The name 'Neston' is almost certainly derived from the Anglo-Saxon term Ness-tun, a settlement near a headland. On the Dee side of the Wirral Peninsula, Neston is perfectly situated between the vibrant cities of Chester and Liverpool.
This thriving historic market town offers an excellent range of amenities and independent retailers. A stroll down the high street will reveal a bakery, greengrocer, florist and beauty salons to name just a few. In addition, there are Sainsburys and Aldi supermarkets in the town centre. When it's time to relax and socialise the town offers a choice of restaurants, public houses and coffee bars.
The jewel, however, must be Neston market. In 1728 King George II granted a Royal Charter for a weekly market to be held. Today the market is as popular as ever, attracting customers from near and far, and is a focal point for the town. Traders and customers soak up the friendly atmosphere during the Friday market, with over 50 stalls selling anything from homemade foods, crafts and fashions. Additional monthly farmers markets, Continental and Christmas markets help to keep this bustling market town's image intact.
For those with children, Neston has a Primary School, rated as good by Ofsted, which runs after school clubs to help working parents. Close by are St Winefride's Catholic Primary School and Willaston Primary School, both also rated good. The local secondary school is Neston High School, which not only has its own sixth form, but is also very proud to have been awarded three top awards in the 2018 Cheshire School Awards, including Head Teacher of the Year. Local transport routes open up the rest of Wirral and Chester's academic offerings, including grammar schools, sixth forms and colleges, all within a short distance.
Residents of The Old Dairy will find Neston is on the doorstep of the coastal village of Parkgate, set within a conservation area. A parade is bounded on one side by a sandstone sea wall and a huge expanse of salt marsh where incredible views stretch over the 4 mile Dee estuary and well known bird reserve, onto the hills of North Wales. A walk along the beautiful promenade, award winning ice creams, locally caught shrimps and leisurely lunches in the celebrated local pubs and restaurants provides a perfect day out.
Located in the centre of Neston is a train station which provides rail transport toward Wrexham, and connects with the Wirral Line at Bidston, opening up routes to the rest of the peninsula, Liverpool city centre, Birkenhead, Chester and Ellesmere Port. Equally the development is close to the Chester High Road which heads south into Chester, or north to the chic towns of Heswall, West Kirby and beyond. The M53 is close by, leading directly to Liverpool, through the Mersey Tunnel, or onto the M56 and M6 motorways.
If a bustling market town, within easy reach of the peace and beauty of Parkgate or the bright lights and choice of two vibrant cities, both with a rich legacy of stunning architecture, history and an abundance of bars, bistro's, restaurants and independent shops, is what you are looking for then look no further than The Old Dairy for your new home.