Guilden Sutton is a charming village that has always been an agricultural community and remains rural although it is ideally located for Chester, being less than 4 miles away. Wood Farm is towards the outskirts of the village but in a very accessible location, being situated off School Lane but close to the A41 and A51.
As with many Cheshire villages, Guilden Sutton was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Legend has it that the parish has always been "off the beaten track", with Roman Roads running close by. Indeed there is a delightful story that Cromwell's men were unable to find it when they sought to punish the Royalist settlement.
One of the local churches, St John the Baptist, is a grade two listed building. It is a family church that welcomes the community of all ages and hosts lots of activities. St Peter's in Plemstall is also used by the local residents and there is a Methodist Chapel which houses the village war memorial.
In addition to many other local organisations there is a local rambler's association and the Guilden Sutton Players put on performances twice a year.
Guilden Sutton has a range of amenities that make it an ideal location to make a home in. There is a traditional village pub where you can relax, a post office and general store, and a village hall. It has a real community feel and the local Community Association produces a newsletter three times a year, informing residents of all the news and events happening in the village.
For shopping Chester is just a short drive away and there is a good choice of supermarkets available as well as the host of high street shops and quirky individual outlets that Chester offers. Chester also boasts an excellent array of restaurants and night life. North Wales and all it has to offer is also easily accessible via the A55.
For families with children Guilden Sutton CE Primary School received a Good in its last Ofsted report. There is also a privately owned day nursery which received an outstanding report and takes children from babies to pre school.
There are two good high schools nearby, with Upton by Chester High School being the closest. Christleton High School is also very close, and both Queens and Kings schools are in nearby Chester. Chester University and Chester Law School are also just a short distance away.
Guilden Sutton is ideally situated for accessing the local countryside and also for commuting. The A41, A51 and A55 are within a few minutes' drive and there are frequent trains from Chester station to Manchester, Liverpool, London, and North Wales.