Be well connected
Whether you choose city centre living, or a quiet rural location, good transport links are always important says estate agent Peter Higham Cheshire Life: April 2019
Some people choose to live in vibrant city centres, some in leafy suburbs, and others in quiet villages. These choices are the result of a complex set of decisions, trade-offs, personal preferences and priorities as well as attributes and amenities that the different areas offer.
Transport remains a key concern for anyone looking to purchase a property, while the importance is particularly heightened for those commuting into Manchester or other cities across the UK.
For many people, despite what type of community they live in, being close to good public transport links is crucial, whether for work, leisure, visiting family and friends or getting to medical appointments or airports. Those who can’t drive can be hindered if rail or bus links are poor, which will make day-to-day life much more inconvenient.
Many people prefer to live in a convenient location, with good access to local amenities and strong transport links. They will often be willing to travel a little bit further into work, if it means they can live in a quieter part of town.
Families, in particular, are often keen to live away from major cities for the slower pace of life and extra green space on offer, while middle-aged and retired renters – who are growing in numbers – are also likely to prioritise the chance for a bit more solitude.
The cost of getting to and from work will also be a consideration for people looking to purchase a home. While the cost of transport links is completely out of your control, if you live in a location with speedy and affordable rail and bus links on your doorstep, your property will most likely have a higher appeal to house hunters.
South Manchester has a combination of good schools, great transport links and a variety of housing stock, which makes it a good option for anyone looking for a stable place to invest. The A34 bypass relief road has recently opened, and has made journey times and access to the airport and motorway far easier, creating a steep demand for houses in Disley and the High Peak.
If your home is near reliable rail, bus or road links on its doorstep, when it comes to selling or letting your property – this could be the difference.
Beautifully located in the picturesque Red Wharf Bay on Anglesey, with direct access to the Anglesey coastal path. Red Wharf Bay is approximately ten minutes drive to the A55 coast road and just over an hour drive to Chester. The bay has always offered an excellent ‘get away’ destination, with beautiful sea views, an extensive sandy beach, that extends to The Llanddona Headland. Red Wharf Bay has a superb choice restaurant, that are well positioned and only a short stroll away. After a significant investment, The Tafarn On The Bay Holiday Park, now also provides a spa as well as a popular restaurant. Red Wharf is also five minutes drive from the desirable seaside village of Benllech, either along the beach or a few minutes drive on the A5025. Benllech offers a large range of amenities including shops, supermarkets, a new medical centre, schooling, a golf course, cafes, restaurants, village pubs, a wine bar and another large sandy beach. A stunning opportunity to redevelop a waterfront location, either as a single or double plot venture. ‘Seacroft’, located next to ‘Royd’, were built in the 1920’s by the same family and is a single storey timber frame chalet bungalow, enjoying a generous size plot with superb sea views. The property is freehold and affords an entrance hallway, lounge with large bay window and patio doors, kitchen dining room, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The property has off road parking, enclosed gardens and far reaching sea views across Red Wharf Bay and to sea.