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8 November 2018

CALA Homes Part Exchange Service helps couple upsize and modernise in Cranleigh

When Chris and Stephen Crouch found their perfect home at CALA's Amlets Place development, they were quick to make the most of the added benefits that come with purchasing a CALA property. After the sale of their previous home fell through twice on the open market, the retired couple were looking for a stress-free route to securing their move to Cranleigh.

Chris explains: "We had downsized from our four bedroom family home in Guildford to a small cottage in Ewshurst, which was an old listed cottage dating back to the 1650's. After a few years we realised that it did not suit our wider family needs as it only had two bedrooms, eventually we realised we needed a newer and more spacious house. You could say we've gone from one extreme to the other, as we're now in a beautiful new build which is so lovely, light, spacious and airy. We had offers from two purchasers on our cottage, both of which fell through. It got to the point where we really wanted to be in our new home but the sale of our existing property was holding us back. When CALA Homes offered us the Part Exchange Service* and explained it in more detail, we just thought it was brilliant, and it didn't let us down."

Nationally, CALA Homes have found that almost a third of buyers are now taking advantage of their 100% Part Exchange Service*, rather than trying to sell on the open market. Feedback from their customers suggests that concerns over a sale falling through, the security of a guaranteed buyer and savings of estate agent's fees are all driving the popularity of the service offered by CALA; which is exactly why Chris and Stephen chose to use the hassle free service to help them make their move into a brand new CALA home.

Chris and Stephen were immediately attracted to the layout of the three-bedroom Loxwood housetype at Amlets Place. After deciding the two bedroom cottage wasn't right for their needs, they chose to upsize to a three-bedroom property and modernise. Chris said: "We were immediately attracted to the very grand entrance hall, and liked that each room was accessed from this central part of the house. The development in its entirety is stunning and there's so much green space."

The Loxwood housetype is perfect for growing families and downsizes alike, with spacious accommodation spread over two floors. The open plan kitchen/breakfast family room with French doors leading out to the patio area of the garden is perfect for entertaining, while there is a separate living room and dining room for most cosy evenings in. The downstairs also features a private study, WC and storage cupboards. On the first floor, the luxurious master bedrooms and second bedrooms boast fitted wardrobes and en suite shower rooms, with a further generously sized bedroom, large family bathroom and plenty more storage options. 

It wasn't just the development that impressed Chris and Stephen, but also the stunning location. Set within the picturesque surroundings of the Surrey Hills, Amlets Place is a desirable new family community, full of natural charm. Offering a unique location on the outskirts of the sought-after village of Cranleigh, the development comprises a range of traditional two, three and four-bedroom homes, as well as a select choice of one and two-bedroom bungalows, each boasting light and spacious interiors, with a quality specification throughout.

As well as providing plenty of open green spaces for residents to enjoy, the development also benefits from a beautiful orchard and allotment plots, and in keeping in with the ‘green’ theme, the site also features electric car charging points at every plot.

For commuters, the development is located just 10 miles from Guildford Station, providing a direct route to London Waterloo and Clapham Junction in less than 40 minutes. Direct services are also available from Horsham and Dorking to London Victoria and London Bridge.

A range of incentives are currently available to help people make their move to Amlets Place, including Help to Buy and CALA’s 100% Part Exchange service. For further information on the new homes available which are currently priced from £475,000 to £1,150,000 contact Simply New Homes today. 

Book your appointment today with Simply New Homes on 01243 521833


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