The suburbs and surrounding villages of Stockport

The White Hart and St Mary's Church, Cheadle

The White Hart and St Mary's Church, Cheadle - Credit: Archant

Stockport borough and its villages are popular postcodes – here’s why

Park Lane, Poynton

Park Lane, Poynton - Credit: Archant

Stockport borough and its villages are home to some of the most sought after postcodes in Greater Manchester and have something for every budget.

From period properties ranging from Victorian terraces and grand detached residences to quaint coach houses and cottages, the picturesque setting is a hub of architecture enriched with history.

The Heatons, Cheadle and Bramhall are some of the most popular places in the region for families looking for their forever home, with part of the charm being the quality shops, trendy boutiques, upmarket cafés, bars, delis, traditional pubs and restaurants.

Gascoigne Halman operations director Peter Higham says: “The recent £1billion investment in the town centre has given Stockport a major boost, and the Merseyway Shopping Centre has been modernised and improved to suit today’s shoppers who look for an experience, rather than just coming to town purely to shop.

The Bull's Head by the Market Hall, Stockport

The Bull's Head by the Market Hall, Stockport - Credit: Pics; John Cocks

“The location and provision of excellent road and rail networks is another reason why people are choosing to live in Stockport. With Manchester just a stone’s throw away and London about a two-hour train journey, the appeal is great for many.”

Not only is Stockport a convenient home for commuters, it is a family-friendly town and has many good fee-paying and state schools to choose from, among many highly rated by Ofsted.

“And, if visiting the countryside if your thing, Lyme Park is close by as are the windswept landscapes of the Peak District,” Peter says.

Bramhall Lane South

Bramhall Lane South - Credit: Archant


Home to the odd footballer and television presenter, this traditional yet contemporary village is the ideal choice for those who don’t mind splashing the cash. Bramhall’s compact centre and ideal commuter links are a hit with young professionals and families who love a quirky pub, bar and shop. Be sure to check out the shops on Woodford Road and Bramhall Lane South.

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Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme

A choice location with a distinctive village feel, Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme are pleasant options to set up home – especially for those who want to be quiet but connected. Cheadle offers a lively main street, and Cheadle Hulme an easy commute to Manchester and a ‘solid middle class-type neighbourhood’. Dubbed a quaint village that doesn’t miss out on city life, the White Hart pub and the Grade I Listed St Mary’s Church sit picture-perfect at the heart, while Cheadle Hulme’s main street dips under a railway bridge and has a great choice of local shops, bars and restaurants.

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Hazel Grove

Nestled between the hustle and bustle of Manchester and Stockport and the peace of the Peak District, Hazel Grove ticks all of the property boxes with the added perk of having beautiful countryside on its doorstep. The ideal choice for families or young professionals, the area belongs to the SK7 postcode, which is one of the most sought-after locations in Greater Manchester. Its affordable housing and vibrant town centre is close to lovely parks, and its restaurants, cafés and bars sit along the A6.

Heaton Chapel and Heaton Mersey

The Heatons are bursting with character and charm. The collection of suburbs feel like a true community and the locals aren’t shy in singing their praises. Heaton Chapel is on the rise, flourishing with independent retailers and with a variety of homes both suitable and affordable for first-time buyers (people there say they can’t imagine living anywhere else). Greenest of all the Heatons, Heaton Mersey, is home to many good-sized homes and is appealing to families, with its choice of good schools and great outdoor activities (namely walking, canoeing and horse-riding). There’s beauty

in the conservation area of Heaton Mersey Park, too, with stunning views across the Cheshire plain.

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High Lane and Disley

Perched on the Macclesfield Canal, the historic neighbouring Cheshire villages are popular with walkers, cyclers and hikers. The in-demand property hotspot not only has a fine array of dining choices and shops for an afternoon mooch, but it’s home to excellent views of Manchester and is only a short distance from the glorious Peak District landscape. Locals love Italian restaurant Sasso and a wander in Lyme Park with friends on a sunny day.

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Those who call the exclusive postcodes of Poynton home are lucky enough to boast the best of both worlds – positioned as it is only a 20-minute train journey from the city life of Manchester and about a 15-minute drive from the Peak District. The town’s homely character carefully combines its historic past as a mining village with contemporary high-quality shops, bars and restaurants, and whatever your style or budget, you’re sure to find a home to suit. And if one thing’s a definite? You’ll always find a friendly face in Poynton.

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A great place to call home and perfectly positioned between the city and the country, Romiley is an attractive option for those who fancy the small-town life. It is home to four historic conservation areas (the Barlow Fold, Chadkirk, Church Lane and Greave Fold), so is the ideal spot for nature lovers, but you’re also right on the dot for the commuter life. A win-win, really.


Historically part of a large hunting forest and home to footpaths, ancient roads and packhorse routes, this lovely (albeit tiny) village is a wildlife-lover’s dream. Sitting in the valley of the River Goyt, the picture-perfect spot is home to some big views and is a hit with young families and those who like to see nothing but green fields from their bedroom window.

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