Life in lockdown has meant more time at home than ever before and while restrictions are gradually being lifted, for some it’s opened the door to the idea of moving home.
Redrow’s Lancashire sales director Sian Pitt says: “People have had time to reflect on their housing situation while they’ve been staying at home. Some have noticed just how many home DIY projects they’ve been putting off, while for others having their children off school and working from home themselves has made them realise that they have outgrown their current property.”
Whatever the circumstances, for those ready for a new home, here are nine good reasons to choose a brand new home at The Grange at Yew Tree Park, Burscough.
1. Sustainable living
Living sustainably is becoming a top priority for many households whether it’s eating locally-sourced food, using public transport or cutting down on how much plastic they use. From letting the train take the strain to shopping locally, moving to The Grange at Yew Tree Park is ideal for the eco-conscious. Homes are well-insulated, with energy efficient boilers and low energy lighting, which should help reduce energy bills as well as carbon emissions
2. Family friendly
Burscough has previously been named in the top 20 best places to bring up children. The ranking took into account a range of factors including education, safety and childcare costs, local amenities, affordable property and green spaces.
Working from home is part of the “new normal” for many, but for those who need to go into their place of work, Burscough is a great commuter base with easy access to
Preston, Liverpool, Southport and Manchester. Burscough is home to two train stations; Burscough Junction takes passengers to Preston and Liverpool, while Burscough Bridge travels east to west from Southport to Manchester. Living at The Grange will mean that residents who commute can leave the car at home and walk to either station in less than 15 minutes
4. Shop local
Both Aldi and Booths supermarkets can be found conveniently close to the development at Ringtail Retail Park, along with a choice of fashion and homeware stores. There’s also a Tesco superstore to the north of the village. The Burscough Wharf retail and leisure complex is centred around food and drink, arts and crafts, the creative industries, fashion and the community; it hosts regular artisan markets with opportunities to buy local produce.
5. Go outdoors
Access to outdoor space became increasingly important during lockdown, with many discovering a new passion for walking, running or cycling. Whether you fancy a leisurely stroll or a more strenuous cycle ride, the towpaths along the Leeds Liverpool Canal offer relaxing views of the water, a mix of wildlife, architecture and countryside. For those who want get back to nature, a visit to the 800-acre Martin Mere Wetland Centre is a must.
Schools are at the heart of any community and in Burscough there’s a choice of primaries rated “good” by Ofsted. St John’s Catholic Primary, Burscough Lordsgate Township CofE Primary and Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary are all within a mile of The Grange at Yew Tree Park. For older pupils, the village is home to Burscough Priory Academy, with St Bede’s Catholic High, Kingsbury School and Lathom High in nearby Ormskirk offering alternative options just a short bus ride away.
7. Fitness and leisure*
Less than a mile from The Grange at Yew Tree Park, Burscough Wharf offers a wide choice of arts and entertainment by the canalside, with a range of leisure and retail facilities from craft shops to cycle hire for a ride along the towpath. Alternative evening entertainment can be found at Parbold Picture House or the Odeon Cinema at Switch Island. If you’re eager to get back into the gym, Burscough Racquets and Fitness Centre has new state of the art fitness equipment and a range of classes or if you want to play a round of golf, visit Ormskirk or Hurlston Hall golf courses.
8. Readymade Homes
The Grange at Yew Tree Park includes some four-bedroom detached homes that are ready to move into almost straight away, including the Stratford, Oxford, Cambridge and Shaftesbury designs, priced from £307,995. Badged as ‘Readymade Homes’, these properties include valuable extras and upgrades to make them even better value for money.
9. Help to Buy or Sell
Homes at The Grange at Yew Tree Park are within the price threshold for the Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme. It means customers can apply for an 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 the selling fees.
The sales centre and show homes at The Grange at Yew Tree Park are now open by appointment only, with new social distancing measures in place to ensure the safety of customers and staff. Click here or call 01704 740635 for more information.
Customers can also register for our 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.
*Fitness and leisure facilities listed may be temporarily closed due to Government guidance