The historic market town of Garstang is set on the banks of the River Wyre and is close to the Forest of Bowland, which is an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
It sits between the cities of Preston and Lancaster and has some extremely attractive villages nearby, enjoying some of the best of Lancashire’s landscapes. The town, listed in the Domesday Book as Cherestanc, is steeped in history and includes a central market cross, a distinctive high street and Greenhalgh Castle.
In 2000, Garstang was made the first Fair Trade Town. There is a wealth of independent retailers, cafes, public houses and restaurants. The leisure facilities close by include a golf course, health and leisure club, rugby club, cricket club and swimming pool.
There are also some excellent walks, as well as a lively weekly market on a Thursday. The village and rural residential properties in Garstang and the surrounding area range from quaint character cottages to more imposing detached residences with land.
Village and rural specialists, Armitstead Barnett, reveal why Garstang and the surrounding area remains one of the most popular places to reside in Lancashire.
There is a great range of housing stock in Garstang. Prices range from £180,000 for a character terraced property through to four bedroomed detached houses at around £300,000 to £500,000. Bungalows remain popular in Garstang, largely due to the supply and positioning of the local amenities. There is a plentiful supply of barn conversions in the area, along with larger character and new build one-off properties. High prices can be achieved, with one-off properties at the top end of the market achieving well in excess of £1 million. The area is governed by Wyre Borough Council, which has recently reviewed its development plan, anticipating exciting further development in the years to come.
Armitstead Barnett are the leading village and rural agents in Garstang and the surrounding areas. We have extremely high standards in presentation, proven by maintaining excellent performance on property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and our own well followed village and rural website – abarnett.local. We use professional photographs, floor plans and videoettes to ensure that our stock of properties are well presented and generate good levels of interest.