Area Guide

Egerton is a much sought after area offering a range of property types. Ideal for families, young couples and those looking to retire and enjoy the good life.

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Lying on the northern edge of Bolton and incorporating the former hamlet of Dunscar, Egerton takes its name from Sir Thomas Egerton, a prominent landowner and baronet and was first truly developed in the 1830s as the Ashworth family set up cotton mills in the area. With a real village feel, old world charm sits alongside modern developments and a range of local facilities creating a much sought after location just 3 miles from the centre of town.

Properties in Egerton

With a superb stock of stone cottage properties dating back almost 200 years, prices in Egerton are around 10 – 15% higher than Bromley Cross, with these cottages starting from around £120,000 all the way to over £200,000 for larger homes. The village features a mixture of 60’s and 70’s style homes such as The Hall Coppice – with detached family properties for around £200,000/ £220,000 –  and Briggs Fold Road – bungalows, semi-detached and detached from £150,000 through £200,000. Executive developments, such as Higher Dunscar, can command from £250,000 to beyond £500,000 and luxury barn and farm conversions and bespoke luxury properties can exceed the £1,000,000 mark. Renting is also popular in Egerton with cottages from £500 to beyond £700 per month and luxury bespoke homes climbing easily beyond the £1000 per month bracket. A beautiful and much sought after village, Egerton offers something for everyone, with a real village feel and marvellous countryside just on the outskirts of Bolton.

Leisure and Outdoors

Lying on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, Egerton really does cater to outdoor enthusiasts, with great walking and cycling routes as well as nearby Delph Sailing Club for the truly adventurous.  Pubs, cafes and restaurants complement the village with Dunscar Golf Club and Egerton Cricket Club adding to the real community spirit for which Egerton is famous. For the little ones, the village park is a hot favourite when the sun is shining, and the beauty of all of these facilities is that they are all within walking distance – right on your doorstep!

Schools, Shopping and Transport

With its very own village primary school – Walmsley – parents and their kids can walk to school (and catch up on the latest gossip over a coffee) and with bus routes (or the dreaded school run) giving access to a number of nearby high quality secondary schools including Turton, Canon Slade and Thornleigh, you can take advantage of some of the best schools in the area.

Even though it sits on the edge of town, Egerton still manages to be very well connected to local facilities as well as regional transport infrastructure. Just ten minutes drive from the Asda and Lidl supermarkets of Astley Bridge and a short hop from Bolton town centre, the motorway network is readily accessible and for rail commuters, nearby Bromley Cross station offers access to Manchester and beyond.

Property for sale or rent in Egerton, Bolton

Property for sale or rent in Egerton, Bolton