Oakenholt is just southeast of the small Welsh town of Flint, on the edge of the River Dee. You can look across the estuary to the Wirral or inland towards the distant peaks of the Snowdonia National Park. Flintshire is a great county base for your new home as it’s got pretty villages, busy market towns, castles, rugged hills, and golden beaches, yet it’s also within easy reach of the business, commercial and industrial life of Merseyside.
The village is on the A548 Chester Road though the A55 and the A494 are faster routes. The A494 is the link with the M56 for Runcorn and Manchester. The motorway takes you directly to Manchester Airport, in just 40 minutes. The M56 connects with the M6 just outside Warrington, putting the North West, the Midlands, and the South West on the map for you. Trains from Flint station to Chester take just 20 minutes (there’s another station at Shotton), and there are several bus services too.
Oakenholt is on the edge of Flint, and that’s where you’ll find a wide range of local shops and supermarkets. The Flint Retail Park is a shopping outlet that’s just a short walk from the town centre. It’s got a large Sainsbury’s supermarket too. Chester is where you’d go if you want to have a retail therapy shopping experience, it’s a great day out.
Going to school
Primary and secondary pupils go to school in Flint and Shotton, both just a few minutes’ drive from Oakenholt. Coleg Cambria is one of the UK’s largest further education colleges, it’s at Connah’s Quay less than 3 miles away, so it’s a good option 16+ students.
Chester is one, and Snowdonia is another, both are easy to get to. Historic Chester has so much to enjoy, from its Roman walls to its designer shopping, from its river trips to its zoo. Snowdonia is another world, with dramatic mountain scenery for hiking, mountaineering, and enough space to truly get away from it all.