New from Arbor: stunning Cheshire location for retirees

Are you living in a substantial family home?

Are you approaching retirement and contemplating what you want out of life now you’re older?

Do you feel excited by the prospect of freedom your new lifestyle will bring?

Perhaps you need some help in deciding:

  • Where to live
  • The type of property to buy.

Have you considered a luxury park home?

Let us introduce you to Willowpool at Lymm, Cheshire: the perfect location for a fulfilling retirement life.

Why Lymm? Why Cheshire?

Lymm made it on to the Sunday Times “Best Place to Live in Britain” list in 2017.

The village is rated highly for culture, community spirit and shops, making it an excellent place to buy a property and a beautiful place to live.

Cheshire is blessed with a wealth of rural and industrial history and heritage – some of which begins here in Lymm.

‘Chocolate box village’

Now picturesque, Lymm’s residents would have lived a much tougher life in Victorian times than they do today. First an agricultural hamlet, Lymm ’s own cottage industry began with the industry of fustian cutting. Fustian was hard-wearing cotton and linen, made for suits. Lymm Heritage Centre describes the industry in detail and is calling for information about the last fustian cutter in the village.  Perhaps it’s someone a villager’s parent may know. Look out for the only remaining three-story fustian cottages in Church Road. 

Running through Lymm is the Bridgewater Canal – built to take coal to Fiddlers Ferry Power Station –  and the Manchester Ship Canal – built to create the inland Port of Manchester at Salford (now the site of MediaCity).

What else can Cheshire offer?

  • Towns, cities and countryside. Manchester and Liverpool are 40 minutes’ away and you can be in London in under 2 hours by train from Bank Quay Station, Warrington.
  • Nearby towns of Warrington, Altrincham, Knutsford and market towns like Nantwich with its half-timbered black-and-white buildings.
  • Numerous stately homes and parks like Dunham Massey, Arley Hall and Tatton Park.
  • Delamere Forest with Hatchmere Lake (good for wild water swimming), art galleries such as the Lady Lever at Port Sunlight, Jodrell Bank, Snugbury’s Cheshire ice cream – see VisitCheshire for your personal favourites.


For all Cheshire has so much to offer, we think you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away from Willowpool.

Thirteen homes are secluded within four acres of parkland, each one private from the rest.

Being at the ‘top’ of Burford Lane gives Willowpool an outlook over north Cheshire, looking towards Winter Hill and the Pennines. It’s an absorbing panorama within a beautiful tranquil location. Keep your binoculars to hand because the view is ever changing and the robin or a chaffinch will visit, especially if you leave nuts, berries and seeds in an RSPB bird food container for your feathered visitors.


The nearest woodland walk takes you through the broadleaf and grassland meadow of Spud Wood.

Turn left out of Willowpool, and within a quarter of a mile, you’ll find a stile and pathway leading to the wood. A group of community volunteers, the Friends of Spud Wood, carry out some of the practical work on behalf of the Woodland Trust which takes care of the wood, helping help more trees to thrive.

On your first visit, walk along the wood’s north side to the Bridgewater Canal. Here you’ll find one of the prettiest and most peaceful spots along the canal to watch boats and wildlife – and all this within 10 minutes’ walk from your front door.

Come and visit us to find out more about the beautiful parkland homes at Willowpool.

Retire in luxury to Willowpool

Book a viewing by phone or send an email and we’ll call you back when it’s convenient for you.