Kelly Wood – My Simple Life Story

Kelly Wood and her partner, daughter and family cat live in a three-bedroom Simple Life home in Telford. Kelly needed a home close to her daughter’s school and fell in love with the homes on the Silkin Green site and had to have one…

Love at first sight

“A friend of ours had purchased a property on the site and as we had a look around, we fell in love and knew that we had to have one too.

“What struck me was as a brand-new build, it was a blank canvas to make our own and much more spacious than anything that we’ve rented before.”

Dancing in the kitchen

“We spend most of our time in the family kitchen as it’s so big and airy. I can be cooking while my daughter is doing her homework or crafting – there’s usually glitter everywhere. We stick the radio on and there’s plenty of dancing around.

“We love the Velux windows especially, and we have double doors that open out to the garden which feels like an extra room – everything is so big. Having all new appliances is brilliant – if anything breaks we know we don’t need to fork out thousands of pounds to fix it.

“The front room is nice and cosy and now that the winter months are coming too, we have been spending a bit more time there but the kitchen is our favourite place to be.”

Great transport links

“The area we are in is fab! We are right by the park, off the main road and the transport links are really good – we can walk into town and everything is on our doorstep.”

Recommend to a friend

“One of my friends is just across the road, then another friend lives on the site too and I’ve recommended another Simple Life property to a colleague.

The actual process of organising moving in was so easy, the contact was great, and we were always updated on progress. We’re not on top of one another like with some new builds, everyone has at least one car parking space and the garden is nice.”

Peace of mind

“One of the main perks for me is the peace of mind we have. We don’t have to worry if there’s any issues in the house, maintenance are straight there and just get it done, get it fixed, whereas with a normal private landlord it could take weeks.

“It’s a really satisfying feeling knowing our landlord is looking after our needs, we don’t have to worry about if they are going to sell or them taking months to get something fixed – they care about the property.”


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