Date: Monday 18 January 2010
When Rachael Howes paid a visit to our stunning Canalside Wharf new build development in Staffordshire, one look was all it took to convince her this was the location she wanted to settle down in.
Her younger brother, Richard, had recently purchased a house of his own there, having been attracted by the appealing combination of beautifully-designed homes and a gorgeous location on the outskirts of the rural village of Weston.
And it was while visiting the development where her brother’s brand new house was being built that Rachael (38) fell in love with the place – even though she had not previously given a moment’s thought to leaving her existing home in Wolverhampton.
“I wasn’t looking to move house at all, but I was so impressed with the quality of the homes at the development and with the village, I decided to purchase one of the properties myself,” she says.
“Weston is a peaceful, safe and secure village and yet it’s still just a few miles from all the amenities of Stafford, and the homes at Canalside Wharf are really lovely. I saw it as a rare opportunity to move to a dream location.
“I chose the new two-bedroom ‘Alder’ apartment partly because it is just the right size and just the right location. However the big appeal of the property was its large, dual-aspect window overlooking the canal and countryside.
“I love the place and it’s got everything I’m looking for.”