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AmenitiesThere are a few local shops along Ripponden Road, including a local CoOp convenience store and a Londis supermarket. Larger supermarkets can be found on the edge of Oldham, with both Asda and Tesco Extra stores within easy reach of the development.
For doctors, register with Moorside Medical Centre on Ripponden Road (Sat Nav OL1 4JU, call 0161 344 8191) and for local dentists try The Dental Practice (Sat Nav OL4 2SF, call 0161 624 8551).
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The Dental Practice
The Parkhouse Dental Surgery
The Royton Dental Practice
DiningFor an informal family treat, there are several friendly pubs close by, including the Highfield Inn and the Bulls Head, both of which do tasty pub grub and welcome families in the early evening. Moorside is also home to a handful of popular restaurants, including Vamasaki Indian and Ruchi wine bar and restaurant.
Nearby Oldham has an even wider selection of places to eat and drink, with La Via (Spanish), The Old Bill (Italian and French), Café Lahore (Asian) and Valentinos Restorante (Italian) all achieving the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, based on glowing customer reviews.
For a real treat, head for Uppermill, on the edge of the Peak District National Park and visit the many excellent tourist cafes, including the excellent Kittys and The Vintage Cupcake Kitchen, both of which also enjoy Certificates of Excellence.
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Ruchi Wine Bar and Restaurant
EducationYou can leave the car behind for the school run at Meadow View, and enjoy quality time with your kids, walking to schools and staying fit and healthy. Moorside Pre-School Playgroup is just minutes from the development, with Hodge Clough primary and junior schools also within easy walking distance. Alternatively, you can try Littlemoor Primary or Watersheddings Primary, or the faith schools of Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Primary or St Thomas’ Church of England Primary, all of which are also reasonably close.
Older children have a choice of schools on the edge of Oldham, with Westwood High, the Radclyffe School, the Blue Coat School and the brand new £30m Oasis Academy all within easy reach via regular bus services. Royton and Compton School, a specialist science college, is also a popular local choice.
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Hodge Clough Primary School
Littlemoor Primary School
LeisureMoorside is home to a popular bowling and cricket club with numerous teams and an active social calendar. You’ll also find excellent sports facilities at Oldham Community Leisure Centre, Royston Sports Centre, Grains Road Leisure Centre and Glodwick Pool, all of which are just a few minutes drive from Meadow View. Meanwhile, golfers can choose from a range of challenging local courses, including Compton & Royton Golf Club and Saddleworth Golf Club.
For evening entertainment, nearby Oldham has several theatres, including the Oldham Coliseum, while film buffs will find the latest releases at the Odeon in Rochdale or Cineworld at Duckinfield, just a few minutes drive around the M60.
Come the weekend, Moorside really lives up to its name, with the endless moors stretching away into the distance. If this leaves you yearning for the outdoors, then head for the Castleshaw Centre for a huge range of exciting activities, with something for everyone, from canoeing, kayaking and sailing, to climbing, ghyll scrambling and mountain biking. They provide top class instruction for all the family and have a huge range of equipment available for hire to help you make the most of your superb surroundings.
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Compton and Royton Golf Club
Glodwick Cricket Club
Oldham Community Leisure Centre
Saddleworth Golf Club
ShoppingOldham town centre has much to offer in the way of retail therapy. Visit the main Spindles Town Square shopping centre, browse the markets, including the daily Tommyfield market with over 300 stalls, or find something truly original in the Independent Quarter with its proud tradition of fascinating family owned businesses.
Jump the tram into Manchester and you’ll have all the shops and stores you could wish for, with the famous Arndale Centre, Corn Exchange and an extensive pedestrianised city centre shopping district offering enough to satisfy even the most dedicated shopaholic. Alternatively, for the ultimate shopping trip, hop on the M60 round to the famous Trafford Centre and enjoy over 200,000sq m of first class shopping and leisure facilities.
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Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre
TransportMeadow View is located just off the main A672 Ripponden Road, providing a direct route into Oldham for both cars and regular bus services. Oldham town centre is around 2.5miles, with Rochdale 7miles, Manchester 10miles and Bury 14miles. The M60 Manchester ring road is just 5miles away, providing swift access across the region, while the M62 eastbound is just 5miles to the north east, linking to Huddersfield, Leeds and Sheffield.
Getting into Manchester for work, shopping or leisure couldn’t be easier. Oldham is part of the extensive Manchester Metrolink tram system, with trams into the city taking around 50 minutes from nearby Derker station to Piccadilly. What’s more, there are park and ride facilities at the station for over 250 cars.
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The development location is Off Haven Lane,Oldham,Greater Manchester,OL4 2QQ