Autumn in Cheshire and beyond - great walks and great properties for sale

With the changing of the season comes the glorious bursts of autumn colour, and what better way to experience the wonder of this time of year than with a country walk. Even better to be able to access the wonderful Cheshire countryside a hop, skip and jump from your own home, and even better still to round off your hike than with a well-deserved pint at a country pub! We feature a selection of great walking locations with exceptional properties for sale close by…


Lyme Park and the Peak District

Lyme Park, which nestles on the edge of the Peak District is a 1,400 acre estate with a medieval herd of red deer. It offers fantastic walks and stunning views, as well as a busy cafe and shop and excellent play area for children.

Nearby, the Peak District National Park, offers miles of walks for the amateur and experienced walker alike. Take a gentle stroll or take on a challenging hike and you'll find rewarding views, a chance to see wildlife and an exhilarating experience all round.

Overlooking Lyme Park, Woodgrange, Disley is a contemporary, state of the art, five bedroom HUF HAUS with outstanding views of the Peak District, set in about 1 acre of manicured gardens. Its various balconies and terraces make the most of the spectacular views, while the oak summer house with party room/office and kitchenette, and the treehouse, allow you to take in the beauty of the garden. Guide price £2,250,000. View details.

Otterbeck Hall, Chinley, High Peak is the most exquisite period stone-built seven bedroom country house, with outstanding views of the Peak District National Park, encompassed by majestic gardens and grounds of about 15.7 acres. Offers in excess of £1,750,000. View details.

Alderley Edge

Renowned for its bustling and vibrant high street, Alderley Edge keeps a wonderful secret just a few minutes from the heart of the village, with far- reaching views over the Cheshire Plain.

Whether you’re taking in the countryside views from Mow Cop folly, watching the cows graze at Bickertron Hill or taking a leisurely stroll around The Edge finished off with a pint at The Wizard, exploring the dramatic red sandstone landscape of Alderley Edge and its Bronze Age burial mound means you’re guaranteed a fantastic view of the fiery autumn changes across the Cheshire countryside and beyond to the Peak District. Find out more.

Dunham Massey/The Devisdale

A few minutes’ drive from the centre of the thriving market town of Altrincham, and on the doorstep for residents of Bowdon, Dunham and Lymm, is Dunham Massey – a garden for all seasons, an ancient deer park and a house filled with treasures and stories.

There are several wonderful walks that begin at Dunham Massey, not least the circular route around the National Trust site, taking in the resident herd of fallow deer in autumn colours or glimpses of owls and woodpeckers, finding hidden treasures in the ruins dotted about the site or taking in the wonders of Dunham Massey house and its fine gardens, which are magnificent in autumn and winter. There are so many wonderful events that take place at Dunham Massey – find out more.

A few minutes’ walk and you find Denzell Gardens and The Devisdale, an expanse of pleasant and well-maintained places to walk, with a sunken garden, peace garden and an ornamental pond. Open daily until disk, The Devisdale is a great place for an autumn dog walk, taking in the changing in the season and meeting like-minded local people. Find out more.

As the name suggests, Devisdale House, Dunham Road, Bowdon is indeed close to The Devisdale. An incredible Victorian villa, meticulously remodelled in recent years, this striking, five bedroom, 19th century Arts and Crafts villa includes a subterranean leisure suite with pool, spa, sauna and gym, a cinema room, a games room, triple garage and parking courtyard and an annexe apartment. Guide price £3,450,000. View details

Macclesfield Forest

For striking, almost Montana-esque landscapes, Macclesfield Forest is hard to beat for a long, energetic walk. A working forest, with four reservoirs that serve the local population, the forest is home to so many wonderful walks, including Shining Tor and Axe Edge Moor, Trentabank to Shutlingsloe, Flash & Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow, Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow, Ridgegate to Tegg's Nose or a more leisurely stroll around a smaller area of the forest. It’s a great area for other outdoor activities including horse riding, cycling, fishing and bird watching.

Springbank, Macclesfield Road, Prestbury, is an attractive family house that sits in an elevated position, ring fenced by pretty, private gardens and grounds which are surrounded by rolling farmland. 

This very secluded, generously proportioned family house has complete privacy, yet is within walking distance or only a short drive to central Prestbury village and all the village has to offer. Guide price £1,995,000. View details.

Cedar Lodge, Yew Tree Way, Prestbury is an exceptional family house that combines traditional elegance with contemporary style, with every room adorned with bespoke fittings displaying a no expense spared mantra with a breathtaking attention to detail in design.

The layout is fluid and ideal for a family and large-scale entertaining, and the landscaped grounds afford stunning views of the Cheshire countryside. Guide price £2,245,000. View details.

Churchill House, St. James Hill, Prestbury is a substantial five bedroom family house with an exquisite interior, built in the Georgian vernacular, on the outskirts of Prestbury village. Offers in excess of £1,750,000. View details

Bollin Valley

The Bollin Valley Way is a 25-mile recreational path shadowing the course of the River Bollin. that begins at Macclesfield Riverside Park and finishes in Partington, but it's possible to pick up just part of the route close to Hale, Hale Barns, Bowdon and Altrincham. Those looking to spend a whole day here can take in the whole route, which incorporates fields and woodlands, towns and villages, passes around Manchester Airport and ends up in the industrial area near the Manchester Ship Canal. For a quick dip into the Bollin Valley Way find circular walking and cycling routes here.

Church Coppice, Hale is an executive property offering impressive family accommodation within a secure gated development of just four properties within a few moments walk of Hale Village.  

This smart corner house is deceptively spacious and offers versatile and well presented accommodation in a very private location. Guide price £1,950,000. View details

Broadlands, Planetree Road, Hale is an immensely attractive property with stunning south facing gardens situated close to Hale village, effortlessly combining the best of both modern and traditional with well thought-through and balanced accommodation while encapsulating period character and charm. Guide price £2,750,000. View details

6 Brooks Drive, Hale Barns is a substantial and well proportioned detached family house standing in magnificent grounds extending to approximately 1.7 acres on a prominent corner plot. Offers in excess of £2,500,000. View details

For more information about any of these properties or to arrange to view please contact our Alderley Edge or Hale branches:

Alderley Edge
01625 540340

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