Aki with the McNamaras outside their new home
27th October 2023

Your Cora home: Couple fall in love with new home at Old Sawmill

A couple who recently moved to Cora’s Old Sawmill development say staff have “gone above and beyond” in helping them settle into their “beautiful” new home.

Doreen and Michael McNamara moved into their new house in Great Bowden, Leicestershire, in June, having previously lived in the Caribbean.

Earlier this year, the couple came back to visit the UK for a week but thought while they were in the country, they would have a look at some houses.

“We used to live in this area so know this part of the world very well,” said Doreen.

“While we were in the country we thought we would have a quick look around for houses, not really thinking we would find anything.

“We looked at nine different homes in other places and had almost given up – then we came here to the Old Sawmill and had a look at the show home they had just finished.

“We had a look around and within half an hour we were signing on the dotted line.”

Doreen said they absolutely love their new home and were delighted by the help they received when moving in.

“This is a really beautiful house – we really can’t fault it,” she said.

“Aki and Brenden from Cora have been great and have been asking about snagging but, to be honest, there’s nothing for them to do.

“We haven’t had a single issue with the building. We haven’t had to have Cora come back and do anything.

“Dawn, who sold us our house, had been brilliant too – all three of them have been absolutely brilliant.

“Aki and Brenden have been so helpful. We have been having furniture delivered recently so have lots of boxes coming into the house and the moment they see they ask if they can help.

“They have really gone above and beyond to make our move as good as it could be.

“They are great – lovely lads.  They are so motivated and enthusiastic to help – Cora are lucky to have them.”

Doreen said she can’t wait for more people to join the community.

“At the moment it’s quiet as we among the first to move in,” she said.

“All the houses here are lovely, we’ve been really impressed with the standard of the work – it’s top quality.

“I’m looking forward to meeting our neighbours and making some new friends.”

For more information on the Old Sawmill, see here.