“Living here has changed our lives": Finding happiness after unexpected heartache
Hear from Vicki and Jason, who relocated from Dunstable to Warrington for their forever home
02 May 2024

A family who have relocated 150 miles to set up a new life in Warrington have described moving into their dream home as ‘bittersweet’ after an unexpected personal loss. 

Vicki and husband Jason reserved their new home at our Rivers Edge development, and were thrilled when Vicki’s mum decided to reserve a plot on the same development to remain close to the family.

Sadly, whilst Vicki, Jason and their children Amber (16) and Jacob (11) were preparing to make the move from their hometown of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, Vicki’s mum tragically passed away. 

Vicki explained: “It’s so bittersweet moving here without my mum as we were all so excited about our future together but I know she’d be thrilled that we’ve finally moved into our dream home.” 

During their home search, the family were looking for increased living space and greater opportunities for their children’s education and future. Their search led them to a four bedroom Lymington home at Rivers Edge, located south of Warrington town centre. 

Vicki continued: “Living here has completely changed our lives and we truly couldn't be happier with our decision to move. Moving here has allowed us to show our children that our lives could change for the better and provide them with more options for their future. We’re surrounded by great schools and there will be plenty of opportunities for the children nearby once they start to look for jobs.” 

The homes are Greener By Design, meaning homeowners can benefit from up to 55% cheaper energy bills with a new build property and will use 20% less water than the UK average.*

Jason commented: “Since moving, we’ve managed to save on our water rates and energy consumption. The house is noticeably warmer than our previous new build home, which is a bonus!

“The community around us at the development is brilliant too, it feels like everyone genuinely cares and wants to help each other out. We’ve already hosted a couple of get-togethers for our neighbours and we’re hoping to continue this into the summer.” 

Gemma Hardy, Managing Director, Vistry Merseyside and Cheshire West, commented: “It’s brilliant to hear how pleased Vicki, Jason and family are with their new home after making such a life-changing move and in difficult circumstances. We’re thrilled they have found their forever home at Rivers Edge and the impact they’ve had on building the community at the development. Creating homes where people can truly thrive in their new surroundings and feel proud to live in a Countryside home is incredibly important to us.”

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“Living here has changed our lives": Finding happiness after unexpected heartache

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