When the time came to leave their ageing family house, the Leonces found the perfect place to start again at Sandringham Grange, Taylor Wimpey's development in Ruislip.

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  • The lure of life in a maintenance-free, new build property inspired Sarah and Paul Leonce to leave their family home behind to make a fresh start at Taylor Wimpey's Sandringham Grange development in Ruislip.

    Relocating to a new house in Ruislip was a hard decision for the family to make. Their home in Kensal Rise, London, had been home to three generations of Leonces. But keeping their old property in good condition was becoming harder, taking its toll on both their finances and their stress levels.

    Sarah and Paul believed a move to a new property in Ruislip would be for the best, and their belief has been repaid now that they and their two children are enjoying life in the sought-after surroundings at Sandringham Grange.

    "Paul had lived in our old property his entire life," says Sarah, 47, who works in child care. "It was his family home and together we purchased it from his parents, and it then became the childhood home of our children, Emma and Luke. Making the decision to move was difficult because we all had such a strong attachment to the house.

    "But the property was old and we had reached the point of being sick and tired of carrying out repairs to it, so we began to look for a brand new home to buy in Ruislip.

    "We researched builders and new build homes, which led us to Taylor Wimpey and Sandringham Grange because of the good reputations of both the house builder and the development."

    Taylor Wimpey's exclusive collection of high quality homes in Ruislip offered the Leonces the chance to move to a stunning five bedroom house in a desirable part of north London.

    Sarah says: "Our new home has a nice, big living room, a separate dining room and a lovely conservatory. The bedrooms are perfect - there are two double bedrooms on the first floor for Emma and Luke, while we have the ensuite master bedroom on the top floor.

    "Ruislip is a really lovely residential area, which still benefits from all the great things that London has to offer. We are far enough away from the city to feel like it is an escape from the hustle and bustle, yet close enough for us to commute with ease. Also, there are plenty of green spaces near Sandringham Grange, which is ideal because we have two dogs and we love taking them for walks."

    Two bedroom apartments are currently available at Sandringham Grange from as little as £250,000 and four bedroom houses from only £465,000, while five and six bedroom homes are priced from £710,000.

    All homes at the development are completed to a high standard specification, including energy efficient central heating, double glazing and a fitted kitchen with integrated oven, hob and hood.

    To make choosing one of these superb properties even more appealing, Taylor Wimpey offers a range of incentives, including Part Exchange, which sees the house builder act as the guaranteed buyer for those with a property to sell.

    At the turn of the 20th century, Ruislip was a small community of around 530 cottages. That village feel has continued as the district has grown, and today Sandringham Grange blends in effortlessly with the vibrant and diverse area that lies beyond its gates.

    Every convenience of modern life can be found in Ruislip, including excellent shopping facilities featuring Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, while a wider choice of outlets is nearby at The Chimes Shopping Centre in Uxbridge.

    A fantastic selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants, and a variety of leisure and entertainment options, are within walking distance of the development and the well-equipped High Grove Gym is just around the corner. The tranquil parkland of Ruislip Common, Park Wood and Ruislip Lido are also within easy reach.

    Commuters choosing to enjoy Sandringham's laidback lifestyle are well catered for, with the M40 and M25 a 15 minute drive away and direct local bus services to Pinner, Northwood and Ruislip. The development is also within walking distance of a number of stations on the Metropolitan, Piccadilly and Central lines.

    Some information contained herein may have changed since it was first published. SmartNewHomes strongly advises you to seek current legal and/or financial advice from a qualified professional.

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