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Sales Success at Summerseat

The Island in Summerseat was released for sale to keen buyers at a special showcase event, securing five sales on the day and huge interest in the carefully considered development from award-winning homebuilder, Hillcrest Homes.  A steady flow of keen buyers, ranging from first time buyers to families and downsizers, visited throughout the event and all commented on the stunning location and quality finish of the ten homes.

The event was planned to celebrate and launch the completion of The Island and to showcase the idyllic setting close next to Summerseat Nature Reserve combined with the high-quality homes that have been crafted to complement the area and heritage.

Showhomes Unveiled

Two new showhomes were also unveiled. One is a large four-bedroom detached home which has been comprehensively refurbished to exacting standards and offers accommodation across two floors with open living and dining areas running the length of the house and kitchens with French Doors out to a patio area for al fresco dining looking over the gardens and river. The other is a sympathetic new build semi-detached home offering an alternative four-bedroom option of 1,500 sq ft accommodation across two floors, including easy-flow living space, terrace, integrated garage and generous storage.

Situated off Railway Street and accessed via a private bridge over the picturesque River Irwell, The Island provides a peaceful retreat from the ‘hustle and bustle’ yet is perfectly placed for easy access to local amenities and commuter routes to Bury, Bolton, Blackburn, Preston and Greater Manchester.

A range of styles of home are offered, from sympathetic conversions and new build properties to comprehensive refurbishments, all offering spacious four-bedroom accommodation and designed to complement the area’s history, buildings and natural surroundings.

Originally established as a reservoir supplying Summerseat’s cotton mill in the 1800s, then home to a brick-built print and dye works, ‘The Island’ has been an integral part of the Lancashire landscape for decades. Today, the story of The Island begins a new chapter as a haven for peaceful living in luxury.

Exemplary Standard of Finish

Each of the homes on The Island is finished to an exemplary standard and provides ample opportunities to fully enjoy the picturesque surroundings. The characterful mill building has been thoughtfully converted into four substantial three-storey terraced homes providing living accommodation suited to today’s families, whilst retaining the building’s unique character with many original details retained. These 2,600 sq ft four-bedroom homes, offer open plan living space alongside carefully created layouts for study areas and snugs as well as a luxurious master bedroom with dressing room, en-suite and terrace.

All homes at The Island have been specified to the highest standards with a pride in attention to the detail. The kitchens have been designed in partnership with leading designers Stuart Frazer, providing high quality schemes by SieMatic incorporating appliances by Siemens, and finished with stunning quartz stone worktops and Amtico flooring. Plus, the bathrooms feature sanitaryware from Duravit, brassware from Vado and Hansgrohe and porcelain floor and wall tiling throughout.

Simone Milner, Sales Manager at Hillcrest Homes says, “We are so pleased with the success of the launch of The Island. We have loved creating these beautiful homes in harmony with their surroundings and are delighted that people are as excited as we are to see them. The feedback from visitors has been overwhelming. And our agents, Miller Metcalfe, even had eager buyers on a waiting list arriving as soon as the doors opened! We look forward to welcoming people into their new homes very soon.”

Situated in the Irwell Valley, Summerseat offers so much to new residents. Thriving village life, rural walks and some excellent schools are right on the doorstep and history is a few miles away on the East Lancs heritage railway, which hosts The Flying Scotsman on occasion.


The development is in association with Together. Prices at The Island start from £475,000 for the two remaining four-bedroom semi-detached homes, from £540,000 for the three remaining four-bedroom mill conversions. One detached home is available at £575,000.

The four-bedroom semi-detached homes are available to buy via the government’s Help-to-Buy scheme. Visit www.helptobuy.gov.uk to find out more.

A special ‘open house’ sales event is also planned for Saturday 22nd June. For more information please contact Miller Metcalfe Estate Agents on 0161 358 0910.

For more information and to view the brochure visit the development listing on this website.