The Pulse - whats going on in M20

Welcome to this months edition of 'The Pulse' - your update on some of Didsbury's up and comings.

As the memories of the Summer holidays fade and we enter the Autumn market, we are already gearing up for the second busiest buying and selling period of the year.

With many buyers and sellers looking to move before Christmas, now is a great time to get back in to 'moving house mode' to ensure you can make the most of this active time of year.

As always, Didsbury has lots going in the next month or so and here's a few reminders why we are in Manchesters most sought after suburb.

Kind regards,


Argentinian Beef joint CAU - comes to Didsbury

CAU Didsbury will feature a traditional asado grill located in the large partially covered and heated garden, which can seat 50 people for year-round alfresco dining. The main restaurant will seat 110 customers and incorporate an open-plan kitchen.  

The all-day menu at CAU will include grass-fed Argentinian beef, twice-cooked pork belly, fresh market fish and chicken salad among a range of dishes that are influenced by the cuisine and culture of Buenos Aires.

The Didsbury branch will also offer six CAU own-brand wines that have been chosen by Phil Crozier, CAU's director of wines to accompany some of the premium dishes on the menu.


Didsbury Beer Festival 2015

Beer, Cider, Food and Music - whats not to like.

Taking place on the 29th to 31st October, at St Catherine's Social Club, on School Lane.

100 plus Beers, Cider and Perries!  With great music and food to boot, please check out the site for full details...

Click here to read Didsbury Beer Festival 2015.

Spectacular new development in neighbouring SK4

The Harveys – where past meets present

The open day of the show house at The Harveys in The Heatons was a busy affair this weekend, and we can see why. The stylish development blends classic Victorian architecture with contemporary design and living and consists of eight detached and a pair of semi-detached high specification five bedroomed homes. They all have stunning accommodation over three floors and an integral garage and reside in their own block paved and tree lined cul-de-sac, with off road parking for each property.

Nick Maskrey at Towerhouse Homes, is the man behind The Harveys, and tells us about the unique properties on offer.

“I have always lived in the Heatons myself, and after building, converting and refurbishing properties elsewhere in South Manchester and Cheshire, I jumped at the chance to create family homes right here in the Heatons. The Heatons are one of the area’s most sought after suburbs with outstanding local schools, excellent transport links and a vibrant café society combined with a variety of local shops, so there’s always a demand for exceptional family homes.”

“Architectural detail is often lost in most new builds, and I wanted the properties to pay homage to the most desirable features of Victorian architecture including the steep roof lines, double bay windows and slate roofs. But the benefit of building these in the 21st century is that the homes are more energy efficient.”

The homes may look traditional, with coving and a traditional log burning stove in the lounge, but are suited to modern living with a huge tiled open plan kitchen and living space at the back of each house. “The bespoke state of the art fitted kitchen includes granite worktops, along with a sociable island. It’s a fantastic space for entertaining or just relaxing with the family, whilst looking out on to the garden which is accessed through two triple bi-folding doors to add to the feeling of space. There are multi-room media and music system options available and a choice of LED lighting to suit the owner.”

“Upstairs are five double bedrooms spread over two floors with built in wardrobes in the master. There are two indulgent en-suites and a family bathroom, all fully tiled and with underfloor heating.”
The development is named after entrepreneur and former resident of the Victorian Mansion ‘Melrose’ that adjoins the development Joseph ‘Joe’ Harvey MBE. Joe started an engineering patternmaking business in the kitchen of a tenement in Heaton Norris and built it into an international company which trained craftsmen and apprentices from all over the world. He was awarded an MBE in 1991 for innovation and contributions to industry. The Harveys are built in the paddock and grounds of ‘Melrose’, and the Victorian mansion has now been recently restored to its former glory.

Come and see for yourself the splendour of The Harveys. Viewing is by appointment only, please contact the Julian Wadden Heatons branch at or call 0161 432 1115.