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Home to a luddite uprising and a Civil War battle, Westhoughton’s rebellious nature has thankfully given way to a charming town with a slower pace of life. Part of Bolton, and at the outer reaches of Greater Manchester, your new home in Westhoughton offers cosy town living, with its own local shops, good schools and local leisure facilities – with easy city commutes.

Surrounded by countryside, close to Haigh Woodland Country Park, Chew Moor and the West Pennine Moors, your new build in Westhoughton has walking, biking and hiking on the doorstep. Add to this convenient local shops, a choice of good schools and amenities, a new home in Westhoughton is a great place to lay down roots, raise a family or relax and downsize.

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Living in Westhoughton

Your new home has sports and shops

Your new build in Westhoughton has location location location on its side. It's close to bigger centres such as Bolton and Wigan with their shopping centres, eateries and entertainments - but it also has a good range of local shops too. There are convenience stores and food outlets close to your new house - including an excellent range of supermarkets. If you'd like to keep active, there's the Westhoughton Community Leisure Centre, the high adrenaline AirVault Inflatable & Trampoline Park or the more sedate Westhoughton Golf Club, right on your doorstep. 

A day out close to home

When you buy a new build in Westhoughton you're spoilt for choice with local walks. Take a short drive up to the village of Rivington, just seven miles to the north and either stretch your legs on the circular walk to Rivington Pike or get out your road bike and ride in the shadowy wheels of cycling giants across the West Pennine Moors. If you'd like a more sedate stroll, stay on the level at the Rivington Reservoir, part of the Rivington Country Park - and just a stone's throw from your new house in Westhoughton. 

Getting from A to B with road and rail

Whether you're travelling for work or leisure, your new home in Westhoughton is well placed for joining motorways across the North West. The M61 Manchester (15 miles) to Preston (23 miles) motorway passes to the northern edge of town. It joins the M60 around the north of Manchester and then the M62 all the way to Huddersfield (35 miles) and Leeds (50 miles). The A58 runs through the town to Wigan (6 miles) and from there it’s an easy connection to the M6 (8 miles), or you can continue west on the M58 into Liverpool (38 miles). Follow the A58 to the east and you’ll join the A676 into Bolton (5 miles).

You’ve got convenient public transport services on-hand too, with frequent train and bus services into Manchester, 12 miles away. It takes an average of 35 minutes to get to Manchester Piccadilly by train so that’s a bonus if you need to commute or if you want to enjoy a big night out.

New homes Westhoughton, Bolton for sale

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses in Westhoughton and new builds in Greater Manchester including new homes in Leigh and Wigan. To find out more about our new properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…