Ford Gardens is set in the leafy suburbs of Rochdale with 31 one and two bed bungalows, apartments and maisonettes. The residents are also able to enjoy the use of the shared gardens and lounge at the development.
Your on-site manager is your point of contact, overseeing the properties and estate services, as well as helping you to access further help and support if you need it. You can choose from a host of activities run within the residential community ranging from regular coffee mornings and occasional afternoon tea. There is a shopping parade along the main road which adjoins the development which includes a pharmacy and convenience store.
Shopping in Rochdale is in transition due to redevelopment and the Metrolink works but retains some speciality shops and high street stores, as well as cafés and restaurants. Ford Gardens is on a direct bus route or easy drive to Bury town centre which is extremely well served by speciality shops, large stores and banks. The famous Bury Market hosts a wide range of stalls and products.
Hollingworth Lake Country Park is truly is a great place to visit if you enjoy boating, fishing, lakes, walking or are fascinated by birds. The Rochdale Leisure Centre has undergone a complete refurbishment. It has an eight lane 25 metre pool, gym, a smaller activity gym for programmed sessions and a fully accessible four-court sports hall.
Art and culture
Touchstones is an award-winning heritage and arts centre and one of the primary focuses of culture affairs in Rochdale. The complex features a small museum dedicated to the locality, four art galleries and a tourist centre. It hosts various visiting speakers, seminars and workshops on a regular basis and is well supported by the local community.
Castleshaw Reservoir and Roman Fort is set in the splendid Pennine Hills above Delph village. Nature lovers will enjoy this reservoir with common sightings of geese, herons, dippers, cormorants and hawks.
Location and transport links
Rochdale is a large market town in Greater Manchester. It is 5 miles from Oldham, and 9 miles from the city of Manchester. The M62 motorway to the south of the town is accessed via the A627(M).
Rochdale railway station is about a mile south of the town centre. Trains run to Manchester Victoria, Halifax, Dewsbury, Bradford and Leeds. There are frequent bus services from Rochdale to Middleton, Royton, Chadderton, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury and Bolton. There are frequent services to Manchester city centre and there are cross-county services into Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Distance to GP: 0.11 miles
Distance to shop: 0.11 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.11 miles
Distance to Post Office: 1 miles