New homes in Littleborough
Found on the outskirts of Rochdale in Greater Manchester, Littleborough offers an attractive location within the North West. It’s surrounded by stunning Pennine scenery but is very much in touch with regional powerhouse Manchester, with homes in Littleborough also offering great access to Bolton and Blackburn.
West Yorkshire spots like Huddersfield, Bradford and Leeds are also within easy reach, adding to the appeal of this picturesque town. New homes in this area aren’t usually available for long, so browse our latest developments near Littleborough below and give us a call to book an appointment with one of our advisers.
Live the life
Located close to Rochdale and to the north of Manchester, Littleborough is a picturesque village on the edge of the Lancashire countryside. If you’re looking for a rural place to live within easy reach of the city, a new home in Littleborough could tick all the right boxes for you and your family.
Things to see and do
Littleborough is a small village, but there’s still plenty to see and do in the local area, whether you’re taking the kids to Hare Hill Park, getting active at Littleborough Cricket Club and Sports Centre, or visiting the local shops and pubs. Whittaker Golf Club is also close-by, perfect for a leisurely Sunday morning round.
There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained just a short drive away from the village. If you’re moving to Littleborough with young children, they’ll love going to Lancaster Park and Animal Farm in Oldham, and Animal Quackers Park Farm in Bacup. Thompson Park and Miniature Railway in Burnley are also popular, while neighbouring Halifax is home to Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience, Shibden Hall, and Eureka! Children's Museum.
On day trips into Manchester, you can visit the Museum of Science and Industry, go high street and designer shopping at the Trafford Centre, or see a Premier League football match at Old Trafford or The Etihad Stadium.
For families with school-age children, there are lots of excellent schools to choose from in the local area. Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, Smithy Bridge Foundation Primary School, St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Primary School and Hollingworth Academy are all rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, while Rochdale Girls School, Rishworth School and Beech House School offer independent education nearby.
If your children are older, universities within commuting distance of Littleborough include the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Northern College of Music.
Getting to Littleborough
Littleborough is well-connected by both road and rail, making it easy to reach from other towns and cities. The village is a 40-minute drive from Manchester travelling via the A56 and M62, or around 30 minutes by train direct from Littleborough to Manchester Victoria.
The journey to Littleborough from Rochdale takes just over five minutes by train or 15 minutes by car. The village is a 35 minute drive from Halifax, 30 minutes from Huddersfield and 35 minutes from Burnley. If you’re travelling from Leeds, the journey takes 40 minutes by car or one hour 10 minutes by train.
If you’re travelling to Littleborough from London, the journey takes three hours 50 minutes by car via the M1 depending on traffic. The village is only 40 minutes away from Manchester Airport, perfect if you’re going on holiday or taking business trips abroad.