April and Bryan welcome their second Redrow home - and their second baby!
It was while in her first Redrow home that April Sunderland got married and had her first child – so when she and husband Bryan wanted a bigger house for their growing family it had to be another Redrow.
Teacher April, 31, has just moved into a brand-new Shrewsbury home on the same Liverpool development, Summerhill Park in Broadgreen.
And she explains it just had to be another Redrow. April said: “We wanted another Redrow home because of the quality and style, and we love Summerhill Park so much there was no way we wanted to move.
“It’s perfect for our jobs because it’s close to the M62, the M57 and M58 and the train station and it’s ideal for bringing a family up because of all the parks close by, as well as the primary school and nursery which are near – and because of the development itself.
“There is a real community feel here and we have made so many friends with people the same age who have young families too; we all look out for one another and organise little events to get everyone together – we had an Easter hunt for everyone which was lovely.”
April and Bryan bought their original three-bedroom home, a Broadway, in the first phase of the development and their new four-bedroom detached in the third and final phase.
“It seems like we are growing with Redrow,” April added.
“We had our little girl, Summer, who’s two, while we were in our old house and now we’ve got a lovely new house as I’m pregnant with our second child, who’s due in November. It’s so exciting.”
While the couple loved the Broadway end-terrace property, they wanted something larger for their growing family. The Shrewsbury is a great family home with a large kitchen and dining area at the rear of the property – which April adores – beside which are a handy utility and cloakroom; there is also a spacious lounge and integrated garage either side of a central hallway.
Upstairs are four good-sized bedrooms, the master of which has en-suite, and a family bathroom.
April said: “We wanted more space and the Shrewsbury gave us that while keeping the lovely patio doors at the back which open out onto the south-facing garden we now have, as well as a bigger bedroom for Summer with all her toys.
“Mine and Bryan’s room is much bigger, I have my own dressing-room and, at the moment, we’ve got a guest room for when friends and family come to stay.
“We used Help to Buy to get our first home and, once we’d paid off the interest-free loan on that, we decided it made sense to take advantage of it again to buy a bigger family home.”
The Government-backed Help to Buy scheme provides an equity loan for up to 20% of a newly-built property’s value, which remains interest free for five years. A buyer then only requires a mortgage for 75% of the property value and a 5% deposit.
“It gave us such a help,” said April. “We couldn’t have afforded our first home without it and now look at us. We have a lovely new home ready for our lovely new family – so thank you Redrow. I don’t think we’d ever want to buy a home from anyone else.”
There are only a few remaining homes available at Summerhill Park, currently priced from £260,995 for a three-bedroom detached Warwick.
Occupying a quiet location off Thomas Lane on the outskirts of Liverpool, it’s close to the loop line, a path converted from the city’s historic railway line with miles on uninterrupted, tree-lined routes, ideal for cycling or walking.
Yet it’s also within easy reach of the city centre with shops, bars, restaurants and a host of cultural attractions, and the redeveloped Edge Lane retail centre with its bars, restaurants, cinema and bowling alley. For commuters it’s handy for Broad Green Station and the M62 motorway offering the best links to the whole of the North West, and beyond.
For more details of Summerhill Park call 0151 515 4141, visit the show homes and sales suite or see www.redrow.co.uk/summerhill for information and opening times.