Having previously renovated an older property, moving to a brand new home in Leicester offered Anisha Patel an easier option this time round.
Eager to buy one of Redrow’s new homes at Nightingale Gardens, off Thurmaston Lane, she was happy to wait to make her dream move.
Now settled in a three-bedroom detached Brecon style home, Anisha and mum Manjula couldn’t be happier.
“We wanted to move from our two-bedroom terrace, but it had to be the right home in the right location. I put myself on the mailing list for Nightingale Gardens back in May 2013 and booked a day off work for the day the sales office opened,” Anisha recalls.
“The Redrow home we wanted to buy wasn’t available then, but we put our house up for sale in August 2013. It was a gamble thinking that if we sold we would have to go into rented accommodation, but luckily we sold to an investor who allowed us to rent our old home while we waited to move.”
Keen to secure the particular property they’d identified as their dream home, Anisha visited the sales office every week until it was finally released for sale.
“We looked at quite a few developments in the Leicester area and while there were some cheaper new builds available, there was no comparison to the Redrow specification. We were happy to wait to get the house we wanted because we think Redrow are the best builders in the country,” Anisha adds.
“The quality is unbelievable. I loved going around the showhome and kept going in to look for tips and ideas for our home.
“There aren’t many beautiful three-bedroom detached homes with a garage like this. It looks like a cottage and was definitely worth the wait. It has quite a big kitchen/ diner on one side of the hall and the lounge on the other. It’s a good size for the two of us.”
Anisha says her move wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the excellent sales team. She also praised the construction team for their high standard of workmanship.
“I’ve renovated a property before but it’s time consuming to find and oversee contractors especially when you work full time. I liked the sound of a new house with a 10-year warranty from the NHBC and appliances that come with manufacturers’ guarantees so that we could just move in,” Anisha, 41, who works as a PA, says.
“We used My Redrow to customise our home and choose upgrades, but probably didn’t need to because the standard specification is already fantastic, including the kitchen units, bathroom and wardrobes in the main bedroom.
“I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Redrow and would go as far as to say forget about any other builder and choose Redrow.”
Current availability at Nightingale Gardens includes a choice of three and four-bedroom homes, priced from £203,950.
For more information visit the showhomes, open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. Alternatively, call 0116 3195056 or see www.redrow.co.uk/nightingale.
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.