Get in early and take homebuying to a new level

After searching for their dream Chester townhouse, Shirley and Allan Caslin found they could live the high life at Redrow’s Crown Park venture.

They discovered a three-storey home that not only fitted the bill in terms of style, but was in a perfect location.

The couple first visited Crown Park in Chester in December 2013 and decided that, to ensure their dream home was secured, they would buy one of the ‘Kensington’ housetypes off-plan. Just five months later they were settled in their new home.

“We loved the plans, the plot location and the general style of the home. We were able to go online and look at the rooms so it didn’t feel like much of a risk to buy before the home was complete,” Shirley, 49 and a part-time receptionist, said. “Buying off plan gave us the opportunity to have a say right from the start about all the fixtures and fittings and really make the house our own.

“Our home has a lovely flow to it and its versatility really suited us. We also knew that moving to Crown Park from where we were in Upton would give our 14 year-old son Tyler more independence as he could cycle to see his friends and to school. We always used to drive everywhere.”

The layout of the Kensington particularly appealed because on the ground floor, along with the garage, there’s a room that could be equally suited as a study, a bedroom, a hobby room or even a play room for young children.

On the first floor there is the kitchen/dining room and spacious lounge, and on the top floor there are three bedrooms and family bathroom. The master bedroom also boasts an en suite.

Boasting a highly desirable location off Sandy Lane in the sought-after village of Huntington, Crown Park is situated in close proximity to Chester city centre.

Current availability includes a range of four and five-bedroom detached family homes starting from the ‘Henley’ housetype at £439,995. With a double integral garage, the Henley features four spacious bedrooms, two of which have an en suite, plus a large open plan kitchen, dining and family area.

Or, for families requiring an extra bedroom, the ‘Marlborough’, at £469,995, offers five bedrooms and boasts a double-height front bay which creates extra space and light in the lounge and master bedroom above.

All the homes at Crown Park qualify for the Government’s Help to Buy scheme aimed at those who may not have a substantial deposit.

Help to Buy allows buyers to take out a 20% equity loan, which is interest free for five years. Then, only a 75% mortgage and 5% deposit is needed to purchase a new home.“We’re thrilled to have been able to move to Crown Park. We were keen on the idea of a new build and the area is lovely. If there are people pondering a move, it’s well worth getting in early!” Shirley concluded.

To find out more about Crown Park visit the marketing suite and show home which is open daily; Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5.30pm and Mondays from 11am to 5.30pm. For details of the latest availability and pricing, call 01244 630730 or go online at

Currently celebrating its 40th year, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and four consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Redrow also collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 and 2013 What House? Awards; the award for best marketing initiative at the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Housebuilder Awards and its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence.