Relocating to Cheshire? Premier property search is just a part of Fairmont Spencer’s service, because there’s more to relocating than finding the perfect home.
Getting under the skin of an area, a feel for the atmosphere as well as the housing stock, and a sense of whether you could see yourself opening your front door and feeling glad to be in this part of the world is equally important.
Every month, Fairmont Spencer is offering an online guided tour of a different aspirational area in Cheshire, with Hale the subject of our virtual voyage this month.
An ideal balance of urban and rural, Hale benefits from beautiful countryside and National Trust parks right on its doorstep, whilst retaining the feel of a bustling ‘urban village’.
The home of many of the ‘beautiful people’ of Cheshire – with Hale counting more than its share of stars of screen, stage and pitch as part of its population, if you like nothing better than feeling in the middle of things, whilst knowing you can easily escape to tranquillity, Hale could well be a relocation contender on your shortlist.
Moving to Hale in Cheshire? A wealth of stunning houses
A property reconnaissance tour in Hale would see you cruising leafy lanes and elegant, broad streets. Homes in Hale span everything from contemporary mansions and grand period homes to luxurious pied a terre apartments – the area’s prestigious Hilltop and Broadway and nearby Bowdon’s South Down’s Road are amongst the jewels in the area’s crown.
Hale village and Hale Barns exude elite living. The streets are lined with everything a bon viveur could wish for – from a clutch of cosmopolitan (and frankly rather delicious) restaurants including Simon Rimmer’s Earle (but more on that next week) to gourmet sweet shops – our advice is not to miss the Gobstopper for a mooch www.thegobstopper.co.uk/ that will send you straight back to your childhood days.
Don’t over indulge though, if you’re planning a spot of shopping: the clothes in http://www.the-editeur.com score highly in the style stakes, with delectable brands ranging from Patrizia Pepe, Sportmax and Pinko to the preppily laid-back Gant.
Ticking all the right sartorial boxes can’t be underestimated, as people-watching in Hale is a favourite local sport (and probably slightly more strenuous than the exercise offered by the charming bowling green that sits in Hale village).
If green space for stretching your legs is important, Dunham Massey lies practically on Hale’s exclusive doorstep. A classical Georgian house with a deer park forming a part of its spectacular grounds http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey/, during the First World War, this stunning Cheshire estate was transformed into a military hospital, becoming a sanctuary from the trenches for almost 300 soldiers.
More on Hale’s gastronomic hotspots next week! In the meantime, if you’d like to book a Cheshire reconnaissance tour as part of your relocation planning, do get in touch – we’d be delighted to show you around in style! http://fairmontspencer.co.uk/contact/