Area Guide

A highly desirable residential area with a range of property types, Lostock is situated next to open countryside yet only 10 minutes from both Bolton town centre and major road networks with its own direct rail link to Manchester or the west coast.

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With its name probably derived from the old English hlose- pig and stoc meaning a farm, its history dates back to the middle ages when it was part of the barony of Manchester. Neighbouring Chew Moor later developed as the principal settlement of the hamlet with its cluster of cottages housing labourers and tenant farmers.

Lostock Hall, an Elizabethan manor house, was built for the Anderton family in 1563 – demolished in 1824, the grade 2 listed gatehouse still remains today. In the ward of Heaton and Lostock, the area is a rich mixture of imposing properties and newer developments alongside major road arteries yet with open countryside never too far away. It is recognised as one of the premier residential areas in the town.


Properties in Lostock

Lostock, like Heaton, has a superb range of highly sought after properties of all types. Lining Chorley New Road are a number of unique, bespoke residences commanding over £1,500,000 and Regents Road, Princess Road, High Bank and others featuring luxury family homes  of similar values. Glengarth Drive and the surrounding cul de sacs offer detached family living for around £350,000 to £450,000 whilst picture postcard cottages on St John’s Road in Chew Moor can be found for £150,000 to £160,000. Chew Moor itself also features a small number of estate developments with apartments, semi detached and detached homes from £100,000 to £300,000. Bespoke, terraced, apartment or family home, Lostock has plenty to offer for every buyer.

Leisure and Outdoors

With both Regents park and Bolton Golf clubs situated here, there is no shortage of open countryside for locals to take advantage of (even if you aren’t a fan of the ancient game) and with the Middlebrook Park just 10 minutes away, you can also take advantage of the leisure facilities there which include Bolton Arena, Bolton Whites Hotel Gym and Spa and of course the cinema and big name restaurants which populate the retail park – and of course there are home games at the Macron Stadium for die hard fans of The Trotters.

Also very popular with locals are the two football clubs – Temple United and CMB which have a good following and a rich social calendar. Of course, there are also many restaurants and pubs within a short drive (or a good walk if you head for the Duke of Wellington in Chew Moor!)

Schools, Shopping and Transport

With its own nursery and primary school, Lostock also has easy access to a number of secondary schools including Bolton School , Thornleigh, St James and Smithills either by car or by bus. Whilst there are few opportunities in Lostock itself for shopping, both Bolton and Middlebrook are only a short drive away and of course you can avoid the big supermarket shop altogether and go online! Lostock’s transport links are second to none, with easy local access and its own mainline station to Manchester and the airport, alongside nearby junctions 5 and 6 of the M61, travelling around the region is simple – but of course subject to traffic and leaves on the line!

Property for sale or rent in Lostock, Bolton

Property for sale or rent in Lostock, Bolton