Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
Living in Billinge
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you're moving to will support you and your family, as well as be a pleasant place to live. So here's some useful information about the area around The Views.
Orrell train station a mile from The Views provides hourly weekday and Saturday services to Manchester Victoria via Wigan Wallgate, and to Kirby where there are connections for Liverpool Central. Buses between St.Helens and Wigan stop around five minutes walk from the development. Junction 26 of the M6, which is also eastern end of the M58, is just two miles drive away.
Arts & Entertainment
Local pubs include the Holts Arms, a few minutes walk away, and a bowling club nearby. Wigan offers a wide choice of film and live entertainments including an 11-screen Empire Cinema and the amateur Wigan Little Theatre. The lively cultural life of St.Helens, including the Theatre Royal and the Citadel Art Centre as well as bars, music venues and restaurants, is also within easy reach.
Leisure & Recreation
Orrell Water Park, a picturesque habitat for birds, butterflies and dragonflies a few minutes walk from The Views, includes excellent fishing facilities and a children's play area. Other nearby outdoor amenities include Oak Wood and Daisy Wood, and the development is around two miles from Billinge Hill the highest point in Merseyside. There is a well-equipped gym around two miles away in Orrell, and leisure facilities in Wigan include swimming pool and roller skating.
Local shops include a One-Stop community store, a family butcher and a delicatessen in Upholland Road, and a Co-op food store, a newsagent and an off-licence near Orrell Station. Wigan has a comprehensive choice of high street stores, many of them in centres like the magnificent Makinson Arcade or the Galleries Shopping Centre.
Smethurst Road Off Upholland Road Billinge WN5 7DP
Thursday to Monday: 10.30am to 5.30pm.
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
Leave the M6 at junction 26 following signs for Skelmersdale, and leaving the motorway join the right hand lane marked for the A577. Take the second exit at the roundabout, signposted for Wigan and the A577. At the T-junction turn left then 600 yards on, facing the Stag Inn, turn left into Moor Road and carry straight on for one and a quarter miles. After passing The Unicorn pub on the left, take the next right turn into Smethurst Road and the entrance to The Views is on the right, around a quarter of a mile on.
From the M58
Stay on the M58 until its junction with the M6, and take the first exit at two roundabouts, staying in the left hand lane and following markings for the A577. At the T-junction turn left and pick up the directions from the M6.
Leave Wigan by the A577 following signs for Skelmersdale, and around 600 yards after passing over the M6 motorway, at the junction facing the Stag Inn turn left into Moor Road and pick up the directions from the M6.
Sat Nav: WN5 7DW
We’ll keep it brief, because a lot has happened over the past seventy-five years. Around 100,000 new Miller homes, for a start. A lot of new ideas in building technology. Loads of awards, like Major Housebuilder of the Year, Large Housebuilder of the Year, Best Sustainable Development, and Private Housebuilder of the Year. That last one’s important because it’s from First Time Buyer magazine, so it’s about real people and their experiences.
Listening to you
Four times every year, we ask an independent research company to find out whether our customers would recommend us to friends. Our current rating is 97% positive (2012 average).
That’s about more than great houses. It’s about keeping in touch, helping you find what you want, helping you buy it once you’ve found it, telling you how the building’s coming along (by email, SMS, or the post). It’s about listening, and being there if you have a question or a problem. It’s about our incentives, offers and assistance schemes (please check them out), and dedicated websites that help people in a new neighbourhood to get to know each other. Yes, we get excited by new ideas and technologies, but essentially we’re just old fashioned, home loving people.
Quality homes. In quality places.
Building homes is what we do, and we do it exceptionally well. Over the past 75 years, we’ve seen what people really like about the homes we build and, well, we build on that experience.
So you know that behind the kerb appeal there’s a structure that meets the highest professional standards. You know that the beautifully proportioned rooms are impeccably finished and decorated. You know that every detail has been checked, inspected (and admired). You know all that because of the way the door feels when you open it, the crisp clean edge of the paintwork, the way your whole home just works. That’s experience.
What you may not realise, at least until you have the pleasant surprise of seeing your fuel bills, is that we are also absolutely committed to the most environmentally friendly movements in homebuilding. This means we use low-carbon construction methods (even zero carbon on occasion) but it also means that our homes are highly energy efficient in everyday life.
And finally, location location location. Some people want country quiet, some want urban convenience. All we can do is try to find the very best spot for every taste. So we try to put urban where it’s also pretty quiet and rural where it’s also pretty convenient. And the views? Well, we can’t move mountains (and wouldn’t if we could) but we will try to make sure your new home is pointing towards one if there’s one available, and something else nice if there’s not.
Service is too small a word.
We think of it as a relationship. Even if it never gets beyond the electronic stage we’ll do our very best to help you find what you’re looking for, and do it as unobtrusively as we can. You choose the channels, and we go away when you ask us to.
When you visit one of our developments, though, we have a chance to meet properly and talk. We enjoy that. We’ll show you homes we think you might like (or ones very like them if they’re not finished yet) and tell you about special offers that might interest you.
If you decide to buy, we’ll help in every way we can. We can give you information about mortgages and lawyers if you want it, although we’re careful not to become too close to anyone working on your behalf because we don’t want any conflicts of interest. Then we’ll keep you informed as your new home is being built, and invite you round at the appropriate time to choose things like kitchen worktops and bathroom tiles. If you want to measure up for carpets and curtains, we’ll do our best to arrange things.
When you get your keys, there’s a meeting to go over all the important stuff like stopcocks and thermostats, and we’ll also leave you full instructions. But here’s the best part. We don’t go away. We’ll leave you in peace, of course, but if you need help or advice we’ll be on hand for as long as you need us. That’s the kind of relationship we like.
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