Area Guide

Belmont is a picturesque Lancashire village set in beautiful countryside just a short drive from the shops and supermarkets of Astley Bridge and with easy access to the region’s motorway networks.

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Originally known as Hordern until 1804, Belmont – beautiful hill – was renamed by calico printer Thomas Rycroft and squire Laurence Wright, allegedly to make the village sound more attractive to potential workers, building houses for these workers to rent in Maria Square (named after his daughter) and Top, Middle and Bottom Rows along the high street. With two well loved local pubs in the village and a selection of sympathetic modern homes, Belmont is a much sought after location for lovers of the countryside, sitting as it does on the shoulders of Winter Hill.

Properties in Belmont

With an abundance of stone properties set on the slopes of Winter Hill, Belmont offers highly sought after terraced homes with bags of character available from £120,000 to over £200,000. Anshaw Close is an 80s style executive development of detached stone built family homes in keeping with the village style offered in the region of £300,000 with outlying converted properties priced at £500,000 and beyond. The recent Waterside development, at the former bleachworks’ site, offers a small collection of 2, 3 and 4 storey detached homes, finished in stone from £295,000. A lovely village, a range of great properties in one of the most sought after countryside locations in the area.

Leisure and Outdoors

With the surrounding hills a mecca for walkers and cyclists and nearby Belmont Reservoir, the home of Bolton Sailing club, Belmont really does offer the perfect setting for lovers of ‘the good life’ with its two local pubs offering the perfect stopping off point after an energetic stroll around the many pathways on the West Pennine Moors. For a more gentile pastime, the area also has a number of lakes and waterways for the lovers of angling or just for folk who want to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife whilst dipping into their picnic hamper!

Schools Shopping and Transport

As you might expect, Belmont has its very own village primary school yet is only a short school run from the secondary schools at Thornleigh, Smithills and Sharples. Belmont Road offers easy access to the supermarkets and shops of Astley Bridge and gives straightforward access to the M65, M6 and M60 motorways, with Bromley Cross railway station only 3.6 miles away – ideal for commuters and people needing to travel further afield. Bolton town centre and the Middlebrook Retail Park are both just an easy 15 minute off peak drive away. Close to all amenities, Belmont really does offer the best of village life.

Property for sale or rent in Belmont, Bolton

Property for sale or rent in Belmont, Bolton