Tarporley Sales Office, Wright Marshall,
63 High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DR
If you are looking for houses for sale in this area at the moment it is not difficult to see why. The area has an exceptional reputation. Knutsford was once named the best place to live in the north west by The Sunday Times. The area is best recognised for offering a high standard of living, quality transport links, and local amenities. The town has a considerably good crime rate. The overall crime rate is 58 crimes per 1,000 people making the rate considerably lower than the overall Cheshire crime rate average. The town offers residents and visitors alike a mixture of luxury, history, and escapism.
Knutsford is the perfect place for some afternoon shopping. With three streets lined with a great selection of independent boutiques and popular high street stores there is plenty on offer. The Indoor Market is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and we have the award-winning Artisan Market on Princess Street on the first Sunday every month. There is a selection of regional and national supermarket chains, including Booths supermarket located close to the heart of the town, and a new Aldi store situated at the entrance of King Street.
Knutsford is the perfect place for some afternoon shopping. With three streets lined with a great selection of independent boutiques such as Cocaranti, Paris Ladies Boutique, and Boutique d’Or. There are a total of 198 stores registered in this town so there is plenty on offer.
There is a selection of regional and national supermarket chains, including Booths supermarket located close to the heart of the town, and a new Aldi store situated at the entrance of King Street. The Indoor Market is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and we have the award-winning Artisan Market on Princess Street on the first Sunday every month.
You can also find some unique stores such as Pule and Perfume which offer a selection of niche home, men, and women fragrances. They also fairly priced gift sets and private consultations. Bax bees are also a must to visit while in this town. This rustic style store is the result of a family-run beekeeping operation. The store offers beeswax candles, gift packages, furniture polish and more. These organic products will certainly bring the fresh outdoors into your living space.
With over 100 outlets to eat and drink in and around this town, you will not find it difficult to dine out. Knutsford offers a range of food outlets to suit everyone in the family. If you are looking for a romantic night The Arboreum and Gusto are perfect spots. To get a real fine-dining experience we would have to recommend Brasserie Blanc which is a fairly new but award-winning restaurant and Jacobs which offers a range of high-quality contemporary British foods. For a more family-friendly day out or evening, you can check out Courtyard Coffee House perfect for all the family. If you are meeting friends or having family visiting we would have to point you to a spot of afternoon tea. There are many beautiful places to catch up over tea and cakes within this town. You can head to Gardens Cottage again located in Tatton Park where they offer a range of afternoon tea options from only £16.95. Here you can enjoy a quaint setting overlooking the outstanding gardens. You could also try Cottons Hotel and Spa for some afternoon tea which includes artisan desserts on their beautiful Al Fresco terrace or you can choose to sit in their greatly decorated restaurant for something a little cosier. For dog lovers, this town will not disappoint. You can take a trip to the dog-friendly Old Sessions House bar and restaurant where your dog can tag along.
For something a little casual, you can visit the Dexter and Jones coffee shop, bar and club. For some more formal drinks, you can catch up at Lost & Found or Wine & Wallop bar. If nightlife is your thing or you like to let loose on the weekends you can check out Kuckoo which is a modern and vibrant club. This club also offers DIY cocktail masterclasses which typically last for one house starting from only £25 per person.
The main hospital is Knutsford District and Community Hospital. Other private hospitals include Annandale Medical Center. In terms of dental practices, you have many to choose from with Gaskell Avenue Dental and The dental studio being among the top-rated in the area.
There are excellent facilities within the town, including a leisure center with a swimming pool and gym. Knutsford Sports Club is a thriving, amateur sports club with around 550 members to date. Facilities include both indoor and field archery ranges, a cricket pitch and practise nets, two squash courts and seven all-weather recently refurbished, floodlit tennis courts. In terms of gyms, you have many to choose from. The top-rated include Anytime fitness perfect for those with busy lifestyles, and Knutsford Gym.
You won’t have an issue finding a place to unwind in this town. You can take a trip to Cottons Hotel and Spa for a day spa treatment or an overnight stay for a full relaxation experience, you could also try out the Mere Golf resort spa which has outstanding views and treatments to offer. If you are seeking some beauty treatments but don’t want to attend a full spa day you can head to Nicholas Austen hair and beauty, Knutsford Nail and beauty, or Roberta Beauty to name a few.
In terms of outdoor activities, you have much to choose from here in Knutsford. In terms of golfing you may choose from The Mere Golf Course which also has a spa, The Beeches Golf, or Wilmslow Golf Club. For the younger golfers in the family, they can start with some lessons at Mike Donald Golf Lessons. Other outdoor activities for the kids include Holly Tree Riding school horse riding lessons, Tatton Park which includes an indoor and outdoor play area, and Gauntlets Birds of Prey- an outdoor zoo and wildlife park. To get the entire family involved you could also try out The Knutsford Treasure Hunt Trail.
You will not fall short of things to do on a rainy day in Knutsford. For a relaxing time, you can visit the Vue Altrincham cinema and theater or the Curzon cinema. For the adults or an educational day for the kids, you could take a trip to Knutsford Heritage Center, Tabley House, Knutsford Antique Center, or Penny Farthing Museum which includes an indoor coffee shop and restaurant. For something a little more exciting you can head to Battlefield LIve which is perfect for kids parties, hen and stag dos, or just a great family day out. For the foodies out there you will not be disappointed by the Taste Knutsford food and drink tour. This is a 3-hour tour which involves some walking it’s worth it where you will stop off at amazing spots around town for some of the best food and drink to taste recommended by the expert tour guide. The tour is cosy and lively and usually has around 15 people attending at one time.
If you enjoy architecture and the outdoors we recommend you visit Tatton Park which has an outstanding garden accompanied by an outstanding building, Peover Hall and Garden, and St Oswald’s Church.
Knutsford occupies a superb location, often considered at the gateway between Cheshire and Manchester, which is within easy commutable distance, as are the commercial centers of Chester and Warrington. The Railway Station offers a direct train service in 45 minutes to Manchester Piccadilly. Both the M56 and M6 Motorway networks are easily accessible, as is Manchester International.
The town hosts various festivals and events throughout the year. Summer festivals for adults are hosted in Tatton Park. However, at Christmas time Tatton Park is transformed for a spectacular Christmas event where families can visit Father Christmas and his elves within his festive woodland grotto. Events include Royal Mail Day which is an annual event in this town dating all the way back to 1864. This event involves a town parade and consists of children in old-style costumes. Tatton Park also hosts other events such as a flower show which is perfect for garden lovers.
There is also a range of schools in the area including private school Yorston lodge, others include Manor park, Bexton, Egerton, and Saint Vincent’s RC. Secondary schools include Knutsford highschool. Knutsford is a perfect location for families. Knutsford was in fact awarded the best place to live in the northwest in 2017. In terms of daycare centers, you can choose from Knutsford day nursery or The Mere Day Nursery. There are also many experienced childminders in the area which can be found through local agent websites.
If you are thinking of buying or renting a home in Knutsford you can contact our Estate Agents today at our Knutsford estate agents based at 1 Princess St.