Countryside’s ‘wow factor’ wins over budding rugby star

When 24-year old rugby talent, James Chaplehow and his partner Olivia Redmond found their perfect home, they realised it was Countryside’s high scoring specification that had come out on top of all other competitors. Read on to find out why it was a clear win for the Blyth.

James (24) and his partner Olivia (24) began their search on Rightmove back in February and it wasn’t long before they found the home they’d always wanted with Countryside. The couple reserved their three-bedroom Blyth home after falling in love straight away. 

James said: “It was an instant attraction with Countryside – the quality of build really sold it. We knew we wanted to live in the area but it was the home itself that we fell in love with. The way Countryside’s homes are designed, from the kitchen to the skylight windows, is unbelievable really for the price.” 

Olivia commented: “We love the Blyth as it definitely has the ‘wow’ factor. Beautiful, modern and spacious, yet has a really homey feel to it. We’ve visited the showhome multiple times since lockdown was lifted and the interior design is amazing, it has certainly given us plenty of ideas for our house.”

Countryside buyers are able to tailor and customise their homes free of charge, with a choice of kitchen cupboards, worktops and tiles all available early in the build process. James added: “When we first saw the showhomes we thought we’d have to upgrade to get a lot of the extras and finishings, so we were so surprised to learn this all came as standard with Countryside. We’re really pleased we get to choose the finishing details that will make a house our home.”

James and Olivia sold their previous flat in just one day through Countryside’s assisted move scheme. With the sale going through so quickly and with no forward chain, they are now ready to move in. Olivia explained: “Countryside has been amazing and really supportive through it all. They have made it achievable for us to buy our dream home at just 24 and have taken care of everything for us, which has made the process so much easier. We can’t wait to move in now!”