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Money and mortgages in lockdown

There are a lot of questions that buyers have right now when it comes to their finances and their ability to secure a great mortgage. To shine a light on...

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There are a lot of questions that buyers have right now when it comes to their finances and their ability to secure a great mortgage. To shine a light on some of these areas, we spoke to Scott Howitt, Sales Director at Chartwell Mortgage Services. Below, Scott explains why it’s...

We might be on a national lockdown, but that has not stopped many house hunters from dreaming of owning a beautiful new home. While other buyers out there might be putting their plans on hold, we’ve been working with our customers to turn their dreams into a reality - and...

Whether you’re spending time in the garden, venturing out for walks in open space, or creating a tranquil place to live and work from home, we all need to protect and safeguard our mental wellbeing. While our homes can provide a sanctuary, the changes to our day to day lives...

Separated by Covid-19, Hillary and Alex have reserved their first home together after taking a virtual tour of one of our showhomes. Their reservation was made possible by three-way phone calls and Whatsapps with our Sales Consultants, as well as by reading online reviews and taking virtual tours. Hillary Greenhalgh...

‘We’ll meet again’ say the Denham family as Sally from Kettlethorpe follows her parents to City Fields in Wakefield after taking a virtual tour of one of our showhomes. Sally’s reservation was made possible via email, phone calls and Whatsapps with our Sales Consultants, as well as by reading online...

Countryside 5 star builder

Securing a five-star rating from the House Building Federation (HBF) is a prestigious accolade and is a reflection of the hard work, dedication and commitment that we bring to every aspect of the business. We have worked tirelessly over the past six decades to deliver homes and communities that serve...

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme has been supporting thousands of new home owners since 2013. Although seven years on, a vast range of myths and misconceptions are still circulating about what Help to Buy entails.  With changes to Help to Buy approaching next year, we spoke to Scott Howitt,...

As a responsible house builder, we care about the environmental impact our homes have. So we thought we’d share some interesting facts about the great care we put into the design and build of them. By using sustainably sourced materials, installing energy saving features, and harnessing new technology, we not...

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?...