Area Guide

Sharples is a really well regarded area right on the edges of beautiful moorland but also situated close to supermarkets and general shops as well as the Valley, with its health and fitness gym, cinema and big name restaurants.

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Named after a local family who lived at Sharples Hall until 1816, the area was first recorded in 1212 as Charples, with the manor being part of the barony of Manchester during the middle ages. During the industrial revolution there was some small scale coal mining but the main developed industry was in calico printing and bleaching, with extensive works being built in Belmont and Astley Bridge, both then part of the township of Sharples and properties built to house the growing workforce. Now stretching from the borders of Belmont to Astley Bridge, Sharples is mainly a residential area with some light commercial properties and some beautiful moorland scenery.

Properties in Sharples

Sharples really does have a very rich mix of property types and prices. With a large stock of very popular pre-war semi detached family homes from around £150,000 to £200,000 and popular developments such as Springfield Heights (with semi and detached houses and bungalows from £150,000 to over £300,000) and Thornham Drive (with starter homes, semis, retirement bungalows and family detached properties from £110,000 to around £250,000. The area also features a number of terraced properties for £80,00 to £100,000 for first time buyers as well as more substantial, bespoke properties (for example on Sweetloves Lane or The Cedars) for £450,000 to £550,000. A hugely popular area – close to amazing countryside and yet with all amenities right on the doorstep.

Leisure and Outdoors

In common with most areas of Bolton, Sharples stands on the edges of the West Pennine Moors and offers some amazing opportunities for walking, hiking and cycling both on the shoulders of Winter Hill and in the valleys below.

Nearby Waters Meeting features both a multiplex cinema and a Nuffield health and fitness centre as well as a number of restaurants and the area is well populated with local cask ale pubs and eateries notably in and on the way to Belmont village on the A675.

Schools, Shopping and Transport

With a good choice of nursery and primary schools and local secondary schools – Sharples High and Thornleigh, Sharples also has regular bus services to Smithills High and Canon Slade. The area features a wide range of local shops alongside Asda and Lidl supermarkets and is only 15 minutes from Bolton town centre and the motorway network for travel further afield.

Property for sale or rent in Sharples, Bolton

Property for sale or rent in Sharples, Bolton