Barrow Bridge

Area Guide

Just three miles from Bolton town centre lies Barrow Bridge, one of the most beautiful villages in the country, built in the 19th century as showcase living for cotton mill workers.

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Barrow Bridge

The beautiful model village of Barrow Bridge, built originally by John and Robert Lord when they established their cotton mill and later developed in 1830 by Thomas Bazley and Richard Gardner to include rows of cottages, a shop and a school (now converted to apartment living) for the mill workers, sits nestled in the gorgeous countryside of the West Pennine Moors and has been famous for generations of Boltonians for its picturesque setting and its own tumbling brook.

Properties in Barrow Bridge

Barrow Bridge model village really is a jewel in the Bolton property crown and you are making more of a lifestyle purchase in this village, just as you would be with Edgworth. The picturesque 1st to 5th Street cottages can achieve in excess of £150,000 whilst across the road The Old School House apartments some of which offer duplex style living start around £115,00 to £120,000 through to £160,000 and beyond for some of the more spacious ones. The larger former mill workers houses, now most of which are bespoke conversions and some with their own footbridge are beautiful and prices can vary depending on the particular property but you can certainly expect to pay a premium. You will also find a mixture of traditional and, 60’ and 70’s style properties such as Louvaine Ave and Bryn Lea where family sized semi detached can fetch £200,000+. Catering for most budgets and all tastes, Barrow Bridge is simply divine in our opinion.

Leisure and Outdoors

If you are a fan of the great outdoors, Barrow Bridge is ideally situated on the edge of open countryside and open parkland, ideal for walking and with a range of trails for even the most hardy among you. Moss Bank Park and Smithills Open Farm are ideal for kids and there are a few celebrated local watering holes and eateries nearby for the grown ups.

Schools, Shopping and Transport

Barrow Bridge offers easy access to a number of local schools, including Smithills and Thornleigh with good bus services just a short distance from the village. Being close to Bolton’s ring road, the area’s shopping hot spots are all easy journeys with Asda, Lidl and Morrisons just five minutes away by car and Middlebrook retail Park only 15 minutes drive away.

Property for sale or rent in Barrow Bridge, Bolton

Property for sale or rent in Barrow Bridge, Bolton