15th December 2003
Mrs Pauline Grinnall and her Son, Neil are pictured outside the new townhouse at Hadzor Hall where she will soon be calling home
Following the sudden bereavement of her husband, Michael Grinnall, the former Mayor of Stourport-on-Severn, Pauline Grinnall has decided to sell her maintenance heavy family home in favour of purchasing at Hadzor Hall, the flagship development of the Grinnall Group, her son Neil's successful development company.
Pauline Grinnall has purchased a three bedroom Westwood house at the Grinnall Group's flagship scheme, which she will prepare to occupy when it reaches completion next month. The property is within a stunning courtyard setting, typical of the Georgian era and epitomised by the Grade II* listed Hall, which is surrounded by 54 acres of landscaped grounds. The exclusive development will offer residents spacious townhouse style properties in what is likely to become one of the most sought after addresses in Worcestershire. The picturesque Hadzor Hall location is within easy reach of amenities at Droitwich Spa town centre, Worcester and crucially, Stourport-on-Severn, where Mrs Grinnall has lived all her life.
Mrs Grinnall comments: "Moving out of the family home has not been an easy decision, especially so soon after my husband's death, but the size and age of my traditional house means that maintenance, chores and repairs take up a significant amount of time and money. When I first spoke to Neil about moving, I knew I wanted to stay in the local area and seek out an easy to maintain house that had still had a homely feel. When he suggested Hadzor Hall everything seemed to fit into place, I would be within a short drive of my friends and living just a walk away from Neil and his family."
Mrs Grinnall continued: "It wasn't until very recently that I started to think about my accommodation options. I am quite a few years off retirement age and need the space of a house so that my family can come to stay. I can see why many people my age consider apartment living, because there is virtually no upkeep required, but having three bedrooms and a garden was really important to me. I think Hadzor Hall has a totally unique character and appeal, when compared to other new developments, due to its superb setting. Moving there has given me a real goal to look forward to. I will have a fresh start in surroundings I know I will be able to call home for many years to come."
Hadzor Hall incorporates a mix of 36 converted and newly built houses and since the show home opening three months ago, over 40 per cent of sales have already been secured. The houses have predominantly been bought by professional couples aged from 30 - 50, who are united in their desire not to be tied down by a maintenance incumbent property. The originality of the Grinnall Group's Hadzor Hall scheme is demonstrated by the eagerness of these owner-occupier purchasers to secure their preferred plot months before completion. Whilst the first properties will be ready for occupation next month, full completion at Hadzor Hall is still several months away, expected in June 2004.
Neil Grinnall, Chairman of the Grinnall Group commented: "I am very excited about the new community that will be established at Hadzor Hall. This scheme is naturally attracting lots of interest from owner-occupiers already living locally and the courtyard design will encourage interaction between the residents.
"When I suggested to my mother that she should move to Hadzor Hall I knew that it would perfectly suit her lifestyle. Whatever the age or profile, people living on their own generally try to avoid any unexpected maintenance worries, which could prove to be a drain on resources. Even though she is the oldest purchaser to date, I know she will be amongst like-minded people, which is a huge reassurance to us both!" continued/.
The new houses at Hadzor Hall offer three or four bedrooms and are designed in a quintessential Georgian courtyard setting. The attention to detail and high specification ensure that these newly built properties have a well-planned layout to maximise all available space. Features such as the manageable private gardens and stunning views over the Worcestershire countryside make this scheme an ideal choice for people who want to downsize from a larger property.
Droitwich Spa is an increasingly sought after address due to its rural surroundings combined with good infrastructure and local amenities. Hadzor Hall is less than five miles from junction five of the M5 and eight miles along the A38 to Worcester city centre. Local facilities include the popular Brine Spa, an excellent golf course, bowling greens and tennis courts. Horse riding can be enjoyed at local stables and coarse fishing is available on the nearby rivers Severn and Avon .
The show home at Hadzor Hall is open to the public seven days a week between 10am - 5pm. The scheme has not only received special interest from local people but from top Government planners as well, due to the historical importance of the Grade II listed Hall, which dates back to the 18 th Century. Formerly the residence of the Earl of Warwick, the restoration of Hadzor Hall, which is just within eyeshot of the new development, will ensure that Neil Grinnall's newly built and converted properties will have a unique character and appeal for years to come.
Prices for the current release at Hadzor Hall start at £255,000 for a three bedroom terraced property with garage set around a central courtyard; while unique properties in The Chimney House and The Stables areas range from £245,000 - £440,000.
For further information on Hadzor Hall, please visit the on-site marketing suite located off Hanbury Road out of Droitwich, accessed from junction five of the M5. The marketing suite is open from 10am - 5pm, tel: 01905 778901. Alternatively, please contact sole selling agents Knight Frank on 01905 746 888. For a full list of the Neill Grinnall Homes portfolio visit www.neilgrinnallhomes.co.uk
Press release by Core Marketing, 0121 643 8151.