Buying a home in either Tarvin? What to know

Much like its neighbouring villages of Tarporley, Duddon, Clotton and Waverton, Tarvin has long been established as one of the popular rural villages with access to Delamere Forest and motorway links just a few miles away. This small village has a strong sense of community as well as a few local gems that make visiting this little village all the more special for locals. 

History of Tarvin

Tarvin has a very early history where in AD79, it is thought that Romans were in the area whilst building a fortress from Chester. It has since been discovered that Romans continued to occupy land well into 300 AD as artefacts have been unearthed over the years.

Since the Romans, there has been lots of mention of Tarvin. Again, like Tarporley and Christleton, it has featured rather prominently in the Domesday Book as ‘the largest community in the Hundred of Rushton with 30 households. Tarvin Manor comprises some 2000 acres of cultivable land (22 ploughlands) as well as ‘woodland’.

It is also reported in the Domesday Book that Tarvin saw mass upheaval when the Normans stormed the land. Equally, Tarvin has been particularly prominent in the English Civil War where the church that still stands has seen damage from the battles.

With the introduction of the A51 in 1984 and the A54 in 1933, Tarvin has been a great spot for commuters and those who require good access to Manchester, Northwich and Kelsall.

What makes buying a home in Tarvin so popular?

With great access to major A-roads and motorways, proximity to the countryside, East and West Cheshire and quiet suburban surroundings, Tarvin is often looked upon as somewhere where one may go to retire, but actually, it can provide the best of both worlds for young families, commuters and even first time buyers. There is plenty of choice in terms of homes and this small village with a population just over 3000 in the latest census of ‘21 shows that it is also becoming more popular for homebuyers.

Whilst it may not have the looks or characteristics of say, Christleton, buying a home in Tarvin is a great opportunity for first time buyers as well as those looking to downsize. Areas around Platts Lane and The Pryors give homebuyers plenty to choose from and equally, in a more affordable price range for first time buyers too.

According to Rightmove, “Tarvin had an overall average price of £308,200 over the last year. The majority of sales in Tarvin during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £264,400. Terraced properties sold for an average of £274,998, with detached properties fetching £467,500.”

Buying a home in Tarvin

If you want to buy a home in Tarvin then you will be happy to know that when it comes to property types and locations, you are very well served.

Featuring a mixture of small terrace red brick cottages to more recent three and four bedroom developments, buying a home in Tarvin means that you have plenty of options especially when budget or number of rooms may be a consideration.

Areas near the tennis courts and fields also have many 1970s builds which have four and five bedroom properties, perfect for a family settling in, whilst the high street benefits from listed period properties going back as far as the late 17th century. There really is something for everyone when it comes to buying a home in Tarvin.

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Amenities in Tarvin

Served by the A51 and country roads from Waverton, Christleton and Delamere, Tarvin finds itself on a busy part of a commuter belt whilst also benefiting from a rural landscape making it perfect for those who want peace and quiet.

Of course, that’s not all Tarvin has to offer. There is a local health centre where GP and nurse appointments are regularly used, a primary school, a community centre where lots of social activities take place and even a well loved Chinese restaurant which has been family run for nearly 40 years. There is a post office, local garage, industrial park and a local grocery store all within walking distances from each other.

Tarvin can also boast a good local pub, The George and Dragon, an award winning local restaurant, Cornichon serving modern British cuisine and finally, one of the best fish and chip shops in the area, King Loui’s. It has been at the heart of Tarvin village for over 30 years, from the famous village fetes (where you could see the King himself pull tractors) to the local football teams coming in after a hard fought victory, King Loui’s is an institution in the area where locals from Tarvin and neighbouring villages regularly visit.

Why you should buy a home in Tarvin

To summarise, if you want to buy a home in Tarvin you will have;

  • A great mix of rural and urban living
  • Outstanding schools at both Primary and Secondary levels
  • Good community spirit and activities
  • Excellent transport links in and out of all villages

Are you interested in Buying a Home in Tarvin?

If you’re interested in buying a home in Tarvin, Chester then why not drop us a line today. Carman Friend has over 20 years of experience in the local Chester area and has a great understanding of the property market. They can help you locate the home for your needs and match you, the buyer with the dream home for your budgets.

Contact Carman Friend today!

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