Happy buyer - Fred and Maureen Jones

 Happy buyer - Fred and Maureen Jones

After 39 years, it was a big step for Maureen and Freddy Jones to leave behind their cottage flat in Croftfoot. But the moment they waltzed through the door of the showhome at nearby Cathkin View in Castlemilk they knew that they had found their next move.

“Now I put on music every morning and dance through my living room and kitchen. I just love it,” says Maureen (62).

What appealed to the couple most, when they first saw their new home, was the amount of space it offered.

“The living room and kitchen are huge and there’s so much storage space. And along with three bedrooms we’ve got an en-suite shower room, a bathroom and a downstairs loo, so we don’t have to bang on the door anymore if someone is in the bath.”

There’s loads of room to keep toys for their six-month-old grandson, who’s named Freddie, just like his granddad, and with a large, enclosed garden he’ll soon be able to play safely outdoors.

And there’s even enough space on their driveway for three cars, should they need it, although now Maureen has just a two-minute walk to her work as a cook in a local nursery and with multiple bus routes available on nearby Castlemilk Road, travelling anywhere for her and Freddy (63), who is a carer, couldn’t be easier.

“It was our daughter Pamela who made the appointment for us to view the house, but we had been thinking about moving for some time,” says Maureen.

“A lot of the flats around us in Croftfoot had moved onto the rental market and we didn’t know our neighbours anymore, but we still wanted to live in the same area, so Cathkin View was ideal.”

They navigated the purchase with the help of a solicitor and independent financial advisor who were recommended to them by Cruden.

“The solicitor in particular was really helpful, because it had been a long time since we had bought a house and we had forgotten what we needed to do, and in fact the whole Cruden team were fantastic, especially Michelle on the sales team who kept us up to date with every development along the way.”

Despite the delays to the construction industry caused by Covid, Maureen, Freddy and their son Paul, who lives with them, were able to move into their new home in time for Christmas.

“Everyone came to us on Christmas Day and I had space to set out a huge buffet, it was perfect.”

And when other family members came to see them, they wanted to inquire about buying a Cruden house too.

“I would recommend Cruden to anyone. It has been a great move for us,” says Maureen.


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