Charles Church North West is preparing to say farewell to a Lancashire village as a landmark development nears completion.

The company has just five properties left to sell at The Coppice, in Billinge, bringing to an end a relationship that spans more than seven years.

The development – on the site of the former Billinge Hospital – has seen hundreds of new families set up home in the popular village located halfway between Wigan and St Helens.

David Hodgson, sales and marketing director for Charles Church North West, said: “We always approach the end of a development with mixed feelings – joy at completing a project and seeing so many people settled into their new homes, but also a little sadness when we have been part of the local community for several years, as we have been here.

“Billinge is a lovely location – close to open countryside and with breath-taking views, but also close enough to bigger towns and the motorway network so residents can conveniently reach work, shopping and leisure facilities. Now we have just five homes left here, and then that’s it.”

The four and five-bedroom detached properties – all in different designs – are available from just £279,995 and all are ready to move into.

The traditional four-bedroom ‘Forge’ style house includes a spacious open plan family breakfast kitchen and en suite facilities to both the master and second bedrooms. Accommodation in the three-storey ‘Thetford’ includes a first floor study and a ‘Jack and Jill’ style en suite for the two bedrooms on the top floor. The five-bedroom ‘Woodchester’ boasts plenty of space over three floors, with a spacious dining kitchen, study and an impressive master suite at the top of the house.

David Hodgson added: “The Help to Buy scheme has certainly aided many people at Billinge, enabling them to purchase their dream home with just a five per cent deposit.

“Other buyers have used our Home Change or Part Exchange schemes to help them move quickly. Visit the marketing suite on Upholland Road or call 01942 375 727 to ask about these packages.”