MATTS is located near the town centre of Wilmslow, Cheshire at 4 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5HX.
Wilmslow is a small, pleasant, well-to-do suburban town with a mainline railway station set in Cheshire countryside close to Manchester Airport (the largest airport in the UK after Heathrow and Gatwick) and 11 miles from Manchester city centre.
Greater Manchester is the most populous urban area in the UK after London, with 2.8 million people, about one-third the population of Greater London. It is also, by a number of other metrics, England’s (and the UK’s) second city, with many important learning, cultural and media centres.
Manchester is a much less expensive place to live than London and is well-known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. In 2021 'Time Out' listed Manchester in 3rd place after only San Francisco and Amsterdam in its list of the 37 Best Cities in the World, and was voted top for ‘nightlife’, ‘creativity’, ‘community spirit’, ‘friendliness’ and ‘getting to know your neighbours’.
We are a ten minute drive from the M56 near Manchester Airport with close motorway links to the M6 and M60.
We are a ten minute walk from Wilmslow mainline railway station with frequent high speed direct trains to Manchester, London and throughout the country. At least four trains each hour make the journey to Manchester City Centre in 15-20 minutes and at least one train each hour to London Euston, mostly in 1 hr 47 mins.
Parking: With careful parking, there is room for 6 cars down the side of the house and in the driveway. You can park for free on Chapel Lane if you’re lucky enough to find a space or, more likely, on and off the Knutsford Road and around Lindfield Estate S, SK9 5JD (both about a 3 minute walk).
The car park outside Sainsbury’s/Hoopers (3 minute walk) costs £3.20 (in 2022) for up to 4 hours, and you can recover half of that if you shop in Sainsbury’s. The section of the car park directly behind the shop, nearest to the 'Coach and Four' pub, is for longer-term parking and costs £3.90 for 4-6 hours, but is sometimes full.
Accessibility: 4 shallow steps with a handrail to the front door (see photograph to right). There is more accessibility information here.
Accommodation: the training course is located in a large Victorian house that can accommodate up to 30 working teachers and students in several spacious rooms with high ceilings. More information.
4 Chapel Lane