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Saplings

Off Bostock Road, Winsford, CW7 3BD

Saplings

Development information

Saplings is an attractive new development of 138 low carbon homes in Winsford which is a joint venture with QWest Homes (Cheshire West and Chester Council ‘CWAC’ & EQUANS) and ForLiving.

“The development offers a range of stylish and well-presented detached and semi-detached properties. Ranging from two to four bedrooms, the development is perfectly suited to accommodate first-time buyers, professionals, and young families.”

The development creates refreshing opportunities to begin the initial steps onto the property ladder as well as creating new possibilities for those who are in need of a larger home. This coupled with the advantages of the current government incentives produces an opening that makes the whole process more accessible and stress-free.

Winsford, situated near the picturesque River Weaver, is a remarkably beautiful location in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. The immediate local neighbourhood boasts an extensive range of amenities including shops, eateries, a leisure centre, a swimming pool, and sports ground. Winsford town centre is also home to a vast array of high street and independent shops.

There are nearby out-of-town retail parks providing local access to various National stores. For those desiring something a little different, or more niche, Chester is just 18 miles away with its historic high street and designer boutiques.

The area enjoys excellent commuter links to the A49 and M6 as well as Winsford Railway Station which is just 4 miles away and offers regular services to Liverpool, Manchester, and London.

For families with children, there are a variety of nearby schools graded ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Popular nearby family attractions like Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium, Oulton Park, and Delamere Forest also mean that an exciting day out is never far away.

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Opening times

Monday
10.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday
10.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday
10.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday
10.00am – 5.00pm
Friday
10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Please note we are contactable by email and telephone during the above opening times.

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Homes of the week

New release
The Cousteau | Plot 125
3 bedroom semi-detached home
New release property!
Outright sale
Price: £199,950
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New release
The Ellisa | Plots 1,2,4
3 bedroom semi-detached home
New release property!
Shared ownership
Price: £68,000 @ 40%
Find out more

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Homes for sale

New release
The Roosevelt | Plot 119
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Outright sale
Price: £0
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New release
The Ellisa | Plot 10
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Shared ownership
Price: £68,000 @ 40%
Find out more
Reserved
The Roosevelt | Plot 126
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Outright sale
Price: £179,950
Find out more
Reserved
The Holden | Plot 8
4 bedroom semi-detached home
Shared ownership
Price: £82,000 @ 40%
Find out more
Reserved
The Attenborough | Plot 129
4 bedroom detached home
Outright sale
Price: £265,000
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Reserved
The Whitten | Plot 6
2 bedroom semi-detached home
Shared ownership
Price: £63,000 @ 40%
Find out more
New release
The Waterton | Plot 128
3 bedroom detached home
Outright sale
Price: £192,950
Find out more
Reserved
The Radford | Plot 13
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Outright sale
Price: £195,950
Find out more
Reserved
The Radford | Plot 14
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Outright sale
Price: £195,950
Find out more
Reserved
The Roosevelt | Plot 127
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Outright sale
Price: £179,950
Find out more
Reserved
The Irwin | Plot 15
3 bedroom detached home
Outright sale
Price: £213,950
Find out more
Reserved
The Roosevelt | Plot 138
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Outright sale
Price: £177,950
Find out more
Reserved
The Radford | Plot 137
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Outright sale
Price: £195,950
Find out more
New release
The Radford | Plot 136
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Outright sale
Price: £195,950
Find out more
Reserved
The Holden | Plot 9
4 bedroom semi-detached home
Shared ownership
Price: £82,000 @ 40%
Find out more
Reserved
The Attenborough | Plot 131
4 bedroom detached home
Outright sale
Price: £248,950
Find out more
Reserved
The Whitten | Plot 7
2 bedroom semi-detached home
Shared ownership
Price: £63,000 @ 40%
Find out more
New release
The Waterton | Plot 130
3 bedroom detached home
Outright sale
Price: £192,950
Find out more
New release
The Cousteau | Plot 125
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Outright sale
Price: £199,950
Find out more
New release
The Carson | Plot 114
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Outright sale
Price: £0
Find out more
Reserved
The Waterton | Plot 3
3 bedroom detached home
Shared ownership
Price: £73,000 @ 40%
Find out more
Reserved
The Roosevelt | Plot 121
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Outright sale
Price: £178,950
Find out more
New release
The Ellisa | Plots 1,2,4
3 bedroom semi-detached home
Shared ownership
Price: £68,000 @ 40%
Find out more
New release
The Irwin | Plot 12
3 bedroom detached home
Outright sale
Price: £213,950
Find out more

