Love where you work - Hale, Cheshire

Anthony Jevons is the director of our Hale branch and he knows the Hale, Bowdon, Hale Barns, Altrincham and surrounding areas' property markets very well indeed. With more than 30 years of experience in the local property market, Anthony is well placed to offer insight into the market, as well as about the beauty to be found across the county. As he lives and works in Cheshire, we asked him to tell us what he loves about some of the villages and towns in Cheshire...

What’s your favourite thing to do in Cheshire?
I love cycling around the country lanes in Cheshire, particularly first thing in the morning before the traffic begins. One of my favourite rides is to Tatton Park, where invariably I'll spot some of the resident deer. I also love cycling through the early moring mist! 

What landmark in Cheshire do you most love and why?
It has to be White Nancy. I grew up in Prestbury and I could see it from my bedroom window. White Nancy is a structure at the top of Kerridge Hill, overlooking Kerridge and Bollington.

Built by John Gaskell in 1817 to commemorate the victory at the Battle of Waterloo, there are many stories about its name. Some believe it was named after John's daughter, Nancy, others believe it was named after the white horse that hauled it up to the top of Kerridge Hill. It has Grade II listed status

Tell us about where you work
With the bustling high street of Ashley Road in Hale there's never a dull moment! We have so many fantastic independent business, from homewares to clothing and coffee shops and restaurants - we're spoilt for choice!

Eyebrook Road in Bowdon is a stunning detached six bedroom house in a highly regarded location, standing in approximately 0.4 of an acre and enjoying a westerly rear aspect. Guide price £3,250,000.

Venture here in the morning and you can take your pick of relaxing spots for coffee and breakfast. By evening, Hale comes alive with families and couples out for a stroll and to eat in one of the plentiful restaurants. We have cosy restaurants, high end eateries, family-focussed cafes and of course Hale is the place to be seen, so we have our fair share of celebrity diners!

Bowdon is close by; a quiet network of tree-lined roads with some of the most prestigious properties in Cheshire.

Warwick Drive, Hale is an exemplary example of an early Victorian six bedroom detached house on this highly desirable road a short walk from Hale village. Guide price £1,500,000.

Hale's proximity to some of the best schools in the country means it's always a popular choice for families. We have both Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and Boys, Loreto Grammar School and St Ambrose College within walking distance, not to mention some fine state primaries and independent prep schools.

Heather Lea, Green Walk in Bowdon is a phenomenal three bedroom apartment with impressive accommodation and large south west facing garden, situated within an exclusive Victorian conversion on this premier road in Bowdon. Guide price £750,000.

Five minutes' away is Altrincham, itself a vibrant centre for independent retail and home to the now famous Altrincham Market. From here you can be in central Manchester within half an hour on the frequent Metrolink service. In the other direction we have the beautlful Cheshire countryside.

The Mount, Altrincham is a beautifully transformed four bedroom Victorian property boasting a wealth of features, with stunning gardens and direct access to the John Leigh Park. Guide price £890,000.

What’s it like living in Tytherington?
Tytherington is located between Prestbury and the edge of the Peak District, so it serves my passion for cycling well! There are so many fantastic walks and cycling routes in and around Tytherington, taking in many local landmarks including some rather good pubs!

Anthony and friends after a long bike ride

What secret place do you like to go to?
The Foxhole in Prestbury because I know just about everyone who goes in there, as I went to primary school with many of them! The pub is family run and offers a cosy, friendly welcome with a great selection of drinks and fabulous food. Ye Olde Admiral Rodney in Prestbury is also another great pub serving lovely food and even has a pop up tapas takeover evening and a great events calendar.

I also love just getting out on a good walk either on the Bolin Valley - any part of the 25 mile path - or the Middlewood Way, which is a ten mile curcular walk through a wildlife corridor. It's easy going so suitable for all the family.

What would you advise people to do when they visit Cheshire?
Stop and smell the roses and take your time to look around our beautiful county. Cheshire is home to some wonderful villages.

York Drive in Bowdon is an exemplary six bedroom property, finished to a high standard, on a desirable no-through Bowdon road. Guide price £2,300,000.

Cheshire really is a beautiful place to call home. To find out about any of our properties for sale in Cheshire please have a look at our website or contact our Hale branch on 0161 928 8881 or by email at

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