Woodford luxury apartments give retired couple a 'new lease of life'
When their large family home became a chore to maintain, Woodford couple Len and Joyce set their sights on new high-quality apartments being built nearby.
Having lived in the Cheshire village of Woodford for over 30 years, the couple wanted to stay local, and started to consider bungalows and retirement homes: “The former we dismissed because they generally needed to be gutted then renovated,”explained Len.
“The retirement properties we looked atwere attractive as newbuilds but were high in annual add-on costs and generally with single parking and without a garage; we also wanted to be with a generational spread of people.”
Impressed by the look of our latest development Woodford Garden Village, the couple visited the sales office looking at the possibility of a smaller house.
Joyce, said:“By coincidence it was the weekend when Redrow launched The Courtyard at Woodford Garden Village. We were one of the first to view their plans and by February 2020 we had put our house up for sale and in March put a deposit on the top corner apartment, all based on computer designs and plans.”
The Courtyard, is a collection of high-quality apartments, each with two double bedrooms, fitted wardrobes, an en-suite to the main bedroom, and a family bathroom. The open-plan living area features a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge, opening to a private balcony or terrace, making this home feel even more spacious and adding a touch of luxury to everyday living.Each apartment also comes with its own single garage, plus space for parking a second car.
Unfortunately, the pandemic and national lockdown meant Len and Joyce’s plans to move were put on temporary hold. However, despite delays to their apartment being completed, the couple decided to continue with the sale.
“Firstly, because we had a reservation on the Redrow apartment we wanted, it was in a key position and the right location,”said Len.
“Secondly it was important to us to find younger buyers who would look after our old house. We had built it up as the family home over 30 years, and we wanted someone to enjoy the next 30 years just as we had done. We eventually moved into our new apartment in September this year.”
Joyce added:“Our experience has been excellent right through from sales to the site management and the follow up customer service. We had seen the show apartment, which is the same design as our apartment. However, having bought off plan we didn’t know what to expect overall. We are delighted with the spacious gardens, the excellent garage/gated paved areas, and the entrance to the apartments. All are spacious, unlike other building developments where developers try to keep such spaces to a minimum. All fittings and features of the apartment are to a very high standard.”
Area sales manager Amanda Hollins said:“Len and Joyce were our first residents at The Courtyard, and I am thrilled to hear they have settled in so well.
“These apartments really are flexible for all walks of life, perfect for young professionals, great for smaller families and ideal for when you want a flexible, easy to manage home in later life; they do not disappoint.”
Having previously lived in a traditional house the couple decided to go modern in furnishings for this new chapter in their lives.
“Our favourite room is the lounge/ kitchen-diner because of the large open plan space and the excellent balcony view,”said Joyce.
Len added:“This new apartment really has given us a new lease of life.”
Set within our flagship Woodford Garden Village, residents of The Courtyard have access to acres of open spaces, including woodlands, linear parks and a traditional village green. The garden village will also have its own school, shops, and social facilities. The larger towns and villages of Poynton, Bramhall and Wilmslow are nearby for wider amenities.
Current prices for The Courtyard apartments start from £366,495 and a fully furnished show home can be viewed. For further information or to make an appointment contact the sales team on 0161 768 8139 or visit www.redrow.co.uk/thecourtyard