Part exchange helps Sharon make herself at home in Wakefield


AFTER 10 years of being unable to settle in a townhouse in Wakefield, Sharon Bloodworth decided it was time to move and instantly felt at home in a brand new Redrow home.

Sharon and husband Andrew, now live at Scholars’ Gate with children Samuel, nine, and Catherine, seven. The move was made possible with the help of part exchange.

“Because I couldn’t settle in the three-storey town house, which we’d bought from new, we wanted to take our time finding somewhere new,” Sharon explains.

“An email from Redrow renewed our interest in moving and so we went to visit Scholars’ Gate. We liked the location – Wrenthorpe is a nice area, close to the city centre and only a mile from the motorway, but as we hadn’t seen a Redrow home we went to Guiseley to view the show homes there. We thought they were beautiful with really good standard fixtures and fittings. It felt really homely and like somewhere we could move in to.”

The family are now happily living in a four-bedroom Shrewsbury style property. It features an open plan kitchen and dining room with utility and WC to the rear, with a separate lounge at the front. Upstairs, there are four-bedrooms including master bedroom with en-suite, plus a family bathroom.

“On the night we moved in, I felt more at home than I had done in the 10 years I had lived in the other house. Moving was definitely the right thing to do,” Sharon added.

“We had thought about buying an older house but with two young children, we didn’t want the mess of living somewhere with building work on going. One of the advantages of buying a brand new home is that it won’t need any work doing to it before you can move in. You can just unpack your things, put the telly on and live your life.”

Part exchange helped take the hassle out of moving as they were able to trade in their old home towards the cost of a new one.

Sharon explained “Our old house had been on the market for more than eight months and we’d only had one viewing, but part exchange meant we didn’t have to worry any longer about finding a buyer or paying estate agent’s fees. It was so easy and every step of the way there was someone on the phone who could help. Joan the sales consultant knows her job inside out and there wasn’t a question she couldn’t answer.”

Located in Ruskin Avenue, Wakefield, Scholars’ Gate offers a choice of three and four-bedroom homes from Redrow’s New Heritage Collection. Current prices start from £206,950, with a four-bedroom Shrewsbury similar to the Bloodworths’ available from £238,950.

A show home is open for viewing daily from 10am to 5.30pm. For more information call 01924 724 323 or see

Caption - Sharon Bloodworth instantly felt at home in a new Redrow home at Scholars’ Gate.


Editor’s footnote: 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 New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013; collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 What House? awards; and its ‘Share a little bit of joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2012 Housebuilder Awards.  Web: