10 compelling reasons to make Woodford Garden Village your home
If lockdown’s left you disenchanted with where you live, then now might be the perfect time to invest in a new home; and Redrow can name at least 10 good reasons to choose Woodford Garden Village, in Cheshire.
North West head of sales Anna Evans-Kerr says: “Since reopening our sales offices by appointment only we’ve heard from many people who’ve realised over the last few weeks that their existing home is no longer right for them.
“They’ve maybe realised it’s too small or needs a bigger garden; or it’s too big and takes too much looking after; or it’s too far from shops, parks and important services and they want to be at the heart of a community.”
Whatever the circumstances, for those ready for a new home, here are 10 compelling reasons to choose Woodford garden Village.
Close to Cheshire’s ‘golden triangle’ of Wilmslow, Prestbury and Alderley Edge, the village of Woodford is nestled between the larger towns and villages of Handforth, Bramhall and Poynton, each with a good selection of local amenities. It is just five miles from Stockport, and boasts good road and rail links to the nearby city of Manchester and the whole of the North West.
2. Placemaking at its best
Sensitively replacing the site of the old Woodford Aerodrome, our development is the first garden village of its kind to be built in the north of England for decades. The sensitive blueprint combines 920 new homes with a retirement / extra care facility, a pub, primary school, shops and an extensive network of green spaces. “It’s the perfect community within a community,” Anna says.
3. Green spaces
Woodford Garden Village is designed around tree-lined boulevards and a network of green corridors for recreation. There will be children’s play areas, cycle pathways, parks, meadows and extensive tree planting. In fact, there are 19 areas of play, parks or public open space planned or already in existence, including a village green. For even wider green spaces, the outer edges of the Peak District National Park are less than 10 miles away.
4. Shops & services
Woodford Garden Village will have its own small, local shops and there’s a convenience store a short walk away. The larger villages and towns of Poynton, Handforth and Bramhall have shops and supermarkets aplenty, including a Waitrose in Poynton, while the designer shopping destinations of Wilmslow, Prestbury and Alderley Edge are also within easy reach. All of these places are hot spots for high quality cafes, bars and restaurants too once dining out becomes a reality again.
The development will have its own primary school, scheduled to open in September 2021. In the meantime there’s a good choice of primary and secondary schools in the area, including some rated Outstanding and Good by Ofsted.
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. Poynton Leisure Centre, less than three miles away, has a pool, gym, fitness classes and amenities for badminton, cricket, squash and more. There are also weekly badminton sessions, pilates and dance classes in the nearby Woodford War Memorial Community Centre; plus private gyms in the area such as David Lloyd just a few miles away in Cheadle. This part of Cheshire is famous for its fabulous choice of golf courses, and homeowners could potentially enjoy a challenging round at Adlington, Avro and Bramhall, as well as the Championship course at Mottram Hall.
Trains from nearby Poynton Station reach Manchester Piccadilly in less than 25 minutes. Stockport is only five miles away and there will be a new, dedicated bus service from the development. The new A555 Manchester Airport Eastern Link road brings the airport within a 10 minute drive.
8. Extensive choice of homes
There are several phases of development underway at Woodford Garden Village and everything from a three-bedroom Ludlow semi at £377,995 to a large five-bedroom detached Highgrove home at £1,030,000, with designs from our Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection. And, coming soon, there are 30 high specification, luxury two-bedroom apartments with a gated entrance. Each property has a private garage and a balcony or terrace.
9. Readymade Homes
Woodford Garden Village has some large, luxurious four and five-bedroom homes ready to move into almost straight away. These included the four-bedroom Welwyn from £584,000 and the fabulous Highgrove showhome with everything included – even the furniture - at £1,030,000. Badged by as ‘Readymade Homes’, these properties include valuable extras and upgrades to make them even more desirable and better value for money.
10. Help to Buy
With available homes from £479,995 for the four-bedroom Grantham mid-terrace at Tudor Grange, several homes at Woodford are 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 Woodford Garden Village 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 0161 636 0798.
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.