Retirement and relocation with no DIY required

After years of living in her Edwardian London home and approaching retirement, Linda Caulfield was tired of repairs and decided it was time to relocate to a brand new home in Kent.

After scouring the internet and visiting various developments she’s now settled in a four-bedroom detached property at Redrow’s Saxon Woods venture in Hamstreet near Ashford.

Linda explains:

“I’d been living in an Edwardian house in Streatham in London and my husband who was a builder used to do all of the work on it. After he died I couldn’t find people who could do a good job in maintaining it. I started to think about retiring and moving to a brand new home that wouldn’t need a lot of maintenance.

“I have family in Kent so looked online for new build homes in the area and liked the style of the houses Redrow were building. I viewed the showhomes at St Andrew’s Park in Halling and visited other developers too. The rooms in the Redrow homes seemed bigger with higher ceilings, whereas the other new builds I looked at seemed boxy.”

While Linda was searching for a new home Redrow launched Saxon Woods and, after speaking with the sales consultant, she decided to buy a four-bedroom Cambridge in the same style she’d considered purchasing at St Andrews Park.

“I was supposed to be downsizing but ended up moving from a three-bedroom property set out over three floors to a four-bedroom home on two,” Linda adds.

“The Arts & Crafts inspired architecture gives it a traditional look that reminds me of my Edwardian home.

“I’m not used to double glazing and I’m still experimenting with the heating. It’s certainly warmer than my old home, which was very cold. This house is much more energy efficient, which is better for the environment too.”

Along with more than 90% of Redrow customers, Linda is happy to recommend the company and says she couldn’t fault the staff.

“Everyone working on site is really helpful and friendly,” she adds.

Having moved into the area, Linda is now settling into the neighbourhood,

“The location is ideal as there’s a village community, shops and a station all nearby and I can catch the bus into Ashford.”

Saxon Woods offers a choice of four and five-bedroom homes with prices from £324,995. A four-bedroom detached Cambridge, similar to Linda’s, is currently available from £437,995.

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Linda’s new home is easy to maintain. Linda’s new home is easy to maintain.