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Site layout

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Ways to buy

What is Shared ownership?

Shared ownership is a part- rent, part- buy scheme which gives first time buyers and those who don’t currently own a home, the opportunity to get onto the property ladder at a price you can afford. You buy the portion you can afford now and then purchase the rest over time.

It’s easy, all we will need to do is arrange a quick and simple affordability check. This is to work out the mortgage on the share you buy. This can be between 25% and 75% of the value of your new home.

You then pay a reduced rent on the remaining share that you have not purchased.
Your mortgage deposit of 5% will be a lot less than if you were to buy outright as it is only based on the share that you purchase.

Is Shared ownership right for me?

If you agree with all the below, Shared Ownership is perfect for you!

  • You can afford the monthly mortgage, rent and service charge payments
  • You have at least a 5% mortgage deposit available for the percentage of the home you would like to buy.
  • You don’t currently own a home or can’t afford to buy one outright.
  • Your combined household income is less than £80,000

Can I own my home outright one day?

Yes! The higher the percentage of shares you own in your home, the less rent you pay. As and when you can afford it you have the option to purchase a higher percentage of shares in your home. This means you have less rent to pay on the remaining percentage and eventually you can own your home outright.

What is Help To Buy?

Help to Buy is a government-backed scheme for first-time buyers which is available across the UK that allows you to buy a home with just 5% deposit. You’ll get an equity loan of up to 20% of the cost of a new home; this is interest-free for 5 years.

You will take out a mortgage for 75% of the value of the house and the remaining 20% will be funded by the government.

Help to buy has price caps throughout the country, In the North West the regional price cap is £224,400

For the first five years of owning your new home, the government loan is interest-free. After this time, you will be charged an annual fee.

Your loan must be repaid after 25 years, or earlier if you sell your home. For full details on how Help to Buy works – visit the government website.

Is Help to buy right for me?

If you agree with all the below, Help to buy is great for you!

  • You have a 5% deposit
  • You are a first-time buyer
  • You are able to take out a mortgage for 75% of the value of the home
  • You can afford the monthly mortgage payments
  • The home you buy under the scheme is your only residence
  • You are not a buy-to-let investor and will not own another property after completion

Call us on 01606 822618 to find out whether you qualify for the scheme and start you on your journey to getting the house you have always wanted.

How can I reserve a home If I have a home to sell?

Many of our customers will have homes to sell, we offer you an opportunity to secure a plot for your peace of mind, at the same time giving you some time to sell your own home. We call this our Assisted Purchase Scheme.

We provide very experienced staff to support you with getting your home on the market and help with performance managing estate agents.

In order to proceed to reservation, we need to obtain an agreed valuation on your current home from an Estate Agent. We will ask for two local Estate Agents to provide these valuations. Which of the agents you choose to market your home, is your choice. You pay the agency fees. We negotiate a lower cost if we can on your behalf using our economies of scale.

What will the Valuer of my home be asked to do?

The Estate Agents will be asked to provide a valuation based on:

  • An achievable valuation to test the market
  • A price to sell in 6 – 8 weeks
  • A forced sale value

We will liaise with both Estate Agents on your behalf and explain the type of valuation that we require. Usually this is a free service. This could be any location in the UK.

