Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as being a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Knights Chase.
In addition to being surrounded by some wonderful countryside, the beautiful, historic town of Ashby de la Zouch is strategically located for access to most of the main Midlands towns. Knight’s Chase is close to the A42 and the A511, providing routes to Burton upon Trent, Leicester, Nottingham and Birmingham. Trains from Burton upon Trent, ten miles away and linked by a frequent bus service, run to Cardiff, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
The development is just a short walk from the town centre, where the variety of traditional grocers, pharmacies, convenience stores, confectioners, newsagents and fashion specialists is interspersed
with national chains,restaurants, hot food takeaways and pubs. Ashby indoor market, open Monday to Saturday, includes an eclectic assortment of more than 50 stalls, and there is also a monthly Farmers’ Market, held in nearby school grounds. Supermarkets include a Co-op in the town centre and Tesco Extra and Aldi stores in a retail park half a mile east of Knights Chase, where there are also recycling facilities for household packaging.
Amenities within the town include the Hood Park Leisure Centre, which incorporates indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a technogym, outdoor pitches and a sports hall. Next to the Leisure Centre, there is a skate park and a children’s playground.The Venture Theatre presents shows by the Ashby Amateur Dramatic Society as well as the local Jazz Club, and there is a wide choice of sports, special interest and youth organisations as well as a local museum and a library.
Ashby de la Zouch is in the centre of the National Forest, 200 square miles of woodland, wildlife habitats, canals, heritage trails, country parks, picturesque villages and lakes that offer inexhaustible opportunities for exploration. Willesley Park Golf Club, on the edge of the town, is around a mile and a half away. When you leave the car at home and explore the local area by foot or bicycle, you get to know it so much better. And by using local shops and services, you’ll help to keep the neighbourhood vibrant and prosperous.
Every place has its own personality, and once you move in you’ll soon find your favourite walks, and the shops you like best. As a starting point this map shows some of the most useful features
and services within a short stroll or bike ride.
There are several primary schools in the town, with Knights Chase lying within the catchment area for Ashby de la Zouch C of E Primary School. The area operates a two-tier secondary system,
with pupils attending Ivanhoe College, a specialist Technology Academy, to age 14 then moving onto Ashby School, a 14–19 Academy which consistently achieves some of the highest educational
standards in the county. Ashby School is just a few minutes walk from Knight’s Chase. Nearby health services include a GP practice at The Surgery, ten minutes walk from the development, and the Market Street Dental Practice in the town centre.
Woodcock Way, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, LE65
Open Daily 10am to 5pm
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
We’ll keep it brief, because a lot has happened over the past seventy-five years. Around 100,000 new Miller homes, for a start. A lot of new ideas in building technology. Loads of awards, like Major Housebuilder of the Year, Large Housebuilder of the Year, Best Sustainable Development, and Private Housebuilder of the Year. That last one’s important because it’s from First Time Buyer magazine, so it’s about real people and their experiences.
Listening to you
Four times every year, we ask an independent research company to find out whether our customers would recommend us to friends. Our current rating is 97% positive (2012 average).
That’s about more than great houses. It’s about keeping in touch, helping you find what you want, helping you buy it once you’ve found it, telling you how the building’s coming along (by email, SMS, or the post). It’s about listening, and being there if you have a question or a problem. It’s about our incentives, offers and assistance schemes (please check them out), and dedicated websites that help people in a new neighbourhood to get to know each other. Yes, we get excited by new ideas and technologies, but essentially we’re just old fashioned, home loving people.
Quality homes. In quality places.
Building homes is what we do, and we do it exceptionally well. Over the past 75 years, we’ve seen what people really like about the homes we build and, well, we build on that experience.
So you know that behind the kerb appeal there’s a structure that meets the highest professional standards. You know that the beautifully proportioned rooms are impeccably finished and decorated. You know that every detail has been checked, inspected (and admired). You know all that because of the way the door feels when you open it, the crisp clean edge of the paintwork, the way your whole home just works. That’s experience.
What you may not realise, at least until you have the pleasant surprise of seeing your fuel bills, is that we are also absolutely committed to the most environmentally friendly movements in homebuilding. This means we use low-carbon construction methods (even zero carbon on occasion) but it also means that our homes are highly energy efficient in everyday life.
And finally, location location location. Some people want country quiet, some want urban convenience. All we can do is try to find the very best spot for every taste. So we try to put urban where it’s also pretty quiet and rural where it’s also pretty convenient. And the views? Well, we can’t move mountains (and wouldn’t if we could) but we will try to make sure your new home is pointing towards one if there’s one available, and something else nice if there’s not.
Service is too small a word.
We think of it as a relationship. Even if it never gets beyond the electronic stage we’ll do our very best to help you find what you’re looking for, and do it as unobtrusively as we can. You choose the channels, and we go away when you ask us to.
When you visit one of our developments, though, we have a chance to meet properly and talk. We enjoy that. We’ll show you homes we think you might like (or ones very like them if they’re not finished yet) and tell you about special offers that might interest you.
If you decide to buy, we’ll help in every way we can. We can give you information about mortgages and lawyers if you want it, although we’re careful not to become too close to anyone working on your behalf because we don’t want any conflicts of interest. Then we’ll keep you informed as your new home is being built, and invite you round at the appropriate time to choose things like kitchen worktops and bathroom tiles. If you want to measure up for carpets and curtains, we’ll do our best to arrange things.
When you get your keys, there’s a meeting to go over all the important stuff like stopcocks and thermostats, and we’ll also leave you full instructions. But here’s the best part. We don’t go away. We’ll leave you in peace, of course, but if you need help or advice we’ll be on hand for as long as you need us. That’s the kind of relationship we like.
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