Step on the property ladder in Hale, the exclusive Cheshire village

  • Stylish Oak Gardens, available through Plumlife

First time buyers in Hale are being offered a unique chance to step on the property ladder - with the help of a government backed Shared Ownership scheme at Oak Gardens – a new development of just stylish two bedroom apartments. 

Three of the apartments have already been snapped up, but there are still four up for grabs. Prices start from just £68,250 based on a 35% share. Outright sale price is £195,000.  Widely regarded as one of the most desirable areas to live in the north west,

Hale’s house prices are beyond the means of many working people. Its sophisticated “village” atmosphere and beautiful surrounding countryside has long attracted the rich and famous, but continues to prevent many people from calling Hale “home.” 

For young people who grew up in the area, the problem is especially acute, as it forces them to move away from nearby family and friends  Shared Ownership gives working people who earn a household income of up to £60,000 per annum the chance to buy a percentage of their home, and pay a small rent on the remainder they don’t own. 

Monthly payments work out cheaper than on a traditional mortgage and buyers can increase their share or even buy outright in the future.  Situated in a quiet residential area within a short walk of Hale village, Oak Gardens has been built on the former site of Hale Methodist Church, now beautifully re-constructed to meet the needs of future generations, but sympathetically designed to echo the old building’s Victorian architecture. 

Oak Gardens adjoins the back of the new church, however the apartments occupy a separate building with exclusive access.   On the inside, the homes are clean and contemporary, featuring light and spacious open-plan living areas, stylish fitted kitchens with stainless steel oven and hob extractors, and crisp modern bathrooms. 

Residents also benefit from access to a delightful green space situated adjacent to the apartments, as well as allocated off-road parking.    

Homes at Oak Gardens also benefit from superior eco-features, including top- notch wall and roof insulation, energy efficient boilers, as well as high-spec double-glazing, making them very inexpensive to heat and maintain. For more information, contact the Plumlife sales team on 0161 447 5050 or visit the website at