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Julie uses her insider knowledge to find her perfect Story Home

December 2017

Property consultancy worker Julie Diamond has found her dream home at our Strawberry Grange development in Cockermouth.

Originally from West Cumbria, Julie and her 12-year-old daughter, Janie, have recently moved to their new home after renting in the region.

Julie’s job as an associate planner at a local property planning consultancy, Taylor & Hardy, means she has a strong understanding of new homes and quality of land, so she knew that Strawberry Grange would be the perfect location for her and her daughter.

Julie commented: “It’s a well known fact that the area of Cockermouth is beautiful. I fell in love with the region when I first moved to the town a few years ago. It’s a fantastic place to raise a family and there’s so much to offer when it comes to the outdoors and the fabulous scenery of the Lake District.

“In terms of buying a house, it’s a location that is well-sought after. So, finding the right development was a major focus for me. I wanted a property that blended in with the surroundings but also one that was located on a plot of land that was well structured and a good foundation to build a home on.

“My colleague actually worked on the planning application for Strawberry Grange, so I had an in-depth knowledge of the properties and the type of land within the development. That’s why, after viewing one of the show homes, I knew that I had found my new home and couldn’t wait to call one of the houses my own.”

Julie continued: “All of the properties at Strawberry Grange are very stylish and sophisticated. You get a real sense of quality from all of the properties, both inside and out. The whole experience of buying my home has been very positive, and everyone at Story Homes has been extremely helpful, particularly Debbie in the sales office.”

Susan Pollard, Sales Manager at Story Homes, said: “It’s great to see that our Strawberry Grange development has the seal of approval from property professionals like Julie – this is just as important to us as winning industry awards. We’re thrilled that Julie and her daughter have settled into their new home and are so happy with it.”

Set within the boundaries of the Lake District, Strawberry Grange features a collection of 3, 4 and 5-bedroom properties. Built to the highest specification, the exteriors of the homes are a mix of stone, brick and render which gives each one an individual feel, while also blending in with the local surroundings.

Strawberry Grange was recently crowned Best Residential Development at the prestigious UK Property Awards, and was awarded an additional five star status in recognition of our commitment to delivering high quality homes in places where people want to live.

For more information please get in touch with Debbie, the Sales Executive for Strawberry Grange on 07980 749151, or see here. The show home and marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 4.30pm.