Area Guide - Rawtenstall
Many of the team at the Rawtenstall office are local and have a wealth of experience in estate agency - The office was originally established in 1974 as Eley Long & Co Estate Agents – Rossendale's longest established and most experienced estate agency. Now as Ryder & Dutton our team combines local expertise with extensive knowledge and overall the Rawtenstall team have a combined experience of over 80 years of selling or letting homes!
Our Rawtenstall office is located within the beautiful Rossendale Valley – approximately 20 miles north of Manchester, the Rossendale Valley is nestled between the South Pennines and the West Pennine moors. The breathtaking countryside is not only rich in character but also easily accessible with the M66 and M65 motorway links leading to all destinations and towns close by, including Bury, Burnley, Blackburn and Rochdale.
Much of the valley was shaped by the Industrial Revolution, especially the textile industry, between 1837 and 1901. This being the 'Victorian' period, much of the housing portrays such character, ranging from small stone terraced cottages to stunning Mill Owner’s residences. This semi rural location is also home to many farmhouses and barn conversions with exceptional countryside views.