Fernstone Close in Horwich is set in a relaxed courtyard setting within maintained gardens, close to shops and bus routes. If you wish to get to know your neighbours, there are regular social activities such as coffee mornings, games sessions and a painting club.
A professional on-site manager looks after buildings and grounds maintenance and repairs, as well as helping you to access further help and support if you need it.
Horwich is just 5 miles from Bolton and offers supermarkets, specialist shops and a weekly market. The local leisure centre has a swimming pool and a wide range of sports facilities.
Bolton itself has lots to offer and visitors are attracted to its central shopping centres, markets, museums, pubs, restaurants and cafés plus its retail parks and leisure facilities. There is a free town centre bus service which runs every 10 minutes during peak hours, plus town centre parking is free at weekends. For sports enthusiasts Bolton is home to football, rugby and cricket clubs.
The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside and the rugged West Pennine moors for trips out and leisurely walks. The city of Manchester is only 12 miles away for larger shopping centres and all amenities.
Things to do in the area
Bolton has several theatres including the Octagon, Bolton Little Theatre and the Phoenix Theatre Company. The Bolton Symphony Orchestra performs regular concerts at the Albert Halls and Victoria Hall in the town centre. Also of interest is the museum and art gallery, which has a fine collection of both local and international art.
Bolton's 26 conservation areas contain 700 listed buildings, many of which are in the town centre. There is parkland at the Victorian Queen's Park, Leverhulme Park and other open spaces in the surrounding area.
Location and transport links
Horwich is 5 miles from both Chorley and Bolton and around 20 miles northwest of Manchester. It lies at the southern edge of the West Pennine Moors with the M61 motorway passing close to the south and west.
The nearest railway stations are at Blackrod and Horwich Parkway. There is a Park and Ride facility with trains to Bolton, Manchester and Preston. Frequent buses operate between Horwich and Bolton.
Distance to GP: 0.5 miles
Distance to shop: 0.11 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.11 miles
Distance to Post Office: 0.17 miles