Reasons To Buy

 A New Home In Barrow

With more time spent at home this year than ever before, it’s no surprise that people are starting to reconsider their housing needs

“Being at home more as a family has made many people realise they have outgrown their current property,” explains Sian Pitt, sales director for Redrow Lancashire.

“There are also twenty and thirty-somethings who are craving the freedom and privacy of their own home. One advantage for them is they may have been able to save more money towards a deposit due to cancelled holidays or not going out for meals and now find they’re able to buy sooner.”

Whatever the circumstances, here are some reasons to choose a new Redrow home at Oak Leigh Gardens in Barrow.

Happy Valley
The Ribble Valley is officially the happiest place in the UK, according to the Office of National Statistics. Nestled between Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland, Oak Leigh Gardens’ rural location has proved to be an attractive selling point for commuters and young families.

Go Outdoors
Access to outdoor space close to home became increasingly important this year, with many discovering a passion for walking, running or cycling. Residents of Oak Leigh Gardens can look forward to exploring the myths and magic of historic Pendle Hill or miles of trails in the Forest of Bowland.

Shop Local
The importance of access to local shops has become increasingly apparent in the wake of Covid-19. There’s a Co-Op store on the outskirts of Barrow, with several supermarkets in nearby Clitheroe, including Booths, Aldi and Tesco. Around a mile away, Whalley has a selection of lovely independent shops as does Clitheroe.

Balancing rural living with access to amenities and commuting is simple with a move to Oak Leigh Gardens. Just off the main A59 Preston Road, the homes are within easy reach of the M6 and M65. Clitheroe is less than three miles away and Blackburn, Burnley, Preston and even Manchester are all easily reached. Trains from nearby Whalley station connect to Blackburn in 15 minutes and direct to Manchester in just over an hour.

For parents with young children, living near a well-respected school is important. Barrow Primary was rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and is just a short walk from Oak Leigh Gardens. For older pupils there’s a choice of two ‘outstanding’ senior schools St Augustine’s RC High and Clitheroe Royal Grammar within a couple of miles.

Exquisite Eateries*
When it comes to dining out the Ribble Valley has plenty to offer including the Michelin starred Northcote at Langho, 10 minutes from Oak Leigh Gardens by car. Other award-winning options include the Inn at Whitewell.

Choice of Award-Winning Homes
Oak Leigh Gardens was named the Best Residential Development in Lancashire in the 2019 UK Property Awards. The development features a good selection of three and four-bedroom homes. Buyers can choose from the Harwood Homes collection priced from £282,995 to £299,995 or the Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection, available from £364,995 to £445,995.

Help to Sell
Those with an existing property to sell can use Redrow’s own Help to Sell incentive which uses local estate agents to find a buyer and makes a contribution to the selling fees. The sales centre and show homes at Oak Leigh Gardens are open daily, with new social distancing measures in place to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

* Restaurants and pubs may still be temporarily closed due to Government guidance

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