Flying High at Alderley Gate

For airline pilot, Ian McCulloch, the proximity of Bloor Homes’ Alderley Gate development in Congleton to Manchester Airport was a major draw when he was looking for the right place to set down.

Ian, (33) who is originally from Aberdeen, relocated to the area for his job at Manchester Airport. Previously renting a room nearby, Ian was keen to buy his own home.

Ian explains: “Coming from Aberdeen, which is surrounded by rolling hills and stunning countryside, I was looking to live in a country setting. Alderley Gate really fitted the bill, being just a stone’s throw from the Peak District National Park, but just a 30-minute drive away from my job at the airport.

“I knew I wanted to buy a new build, that way you can get exactly what you want. Buying before the house was complete meant I could put my own mark on it, helping to make decisions on the finishing touches in the kitchen as well as choose the colour scheme.

“From the outset I was really impressed with the standard of homes by Bloor. The build quality was superior to other developments I visited, and they have a much better eye for detail. Everything is really thought about to make sure it’s pleasing to the eye, from the design of the houses, to the landscaping of the developments.

“Using Help to Buy, I was able to buy a four-bedroom Hemsby house type. My favourite room is the kitchen with French doors leading out to the garden. I have a daughter who comes to stay, and my girlfriend and her two children will be moving in at some point and I know with this house, that there is plenty of space for us all. The private garden is just perfect for the kids.

“Another bonus with the location of the development is the proximity to one of my favourite pubs!

“Help to Buy was brilliant as it meant I didn’t need such a big deposit in order to buy a four-bedroom home. With that extra money in my own pocket, I was able to furnish the property and get it how I want much quicker than I expected.

“I’ve been very impressed with the customer service from Bloor Homes. There were no major issues on the snagging list and what was on the list has been dealt with very efficiently. The Site Manager has been fantastic! This is a really sought-after development and I would certainly recommend it to my family and friends.”