Aston is an affluent, rural village steeped in history. Recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, the village continued to grow, with its roots firmly planted in agricultural life - but with the added Aston Mill providing a rare industrial outpost in the countryside.
Whilst having a strong sense of community of its own, not to mention being surrounded in idyllic Cheshire countryside, Aston also benefits from being under five miles south-west of Nantwich. The historic market town is famous for having the highest concentration of listed buildings in the UK, with fine examples of Tudor & Georgian architecture.
Whist its heritage still remains a key part of its character, shopping, eateries and pubs now add to Nantwich’s charm. The town comes alive at night with a wealth of bars, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes - whether you are looking for cask ale, a glass of white or just a strong coffee, there are places for you.
For those looking for more of an active pursuit - whether it be taking part or just a watching brief - Nantwich Town, or the Dabbers as they are locally know, player their brand of non-league football at the 3,500 capacity Weaver Stadium. With numerous other leisure centres, gyms and golf courses, those wanting to stay in shape have plenty of options to choose from.
Combining town with country and history with modernity, Nantwich is truly a 21st century town, perfect whatever you’re looking for.
Further afield a real enrichment
Crewe is the next large town nearby, just 10 miles away. As with any larger modern town, high street favourites, eateries and entertainment venues make Crewe a great town to have on your doorstep. The home of Rolls Royce and more recently Bentley, plus a BAE Systems factory, makes Crewe a hotbed for industry too. However, Crewe is most well known for being a transport hub connecting the south of the UK to the north.
Crewe Station is one of the largest stations in the North West and a major interchange station on the West Coast Main Line. It has 12 platforms in use and has a direct service to London Euston, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Derby, Stoke-on-Trent, Chester, Wrexham and Holyhead for the ferry connections to Dublin Port.
Located within a few miles of the M6, the possibilities to reach further afield are almost endless.
Manchester brings with it plenty of iconic cultural elements - none more so than Manchester United and Manchester City. With United the most successful team in Premier League and City recent Champions, the city is spoilt for choice. And competing with Liverpool’s musical history is Manchester’s own rich vein in rock and roll - notably The Smiths and Oasis. Seen as one of the most stylish cities in the UK, Manchester has its fair share of top eateries and fashionable shops to keep even the most refined tastes satisfied.