Nantwich area guide

Are you looking for a house for sale in Nantwich and thinking if this town is right for you? Well, here is our complete area guide to living in Nantwich to help you make the right choice. 

Situated on the banks of the River Weaver, Nantwich is a vibrant market town and civil parish in Cheshire. It is known for having among the highest concentrations of listed buildings in England, with particularly good examples of Tudor and Georgian architecture. St Mary’s Church is in the center of the town and is considered by some to be one of the finest medieval churches, not only in Cheshire, but in the whole of England.

Along with the key social amenities and some superb schools, Nantwich town center is bustling with pubs cafes, popular boutique shops and high street retail, not to mention the glorious countryside that surrounds the pretty little town, with great country walks perfect for those with dogs or if you enjoy spotting wildlife, peaceful scenery and still lakes then this is the place for you.

Living in Nantwich

If you are looking for houses for sale in this area at the moment, now may be the best opportunity. Nantwich is currently seeing extensive development in the area so now is a great time to buy. When development of this town is complete house prices will rise with it. This area is growing more popular with buy-to-let developers so we would recommend grabbing the opportunity soon if you are thinking of living here. At the moment houses here range from £300,000 up to £1m.


Local amenities

The high streets are full of unique boutiques that attract people of all ages and specialist independent businesses mixed with some major national retailers and supermarkets.

Nantwich is home to a traditional indoor/outdoor market, it is a great asset to the town with a wide range of stalls, which is complemented by a variety of markets which take place on the town’s square throughout the year including the monthly ‘Farmers Market’.


The high streets in this town are full of unique boutiques that attract people of all ages with a mix of major national retailers and supermarkets. Nantwich is home to a traditional indoor/outdoor market, it is a great asset to the town with a wide range of stalls, which is complemented by a variety of markets that take place on the town’s square throughout the year including the monthly Farmers Market. In terms of grocery stores, you can find all of the UK favorites on your doorstep from Morrisons to Aldi and M&S.


Food & Drink


If you are a foodie you will definitely enjoy Nantwich’s Food festival which takes place on High Street every September. Here you can find all sorts of exhibitors. Foods offered at the festival range from freshly baked cakes, exquisite cheeses and other dairy items, Korean, and Spanish foods.

Nantwich also offers various other restaurants and cafes. For a romantic night out there are various high-end restaurants to choose from. The Townhouse for example is a high-end restaurant and bar with a modern interior. The restaurant offers various foods to suit all pallets from simple homemade soup to tasty Risotto. If you are worried about making a reservation for a Saturday night don’t worry the town has various other high-end outlets just like this including Romazzino and Church’s Mansion. You will also not find it difficult to get a place for lunch here. For a truly unique experience, we would recommend a visit to Bench Bistro Bar where they quite literally serve you food on mini wooden benches! This is the perfect spot for a family day or a girly catch up. Other cosy lunch spots include Pillory House Coffee Shop, Cafe De Paris, and Ginger and Pickles.


Nightlife is booming in this town and you have many outlets to choose from for a night out. For some casual drinks, you can head to BeerDock, which is any Beer lover’s dream , offering a Beer Bottle shop, Bar, and also a tasting room. Other spots include The Thatch bar and club, The Globe Pub, and The Leopard bar and club.


The main hospital in the town is Leighton Hospital with other medical centers including John Snow House and Mr James Armatage. There is also an array of dental practices and opticians to choose from the area including a Specsavers and Mydental amount the top-rated.


Health & Fitness

If you like to work out and take a nice dip after you will love Nantwich Pool & Gym located at Wall lane. Here you can find a gym, large indoor pool, workout classes, fitness plans and coaching, and swimming lessons for the kids. They also offer monthly and yearly plans. Other gyms in the area include Dave’s Gym Fitness center and The Works Gym, there is plenty to choose from so you won’t have a problem getting a spot in a gym around here.

Spa & Wellness

For a relaxing experience, you can bring a spouse or friend to the wonderful Rookery Hall Spa. The Rookery Hall spa is a tranquil oasis for pampered guests, with treatments delivered by an experienced team of therapists. The Cheshire hotel’s state-of-art facility offers something for everyone from the luxurious treatment rooms eight, amber lounge and pools and steam rooms. There are also other options in the area including Madison Spa and Renew Clinic which offers super facials, tailored messages, and treatments for men.


Leisure and pleasure

Whether it’s a day out at Bridgemere Garden Centre which is one of the UK’s largest garden centres, a visit to the Secret Nuclear Bunker, a sweet treat from Tattenhall Ice Cream Factory or Snugburys, Cholmondeley Castle, Beeston Castle or even a relaxing spa day and Afternoon Tea at Rookery Hall. Nantwich has something for everyone. It is also a major centre for narrowboat holidays boasting miles and miles of beautiful canal scenery. Undulating countryside & rich agricultural land are close by interspersed with superb pubs & cafes, and various farm shops.

Indoor activities

Nantwich market is perfect for a Sunday day out. This market includes a Flea market, street market, and farmer market so you will be sure to find everything you are looking for. For a movie day, you can head to Crewe ODEON cinema which is less than a 15-minute drive away.

Outdoor activities

Whether it’s a day out at Bridgemere Garden Center which is one of the UK’s largest garden centers, a sweet treat from Tattenhall Ice Cream Factory or Snugburys, Cholmondeley Castle, or Beeston Castle you’ll find something for everyone. For those sunny summary weekends, you can enjoy the outdoor pool that the town offers called Brine Pool. You could also take a trip to Reaseheath mini zoo, a family favorite in the area. Reaseheath Mini Zoo is open on weekends and during school holidays. You can see species from around the world, plus take part in a keeper talk to find out more about our collection. For those who like to get away from busy life on a Sunday afternoon, the town hosts various golf clubs including Need Gold Center and Queens Park Golf Center.

History & Architecture

If history and architecture is your thing you will not want to miss a trip to St Mary’s Church. The church can be found in the center and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. The site is open to visitors from Monday- Saturday. It is regarded as one of the finest medieval churches in the UK welcoming thousands of visitors yearly. If you enjoy St Mary’s you will also enjoy a trip to Dorfold Hall or Wybunbury Tower. For something a little more exciting you can take a trip to Hack Green’s secret nuclear bunker. This secret Nuclear bunker here in Nantwich is said to be so authentic that visitors feel as if they are back in cold war times. The vast underground complex was once a secret summit for regional leaders in case of nuclear war. The 35,000 sq ft bunker would have acted as the Centrepoint and nerve-center to the government had such an event occurred – but all those years ago it remained unused until now. For rainy days you can head to Nantwich History Museum. The town of Nantwich has a rich history that can be discovered at the museum. You’ll find artifacts from all over here!


There are plenty of schools to choose from here for all ages. The town is best known for its selection of schools for younger children. Among the best based on rates and reviews are Acton Church of England Primary Academy 4- 11 years, St Anne’s Catholic Primary School 4-11 years, and Stapeley Broad Lane CofE Primary School 4- 11 years.

Travel links

Nantwich is linked to Four Major Motorways by the A500 Link Road. Manchester Airport, one of Europe’s busiest and fastest developing, is within a 45-minute drive of Nantwich. Frequent trains from Crewe railway station link Cheshire to London-Euston in only 1hr 30mins. Manchester and Liverpool offer alternative big-city entertainment. Internationally famous football teams, theater and concert halls are just some of the many attractions. The ancient city of Chester is only a 45-minute drive.

Thinking of living in Nantwich?

If you are thinking of buying a home in Northwich you can pop into our Wright Marshall estate agents based at number 4 The Bull Ring.