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Downsizer finds perfect property in Ilkeston

23rd February 2012 Print
Nicky Bailey

Company director Nicky Bailey received all the help she needed to find her ideal home at Taylor Wimpey’s Briars Chase development of property for sale in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

When Nicky Bailey began looking for new homes in Ilkeston, finding a smaller place to live that was close to her work, friends and grown-up children were hugely important.

For nine years, Nicky (73) had been living alone in a three-bedroom house in Nottinghamshire and felt the time was right to find somewhere more suited to her needs.

When she arrived at Taylor Wimpey’s Briars Chase development of new homes for sale in Ilkeston, Nicky discovered the perfect home in exactly the right location, and she got all the help needed to make a straightforward move into her brand new two-bedroom apartment.

“From the moment I first walked onto the development, the Sales Executives were friendly and gave me all the assistance I required to move into my new home,” says Nicky, a Company Director working in the education sector, remembering her first visit to the Taylor Wimpey Ilkeston development.

As well as being guided step by step through the purchasing process at the development of houses and apartments for sale in Ilkeston, Nicky was able to enjoy a stress-free moving day thanks to Taylor Wimpey’s House2Home removals service, which includes full packing and unpacking plus insurance.

“Taylor Wimpey has been fantastic and can’t be faulted – they kept me up to date throughout the buying process and were able to answer all of my questions.”

“Since I moved in, the excellent service has continued. It is very reassuring to know that the Site Manager is just a phone call away and that he will always take time to help me out.”

Nicky’s new home at Briars Chase is perfectly located within 15 minutes of her daughter and family, and there is easy access to the motorway for other family members to visit. It is in the same town as her workplace and the same parish as her church. It’s also just 100 yards from a bus stop which gives her easy access to the centre of Ilkeston for all her everyday needs.

“The development is lovely, and it is in the perfect location for me. My family are nearby, or within easy reach, I work locally and I can get to the places I need to visit with ease.

“My new home is so well suited to my life – it’s a two-bedroom apartment with generously-sized rooms and a really nice open-plan kitchen/living room with floor-to-ceiling windows which let in a lot of natural light. Whenever my friends have been to visit, they’ve always said how nice they think it is.”

A superb range of two-bedroom apartments is on sale now at Briars Chase from as little as £78,995, with each plot featuring a spacious living room, a fitted kitchen, two well-proportioned bedrooms and a bathroom, while outside the properties benefit from allocated parking.

Alternatively, stunning three-bedroom townhouses are available from just £142,995 while magnificent four-bedroom homes are priced from only £152,995.

All homes at Briars Chase are completed to a high standard specification, including energy efficient central heating, double glazing and a fitted kitchen with integrated oven, hob and hood.

To make choosing one of these high-quality homes even more appealing, Taylor Wimpey offers a range of helpful homebuyer incentives for first-time buyers and those with a property to sell. The Government-backed FirstBuy scheme, for example, lets qualifying first-time buyers secure selected plots for 80% of their full purchase price, including a deposit of only 5%, subject to status.

Incentives can be tailored to customers’ individual circumstances and are subject to availability, with full details available from the Sales Executive.

Situated just a few minutes’ walk from Ilkeston’s thriving town centre, the new homes at Briars Chase benefit from having a good selection of shops, pubs and a cinema on the doorstep.

The development is also close to numerous infant, junior and secondary schools with Granby Junior School, Chaucer Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Bennerley School and Ilkeston Secondary School all less than a mile away.

For commuters, the A52 gives easy access to Nottingham and Derby, while the M1 provides excellent links to the North and South. Langley Mill railway station is less than four miles away, providing regular services to Nottingham in just 20 minutes and Sheffield in 45 minutes.

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