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Work has begun on Novo's latest exciting development which involves restoring and converting the derelict existing pub buildings into contemporary dwellings, and the construction of four new homes on the former car park area.



The Stamford Arms Pub in Little Bollington is a local landmark and serves as a gateway to the village. Unfortunately, the mock-Tudor Edwardian building had fallen into a state of disrepair before Novo purchased the site in 2019 and began working on plans to transform the main building, coach house and car park into new family homes.

Engagement with the local community has been at the heart of the planning of this scheme, with several consultation events for local residents taking place throughout the design development. The conversations with local stakeholders, particularly the Parish, significantly informed the design development, leading to the final design that's a far cry from the one initially envisaged.

Having been granted planning permission, work has begun on the eighteen dwellings across the site, achieved through the restoration and conversion of the existing pub buildings into seven apartments and five mews-style houses, and the construction of four new homes on the former car park area.

Affordability is at the heart of this redevelopment. The seven apartments in the restored main pub building will being offered for shared ownership, making them the centrepiece of this exciting site.

Work on Phase One is expected to run until the end of August 2022.


Work on the main building involves stripping out all the ill-conceived, poorly designed extensions that have been added over the years, completely refurbishing the original building and restoring it back to its original condition.

The aim is to respect the existing fabric, working with the building rather than against it while retaining many of the external features as possible, and existing internal features such as the original stained glass windows and fireplaces.


At the same time, we are converting the existing layout to two 1 bed apartments and five 2 bed apartments, all which will have access to a communal car park.

All apartments in the main building will be offered for sale on a shared ownership basis with local residents given priority.


The existing stables will be renovated and converted into five new townhouses working with the existing building fabric and architectural language.

A feature of these five new homes will be the original timber which will be integrated into the designs including the ceilings. Externally, the existing external fenestration has been retained and informs the conversion.

Where new additions are added, such as the two differing sized dormers these will be clad in the charred timber cladding, providing a visual link to the mock Tudor cladding and the new extension.

The five new homes will consist of four 2 bedroom house and one 1 bed house. All will have their own garden area as well as access to a shared courtyard to the rear and a communal car park.


Using the former car park space, these four bespoke modern design homes have been carefully and sympathetically designed to complement the rest of the development.


With the aim of appearing distinct yet reinforcing the local character, the new homes will be no higher than two stories in height and have roof forms that make use of gables allowing the use of roof space. 

Each of the four houses will have light, spacious interiors and private gardens that look out onto open countryside including the nearby Dunham Massey estate.


Prospective buyers can choose between one and two storey homes all with open plan kitchen/living/dining space, cinema room, utility room and cloakroom with wc. Three of the houses have four bedrooms with the fourth offering five bedrooms, all with en suites.

Each home has three parking spaces on a private road.

Prospective buyers can purchase on completion, or on a plot and build basis which gives owners the chance to specify bespoke interiors.

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Site History

Find out more about the site's interesting history here.

LIVing in Little Bollinton

The Stamford Arms is the first new development in the village for many years. It offers the chance to not only own a new home, but also be part of village life.


With such beautiful countryside on your doorstep, you’ll be able to step out onto walks in Dunham Massey and along the Bridgewater Canal, and easily access cycle routes.

There are a number of golf clubs nearby and the popular Swan with Two Nicks is a short walk away.

You’re also just 10 minutes drive away from everything that bustling Altrincham and Lymm have to offer, including a busy high street with artisan shops and eateries. 


As well as being within walking distance of Little Bollington CofE Primary School, The Stamford Arms is conveniently located for access to many of the areas highly regarded secondary schools. 

The location offers easy access to Manchester Airport as well as the motorway network including the M6 and M56. Warrington and Manchester are both within commuting distance.

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