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Crest Nicholson ends house-hunter’s seven year struggle to find the perfect home

Located just a short train journey away from bustling Birmingham, Crest Nicholson’s Kings Gate development in Kings Norton offers house-hunters the very best of both worlds – quiet residential living on the edge of the Worcestershire countryside and all the benefits of the UK’s second city close at hand. This exclusive gated development comprises of one 3 bedroom and nine 4 bedroom detached houses, creating a small aspirational community perfect for couples looking to move up the property ladder, as well as those wanting to downsize to something brand new and more manageable.

One couple who couldn’t resist the development’s charms is James and Julia Gray. Having been on the search for a new home for a staggering seven years, it took just one visit to the new show home at King’s Gate to convince the couple that they’d found the house of their dreams.

James Gray commented: “We’d been looking to move for around seven years and after the renovation project of our last house we’d decided that a new build property was a must. We’d been looking for a traditional style home with a garage and that didn’t compromise on space. As soon as we walked into the Crest Nicholson show home at Kings Gate we knew we’d found what we were looking for.”

Kings Norton is an established residential area which dates back to the 15th Century. Today it boasts a ‘village-like’ feel and mixes historic elegance with practical day-to-day amenities. Locals, James and Julia, were keen to stay in the area but had struggled to find a property which met their exacting standards.

James continued: “We did have rather a long and rigorous list of requirements but the Canterbury house at Kings Gate ticked all the boxes. We were particularly impressed with the spaciousness of both the ground floor and upstairs rooms. Not only are each of the rooms designed with modern family living in mind, but there’s a large hallway and landing which creates a wonderful sense of space.”

To add to the couple’s smooth, if long-awaited, transition from their existing property, James and Julia took advantage of Crest Nicholson’s Part Exchange Scheme. The scheme offers an ideal solution for homebuyers looking to upsize and provides an immediate cash buyer for their home, with independent valuations ensuring they receive market value. This can give homebuyers extra piece of mind by removing complicated chain delays and breakdowns, often significantly reducing the time it takes to move into their dream home.

James concluded: “We’ve lived in Kings Norton for a number of years and we’re really excited about the move to Kings Gate. It’s in a great location just a short walk from the old town with its independent shops, cafes and restaurants, plus it’s close to the countryside and within easy access of the motorways. The fact that it’s in an established part of town should also hopefully mean we get to enjoy plenty of local wildlife. I can’t wait to invite people round!”

Visitors are welcomed to take a look around the impressive four bedroom Canterbury show home which so impressed the Grays by popping into Crest Nicholson’s onsite Sales and Marketing Suite Thursday to Monday, 10am-5pm.

The Canterbury benefits from a spacious living room and large open-plan kitchen/dining room with French Doors opening directly out onto the landscaped garden, making it ideal for entertaining and socialising with the family. All of the bedrooms are of a good size and the master bedroom comes complete with en-suite bathroom and fitted wardrobes.

Prices at Kings Gate currently start at £269,950 for a three bedroom house and £329,950 for a four bedroom Canterbury house. The Burton is also a four bedroom house available from £289,950. All of the homes are energy efficient, have allocated parking with garages or their own driveway and enjoy en-suite bathrooms to the master bedroom. For more information please visit the development, call 0845 5218 365 or email

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