Blackrod is a lovely village with a train station linking to Manchester and positioned well to access the nearby M61 and A6. With a growing community spirit, events such as the annual Scarecrow Festival show what the people of the village are striving to achieve. There is a nursery and two primary schools one of which performs consistently high in the OFSTED rankings (top ten in the country in 2014). There is also a Church, doctor’s surgery and library.
The village is surrounded by countryside and includes a handful of shops and services, some pubs and restaurants. The village would suit anybody looking to be in a good commuter belt to Manchester or Preston but wanting to stay in an affordable area retaining the good countryside access with a family friendly package. Places such as Haigh and Rivington with its associated moorland are in a convenient distance and ideal for outdoor activities. Many people settle in the area due to these pleasant surroundings. There is an excellent mix of homes from stone cottages, one bedroom apartments to large individual detached. Given the surroundings, some homes enjoy superb views over fields or towards the hills around Horwich. Be it that you are looking for a text book family home on an estate or an individual character home there is every chance you will find what you are looking for in this lovely village.