The grass is greener at the lawns

Janice and John a Warren loved their new Redrow home – but they love their NEWER one even more.

The couple from Watford moved into a three-bedroom detached Worcester in the St Andrew’s Park development in Halling just over 18 months ago and it was perfect for their retirement.

Janice, 61, a former counter staff member for RBS said

“Our home in Halling was beautiful, but when Redrow began building another development, The Lawns in nearby Aylesford the couple began to wonder if another move might be even better for them. We mithered the sales team no end when we heard about The Lawns but they were brilliant – both teams were. Nothing was ever too much trouble. And in the end we decided to buy again, this time moving to a four-bedroom Oxford style house and it’s just perfect. It is everything we wanted. John and I retired early so that we could enjoy time together and with our family while we are still fit and able. And now we can do just that. A brand new home means we haven’t got lots of DIY and maintenance to worry about, and the house is absolutely beautiful.”

The Lawns at Preston Hall Park offers a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes from Redrow’s Heritage Collection with current prices from £459,995.

Less than an hour from London by train and just minutes from the M20, the development makes an ideal commuter base. The area is well served by schools, plus there are shops and leisure facilities both close by in Aylesford and nearby Maidstone.

Janice and John’s Oxford style property, which they moved into in December, has a large open plan kitchen and dining area which lends itself to being at the heart of family living and is complemented by a separate elegant lounge. Upstairs all of the bedrooms are generously sized with the master bedroom benefiting from an en-suite to complement the family bathroom.

The design of their home means Janice and John, 63, a former IT worker for John Lewis, have all the space they need for themselves and when their family visit. The couple have two children, sons Neil, 38, and Keith, 36, and four grandchildren, Holly, 15; Oliver, six; Madison, three and eight-month-old Beatrice.

Janice said

“We have Oliver in particular here a lot as we pick him up from school every Tuesday. He is a beautiful boy, and really good – if very lively! The large hallway in our new home has doubled as a football pitch on many occasions and it’s great – I just make sure I don’t have any precious ornaments around. I love this house because it offers us even more space that our last home – the master bedroom is lovely and spacious, and the kitchen is beautiful. The drive up to The Lawns is really rather grand and we have got lovely views at the front of the house with a tree-filled grassed area. It’s also near enough to the shops so I can walk there when I want to. I can even take my recycling to Sainsbury’s.”

She added:

“What can I say, it is everything we wanted and more and we hope to spend many happy years here.”

Rachel Baillie, sales director for Redrow Homes (South East), said:

“Redrow has a reputation for building high quality homes in sought-after locations and The Lawns in Preston Hall Park is testament to that. The development is proving really popular and is already a happy home to people like Mr and Mrs Warren. There is a range of stylish properties available so there will be something that will be perfect for everyone and, with a host of incentives available, within everyone’s reach too.”

To appreciate all The Lawns has to offer visit the show homes, open daily between 10am and 5pm. For more information call 01622 532695 or visit