There have been some seriously impressive properties sold across our region in 2021, from multi-million pound modern mansions to converted barns in the countryside.
We’ve pulled together the most expensive homes to be sold in each one of Greater Manchester’s boroughs in the last 12 months, according to Land Registry data.
As tends to be the case, the borough that dominates the more expensive end of the data is Trafford, where wealthy suburbs like Hale and Bowden are stuffed with giant luxury homes.
Stockport also has a lot of homes in the top end of the list, with Bramhall’s prestigious property market seeing homes averaging around half a million pounds.
The list across all 10 boroughs ranges from a £690,000 house with amazing views to a mansion owned by a very famous resident indeed.
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Bloomesbury Avenue, Didsbury – £1,850,000
Of course it’s a Didsbury home that tops the list for Manchester’s most expensive home sold in 2021.
The Land Registry has reported that this pad on Bloomesbury Road sold for £1.85m back at the start of the year.
It’s on the land that used to be home to the University of Manchester Didsbury campus, now turned into a neighbourhood of converted properties and ‘superhomes’.
Manor Road, Bramhall – £1,895,000
This four-bedroom pile is the most expensive home sold in Stockport in 2021, fetching just shy of £1.9m.
Its south-facing garden looks over the golf course and comes with a huge patio and sunken seating area, as well as its own games room.
The whole thing was renovated in 2017, so it’s bang up to date.
Hill Top, Hale – £5,000,000
What a pad this is.
This 10,000 sq ft home in leafy Hale, right on the Cheshire border, sold for £5m back in April.
Spread out over four floors, it has six bedrooms, an indoor pool, a gym, and a media room – you can see more photos at calderpeel.com.
Chatsworth Road, Worsley – £2,700,000
This Salford mansion had a very famous owner, former Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, reports The Mirror.
It was originally listed at £3.5m but eventually sold for £2.7m in July.
The massive house has its own cinema and gym, as well as five enormous bedrooms.
Regent Road, Lostock – £1,475,000
This house in Bolton is once again right on the edge of a golf course.
It’s got five bedrooms, six reception rooms, a cinema room and a swim/spa.
When can we move in…?
Redisher Lane, Hawkshaw – £1,300,000
This home in Hawkshaw, a village on the outskirts of Bury, is packed with character.
It’s got five bedrooms and four reception rooms and sold for £1.3m this year.
The big selling point has to be the surroundings though – it’s surrounded on all sides by rolling hills. Lovely.
Sennicar Lane, Wigan – £1,170,000
You definitely get a lot of house for your money over in Wigan.
This home is set in eight acres of land, with panoramic country views, four double bedrooms, and three reception rooms.
The massive converted barn fetched £1.17m when it was sold in 2021.
Norden Road, Bamford – £1,150,000
This sprawling property is in the village of Bamford, in Rochdale.
With four bedrooms, four reception rooms, and a three-car garage, it’s absolutely massive.
It sold for £1.15m this year – last time it was on the market, back in 2006, it fetched £910,000.
Oaklands Road, Grasscroft – £960,000
This house was only built in 2007, but its value has skyrocketed since, selling this year for almost £1m.
It’s spread out over three floors and comes with SIX bedrooms.
Mottram Old Road, Stalybridge – £690,000
Of all the pricey properties on this list, Tameside had the cheapest – but at a cool £690,000, it’s not exactly cheap.
It’s the views again that sell it, with bi-fold doors on the ground floor and balconies upstairs that look over the rolling hills that surround Stalybridge.
This house sold for £500,000 just two years ago – quite a jump in price.
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The beautiful new build homes in Greater Manchester that are far from being a blank beige box
When you think of new build homes, a lot of us might immediately picture a plain, square, neat little house, with magnolia walls, beige carpet and a completely unremarkable patch of grass out the back.
Despite these preconceptions, hordes of Mancs are heading out of the city centre in order to put down roots somewhere where you have your own front door, flights of stairs, and no scary rent increases looming overhead.
For those of us who want all the perks of a new build, but don’t want to compromise on style and character, there’s a new development in town that is bucking the trend.
Northstone’s Silkash neighbourhood has created 150 genuinely beautiful homes, full of design-led details like huge windows, natural textures in walls and floors, and landscaped gardens.
This new generation of new builds is situated in Westhoughton in Bolton, surrounded by green space but with super-easy transport links back into the city centre for those still clinging on to the hustle and bustle of Manchester.
Northstone has designed the neighbourhood to suit style-conscious home-owners, whether it’s your first step on to the property ladder or you’re just to get some extra space for your family.
Each home comes with high ceilings to complement those massive windows, and buyers can take advantage of the flexible spaces inside. They promise it’s the ‘antithesis of the pokey new build’.
For anyone worrying about the cost of living too (which is, well, all of us), the houses are some of the most energy-efficient on the market, packed with technology that will help households to reduce their energy usage.
The Silkash neighbourhood was built with community in mind – these are the sort of streets with trees, and wide spaces where kids can play out and neighbours can gather for street parties.
Anita Jolley, sales director at Northstone, said: “Most people come with a pre-loaded opinion about new build homes – some good, a lot bad.
“Time and again we smash those preconceptions as soon as people step through the door. Whether the wide tree-lined streets when people arrive, or the high ceilings, big windows and flexible layout of the homes, it’s a form of suburban living for those that really appreciate good design.
“Quite often, people really want their own front door and outdoor space, but they’re reluctant to leave their city centre apartment as they don’t want to compromise style.
“Northstone homes are fantastic for first time buyers and families who want more space and design-led living spaces at locations with excellent transport links.
“A big motivator for buyers is also the energy crisis and the effect on bills. Every inch of our homes has been designed with this in mind, meaning they’re some of the most energy efficient currently on the market in Greater Manchester.”
There are a range of house types available in Northstone’s Silkash neighbourhood, from two-bedroom to four-bedroom homes.
Plans revealed to build Manchester’s tallest skyscraper – with 71st-floor restaurant
Plans have been revealed for a cluster of new skyscrapers in Manchester city centre, including one tower that would become the city’s tallest building.
Property developer Renaker, which was behind the huge Deansgate Square neighbourhood that transformed the city skyline, shared its proposals for the next phase of the Great Jackson Street Development.
The five new towers would bring 2,388 new homes to Manchester city centre, in an area that was previously used as surface car parks.
If approved, ‘The Lighthouse’ would stand at 71 storeys tall, overtaking Deansgate Square’s South Tower (64 storeys) to become Manchester’s tallest skyscraper.
It would also be the tallest building in the UK outside of London.
The proposals have put forward the idea of having a restaurant on the top floor of The Lighthouse, which would be the city’s highest food and drink establishment by a long way (the current record belongs to 20 Stories).
The other four towers would stand in the corners of a newly-created public square, and Renaker plans to build two of them at 51 storeys and two at