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Lettings, BL1


BL1 is Bolton Metropolitan Boroughs single biggest postcode, it incorporates several residential areas and of course the town centre. Cardwells Letting Agents Bolton have been successfully letting houses in BL1 since 1982.

Significant areas within the postcode district


Bolton is a beautiful town which is consistently popular with people looking to let property.  Cardwells are synonymous with the property market in Bolton and are proud to have served the community of Bolton and called it our home since 1982.  If you are looking for a letting agent in Bolton Cardwells are here for you.

A former mill town that was at the forefront of the cotton industry since the industrial revolution, Bolton is where Crompton’s Spinning Mule was invented – this became an essential tool in the production of cotton.  In around 1929 there were approximately 216 cotton mills and 29 bleach and dye works in Bolton. Now a great number of the beautiful and historical mills of the period have been converted to high quality residential developments like those at Valley Mill, Brook Mill, Barrowdene House and the Holden Mill development on Blackburn Road, Sharples.  They retain many of the stunning period features yet have been tastefully modernised to encompass the best of modern living.  Cardwells are successful letting agents in Bolton and greatly experienced in letting these types of properties.

There is a wonderful and eclectic mix of property in Bolton from the former mill workers cottages, post war semi detached family homes, more modern detached family homes, apartments, country houses and substantial detached residences with private land.  Cardwells have let every type of property in Bolton over the years, so if you need letting agents in Bolton, look no further than Cardwells.

The local council is Bolton Metropolitan Borough and the postcode prefixes vary from BL1, BL2, Bl3, BL4, BL5, BL6 & BL7.  The town hall building is in the centre of Bolton town centre is a stunning piece of work with grand steps which was featured in the 2015 Warburton’s advert featuring Sylvester Stallone doing a Rocky spoof.  Warburtons are one of the key employers in Bolton and they are great ambassadors for Bolton. There are wonderful employment opportunities in Bolton and the surrounding areas, plus there is a great entrepreneurial spirit within the town.

Astley Bridge, Bolton

Astley Bridge, Bolton is situated towards the north of Bolton, with the postcode Prefix of BL1 around 2.5 – 3 miles from Bolton town centre and approximately 12 miles from Manchester city centre by road.

Within Astley Bridge there are an excellent variety of shops and businesses which serve the whole community.  On the corner of Moss Bank Way and Blackburn Road (A666) is a the large Asda supermarket, Run Bolton and Tobutt Sports which are popular sports shops, The World of Brass, a variety of hairdressers, salons and car mechanics.

Barrow Bridge, Bolton

Barrow Bridge, Bolton is a beautiful hamlet / village positioned in a beautiful semi rural location close to Moss Bank Park, “the 63 steps” that lead into the wider countryside and a plethora of varied and beautiful properties that are likely to be within the Barrow Bridge conservation area. Cardwells have been successfully finding tenants properties to let in Barrow Bridge since 1982. This conservation area status is designed to maintain the superb and picturesque Barrow Bridge that we enjoy at the moment.

Barrow Bridge is situated approximately North West of Bolton town centre by road, it’s just beyond Moss Bank Park.  Barrow Bridge Road is the central road to the village, whilst several other roads such as Louvaine Avenue, Bazley Street, and Fourth Street are prominent in Barrow Bridge. There is a large variety of property in Barrow Bridge from substantial detached family homes set with extensive grounds, sizeable semi detached, large multi level traditional terraced properties and the more traditional workers cottages.  Cardwells have been successful letting agents in Barrow Bridge since 1982 and have let the full spectrum of property types in Barrow Bridge.  If you are looking for an letting agent in Barrow Bridge look no further than Cardwells.

Heaton, Bolton

Heaton, Bolton is situated on the outskirts of Bolton Town Centre and has good transport links, schools and amenities. Bolton School, Heaton preschool nursery, Devonshire Road nursery and Cleveland’s Nursery and Preparatory school are all very popular. Cardwells have been proudly letting properties in Heaton since 1982. Heaton is one of the three most expensive places to let property in Bolton along with Lostock and Edgworth.

