3 bedroom houses for rent in Manchester: 10 best developments

Manchester is a thriving, cosmopolitan city and a powerhouse of northern England. The city is known as a centre of culture and sporting excellence. It is also a popular choice for students and a superb place to pursue your career. Manchester has world-renowned universities and is the base for a wealth of industries and large companies. HomeViews’ verified reviewers have given their views on the best 3-bedroom houses to rent in Manchester. Homeviews’ reviewers provide first-hand accounts of living in some of the most desirable new housing developments in Greater Manchester. Read on to find out more about living and renting in this exciting city.

Living in Manchester

Greater Manchester is the second-largest urban area in England. More than 2.8 million people live in the city and its surrounding towns and suburbs. The city is reportedly the UK’s fastest growing in economic terms. In recent years the city has seen huge investment and companies choosing to relocate to Manchester.

Manchester has long been a popular city with students and young professionals, thanks to its world-class universities and buzzing nightlife. More than 50% of students choose to stay in Manchester after graduating, second only to London in the UK. Manchester has an energetic, thriving cultural scene, with music and the arts central to the city’s identity. The city has birthed many of Britain’s greatest bands and helped shape pop culture, including Britpop and the rave scene. Today, Manchester continues to attract the very best performers to its world-class live music venues. The city is also home to some of the country’s best theatres, galleries and museums, including The Lowry and The Whitworth.

Manchester’s city centre is a bustling hub with excellent shopping and some of the country’s most reputable restaurants and bars. The foodie scene in Manchester is growing, and 12 restaurants from the city feature in the current Michelin Guide.

Manchester is perhaps most famous as a centre of sporting excellence. It is home to two of England’s most successful football teams in Manchester United and Manchester City. Additionally, the city boasts a test match cricket venue, the National Cycling Centre and an Olympic swimming pool at the Manchester Aquatics Centre. Living in the city provides some of the best opportunities to watch world-class sport anywhere in the world.

Cost of living in Manchester

Although Manchester is one of the most popular cities in the UK, the cost of living is relatively affordable. House prices and rental rates are increasing in the city, though it remains competitive compared to the UK average.

Regular living costs in Manchester follow the national trend. Living costs in northern cities are generally lower than their southern counterparts. Manchester is significantly more affordable than London, with grocery shopping typically around 8.5% cheaper in Manchester. Rental costs are the biggest saver though, with renting in Manchester more than 50% cheaper than London.

What is build to rent?

Build to rent properties are purpose-built for renting, rather than for selling. A relatively new trend in the property sector, the design and build of build to rent properties can be different to traditional developments.

The design of the developments encourage a sense of community and security for tenants. The focus is on delivering high-quality homes with excellent services. Developments can offer benefits that the traditional rental sector doesn’t provide, including on-site management teams, communal areas and green spaces. Some packages include perks like health clubs and spa facilities or concierge services.

Rental only developments can offer the security of longer-term tenancies, with the promise of a hassle-free renting experience. Because the developments are purpose-built for rental, the rental process is designed to be as smooth as possible. This can include transparent contracts and a choice of optional extras. Choosing a built to rent property can be more expensive, but can have numerous benefits that may outweigh the additional cost.

3 bedroom houses for rent in Manchester: top 10 developments rated by tenants

Now it’s time to take a look at the top 10 list of 3-bedroom houses for rent in Manchester. We have selected each development based on the reviews of residents, who have rated their experience of living in the building. Everything from design and facilities, to the management team, services, location and value for money have been rated. Take a look at the list to see the best 3-bedroom rental houses Manchester has to offer.

Taking top spot in our list of 3-bedroom houses to rent in Manchester, is Simple Life at Our Lady’s. This development is located in the popular and convenient area of Little Hulton in Worsley.

The development offers 2, 3 and 4-bedroom family homes exclusively for rent, with residents enjoying the excellent transport links and peaceful, quiet environment.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Our Lady’s, M28

Second placed Coral Mill was built on the site of a former cotton mill in Newhey. The development is close to Rochdale’s many shops and leisure facilities, with the town centre perfect for socialising. Manchester city centre is just 10 miles away, with the M62 easily accessible fro the village.

Residents identify the strong sense of community in the development, as well as its location in a pleasant and popular village.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Coral Mill, OL16

Third place is taken by this Simple Life development in the heart of Atherton, 12 miles from Manchester city centre. The town has easy access to the M61 to Manchester, as well as connections to Liverpool (via the A579). Hamilton Square’s collection of houses offers good access to Atherton’s amenities, with the town centre just half a mile away.

Reviewers highlight the quiet area of the development as well as the excellent design of the houses.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Hamilton Square, M46

Norwich Green is a new development of 70 properties, close to the centre of Rochdale. The development is surrounded by excellent transport links and amenities, with the M62 within easy reach.

The houses themselves are praised by residents for their superb design and high-quality fittings.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Norwich Green, OL11

Taking fifth place on our list is Canal Side, a development of rental-only homes by Simple Life. The development benefits from proximity to Wigan town centre, and is less than 20 miles from both Manchester and Liverpool city centres. In addition, there is excellent connectivity via road and rail, with the M6/M58 interchange just three miles away.

Residents mentioned the well-designed layout of the development and the helpful and attentive property management team.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Canal Side, WN6

Shrewsbury Close is a build to rent development in popular Rochdale. The development offers a selection of high quality 2, 3 and 4-bedroom family homes. Located in the suburban area of Middleton, Shrewsbury Close benefits from easy access to the main local motorway networks.

Residents of Shrewsbury Close draw attention to the attractive design of the homes and the friendliness of the neighbourhood.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Shrewsbury Close, M24

Seventh-placed Baytree Lane is located within easy reach of Middleton town centre. The local train station, Mills Hill, is within a few minutes’ walk of the site has good links to Manchester and other neighbouring towns. The M60 is a five-minute drive away, giving easy access to the rest of Greater Manchester.

Reviews highlight the helpful management team and the attractive finish of the accommodation.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Baytree Lane, M24

New Broughton is situated in Salford on the outskirts of Manchester. Comprising 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses, this development has great commuting links, being close to Salford Central and Manchester Victoria stations. New Broughton is close to the University of Salford.

Residents of New Broughton praise the management team and superb value for money of the development.

Read reviews and details of New Broughton, M7

At number nine in the list, Bridgewater Park sits in Patricroft on the outskirts of Salford and Manchester. Comprising a mix of 1 and 2-bedroom apartments and 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses, Bridgewater Park offers a picturesque canal-side setting. Residents have great transport links to Manchester city centre, with Patricroft Station just moments away.

The houses are praised as well-built, with attractive gardens in a superb location.

Read reviews and details of Bridgewater Park, M30

Belmont Place is equidistant between Manchester and Liverpool in the village of Hindley Green. The development provides good access to regional road and rail networks. The nearest station, Daisy Hill, provides regular direct services to Manchester city centre.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Belmont Place, WN2

Do you like the look of our list of the highest-rated 3 bedroom houses to rent in Manchester? Would you like to learn more about what it’s like to live in this thriving and bustling city? Find out more about Manchester by clicking through to our dedicated area guide below. From there, you can read about life in Manchester and find rental opportunities in the Greater Manchester area.

Manchester is the second largest urban area in England, and is often thought of as the UK’s second city. Located in the north west of England nestled between Liverpool and Leeds, Manchester is also reportedly the UK’s fastest growing city economically. The area’s 2.8 Read more about Manchester

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