High Peak, which is located in the hill country of the northern section of the Peak District National Park, is home to many attractive market towns such as Whaley Bridge, Furness Vale and Disley, but is also within commuting distance of Sheffield and Manchester. The location has much to offer homebuyers who are looking to escape city life.
The average price of a terraced property in Disley is £178,494; a similar property in Whaley Bridge is £175,658, while a terraced house in Furness Vale sells for around £128,750. These prices are well below the average house price for Greater Manchester, which stands at £190,500. This makes these locations perfect for first-time buyers who do not have a very large deposit. Semi-detached houses sell for between £194,819 and £263,379. You can expect to pay more for detached properties in these locations, with prices ranging from £320,567 to £479,528 on average.
The area is home to many excellent primary schools such as Whaley Bridge Primary School, Furness Vale Primary School and Newtown Primary School, Disley. These schools are located in the towns themselves, which means your children won't have to face a long daily journey across the moors. For secondary education, your child may need to travel a little further afield to New Mills School & Sixth Form, which is located around 8 miles from Stockport, close to the Cheshire border.
The train from Whaley Bridge or Furness Vale takes around 45 minutes to reach stations in the centre of Manchester, while the train from Disley reaches the city in just half an hour. This makes any of these locations perfect if you wish to commute into the city. Each town is located on the A6, which provides easy access to Stockport and Manchester, as well as the M60 and M56 motorways and Manchester Airport.
Local Amenities and Attractions
Being located in the countryside, High Peak provides great opportunities to enjoy hill walking, climbing and cycling. The small towns dotted along the A6 feature traditional English pubs, which serve great home cooked food and local ales. There are also independent village shops which supply locally sourced foods of the highest quality.
Disley is home to Lyme Park, which is the perfect place for some family fun. The park features over 1400 acres of woodlands, a garden and a large country house which is managed by the National Trust. The onsite tearoom offers seasonal local food and cakes. If you would like to venture further afield, a trip Buxton, which is just a few miles to the south, is recommended. Poole’s Cavern is a beautiful cave system which is located deep in the Peak District national park and has been visited since the 1630s. The Cavern is located within the beautiful Buxton Country Park, which is both family and dog-friendly.
If you are looking for property in a rural location that's well-connected to the city, the towns and villages in High Peak could be the perfect spot for you.