Many may have enjoyed the opportunity to spend more time at home in recent weeks; but others may have realised the shortcomings of their current property and be ready to make a move!
Our Lancashire sales director Sian Pitt explains: “Lockdown and social distancing saw many people spend far more time at home than usual. Some embraced it, while others simply realised that their current home has outlived its welcome.
“Maybe you’re one of those who’s decided that your home is too small, too big or needs too much maintenance. Or perhaps the lack of a garden became very apparent during lockdown, or the need to be closer to shops, parks and other important services.”
Redrow has been hearing these stories from potential customers as it reopens its sales centres, by appointment only.
“We’ve also heard from first time buyers, who have realised that with bars and restaurants closed and expensive holidays currently off the agenda, they may actually be able to save for a deposit and get on the property ladder after all,” Sian adds.
Whatever the circumstances, for those ready for a new home, here are 10 good reasons to choose Tabley Green, in the Fulwood area of Preston, Lancashire.
Tabley Green is situated in Higher Bartle, on the edge of Fulwood and less than four miles from Preston city centre. However, the development is also close to open farmland creating a semi-rural feel and offering homeowners a breath of fresh air.
There’s a choice of ‘good’ rated primary schools just a short drive from Tabley Green and several secondary schools in the area for older children, including the ‘outstanding’ Our Lady’s Catholic High School, in Fulwood.
While lockdown has been a time for solitary runs, walks and cycle rides and online fitness sessions, many will be looking forward to when they can get back to the gym and organised sport. The good news for Tabley Green residents is that Fulwood Leisure Centre has a pool, squash courts, gym and fitness studio for group sessions. Ingol Golf Course is even closer.
4. Green spaces
Our development includes nearly two acres of open space, providing plenty of opportunities for residents to enjoy the outdoors. Features of the green areas include a landscaped attenuation pond, with fertile opportunities for wildlife and biodiversity to flourish. In addition, the Guild Wheel circular cycle route passes close to the development; this 21-mile route is mainly off-road and traffic free, providing scenic and safe cycling and walking options for all the family.
5. Shops & services
There’s a Sainsbury’s Local close by and a broader range of shops in Fulwood, including a branch of the upmarket grocery chain, Booths. And, of course, Preston city centre is easily reached. And when pubs, cafes and restaurants reopen, Tabley Green residents will be spoilt for choice with plenty of options in Fulwood itself, and Preston.
The M6 and M55 are both easily reached for swift connections across the North West of England, making Tabley Green a great base for commuters. From Preston station you can access West Coast Mainline trains to London in as little as 2 hrs 15.
7. Award winning homes
There’s a fabulous choice of three and four-bedroom detached family homes from ours Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection, which combines traditional craftsmanship with bright, family friendly interiors. In fact, Tabley Green has previously been named ‘Best in Lancashire’ at the UK Property Awards.
8. Community feel
There’s a real sense of community developing at Tabley Green, fuelled in the past by special events held by Redrow to bring residents together. That neighbourly spirit has no doubt helped get people through lockdown and will continue to grow as the development expands.
9. Readymade Homes
Tabley Green includes some homes that are ready to move into almost straight away, including the four-bedroom detached Shrewsbury from £255,995 and the Oxford from £294,995. Badged as ‘Readymade Homes’, these properties include valuable extras and upgrades to make them even better value for money.
10. Help to Buy
With available homes from £249,995 for the three-bedroom Warwick, the development is eligible for Help to Buy meaning customers can apply for a Government-backed equity loan for up to 20% of the property price, leaving them to find only a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage from a lender of choice. The equity loan is interest free for the first five years. Or for those with an existing property to sell, our own Help to Sell incentive uses local estate agents to find a buyer and makes a contribution to your selling fees.
The sales centre and show homes at Tabley Green are now open by appointment only, with new social distancing measures in place to ensure the safety of customers and staff. Click here for more information or call 01772 507449.
Customers can also register for the My Redrow online hub, enabling them to fully interact with us online, including browsing, reserving and choosing options for their new home.
Find out more about booking an appointment and our coronavirus social distancing measures here.