Chorley New Road and Chorley Old Road both run through the heart of Heaton which is bordered by Smithills, Halliwell, Deane and Lostock. Queens Park makes a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. The majority of property is traditional brick construction houses, which were originally built to accommodate the textile mill workers in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Commonwealth residents mainly from India and Pakistan came to the North West in the 1950’s and 1960’s to fill the gap of skilled labour workers. Bolton was attractive due to the number of textile mills. Cardwells have been renting property in Heaton since 1982 and it continues to be a popular place to invest in property due to the proximity of Manchester and transport links including the M61, A666 and  Bolton and Lostock train stations.

Bolton University has created an influx of British and foreign students to the area, so there is an increasing demand for good rental stock. Therefore Cardwells Letting Agents Bolton often find ourselves with tenants waiting for property to let in Heaton, Bolton. Heaton is very diverse and has many places of worship including a Hindu Temple, Christian Churches and a mosque.

Sharples, Bolton

Sharples is situated towards the north of Bolton, with the postcode prefix of BL1 around 2.5 – 3 miles from Bolton town centre and approximately 13 miles from Manchester city centre by road.  It is set within easy reach of the excellent everyday amenities, yet also close to the some of Bolton’s countryside.

Within Sharples there are an excellent variety of shops and businesses which serve the whole community.  Just off Blackburn Road (A666) is a large Total petrol station and convenience store with a cash machine and parking, Asda supermarket is just along Blackburn Road, with Run Bolton and Tobutt being popular sports shops which are within easy reach in neighbouring Astley Bridge.

There is a large variety of property in Sharples, from apartments at the PJ Livesey converted Holden’s Mill which was once at the heart of the areas cotton industry. There is a large stock of traditional terraced and semi detached properties and an excellent selection of detached family style homes, examples of these can be found on Sharples Avenue and Eastgrove Avenue, Andrew Lane and Thornham Drive to name a few.  At Cardwells Letting Agents we always find that Sharples has a strong level of demand from a variety of tenants.  As such if you are looking for a property to let in Sharples to let your property Cardwells can help, just call us on 01204 381281.  Additionally if you need to let out a property in Sharples, Cardwells lettings agents are here to help you.

Smithills, Bolton

Smithills is predominantly a residential area of Bolton, Greater Manchester. It gives its name to an electoral ward of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Bolton. Derived from the old English smebe for smooth and hyll for a hill, the area was first recorded as Smythell as far back as 1322. Cardwells have been successfully letting homes in Smithills since 1982.

Consistently popular with our clients, Smithills is the home of the Historic Smithills Hall. The earliest record of the Hall dates back to 1335 and since then it has passed through several prominent families until 1938 when it passed into the ownership of Bolton Corporation. Much of the hall is now restored and functions as a museum and houses a popular tea room.

The areas well regarded schools attract many buyers and tenants to Smithills. These include Smithills School, Thornleigh, and nearby are Canon Slade School and Turton High School. A good day out for the family is the Smithills Open Farm, where the children can pet the animals.

Little Bolton, Bolton

Little Bolton is a small area in Bolton situated close to the town centre with the postcode prefix of BL1, approximately 11.5 miles from Manchester City Centre by road.

There is a large variety of property in Little Bolton, just on Dean Court alone there is a mixture of apartments and terrace/mews houses and slightly over a wider area, there is a good stock of traditional terraced and semi-detached homes.  At Cardwells Letting Agents Bolton we always find that Little Bolton has a consistent level of demand from a variety of tenants.  As such if you are looking for a letting agent in Little Bolton to rent your property, Cardwells can help – just call us on 01204 381281.

There are many good secondary and primary Schools in BL1 catering for different needs, religions and abilities, the most famous of which The Bolton Grammar School on Chorley new road. Below are links for a selection:

Thornleigh Salesian College

Cannon Slade

Sharples School

Smithills School

Bolton School

St Pauls

High Lawn

The Oaks

Bolton town centre offers a diverse and exciting nightlife with many great restaurants and bars to visit. Equally, as you move out of the centre there are lots of interesting places to eat. Below is a small selection:

The Pavilion Restaurant

Ye Old Man & Scythe 

Ciao Napoli

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