On the drive of their brand new ‘forever home’ at Tabley Park, Knutsford, down on one knee, Nolan proposed to his fiancée Gosia.
“This was our new start, a new home, so a new ring seemed appropriate too,” said Nolan, a company director of a soft furnishings company.
“We’ve been so busy with life, we’ve had three daughters, Lillianna, 11, and eight-year-old twins Erin and Elissa, and we’ve been working hard to grow our business.
“We’ve had a great journey, but we’ve never got round to tying the knot, now seemed the perfect time.”
The Knutsford couple had been looking for a home for over three years and even after selling their previous property hadn’t found ‘the one’, so began renting.
Although in a better buying position because they were chain-free, Nolan, 46, and Gosia, 37, soon found themselves in “bidding wars” when looking at second-hand properties and admitted it all got “a little out of control”.
“The market was crazy, we were outbid on properties that were going for thousands over the asking price, and we wouldn’t have been in a ‘move in and put the kettle on’ situation either; all the properties we viewed needed updating, including new bathrooms and kitchens,”said Nolan.
“Gosia always wanted a brand new home and whilst we were away on holiday in Tenerife, just before the pandemic hit, our friends sent us a picture of a coming soon board at Tabley Park. I sent over an email there and then.”
Nolan and Gosia soon met the sales team at Tabley Park and quickly fell in love with a particular Redrow home and made a reservation there and then.
“It was a huge relief,”said Nolan.
“The price was the price, there were no hidden costs, and we wouldn’t be involved in any bidding wars or looking for extra money to bring the property to the standard we wanted.”
Nolan and Gosia chose The Marthall a four-bedroom detached family home, with a thirty-six foot family/dining and kitchen area, separate lounge, en-suite to two of the bedrooms and a double garage.
“This was the first time we’d bought a new-build and, in all honesty, we were blown away by the service we received from Redrow,”said Nolan.
“Mel and Rachel from the sales team were amazing, this is where their expertise really came into play.
“We had a blank canvas, so we were able to choose everything, our floor tiles, carpets, style of kitchen, appliances and fitted wardrobes.
“They held our hands throughout, I called myself the friendly stalker as I think I called them with a different question every day!”
Having moved into their new home, the family is already seeing the advantages of buying brand new, including turning down their thermostats and potentially saving on bills.
“The house is so well insulated, we have our thermostat four to five degrees lower than we used to set it in our previous house, which was built in the 80s. A new homes is so much more efficient.”
Nolan and Gosia are now looking forward to their wedding day, in the summer of 2023.
Tabley Park, the development which won Nolan and Gosia’s hearts, is located off Northwich Road, within walking distance of the centre of Knutsford. It will eventually feature 190 new homes, with everything from two to five bedrooms.
Individual house styles are based on our Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection with some design modifications and there will also be 10 bespoke properties at the entrance to the development. Tabley Park will also include a large area of open space, a football pitch, allotment areas, orchard and children’s play area.
Anna Evans-Kerr, head of sales for North West said:“We are delighted that our homes at Tabley Park provided the perfect backdrop for this wonderful proposal.
“May I wish them all the very best for the future.”
Three beautifully furnished show homes and a customer experience suite are open seven days a week, usually from 10am – 5.30pm. For more information call 01565 859509 or visit www.redrow.co.uk/tableypark