Area Guide

Just 2 miles to the north west of Bolton town centre, Halliwell is a diverse and thriving community with a wide range of property types on offer.

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Deriving its name from the holy well (Old English – halig wella) , an ancient spring which used to rise just off Smithills Croft Road, Halliwell has been listed in parish records as far back as the early 13th century. Now it is a diverse, mainly residential area with a collection of shops and business along Halliwell Road (and just a few public houses too!)

Properties in Halliwell

Properties for sale or rent in Halliwell come in a range of types and sizes – from stone fronted traditional terraced cottages at the top end of Halliwell Road from around £70,000 to £100,000, brick terraced homes from £50,000, semi detached from £125,000 and rental properties starting from £300 per calendar month for an apartment or terraced house to around £700 per month for a three bedroom semi. A great area for property investors, with a very strong rental demand and very popular also with first time buyers, Halliwell is a well served and firm favourite.

Leisure and Outdoors

Whilst Halliwell itself is quite built up, its northern end sits alongside beautiful countryside and parkland. Moss Bank Park is a particular family favourite with residents (when the sun shines of course), as is Smithills Open Farm and for the keep fit fanatics amongst you, walking, jogging and biking opportunities abound with safe and easy access to the moorlands and their extensive trails.

Schools, Shopping and Transport

With a number of primary schools, including St Josephs and St Thomas, Halliwell has Smithills High School and Thornleigh virtually on the doorstep and is very well served by public transport for schools further afield as well as for access to Bolton town centre and Middlebrook Retail Park. Set alongside Bolton’s ring road, everywhere is easy to access by car, although the school run rush hour traffic can be a little hectic at times. Throughout Halliwell, there is a large number of family run shops offering fresh produce as well as convenience shopping.  Carrs Pasty shop is a particular Bolton favourite as is the award winning ‘chippie’ on Bennetts Lane.

Property for sale or rent in Halliwell, Bolton

Property for sale or rent in Halliwell, Bolton