Award-winning housebuilder Redrow reckons it's a dab-hand at choosing the perfect place to live. And now it’s official.
Two of its most popular locations, Whalley and Lytham in Lancashire, feature in The Sunday Times' Best Places to Live list
– and they are home to some of Redrow's most successful developments, past and present.
Whalley is currently home to Lawson Rise
, a beautiful development featuring 54 properties, including 38 of Redrow’s larger, premium specification four and five-bedroom detached family homes, with available homes from £389,995.
All of the properties are from Redrow's Heritage Collection combining traditional architecture with all the comforts of modern living within, and harmonise superbly with the surrounding village.
In Lytham, Redrow has recently completed its Lytham Quays venture, including the sale of the last luxury bespoke property at The Villas, where properties fetched in excess of £1 million.
Less than five miles away though – with easy access to everything Lytham has to offer - is Ricksby Grange
, in the beautiful Fylde village of Wrea Green. Again it features homes from Redrow's Heritage Collection, and currently has three and four-bedroom properties for sale from £409,995.
All stunning homes, all in ideal locations – and here's why.
The Sunday Times said Lytham has been a regular in the Best Places list, with a low crime rate, good schools and four golf courses, including one that hosts the Open.
It went on say Lytham is thriving: “Its best supermarket, a Booths (the Waitrose of the north, but with deeper local roots), has an art gallery attached to its cafe. The Lowther Pavilion offers big names, and Whelans chippie (est 1937) and Lanigans the fishmonger make the most of the local maritime catch.
“There’s a great mix of properties here, too: a four-bedroom family house will set you back about £400,000.”
And it concludes: “The old-fashioned seaside at its most charming.”
Meanwhile, The Sunday Times hails Whalley as “the village that refused to go under.”
The report said: “A devastating flood normally brings a disqualification from Best Places (sorry, Kendal), but the torrent that thrust this village in the Ribble Valley into the headlines on Boxing Day last year has only highlighted its remarkable community spirit.
“Whalley’s friendliness earned it a place on the list in 2014 and 2015, but the way the residents have pulled together since the disaster reminds us that it’s people who make a place, just as much as bricks and mortar.”
The Sunday Times looked forward to the focus returning to Whalley’s “excellent schools, the great high street and that camaraderie.”
Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), smiled: “Well we don't like to say we told you so, but ….Redrow's ethos is to build high quality homes in the best possible locations, areas where people can enjoy a good quality of life.
“The Sunday Times’ latest list confirms that Redrow has a knack of choosing the perfect places in which to live, places where people can live happily and where there are good amenities and connections for work and home and family life.”
For more details of Redrow's developments, including Lawson Rise, Whalley, and Ricksby Grange, Wrea Green, visit www.redrow.co.uk
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1billion turnover and building more than 4,000 homes in 2014/15 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk