporary homes offers you and your family the chance to be part of a thriving local community in a pleasant suburb with both a rich industrial heritage and a bright new future.
The Howe Bridge Mills development with its beautiful new homes is served by excellent transport links. Move here and nearby Atherton rail station will give you easy access to a variety of destinations, including Manchester Victoria, Wigan, Blackburn and the popular seaside resort of Southport.
The M61 links you to Bolton, Preston, Blackburn, Trafford Park and, of course, Manchester City Centre.
Just 30 minutes away is Manchester Airport, operating flights to over 200 worldwide destinations.
To add to its appeal as a great place for families to live, Howe Bridge Mills has an enviable range schools right on its doorstep, whether your children are at the primary or secondary stage of their education.
For children of primary school age, St Richard's Roman Catholic school is less than half a mile away, as are St George’s Primary School and Meadowbank Primary School, which have both been rated Good by Ofsted.
For older children there’s Atherton Community School, just 0.4 miles away and rated Good by Ofsted. Meanwhile, just a little further afield is Fred Longworth High School, which has been rated Outstanding.
You’ll never be short of things to do if you make Howe Bridge Mills your home. The nearby leisure centre alone provides plenty of fun and fitness for the whole family, with its skate park, adventure play, climbing wall, swimming pools and more. And when the weather’s warm, there’s the lovely Atherton Park. Shopping in the area includes lots of independents, including butchers, delis, bakeries and florists, along with well-known high-street brands and supermarkets. Worth a special mention – especially if you love a bargain – is Ena Retail Outlet, located in a beautiful Grade II listed mill and open seven days a week. You’ll also be pleased to know that Atherton boasts a great range of places to eat and drink.
Further afield, try the bustling town centres of Bolton and Wigan, just 5 miles and 7 miles away, respectively. Or enjoy a day of shopping, culture and sightseeing in the vibrant city of Manchester.