Countryside buyer John at Linwood Park, Shifnal

Out with the old, in with the new build

Thirty years after purchasing his first house, single buyer John knew it was time to sell up and move into a lower maintenance home, after discovering Linwood Park in Shifnal. 

The 57-year-old father-of-two upgraded from his three-bedroom detached Victorian property, in Wolverhampton, for the four-bedroom detached Ribble home at Countryside’s new Stanton Road development, in the picturesque town of Shifnal. 

John, the director of a sixth generation family business, commented: “I knew that I wanted a new build property, as I didn’t want to face the repairs and modernisation that come with an older home. I did that with my last home, which I bought over 30 years ago when my lifestyle was very different. Now, I have two young children and elderly parents to consider, so a newer home just makes sense. 

“I came across Linwood Park by chance, whilst cycling past the development one day. I thought the location would be fantastic for myself and my two daughters,  Amélie and Olivia, so decided to take a look. We’re really close to the station, which is handy for travelling and visiting family.”

The spacious Ribble offers open-plan family living with skylight windows and French doors that open up into a turfed back garden, plus an additional separate living room. The convenient internal garage and utility room are easily accessible via the kitchen. Upstairs boasts four bedrooms, a large family bathroom and an impressive master suite.

John continues: “The home itself is perfect for us. The layout is practical for daily life and the bedrooms are good sizes - the girls are very excited to decorate their new rooms! The specification that came with the house is excellent, particularly the integrated appliances in the kitchen and the security features. From the first viewing of the showhome, it just felt like we could live in it right away - no modifications or changes. I’m also really enjoying the community feel, as I didn’t have neighbours nearby in my old house. 

“The Countryside team have been great from day one - from the sales team to the site manager, who has been extremely helpful. Overall, the experience has been excellent.”

Homes at Linwood Park start at just £239,995. For more information about the new homes visit www.linwood-park.co.uk, call 01952 897556 or visit the sales office daily, 10am to 5pm at Linwood Park, Stanton Road, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8DU.

Shifnal buyer John with daughters Amélie and Olivia at Linwood Park
Linwood Park buyer John with daughters Amélie and Olivia