Date: Friday 11 May 2012
“With my sons getting to the age where they’d rather be out on their scooters and bikes than just playing the back garden, I wanted us to be somewhere that was safe for them to do that. “Our new house is in a cul-de-sac, so I’m happy to let them play out there, and the countryside is all around which they can explore on their own as they get older.
“The availability of good schools was equally important to me, and Rainworth has a great secondary, Joseph Whitaker School, with an excellent reputation and a really good Ofsted report.
“The two primary schools in the area are also well regarded, and my boys have already settled really well at Python Hill Primary.
“I’d come from an old house with big double bedrooms and was under the impression I wouldn’t get the same amount of space with a new-build, as I thought they tended to have pokey rooms and really small gardens. “But there was no compromise on space whatsoever with my new home – it’s just so spacious. There’s a huge lounge and we also have a separate dining room which is a bit of a luxury, while the bedrooms are a great size and the garden’s just right for our needs. In fact, I was surprised how much we could get for our money.
“My house had been on the market for a long time, and although I did find a buyer, they pulled out of the move further down the line. “So to use Taylor Wimpey’s Part Exchange incentive made total sense when I found the house I wanted to buy. It was the safe and sure option, and I found everything went through so quickly and easily that it’s something I’d recommend to others.” Andrea Quigley, Rufford Grange resident.