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.
Featured image: Calderpeel
Council unveils ‘future vision’ for Chorlton’s high street as it sets out redevelopment plans
Manchester residents are being asked for their views on the ‘future vision’ of Chorlton’s high street as redevelopment plans have now been set out.
With the aim of making sure the neighbourhood stays an “attractive, welcoming, and accessible space” for local people and visitors to enjoy for decades to come, Manchester City Council has now launched a public consultation into the redevelopment of Chorlton’s main high street and immediate surrounding areas.
New artist impression images of the project have also been released.
The draft ‘Public Realm Plan’ is part of a city-wide focus on local district centres to ensure they can “benefit from emerging regeneration opportunities”, according to the Council.
With a number of development opportunities for the Manchester suburb now in the works and set to take shape over the coming years, the Council says this is a “timely opportunity” to put in place a vision for how the high street could look in the future, and open the plans up to the public for their thoughts and feedback.
The plans look to create a “distinct” district centre, with benefits for the local commercial, retail, and food and drink offering, all a part of them.
Cllr Gavin White, who is the Executive Member for Housing and Development at Manchester City Council, called Chorlton’s high street the “beating heart of the community” as the redevelopment plans went out to public consultation this week.
He commented: “We have made a clear commitment to focus on our district centres across Manchester and ensure our local high streets are vibrant, attractive, and welcoming spaces for local people and visitors.
“These centres are the beating hearts of our communities, and their strength is in providing a range of vital local services on the doorsteps of our residents. The economic prosperity of these spaces is directly linked to the prosperity of the wider local neighbourhood, and the right investment is crucial to support their continued success.
“Chorlton will welcome a number of key developments in the coming months and years, and this is the community’s opportunity to help guide how their high street and public spaces will look and feel in the years ahead.”
The public consultation on the redevelopment of Chorlton’s high street is now live and will remain open online until 19 March, as well as there being two in-person events on Thursday 7 March from 3-7pm at Chorlton Central Church, and on Sunday 9 March from 1-4pm at Oswald Road Primary School.
Mancs’ fury as new skyscraper dwarfs one of Manchester’s best rooftop bars
Ever since its relaunch in 2022, The Deansgate pub in Manchester has had one of the city’s best rooftop bars.
But the pub’s beautiful two-storey terrace, with views of the Deansgate Square towers, has suddenly been dwarfed by a development next door.
It’s not just a big tower – it’s an L-shaped tower that’s quite literally hugging two sides of the pub.
Your view currently is of its concrete spine, later to be replaced by shiny glass and brick and concrete.
As things stand, The Deansgate can’t even open its rooftop terraces, so close is the construction site to where punters should be nursing a Guinness.
And when it is able to open, its views of the southern city centre skyline will be completely blocked by the 22-storey, 357-bedroom aparthotel being built at 325 Deansgate.
The tower, from Dean Street Developments, is going to be so tall, it will also be cosying right up to Beetham Tower’s Cloud 23, historically the city’s leading sky bar.
Fans of the reborn boozer are, understandably, gutted.
When photos of the construction site were shared on local Facebook groups, one person commented: “Beautiful character building and bridge dwarfed by the new grey builds. There has been no attempt to blend these tower blocks.”
Another questioned: “Jesus, how did this get through planning due to the implications on the pub next door and one of the nicest beer gardens in town.”
Someone else said: “Lower Turks Head. Briton’s Protection. The Black Friar, Salford. The Deansgate. The Sir Ralph Abercrombie. I’m certain that there must be more – probably many more – local pubs now dwarfed into insignificance (or soon to be) by the “New Manchester”. There can’t be much more sky left to build over can there?”
Several people have compared The Deansgate to P J Clarke’s in Manhattan, a brick-built pub that still stands unchanged even as gigantic glass structures popped up on all sides.
The view from The Deansgate’s roof terrace has been covered by a new skyscraperThe huge aparthotel is taking shape beside the pub
Of course, even without the rooftop terrace space, The Deansgate has a lot going for it.
There are bars and cosy snugs spreading across three floors, retained features like stained-glass windows and woodwork, and a menu of traditional pub favourites.
The Deansgate isn’t the only pub that’s being bullied by a sharp-edged glass monolith either.
And the Lower Turk’s Head’s beer garden now has a view straight up the side of the tower block nicknamed the ‘Shudehill Shard’.
Amber Leaff, general manager for the Deansgate commented: “The Deansgate continues to operate as normal indoors, with three floors offering visitors plenty of space to enjoy a drink or some classic pub food and we’re delighted to continue to welcome customers through the door.”
You can already see the aparthotel taking shape beside The Deansgate pub