Area Guide

Tucked away in the valley of Eagley Brook, yet with every amenity on the doorstep, this former cotton mill complex has always been a very popular choice with its selection of unique properties in an equally unique setting.

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With its industrial heritage dating back to the early water powered textile mills of the late 18th century, Eagley was further developed during the 19th century to include, alongside its mills, a model village with a workers’ cottages, a school, library cricket pitch and bowling green and its own park with a bandstand where Eagley Mills Brass Band (who are still playing today) would entertain people. Bridge Mill, Valley Mill and Bridge Mill now offer apartment or cottage living with a selection of homes on or around Hough Lane with The Spread Eagle pub providing great hospitality to this day in one of the early terraced stone cottages. Eagley is situated alongside the centre of Bromley Cross with all of its amenities.

Properties in Eagley

Eagley and Eagley Bank presents a picture postcard image full of character properties, with imposing mills such as Brook and Valley Mill alongside riverside family homes. Eagley Bank offer beautiful cottages where you will find Ollerton Street and Ollerton Terrace with prices ranging from £100,000 to around the £200,000 mark. Park View, just around the corner, is an idyllic spot with cottages ranging from £125,000 to around £150,000. Down Eagely Way and onto Threadfold Way you will find the award-winning development of Cottonfield / Eagley Mills. The two converted former cotton works dominate the skyline and now offer 21st century apartment living. With prices for one beds reaching around £100,000 to penthouse properties in excess of£200,000, the mills offer something for everyone and are hugely popular with buyers and renters. Threadfold Way and its off lying cul de sacs and closes also offer a mixture of family homes. Riverside properties come up for around £200,000 whilst larger properties on the development can command around £300,000. Buying or renting, the variety of family homes, period cottages along with the charm and character the area offers makes Eagley a very popular suburb within the town.

Leisure and Outdoors

A lovely and picturesque setting gives Eagley a very warm, village feel with the Cricket Club and Eagley FC (as well as the Spread Eagle) acting very much as the social hub, especially on a warm summer’s weekend. Walking, cycling and fishing opportunities abound, with golf cubs at Dunscar and Turton playing host to the low handicappers and frustrated hackers from the area. For an interesting and somewhat quirky shopping experience, The Last Drop Village is a perennial favourite and it also boasts a Spa and Gym, which is very popular with locals. Great countryside to explore on your doorstep and a number of local pubs and eateries, Eagley always has loads to offer for the whole family – or just sit and watch the cricket (catching up on the latest gossip too, of course!)

Schools, Shopping and Transport

Eagley has its own nursery, infant and junior schools with St John the Evangelist just a short stroll. Turton High School is just minutes away and Canon Slade, Sharples High and Thornleigh are also nearby. With the centre of Bromley Cross on the doorstep, the major supermarkets at Astley Bridge a 10 minute drive and Bolton town centre just 15 minutes away, access to shopping is very convenient and with the train station in Bromley Cross only a few minutes drive, Eagley is a very popular choice for commuters into Manchester and indeed beyond.

Property for sale or rent in Eagley, Bolton

Property for sale or rent in Eagley, Bolton