Dreaming of a house in the country?

As well as our renowned self-build service, we design and build beautiful property developments too. We have just one plot still available at our latest new build project, Sawyers Meadow, which is located in the picturesque village of Bunbury, nestled in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.

Plot 7, The Aspen, will be a stunning four bedroom residence with plenty of space, making it truly versatile. The spacious downstairs living area benefits from a good-sized family room, opening into the rear garden, as well as a private study, large lounge and dining area. The four bedrooms include a magnificent master bedroom and there are two en-suites. The double garage will be particularly useful, offering secure parking and further storage space.

This small, exclusive development will only have ten bespoke homes in total, all with gardens and parking, making Sawyers Meadow a perfect place to live for working couples, families and retirees.

Location is key

For anyone needing access to a larger town and centres of employment, Bunbury is a great location, just nine miles east of Chester and eight miles north west of Nantwich, with the larger village of Tarporley only four miles away. The village is also in easy commuting reach of Liverpool and Manchester and even London, with Crewe’s central rail hub just a short journey away.

Beautiful Bunbury

Bunbury is a delightful location and is a very pretty village with over 30 listed buildings, including a number of timber-framed houses, some of which date back to the 17th century. Other important listed buildings include the sandstone parish church of St Boniface, which is over 1,000 years old and is built on the highest point of the village.

As well as its historic landmarks, such as the church, Bunbury Mill and Bunbury Locks, there are loads of activities going on in the village, making it a great place to live. Three welcoming pubs, several shops, a variety of sports clubs and even a modern medical centre too means that there are plenty of local amenities.

If you’d like to visit Sawyers Meadow, please do get in touch with us. Call Helen on 07400 062349 or email her at sales@cbhomes.co.uk

Starting from the ground up

When you’re choosing the location to build your ideal home, there are a variety of factors to consider.

What do you need to consider when choosing the location of your new home?

When you’re choosing the location to build your ideal home, there are a variety of factors to consider. Obviously budget is key. The extent to which your finances will stretch sets the boundaries to your ambitions. The best way to avoid any disappointment is to be realistic. Talking to design and build specialists early on in the thought and planning process can set achievable, manageable goals from the outset.  

Land can be less expensive in urban areas, but has far superior basic infrastructure in place – bus and rail links, internet and Wi-Fi, shops. The gulf between town and country has never been so wide, in terms of amenities and services. But country living offers its own appeals too – the healthy rural environment, a lack of noise and air pollution, a safer environment to bring up children and a more relaxed, sedate pace of life to the hustle and bustle of the city.  Or perhaps the suburbs are where you’d be happiest, with easy access to the city, but a stone’s throw from the countryside.    

Location, location, location

When you are looking at locations, particularly for new build, beware of any Conservation Area restraints on the neighbourhood, as this may restrict your ambitions should you want to build, alter or extend the property. If you’re looking at land to build on, basics like topography and the logistics of access – for builders and suppliers – can be major deciding factors in which site you choose. Lots of trees with preservation orders, for example, can be costly, as can resident wildlife such as bats and newts.

If you already know the local area well, you’ll be fully aware of where is value for money, where is overpriced, up-and-coming, or best avoided. But if you’re new to the area, do your research thoroughly. This is another area where companies such as ours can help clients find the area that is ideal for them. Add up the various factors – location, value-for-money, scope, personal preference – and make a judgement that will stand you in good stead in the future.