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What is the Taylor Wimpey site like to live on in Warton?

What is the Taylor Wimpey site like in Warton? We are interested in buying here through part exchange. Is it a nice area to live in with children? Thanks.

Asked on Apr 14 2013, General in Preston | Report content

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  • We are buying a Taylor Wimpey house on part exchange, we are waiting for our house to be built. We are for sale with 3 agents but not selling yet. Anyhow we spend vast amounts of time in Warton and really like it so far. We eat out at the Birley arms occasionally which is nice and friendly, and would recommend Rigby’s farmhouse restaurant for Sunday lunch. You can do some nice walks around Warton, even walk to Lytham over the coastal way which is excellent! The shops in Lytham are nice, so you don’t have to travel far to shop if you want. Morrison’s in Kirkham isn’t far to go for your groceries. We have stopped and chatted with lots of locals and haven’t come across anything negative which would make us change our minds about living there. Although we haven’t seen our house yet because it is still a pile of bricks, we have seen 3 other houses which have been build and they are lovely. We chose Taylor Wimpey because this site is near Lytham and we love the coast. To be able to walk and cycle to Lytham is really great, we think it is much better in Warton than some parts of Preston we looked at. We really chose part exchange because we couldn’t find a buyer for our house. It will cost us more this way, but what we will get in the end will be worth every penny and the long wait! I hope I have helped some. Good luck with your decision.

    Answered on Apr 15 2013, Report content
  • We too are waiting to part exchange with Taylor Wimpey. We are moving from Lea which is going down hill badly where we live, we just can't sell our house for what we want, so have given up. Warton seems much nicer and friendlier. It is more rural in feel, with a lower crime rate. My mum has lived on Harbour Lane in the past and still lives in Warton just around the corner, she loves it. So we are moving closer to family, but would still have chosen this area and Taylor Wimpey because the houses are nice. Villages are better than towns in my opinion.

    Answered on Apr 16 2013, Report content
  • We live in Warton and if our house doesn't sell, we are thinking of doing a part exchange with Taylor Wimpey to up-size. The show home looks beautiful, quality seems good, so it'll be a quick way to sell. We really like Warton.

    Answered on Apr 17 2013, Report content
  • In my opinion Warton is better than some areas of Preston. I live in near by Freckleton but know several people who have moved from Warton because of chavs from the council estate which is just opposite the new development no meadow at Meadow View. There are also several comments about Taylor Wimpey on the internet so you have to weigh the pros against the cons.

    Answered on Aug 27 2013, Report content
  • The problem with warton is the council estate area, some people are nice, but it has its problems. Taylor Wimpey have a bit of a bad rep, but are not as bad as some builders. On that particular estate the houses are reasonable ‘I think’, but all look the same. The thing you have to consider is where are local amenities/things to do/places for kids to play? There is only a playing field if you go through Hastings Avenue/Folkestone Close, not much of a playground area, more needs to be put in for these large estates to be built in my opinion. I would ask Taylor Wimpey if they plan to put money into play areas etc. The problems begin when too many children only have the local playing field to go to and not much there. I suppose it is better than nothing, but Warton is a small village with little amenities, so anti-social behaviour becomes an issue.

    Answered on Sep 4 2013, Report content
  • We were very impressed with the show home. In fact we considered buying it, the decor is lovely and layout of the property great! The site itself is not finished, so difficult to say whether it will be a good place to live or not, as not all the houses are built. One thing we didn't like is the actual area the site is in. There is a great deal of council estate, and the site is just off Harbour Lane where we saw a lot of ant-social behaviour coming from local children. We were told the schools are good, so there are plus sides, but there seems to be a bit of bother around the council estate area and playing field with teen drinking and petty criminal behaviour. Taylor Wimpey seem like good builders from what I have seen of the houses, so I think it just depends on whether this new estate stays nice and is not touched by the problems on nearby estates. I wouldn't be put off buying there, but a lot of consideration in the local area needs to take place for me to consider it. As someone else said, if it was the other side of Church Road it would be better.

    Answered on Sep 9 2013, Report content
  • Also consider if there are local PACT meetings run by the police, as you can always get them to tackle anti-social behaviour in and around the area.

    Answered on Sep 9 2013, Report content
  • Warton is not a very good area, some parts are ok but not off Harbour Lane where Taylor Wimey are building. The above comments about the council area are correct, it is rough. The properties on this new estate are very nice indeed, but I would advise people to look at other areas. The prices are very high for a bad area,so they would depreciate rather than rise in value in the near future.

    Answered on Sep 21 2013, Report content
  • I think residents are trying to get more facilities for children, there really isn't much other than football on the playing feild and a swing. One thing to bare in mind is that Taylor Wimpey mention a post office in Warton, this was closed long ago. Almost everything is in Kirkham or Freckleton, so you have to drive. Warton will become a lot bigger in time with more developments springing up, so more has to be put in place to accomodate more people living there. It is just a case of how quickly that will happen. There is a football pitch next to the Birley Arms, this can be noisy on weekends which is another thing to bare in mind, but it is good for those who football. Also there is football on the playing feild to Canberraway. It isn't the worst part of Preston and if you like Lytham but can't afford to live there, then Warton is close enough.

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    Answered on Sep 30 2013, Report content
  • There are a number of anti-social behaviour issues currently going on at Meadow View a lot is linked to the Affordable Housing on site being sold to Progress/New Fylde Housing therefore now social. I for one would not buy a house worth £250,000 when you have a social house next door or backing on to your property. This issue is being looked into by local Cllrs and the Police

    Answered on Oct 3 2013, Report content
  • Warton has several issues, one being the large amount of council estate, another being the affordable housing and possibly the worst problem is an ever rising proportion of houses are rentals. It has always been an area with problems, it won't change. More housing and every kid in the area strolling down to the playing field with nowhere else to go is driving residents out. This new estate looks ok now, but it is an anti-social behaviour time bomb like the last two estates which were built just off Harbour lane and the council estate. Above is correct, buying a property over £200,000 near all the coucil and affordable housing is just not worth it. This estate will soon see rented properties and the issues just keep on ketting worse. Taylor Wimpey is a good builder though, still worth looking at their properties in a better area.

    Answered on Oct 6 2013, Report content
  • This site is already seeing problems unfortunately. It is near a council estate, but I don't think all the kids causing the bother are from the council estate. They are coming from the newer properties, and no one seems to be able to put a stop to it. More needs to be done in this area by the police, if naughty kids are not afraid of the police then they will carry on causing trouble. We are not looking forward to this estate getting larger, there isn't much going on in Warton.

    Answered on Feb 3 2014, Report content
  • It is a shame to see people already wanting to move from this estate/area. Problems exist in the area, and I doubt they will be solved any time soon. Sadly the properties all look similar, no real effort to produce an attractive estate. You don't get much as standard, fairy poor and mediocre finish to the interior, nothing like show home. You will lose money moving in the present time if having purchased on this estate. I doubt it is worth buying here unless you work at BAE systems on nearby, but I would still say it is worth a short drive and look at nearby better areas. Just my opinion of course.

    Answered on Mar 2 2014, Report content

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