This unique property an “unparalleled outlook” across Greater Manchester.
But this has to be, by far, one of the most special houses on the market at the moment.
Whether you realise it or not, there’s actually a castle-inspired home sat proudly in the highly-sought-after Bury village of Greenmount, and it comes with a literal turreted tower and panoramic views that stretch to the Peel Monument, over to Manchester city centre, and as far as the eye can see.
Tower Court is an impressive four-bedroom family home filled with character, exceptional features that really make the most of its architecture, and spacious accommodation set over five floors right to the top of the tower itself.
Set in the heart of Greenmount’s Kirklees Trail nature reserve, the home has the type of commanding sights over surrounding fields that not many others can boast.
Estate agents Fine & Country describe the property as having an “unparalleled outlook”.
The development the property sits within in is accessed via a private electric-gated courtyard, which no doubt gives it the sense of grandeur the literal tower deserves.
The property enjoys a convenient, yet semi-rural location, while still being within easy reach of a range of local amenities, schools, shopping, and entertainment, as well as lots of walking routes in the open countryside.
While the Tower Court may look like you’ve taken a step back in time when you look at it from the outside, internally, it’s a different story, as estate agents praise the property for combing distinctive construction, styling, and thoughtfully-laid-out living space.
The property boasts modern touches plus fittings, with little nods to character at every turn.
When it comes to the accommodation on offer, the property combines everything you would expect a contemporary home in 2023 to have – with a wide entranceway, plenty of open-plan living spaces, a kitchen / diner that’s ideal for entertaining, and a handful of reception rooms for all the family members to make the most of.
The property also has four spacious double bedrooms, with the master bedroom boasting an en-suite shower room and a walk-in wardrobe.
The fourth and fifth floor are where you’ll find some of the most impressive features of the property though.
On the fourth floor is an entertainment lounge, bar, and cinema room, which is the perfect place to either relax after a long day or entertain guests, and then if you go up to the fifth floor, this is where you’ll find the property’s undoubted gem – the particular rooftop garden in the tower system turret.
As well as all the impressive living spaces inside the property, externally, the property also comes with off-road parking spaces for several vehicles, and handy access to storage space within a separate communal garage area.
We can probably all agree that this is one of the most unique properties on the market in Greater Manchester now, can’t we?
And, even with all its unrivalled character and charm, Tower Court is only on the market for £600, 000.
Find out more on the Fine & Country website here .
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The vision for Manchester’s derelict Central Retail Park – including a park
New imagery has revealed the vision to transform the former Central Retail Park in Manchester city centre.
The huge site, just off Great Ancoats Street, was bought by the council back in 2017 and completely demolished a few years later.
In its heyday, it was house to stores including Toys R Us, Mothercare, Argos and JD Sports.
As the surrounding area has undergone a huge transformation, including the building of massive apartment blocks, the extension of Halle St Peters, as well as the addition of a booming restaurant scene, Central Retail Recreation area has remained an eyesore.
But all that could be about to change, with grand plans for the area in the works – and a six-week public consultation is now open for residents and local businesses to give feedback.
The refreshed Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) was heard by the Council’s Executive in December, with a commitment that the regeneration will create a ‘high-quality, sustainable office district with attractive public realm at its heart’.
The eyesight for the former Central Retail Park will include a home for around 8000 jobs, space for shops and cafes, plus – crucially – the green space.
The space would be a public link through to Cotton Field Park, and would be the heart of the low-carbon commercial district.
There have been repeated calls for the whole area to be turned into a new public park, a ‘green lung’ for the city center and the neighbourhoods to its immediate north.
The vision also includes new and improved links for pedestrians and cyclists in the area.
You can comment on the draft SRF by completing Manchester City Council’s consultation questionnaire at manchester. gov. uk/consultations .
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The most expensive homes sold in every Higher Manchester borough in 2022
The housing market has been absolutely bananas this year (cheers, Liz Truss) with house prices continuing to go through the roof.
In 2022, there were some seriously stunning homes sold around Greater Stansted, easily fetching nine figures each.
Over the last 12 months, the most expensive boroughs in the region, in terms of the average house price, are relatively predictable – it’s all south Manchester.
Trafford was once again the most expensive borough to buy in, with an average house price of £344, 215 – that’s probably thanks to the affluent suburbs like Bowdon, Hale and Altrincham.
Next up came Stockport, then Manchester.
