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Park review: Laird Estates Fairview Park


Cheshire charm

A rare chance to buy at this small, quiet estate surrounded by farmland – and a show home will be arriving shortly.

Deep amid the lush farmlands of Cheshire in a land characterised by thatched cottages, pretty villages and many farm shops and pub eateries lies a small residential estate. Fairview Park is part of the Laird Estates group of six residential parks in England and Scotland.

It’s a well-established park and opportunities to buy here are rare. Now, though, there is a chance to purchase upcoming. Laird Estates is creating a new plot by the entrance to the park. The team will install a Stately-Albion Badminton h. It will be complete with a wrap-around UPVC deck.

Fairview Park is close to Wrenbury village, five miles south of Nantwich in the delightfully named area of Wrenbury-cum-Frith. It’s on what is known as the Cheshire Plain. The River Weaver meanders its way through this charming countryside, and you can see it from the park.

Fairview is in an approximate U-shape, with a road running from one entrance to another and little avenues lead off.

It’s clear residents at Fairview take pride in their homes’ gardens. Pots, paving and flowers here soon are nicely tended. One home has an imaginatively created frontage of sea-washed pebbles; another – that’s Number One Fairview, by one of the two entrances of the park – has artificial grass at its frontage bordered by a curved brick wall; smart.

Reclaimed brick makes a wall surrounding the border of another home. This home has farmland views.

The park is a tranquil place, in an elevated position. As I stood overlooking the fields, a herd of cows and the River Weaver in the distance, three rabbits came into view, frolicking in the sunshine close to the park. I could have watched them for ages. Several homes enjoThis is the view enjoyed from several of the homes here.

Time to explore what the immediate area offers! Signed footpaths lead from the park in three directions. There’s a bus service close to the park, from Wrenbury train station. It’s a mainline station; you can take a train to Crewe or Manchester and far beyond from here.

Interestingly, Wrenbury is close to the Welsh border, and the train info is in two languages!

Wrenbury village sits on the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union canal; 24 locks, 36 hours of cruising awaits those who fancy hiring a boat for a holiday.

The village has practicalities including a medical centre and Post Office. Events take place in the village hall; these include an art group, exercise classes, a model railway club and computer classes.

Two pubs are close to Wrenbury; both serve food. The Cotton Arms, named after the Cotton family, famous landowners in Cheshire, is on Cholmondley Road near the canal

and the Dusty Miller pub is beside the canal at Wrenbury Bridge.

Stately-Albion Badminton

Price: £185,000

The 36 ft by 20 ft Badminton has a distinctive frontage; its entrance is on one end, instantly setting it apart from the vast majority of park homes.

A large cupboard in the hallway that will hide away loads of outdoor gear plus other necessities sets the tone for a significant feature of the Badminton – it has generous storage capability.

Lounge-dining area

Lounge-dining area

The lounge-dining room is an unusual shape, with an angled wall for the mirror-backed stone-effect fire; the angle faces the seating area, creating a cosy environment. The lounge flows into the dining area; it’s a big space, with three large windows.



From the lounge, the kitchen is completely hidden from view – yet it’s conveniently close to the dining area. Pale grey matt-finished units with long slender handles, wall-covering that reflects the light with a subtle abstract vertical pattern, and wood-effect surface and floor, combine to create a real wow factor.

Significant storage space is a keynote here, with a wall of floor-to-ceiling cabinets – the fridge-freezer plus oven and grill unit are housed within these units. Eight drawers and four lower cabinets plus upper cabinets lining the walls above the work surface, together create a well-designed kitchen that impresses us for its practical positions of appliances.



Over the bath and in a panel behind the tall heated towel rail, tiny grey tiles are horizontally aligned. The rest of the bathroom – including the floor – is tiled in plain, almost white. Storage is notable here, too, with three lower cabinets plus four top cabinets hidden behind the mirrors.

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Twelve drawers, six each side of a desk-style dressing table, plus two large three-drawer chests beside the bed. The storage theme runs right through the Badminton – and on, into the walk-in dressing room off the main bedroom. It’s alongside the shower room.

Here, tiles in a ripple effect define the styling – reminiscent of sand rippled by a lazy outgoing tide.


A wall of mirrored cabinets, several cupboards beneath and horizontally aligned tiles define this large bathroom that seems to sum up the luxury tone of the new Badminton.


Laird Estates
Tel: 01630 638957