Crest Nicholson welcomes first residents at its Sketchley Gardens development in Nuneaton, Warwickshire

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The first residents of Crest Nicholson’s brand new Sketchley Gardens community in the traditional market town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire have just moved in. The development has seen two move-ins so far, paving the way for the thriving community the development is set to be. Located less than half a mile from the town centre, Sketchley Gardens is surrounded by countryside and the River Anker. Its prime location means residents benefit from a range of amenities within easy reach and great commuter links, achieving the ideal balance of town and countryside living.

Once complete, the first phase of the development will consist of 70 properties from Crest Nicholson’s range of house types, with ten different house types on offer. Offering a range of three to five bedroom homes for private sale, the development is ideal for a variety of purchasers including second steppers and growing families looking for additional space.

One of the house types available is the three bedroom, double fronted ‘Chesham’, an ideal property for first time buyers or young families alike looking for a new build with a traditional architectural finish. On the ground floor, the Chesham’s open-plan kitchen-dining area benefits from French doors leading onto a private garden, as well as a separate spacious living room complete with an attractive bay window, flooding the downstairs with plenty of natural light. Upstairs, the main bedroom has its own en suite bathroom and built-in wardrobe, with the double bedrooms sharing the family bathroom.

Spread across three storeys, the four bedroom ‘Filey’ is an enviable home for growing families looking for flexible living space. The ground floor features a spacious living room that stretches the full width of the property and has double French doors leading out onto a private garden, as well as a well-proportioned kitchen-dining area, proving plenty of space to relax, entertain, and unwind. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a single bedroom, a perfect space to set up a child’s bedroom, nursery, or home office, as well as a separate family bathroom. The second floor is a parents’ retreat – with a main bedroom and adjoining en suite providing a relaxing haven.

Vanessa MacNee, Sales and Marketing Director for Midlands, comments: “We are excited welcome our first residents at Sketchley Gardens. The development is expected to be a thriving development, and our new homeowners are paving the way in establishing the community feel that Sketchley Gardens is set to offer. We are looking forward to working with residents throughout the lifecycle of the development, and see more households join in the coming months as the first phase nears completion.

The range of house types on site includes a number of sustainable features and have been designed to improve heat retention. This efficient design reduces the energy required to keep a home warm – lowering electricity bills and carbon emissions for homeowners – a great option for modern buyers looking for an eco-friendly, cost-effective home.”

The development provides a true mix of country and town living, giving residents the best of both worlds. Situated surrounding the river Anker, residents at Sketchley Gardens can enjoy an abundance of walking trails and cycling routes, including the Coronation Walk and Riversley Park that follow the path of the river. The area also features a golf course, football club and several leisure centres for those looking for sporting activities. The Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery gives a fascinating insight into the local area and is a great day out for families.

Sketchley Gardens is also ideally located nearby to Nuneaton, home to several bars and restaurants, as well as a range of entertainment venues and high street shops. The area is served by a number of primary and secondary schools as well as further education colleges, including Higham Lane, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and Wembrook Primary School, rated ‘Good’. It is ideally located close to the A5, which provides easy access to the M1 and M69, giving residents plenty of travel options across the region. The development is also less than a ten minute drive away from Nuneaton train station, which offers direct services to Birmingham, Leicester, Crewe and more.

Prices for a three bedroom home start at £300,000 and four bedroom homes start at £312,000. Select properties will be available to purchase using Crest Nicholson’s Smooth Move, Part Exchange, Deposit Unlock schemes, as well as incentives such as the brand new deposit booster.