Willaston is believed to have taken its name from an ancient homestead known as Wiglaf's tun and is ideally situated off the A500, two miles east of the historic market town of Nantwich.
Willaston boasts a vibrant community and provides an array of local amenities to meet most requirements. This includes a general store, two hairdressing salons, a fish and chip shop and three traditional public houses. At the edge of the village lies the temptation of Cheerbrook Farm Shop, working with local farms and products, providing an excellent butchery, bakery, delicatessen, farm shop and café, all under one roof.
For those with children, Willaston has a pre-school with an outstanding ofsted report and Willaston Primary Academy is rated good. It is within the grounds of Willaston Primary School that the infamous world worm charming championships have been held annually since 1980, attracting competitors from around the world and a sprinkling of celebrities in its time.
The Brine Leas Academy High School and Sixth Form College and the Malbank School and Sixth Form College in Nantwich provide secondary school education, both rated good by ofsted. Reaseheath College can also be found here, classed as one of the leading land focused colleges in the UK.
Just a glance at the Willaston website will reveal the activities and classes offered in this bustling village, organised walks through the surrounding countryside, a bowling club, quiz nights, exercise and sport classes to name but a few.
When you require a little more, Nantwich is on your doorstep. Set beside the River Weaver, rich with history and listed buildings, it is here you will find supermarkets and an amazing selection of independent shops, bistros, bars and restaurants.
Nantwich itself lies approximately 7 miles from the M6, allowing easy access to Birmingham and Manchester. Chester and the delights it has to offer is a short 20 miles from Willaston. In addition, a mainline railway station, 3 miles away in Crewe provides regular access to London in under two hours.
If it's the warmth and beauty of village life with both a historical market town and the tempting bright lights of a city within easy reach, Willaston is your home.