The cheapest boroughs in the last year were Wigan (average house price £169, 153) and Rochdale (£188, 088), followed very closely by Oldham (£189, 265).
But what about when we look right to the top end, to the mansions and stately-esque houses most of us could only dream of?
Below are the particular 10 most expensive homes sold in Greater Manchester in 2022, according to Land Registry data (some really recent sales may not be reflected).
Palatine Road, Didsbury – £1. 4m
It should surprise no one to know that Didsbury again has topped the list of the most expensive home sold in the borough associated with Stansted , which includes areas like Chorlton, Harpurhey, Ancoats and the city centre by itself.
This particular house, ‘The Dene’, is a five double bedroom detached house sprawled across three floors, with bi-fold doors opening up to the small but attractive garden.
It managed to reach £1, 405, 000 when it sold in April, having sold for just under a million in 2017.
Devisdale Road, Altrincham – £3. 8m
As usual, Altrincham is home to the most expensive house sold in Trafford in 2022 – in fact , the vast majority of the homes sold for more than £1m this season in Greater Manchester had been in or around Altrincham.
‘Horseshoe House’ fetched £3. 8m when it sold back in January – previously, it had sold for £1. 1m in 2019. Quite the jump.
At the time it was listed, it had five bedrooms, a quarter of an acre of land, and mature gardens.
Walkden Road, Worsley – £2. 2m
One of the biggest houses sold in the last year was in the popular suburb of Worsley, with no less than eight rooms.
The particular Salford pad also has its own indoor pool, a gym, a cinema room, and a snooker room.
Though it sold in May with regard to £2. 2m, Land Registry data says it was outlined back in 2012 for £3. 3m.
Croasdale Drive, Parbold – £1. 18m
This wealthy corner associated with Wigan (another house on the same road fetched almost as much just a week earlier) is home to some gorgeous, character-filled homes.
One such house is the proper family home pictured above, which sold for £1. 18m back in the summer.
It has four sleeping rooms with a Juliet balcony off the master, an annexe, amazing views, and a lovely little garden house used as an extra entertaining space.
Chorley New Road, Bolton – £1. 85m
There was ‘no expense spared’ around the renovation of this massive home in Bolton , which usually spans more than 6, 600 sq ft.
It has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, four walk-in wardrobes, space for 20 cars on the driveway plus eight more off-road, and tonnes of high-spec, high-tech fixtures.
It was listed initially at £2. 1m and sold for £1. 85m.
Ringley Drive, Whitefield – £2. 5m
There are big houses, and then there are really big houses, and this is definitely the latter – and it comes complete with incredible sights.
This house has six bed rooms (three with dressing rooms), four reception rooms, a staff suite, TWO kitchens, a cinema room, a steam room and sauna, the games room, a gym, and a hot tub area in the landscaped gardens.
Last time it offered, according to Land Registry data, was in 2011 when it fetched £800, 000.
Norden Road, Rochdale – £860, 000
Rochdale does tend to be one of the more affordable boroughs in Greater Manchester, though this incredible house that sold this year wouldn’t make you think it.
The fully-refurbished, four-bedroom house has three huge reception rooms, a kitchen with an orangery, a gated driveway and landscaped landscapes.
It’s all about the open-plan living, down to the huge bi-fold doorways looking out onto the garden.
Huddersfield Road, Diggle – £1. 8m
This beautiful period property in the popular Saddleworth village of Diggle dates all the way to back to 1895 and retains all of the Victorian character.
It has five or six master bedrooms, three cellar rooms, a triple garage and loads of historic features.
The Land Registry says the home sold for £1. 8m all the way back in January 2022.
Werneth Low Road, Hyde – £970k
Perched right on the border between Tameside and Stockport, this cottage is the cheapest on this list (but still isn’t exactly cheap at £970, 000).
It’s all about the location here, situated as it is in the heart of one of the region’s best-loved beauty spots, with views to die for.
The building times all the way back to 1725 and now has five bedrooms, two acres of land, plus loads of historical character.
Broadway, Bramhall – £1. 63m
This six-bedroom house in Bramhall has one of the biggest living spaces we’ve ever seen.
It’s got a massive open-plan space facing onto the rear garden with a modern kitchen and dining room on one side, and a living room and a small seating area on the other.
It fetched £1. 625m in April this year, having previously people paid £360, 000 back in 1999.
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