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Off Bostock Road, Winsford, CW7 3BD


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.

Saplings Off Bostock Road, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 3BD


Opening times

10.00am – 5.00pm
10.00am – 5.00pm
10.00am – 5.00pm
10.00am – 5.00pm
10.00am – 5.00pm

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


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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.



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, admin fees & buildings insurance. This will be reviewed annually.


Each property owner will be responsible for their own contents insurance. Buildings insurance is covered within the service charge.


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

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. Please ask our sales advisor for further details.

You can reserve a home if you are a first-time buyer or your home is sold subject to contract / have a completed chain. We then ask you to move to a 6-week contract exchange.


Local area

Greener homes, greener future.

Adding benefit to Cheshire West and Chester Communities

Welcome home

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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