At no cost, you can put a ‘plot hold’ on the specific plot that you want, while the agents are progressing with the valuations. We normally will hold a property for 7 – 10 days. We really want you to get full market value for your home, but the price you go on the market for, can impact on your ability to sell your home. Our advice is to make it realistic.

We will liaise with you to develop an agreed marketing plan for your home. Once the plan is agreed, you can reserve the home with a £200 reservation fee. This fee is refundable if we cancel your reservation.

Part Exchange is available and there are many benefits to this approach. However, it is likely that you will achieve more for your home if you are able to secure a sale through our Assisted Purchase Scheme.

How does Part Exchange work?

  • We will organise an independent valuation to be carried out on your existing home
  • An offer will be made based on the valuation
  • You can then reserve the home of your dreams
  • You will have peace of mind with a guaranteed buyer
  • There will be no estate agents fees
  • You will exchange contracts within 28 days and move into your new home as soon as it’s ready

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FAQs

In total, there will be a range of 138 two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Yes, they will. We have been careful to ensure that phasing causes minimal disruption and optimises safety for early residents.

The prices will be reviewed ahead of each newly released phase and we cannot guarantee they will remain constant between releases.

Fees and Costs

To ensure that the highest standards are always maintained within the community, there are several areas where consent is required. Solicitors fees may be payable. However, we will make fair and reasonable charges to cover administrative requirements for these consents.

Your solicitor will assist in identifying all consents required when you purchase your property. If consent is required, the fees will be waived if consent is requested during your plot purchase.

Service Charge

There will be an annual service charge for maintenance of all communal areas.

Insurance

Each property owner will be responsible for their own Buildings and Contents insurance.

Utilities

You will be required to pay all taxes and utility costs direct to the Council/the supplier.

All the Outright Sale properties are Freehold.

The Shared Ownership properties will be leasehold until your ownership of the property staircases to 100%. Upon full ownership of your home, your property will become freehold.

Your new home comes with an NHBC Buildmark Warranty.  This insurance backed policy covers you for the first two years against any defects due to the NHBC standards not being followed. During the next eight years, the warranty provides you with cover against major damage from structural or drainage defects.

Yes! All our homes are built to the very latest Building Regulations. New homes are more energy efficient with modern heating systems, double glazing, and insulation. You will therefore be using much less energy than older homes and you can be confident that your new home is kinder to the planet. Some of our properties benefit from Zero Carbon Features. Please ask our sales advisor for further details.

When you do sell your home, our Sales Advisor will be on hand to liaise with the estate agent and solicitors to help with coordinating a completion date. You will have someone who is experienced at progressing a sale on your side and able to support you through the sale process.

Usually, it is possible to coordinate any potential customer for your own home to expect a legal completion date, in line with the anticipated build completion date of your plot.

We do try to ensure that we stick with the build programme delivery. However, there are many component parts within new build construction. Sometimes build dates are delayed and the reasons can be outside of our control. We will do all that we can to liaise with the chain and explain the situation if dates are delayed.

  • You can reserve a home if you do not have a house to sell (non-sale dependent or first-time buyer), but we will ask for evidence of your sales position. We then ask you to move to a 6-week contract exchange.
  • You can reserve a home if you have a completed chain and we have had confirmation that the chain is secure and likely to proceed to legal completion. We then request that you progress to a 6-week contract exchange.
  • You can reserve a home if you have a house to sell through our Assisted Purchase Scheme. We will not initiate a contract until you have a completed chain.

Greener homes, greener future.

Adding benefit to Cheshire West and Chester Communities

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QWest Homes are a strategic partnership between Cheshire West and Chester Council and ENGIE Regeneration Ltd. They are fully committed to a kinder and fairer approach to delivering housing for the Community.

Delivering outputs and outcomes as a traditional private sector developer, but on a more efficient financial basis, with profit share that returns profit back to the public purse for the advantage of the whole community.

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