BLOG: Why I #LoveLancashire – James Roberts

Name: James Roberts

Position at Lea Hough: Valuation Surveyor

I’m originally from: Chester

I live in: Chorley

I chose to live there because: When I was looking to purchase my first property, I considered Chorley the ideal place to live. At the time, I was working in Altrincham and my wife in Lancaster. Chorley was located between the two locations and provided excellent transport links to both.

How long have you lived there: I have lived in Chorley since January 2014.

I like living there because: Convenience. Chorley is situated in close proximity to the M6, M61 and M65 motorways, providing easy access across Lancashire and the North West. Local train stations in Chorley Town Centre, Buckshaw Village and Euxton also provide direct services into both Manchester and Liverpool. Chorley has beautiful countryside in areas such as Rivington and White Coppice, as well as local parks like Astley and Yarrow Valley Country Park. It also has a nice mixture of independent shops, bars and restaurants and a cinema that has recently opened. Renowned for having a great community spirit, Chorley also hosts various annual events including Chorley Live and Picnic in the Park.

My favourite things to do locally: Making the most of the eclectic mix of bars and restaurants on offer as well as going for local walks in the surrounding countryside and country parks.

The best hidden gem in my local area: Anglezarke Reservoir. A scenic location with excellent walks.

Three reasons I would recommend my area to people:

  • Convenient location with excellent motorway and rail links.
  • The great community spirit
  • Beautiful countryside and local parks.

Favourite building in Lancashire: Clitheroe Castle. Located in the centre of Clitheroe, this 800 year old landmark provides picturesque views across the Ribble Valley.


“We had a Schedule of Condition carried out on a Commercial Property. From vacant possession to our proposed completion date we were really tight on time. Gary managed to carry out the inspection and write a very thorough report in the time needed to ensure we hit our completion date. The price of the report was also extremely competitive. I would recommend Lea Hough to anyone looking for a Professional Surveyors with excellent service & communication at a competitive price.”

Danny Ambler - Fuse Contract Furniture, Blackburn