Sandbach is a market town and civil parish in the authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The civil parish contains four settlements: Sandbach itself, Elworth, Ettiley Heath and Wheelock.
Sandbach has a rich historic past and has been recorded as early as the Doomsday book. During the 9th century, Saxons erected bejewelled Crosses to proclaim the Christian message, these famous Saxon Crosses still stands on the cobbles of the Market Square today.
Sandbach is also known for its markets held in the town for many centuries during 1579 Queen Elizabeth awarded Sandbach a market charter, ensuring the town’s prosperity. The Charter Market takes place every Thursday with markets happening regularly on Saturdays too and specialist markets taking place in the town throughout the year.
Modern day Sandbach boasts a fantastic array of independent shops, café’s, restaurants, and hotels providing a diverse selection of places to visit for food and drink during the daytime and evenings.
Best place to live in Sandbach
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Sandbach Town Centre: Sandbach town centre is a charming hive of activity with so much to offer. It has an extensive range of shops, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and pubs. It also has plenty of green spaces to escape the lively town.
Visit Sandbach park a lovely space perfect for young and old with an amazing park, tennis and basketball courts, two bowling greens, outdoor gym equipment and a picnic area. Or the iconic Saxon Crosses and shopping areas. Keep an eye out for the wonderful town crier announcing local news and activities.
Properties in Sandbach had an overall average price of £233,380 over the last year.
The majority of sales in Sandbach during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £300,361. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £200,604, with terraced properties fetching £168,885.
Elworth: Elworth is a village just over a mile away from Sandbach town centre. Popular with families due to being a catchment area for some brilliant schools and very desirable for its transportation links to Liverpool and Manchester. Elworth offers a mix of beautiful Victorian period properties and modern family estates. Elworth offers stunning walks, walk alongside the Trent and Merseyside Canal, a 93 ¹⁄₂-mile canal which passes through Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Cheshire in north-central England.
Properties in Elworth had an overall average price of £210,518 over the last year.
A large majority of the sales in Elworth during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £257,846. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £183,237, with terraced properties fetching £178,312.
Malkins Bank: Malkins Bank is renowned for its state-of-the-art golf club opened in 1976 and designed by world famous Hawtree Golf Course Architects and Construction. The location is very desirable for enthusiastic golfers.
Overall properties in Malkins Bank had an overall average price of £182,975 over the last year.
Things to do in Sandbach
Visit the famous market square a focal point for the town of Sandbach for many years with many Grade I and Grade II listed buildings and structures. The most prominent being the Saxon Crosses that still stand proudly in the square today. Why not attend a local market offering fresh and local produce? Or enjoy a refreshment in a pub or café and take in the sights.
Sandbach Park is set over 9 acres and is one of the largest parks in Sandbach. First opened in 1901, the park contains traditional floral displays, along with ornamental lawn areas. The park also incorporates a new wetland habitat with a raised boardwalk and seating. It also has tennis courts, outdoor gym equipment and a dedicated patio area as well as play park for little ones.
Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve
Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve offers a variety of walks such as trails through the woodland with idyllic views across the lake. Keep your eyes peeled for a range of birds and butterflies including the Common Brimstone which appears yellow in colour. If you’re looking for an adventure why not have a go in the permeant orienteering course? Get a map from one of the rangers for a small cost. Canoeing and Angling are also allowed on the lake however, you will need to speak to a ranger about obtaining a permit.
Wheelock Hall Farm
Wheelock Hall Farm is a family business based in Sandbach. Wheelock Hall Farm caters for all ages with its charming farm shop, tearoom, garden centre, and a play area for the little ones.
The farm shop offers a variety of produce from milk, local cheeses, freshly baked bread, ice cream, home grown potatoes, fruit, vegetables, to local jams and preserves, delicious cakes and other cupboard essentials. As well as seasonal items like pumpkins and Christmas trees and wreaths.
Enjoy a range of delectables in the tearoom, from a cooked breakfast to homemade scones, cakes, and pastries. There’s something for everyone.
Bar Six is a craft beer, gin, and wine bar in Sandbach popular for its gin-based cocktails. Bar Six show cases a variety of different tipples on a rotating monthly basis and offers mouth-watering appetiser boards to go with your drinks. You’ll be in for a real treat.
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