21 Aug

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a property for sale in Greater Manchester

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a property for sale in Greater Manchester

Properties in the city are often at the top of the priority list for many young professionals, but there are some who will inevitably be concerned about the constriction of being unable to escape the bright lights and enjoy a bit of downtime.

However, there are some areas of the UK that offer properties that are perfectly positioned to take advantage of bustling urbanised culture, while also boasting more picturesque surroundings that are just a stone's throw away.

The rolling hills and breathtaking views found in remote areas of rurality might not be the first thing to come to mind when considering property for sale in Manchester, but looking a little deeper about some of the natural beauty on your doorstep could well prove to be a game changer.

The Peak District

Separating the 30-mile gap between Manchester and Sheffield are the glorious inclines of the Peak district. After a hard week slaving away in the office, you can enjoy a weekend full of exploration, visual wonderment and quality time with friends and family within some of the most beautiful surroundings in the north - simply by taking a short drive out out of the city to the east on the A57.

Just the journey alone could be enough to have you hooked for life, with infamous Snake's Pass route that can be accessed via the Tameside area of Greater Manchester - and that's even before you take to foot to bask in the fresh air and mesmerising sights.


For those who would rather stick to public transport, just south of the wonders of Snake's Pass are the challenging but truly fulfilling trails of the Edale Peak, which can be accessed via a 20-minute train journey from Manchester City Centre.

Nature enthusiasts with the stamina to scale the dizzy heights here will find it is the ultimate escape, proving that the gradual expansion of the UK's city centres has still to infiltrate some of the country's most stunning natural sites.


Again just a short train ride away, about 11 miles north-east of Manchester are Saddleworth Moors. This is Greater Manchester's gateway to the Pennines and an intersection of the infamous Pennine Way walking route.

So for those seeking to buy a new property who want the connectivity and social vibrancy of the city centre, while maintaining the peace of mind that solace is never far away, there are few areas of Britain that can rival Greater Manchester.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801743675-ADNFCR

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