Happily they’re now settled in their new home in Barton Seagrave, but the Stratford family feared they’d miss out after the sale of their old home fell through.
Luckily for parents Emma and Andy their dreams of moving to a brand new home were kept alive thanks to part exchange from Redrow.
“The day we sold our old home we came to Castle Fields and a four-bedroom detached Stratford had just become available. Another couple were interested and so that we didn’t miss out we reserved straight away,” Emma recalls.
“Six weeks on, we had the ball rolling to move when we lost our buyer. We were really upset and thought we’d lost the Redrow home but Cindy the sales consultant was really kind and helpful and told us about part exchange.
“Estate agents valued our old home and Redrow made us an offer. It took away the stress of having to find another buyer and it was a guaranteed sale. Redrow kept us informed throughout and made it a really positive experience.”
By coincidence friends of Emma and Andy also moved to Castle Fields and live opposite the couple. They’ve also been keen to recommend Redrow to others.
“We wanted a new-build home so that we wouldn’t have to worry about moving in and then the boiler breaking or having to do other repairs. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that the appliances are covered by manufacturers’ warranties, plus there’s the reassurance of the Buildmark warranty on the property itself,” Emma adds.
“The quality and finish is superb. It was a lovely gesture to receive a bouquet and hamper when we moved in.”
Andy, 41, is a general manager in logistics, while Emma, 33, works for Waitrose. They live with their sons Lucca, six, and Mason, five.
Lucca has a milk allergy and so Andy has been raising funds for Allergy UK by taking place in various running and cycling events, most recently the Brighton Marathon. His next event will be Ride London in August. Redrow have made a £100 donation to the fundraising appeal.
Prior to moving the family lived in a three-bedroom semi on a large housing estate in Kettering, built in the 1960s.
“It had a big lounge/diner, but a tiny kitchen and only one bathroom,” Emma explains.
“The Stratford style home we’ve moved to is much more of a family home with a big lounge, plus a combined kitchen and dining room. There’s also a downstairs cloakroom and en-suite to master bedroom to complement the family bathroom. It’s really changed our lifestyle.”
The location of their new home has also enhanced their standard of living.
“There’s lots of open space, Wicksteed Park is nearby and it’s a safer environment for the children to play out,” Emma adds.
Current availability at Castle Fields includes four and five-bedroom homes from Redrow’s sought-after Heritage Collection with prices ranging from £279,950 to £437,950.
Established more than 40 years, 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 Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the WhatHouse? Awards 2014, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and five consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Redrow also collected the award for best marketing initiative at the 2014 Housebuilder Awards and its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence.