For those who want to switch off from the outside world after work, there is no better place than Hightown. Only accessible through a handful of long country roads, the small village is a haven for those who are truly appreciative of tranquil seclusion.
Hightown is the epitome of village living, with vast farmland dominating the majority of the landscape and a few small businesses in the centre that provide essential amenities. It is the focus on the essential here that adds to the peace, stripping away what is not needed and leaving a raw and genuine sense of living. The sense of community here remains strong, with the local pub continuing to thrive unlike many of its national counterparts.
Surrounded by vast spaces of land and tree-lined roads, Hightown is home to some stunning properties, from beautifully converted barns to spacious detached homes, many boasting wonderful gardens that overlook fields and woodland. Although with such whimsical beauty, finding a property in this corner of the woods can be difficult. However, once you are in, it is doubtful that you will ever want to leave.
The lifestyle in Hightown is exactly what you would expect from a small village, there is little to do in terms of shopping and socialising, however, this is why residents consciously choose to set up home here.
A relocation to Hightown feels like stepping back into the past, at a time when life was much simpler and a simple walk around the neighbourhood could provide an unrivalled sense of enjoyment. Rather oddly, at the same time, it feels like a vast advancement as the simplicity allows for a more fulfilling lifestyle at very little cost. With quiet roads that are framed by beautiful trees, walking, running or cycling through the area is a great way to spend an evening.
There are several sports clubs in the area that are popular amongst local residents of all ages. The Hightown St. Mary’s Cricket Club is located at the end of Thirlmere Road, looking out onto the beautiful rural fields. For sporting newbies, this popular club is a great way to meet with fellow neighbours and enjoy the game under the fresh and unpolluted sky. The club has several teams, including children’s teams, which all take part in regional competitions, allowing those who love the sport to compete for titles.
Just next door to the Cricket Club is the Hightown Tennis Club, which is over a century old, offering great areas of play including grass and hard courts. The club offers a range of activities from social tennis for those who want to enjoy a casual game to league tennis, allowing members to compete with fellow clubs. Coaching is available for those who want to develop their skills and improve their game. With members of the club organising regular social events, joining here is a fantastic way to integrate into the community.
Taking advantage of its location on the River Dee, the Blundellsands Sailing Club gets members out and about on the water, even hosting races around the river. With a boatyard, members are allocated space to keep their boats.