South Glamorgan house-hunters find perfect family home at Penarth Heights

House-hunters, Kath and Andy Chivers, discovered that buying their forever home could be stress and hassle free thanks to the part exchange scheme on offer at Crest Nicholson’s Penarth Heights development in Penarth. Having fallen in love with the area when Kath’s work relocated to Cardiff Bay, the Chivers’ were pleasantly surprised when they discovered they could secure their ideal property without having the worry of finding a buyer for their own house.

Kath Chivers, explained: “We’d been happily living in St Mellons for the past 18 years, but when my work moved to Cardiff Bay, we were instantly drawn to the beautiful views over the barrage and the lovely walks available along the waterfront. A friend suggested we visit Penarth Heights and as soon as we walked into the show home we knew this was where we were meant to live.

“As we hadn’t really been looking to move, we didn’t know very much about part exchange schemes, but, as soon as the Crest Nicholson sales advisor explained about it, we realised it was the perfect way for us to move house. The whole process was amazingly smooth sailing. The sales advisors were wonderful, keeping in regular contact with us throughout the process to make sure we were happy with everything and even arranging for our home to be valued while we were on holiday. By part exchanging, Crest effectively acted as the buyer for our house, offering fair market value, and taking away the stress and expense of going through an estate agent. In our case, this meant we were able to move into our new home within four weeks of walking into the show home! We couldn’t believe how simple and relaxed they made the whole process.”

The Chivers and their dog Chilli have moved into a four bedroom, three storey Commander house which boasts a number of unique features including a spacious living room with double height vaulted ceiling and balcony overlooking the stunning Cardiff Bay, and a total of three en-suite bathrooms, two of which have built-in wardrobes. The house also enjoys an open-plan kitchen / dining room with French Doors onto the garden, a separate study and integral garage.

Kath, continued: “It was really the wow-factor of the lounge and the breath-taking views across the marina that sold the Commander house style to us. I can’t tell you how much we are enjoying living here, but, put it this way, we have two grown-up sons who are sorely tempted to move back home!

“In our previous house we were really tied to our car, but here we can walk everywhere. We love having Penarth’s array of independent shops, bars, restaurants and cafes on our doorstep, as well as all the high street names you’d hope for. There’s a real community feel in Penarth, the people are absolutely lovely, and there’s nothing we enjoy more than taking walks with our dog down to the beach.

Situated a short walk from the town centre, Penarth Heights comprises a unique selection of contemporary one, two, three, four and five-bedroom homes. The development has something to offer every type of homeowner, including beautiful views across the marina, easy access to shops, leisure facilities and an assortment of excellent schools, and excellent transport links to Cardiff, South Wales and beyond – making it the perfect location for those who enjoy a mix of bustling city life and picturesque surroundings.

Prices at Penarth Heights currently start at £135,000 for a one-bedroom Aqua apartment, £168,000 for a two-bedroom Navy apartment, £200,000 for a two-bedroom Lieutenant House and £670,000 for a four-bedroom Commodore house.

For more information please call into the on-site Sales and Marketing Suite (open daily 10am-5pm, show home viewings by appointment only), call 0870 753 1860 or email penarthheights@crestnicholson.com. Alternatively please contact Shepherd Sharpe Estate Agents on 02920 707 999.

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