New Saxilby customers move into their ‘perfect’ homes
People are settling into their new homes on our new over 55s development in Saxilby, Lincolnshire.
We have partnered with Lindum Construction to develop 60 new homes off Church Lane in the village. The neighbourhood comprises 50 bungalows and ten flats, specifically designed to meet the needs of the county’s ageing population.
The homes were made available through an equal mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale, providing high-quality living space with excellent nearby amenities and links to Lincoln.
Customers started to move in from May 2019, full of praise for the properties and the area.
Christine Peate, 78, bought her home outright. She said: “I absolutely love it here. It feels like home already.
“I have lived in Saxilby since 1971. It’s a nice friendly village, it’s got all the amenities, a bus service, a good school, a good doctor’s and it’s not far from Gainsborough and Lincoln.
“Buying through Acis, everything was fine. I did it all by myself. I saw the homes on the internet and thought ‘they look nice’. We had a walk up, had a look around and went back home to put my house on the market. It just feels right.”
Peter Storr, 68, moved in with his wife Denise, 69, after purchasing a share of their home through our popular shared ownership scheme.
Peter said: ““We used to own a property in Caistor before renting in Lincoln. We wanted to get back to owning something and this was the ideal opportunity.
“Caistor’s a lovely village and we lived there for nine years. Lincoln was convenient for us but we wanted to get back to a village environment.
“We hadn’t thought about shared ownership before but it’s great. It gives people an opportunity to settle into their own home, especially with pension pots not being what they once were. The process is very straightforward.”
Denise added: “We have friends and family locally. My sister lives nearby too now – she saw what we were doing and followed us.
“The quietness of the place is nice. The thought of going back onto an estate with lots of noise wasn’t appealing.
“It’s an ideal size – perfect for two people to live in and have people around.”
Karen Owens, 57, was successful in bidding for one of the rented properties. She said: “My mum lived in Oaklands and she was struggling, so she’s managed to get something here as well. It’s great to be close by – it makes a big difference. The housing association were amazing.
“Saxilby has got everything that you want in a village. Where I lived before, if my car broke down I’d struggle to get out and go to work. Here, I can get on a train or bus. I’ve got everything I need. And the area is nice too, I can go walking around.”
The properties boast modern kitchen diners with fitted appliances, spacious walk-in showers, gas central heating, double glazing, enclosed rear gardens, off-street parking and excellent transport links.
The development has been supported by a social housing grant from Homes England.