Life in Nantwich
Nantwich in East Cheshire is conveniently located the heart of the UK, close to the borders of Shropshire and Staffordshire. This medieval market town on the banks of the River Weaver is known for its quaint timbered buildings, antique shops, independent retailers, buzzing food scene and for hosting the International Cheese Awards. Take in the sights with the Nantwich Riverside Loop, a pleasant circular stroll from the centre via the Shropshire Union Canal and Welsh Row aqueduct
Retirement living in Nantwich
Nantwich is a lovely place for a spot of shopping with independent boutiques selling everything from high fashion to fine wines and traditional sweets. It’s also jam-packed with quirky cafes like Miss Marmalade’s with its famous milkshakes, traditional pubs like the Wickstead Arms or the Cheshire Cat, and cracking restaurants and takeaways offering global cuisine.
Nantwich museum explains the rich history of the town, like the battle of Nantwich and has a Cheshire cheesemaking exhibition. 14th century St Mary’s Church is also worth a visit and you’ll spend many an enjoyable afternoon walking around Nantwich lake or the banks of the Nantwich canal and marina – perhaps even hiring a narrowboat to potter on.
Nantwich is also home to Britain’s only inland saltwater swimming pool, Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool is solar heated, but there is also an indoor pool for chilly days.
Nantwich is a community spirited and friendly town with regular events held in the central square. Traditional markets are popular, as well as a monthly farmer’s market you’ll also find antiques and artisan markets are a regular fixture. Nantwich is also home to a range of annual festivals including Nantwich Jazz festival, Nantwich Food Festival and the Nantwich Show – a large agriculture event where you’ll also find the International Cheese and Dairy awards which attracts over 5,000 entries.
There are also plenty of community and interest groups to get involved with covering everything from model trains to tea dances.
Looking to buy a retirement home or to find a property to rent in Nantwich? It’s good to know 83% of McCarthy Stone homeowners experience a sense of community in their retirement property.
You’ll find plenty of things to do in Cheshire. Its beautiful countryside is dotted with pretty villages like medieval Malpas, home to the charming Cholmondeley Castle and gardens or Audlem nestled on the banks of the Shropshire Union Canal.
Chester is popular with visitors. It has a Roman amphitheatre, a racecourse, river cruises and a famous Zoo. Notable towns include industrial Crewe and picturesque Alsager, which benefits from Alsager Golf and Country Club and Rode Hall Gardens.
Staffordshire is also easily accessible. You can be in Stoke on Trent in under half an hour, giving plenty of time to explore the famous potteries. Or visit historic Anglo Saxon Stafford with its wealth of attractions and interesting buildings like the Ancient High House. Then there’s lovely Leek close to the Churnet Valley Railway and on the edge of the Peak District.
Retiring to Nantwich - Frequently asked questions
Where is the best place to retire in Cheshire?
Looking for retirement homes in Cheshire and Staffordshire? Talk to McCarthy Stone. We have retirement developments in prime including the pretty villages of Malpas, Audlem or the market towns of Alsager, Stafford and Leek, all ideally placed to make the most of the gorgeous countryside and interesting places to visit.