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Upsizing couple choose Countryside for retirement dream

With two grown up daughters and three growing grandchildren, Paul and Ann knew that buying a smaller property in retirement wasn’t for them. Find out why this couple have shunned...

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Your safety and wellbeing is very important to us, which is why our show villages are now temporarily closed for viewings. However, buyers can still take a tour of our beautifully designed, high specification homes at just the click of a button - all from the comfort and safety of...

Buying ethically sourced, environmentally friendly and sustainable products has never been more important to us as consumers. But just how much does our carbon footprint factor into the decision making when it comes to buying a house? We approached the nation with our Live Greener survey to find out and...

We pride ourselves on the stunning attention to detail that we put into every single one of our showhomes and we like to keep our finger firmly on the pulse with the latest interior trends. We caught up with Sam Simmonds at Killer5, one of Countryside’s favourite interior design partners,...

For first time buyers, Tilly and Oz Tezel, living in a converted mill came with rising energy bills and a large carbon footprint. Keen to cut their winter heating costs in a more environmentally friendly home, the couple looked to leading home builder, Countryside. Tilly (30) and Oz (29) had...

Faced with the rising cost of renting, one ambitious couple decided the time was right to step onto the property ladder with a little help from the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme. Customer Service worker Joshua Shaw (20) and Deputy Manager Wiktoria Zaucha (19) knew that renting wasn’t for them,...

We are all becoming so much more ethically and environmentally minded with our buying choices, taking notice of the products we buy, where they’re sourced from, how they’re made and the impact they have on the environment. These are important considerations when buying a house as it’s the single biggest...

When it comes to our homes, we feel the love all year round. That’s why every single one of our homes comes with so many extra special features as standard. With stunning skylights, luxurious fully fitted kitchens and beautiful bathroom finishes, you’re sure to find your perfect match with Countryside....

Buying a new home is such an exciting time! Picking furniture and planning colour schemes while counting down to the big day when you finally get handed your keys. Of course there’s a few things to familiarise yourself with along the way. Deposits and mortgages are new territory for everyone...

As a responsible house builder, our homes come with lots of energy saving features as standard from best-in-class boilers to superb insulation, we are always looking at ways to have greener and more efficient homes for our customers. But did you know that living in one of our three bed...

With the current Help To Buy scheme changing in 2021, Scott Howitt, Sales Director at Chartwell Mortgage Services explains why 2020 could be the most popular year yet for the government initiative, and why buyers should investigate now to see how changes may impact them.  Is Help To Buy popular?...

A new year, a new decade and time for new beginnings. Here at Countryside there’s so much to get excited about as we welcome 2020. We’ve got new developments, new offers and of course, new neighbours to look forward to, and to celebrate we’re really pulling out all the stops....

With the rising cost of renting, one ambitious Midlands couple were driven to step onto the property ladder aged just 19 and 20, with some assistance from Help to Buy. Here’s how they did it… Build-your-own deal on South and West Midlands homes‘Tis the season of giving, so we’re getting...

With the rising cost of renting, one ambitious Midlands couple were driven to step onto the property ladder aged just 19 and 20, with some assistance from Help to Buy. Here’s how they did it... Customer Service worker Joshua Shaw (20) and Deputy Manager Wiktoria Zaucha (19) knew that renting...

Saving up for a house is something many young couples strive for. For one pair in Merseyside, fulfilling the dream of buying a first home meant temporary sacrifices, but the dream finally became a reality this year thanks to the Countryside team at Wilson Chase.  Cristina Fabian (24) and her...

Staying in is the new going out this festive season with more and more homeowners opting to enjoy a fun-filled night in with their friends, over a night on the town. For those of you planning on playing host, we’ve pulled together this handy guide to being the perfect festive...

We’re on the countdown to Christmas and we’ve got this festive season all wrapped up with our amazing Gift to You, our tailored package of up to £10,000, which is available on selected developments and has been especially designed to make your move easier this Christmas. Christmas is all about...

We’re expanding across the Midlands! Following the launch of our Leicester and Solihull offices, we’re pleased to announce plans for 1,350mixed-tenure homes across four new and exciting developments. All of which are launching by the end of 2019. So, whether you’re seeking leafy views or city centre links, we have something...

Winter is coming and as the nights draw in and the nation prepares to embrace those cosy nights in, we share our top tips on creating an eco home and the best ways to save the pennies over the cold winter months. The heating has been turned on and with...