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

Cheshire Life - - Property -

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.

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