David Wilson Homes - Gilbert's Cross, CW11
With two, three, four and even five bedrooms, there's a home for families of every size at Gilbert's Cross. These stylish but practical houses will give you plenty of room to grow – and there's loads to do nearby too, with a nature reserve, farm and pottery barn all within easy reach. Good schools and great transport links, make this the ideal choice for families.
The Crosses on The Cobbles - the traditional cobbled market square - is said to date back to the 7th Century, and the town's many listed buildings include The Old Hall Hotel, St Mary's Church and Sandbach School. Today there are thriving golf, rugby, football, cricket and bowling clubs, a community cinema and a leisure centre. The town also boasts the award-winning Foden Brass Band and the annual Transport Festival that attracts more than 15,000 visitors. Sandbach Park is ideal for relaxing, a site of special Scientific Interest with its wetland areas supporting hundreds of unusual species of birds, flora and fauna.
Sandbach has a selection of schools catering for both primary and senior pupils. Wheelock Primary is close to Gilbert's Cross and Sandbach Community Primary is within easy reach. Sandbach High School and sixth Form College caters for girls aged 11 - 18, while Sandbach School, founded in 1677, caters for boys of the same age. South Cheshire College offers education to degree level and has business and professional courses.
Sandbach has a good selection of shops and services with some specialist outlets and popular High Street names. There are a number of supermarkets including Waitrose, some large DIY stores and thanks to the town's Royal Charter, granted in 1579, there are regular markets held three days a week in the town centre and at Market Hall, offering everything from local produce, meat, fish, household goods, books and gifts. A monthly Farmers' Market and Crosses Market is also held on The Cobbles. For city shopping Manchester's Arndale Centre is just over 40 miles and the ancient walled-city of Chester is less than 30 miles.
Sandbach has great transport links with Junction 17 of the M6 less than four miles away. The A534 gives direct access to the motorway with Manchester less than 35 miles to the north and the West Midlands just over 50 miles to the south. Sandbach Railway Station near Gilbert's Cross is just an easy mile-and-a-half drive down the B4079 and bus services run from the town between Crewe, Winsford, Middlewich and Northwich. For air travel, Manchester Airport is approximately 27 miles.
There is also a fantastic range of fitness centres and gym facilities for all to enjoy, from Judo, Boxing, Marine Fit classes and Zumba, there's something for everyone.
From the M6 take Jct 18, at the round about take the 3rd exit. Turn left onto Brereton Lane. Turn right onto Chedford Lane. Turn left onto the A533. Take a right turn onto Moss Lane. For Sat Nav users use post code CW11 3PW.
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