Striving For Perfection

See What Our Current Residents Have to Say...

All the residents of Wheatley House were so understanding, concerned and helpful when we were self-isolating (as per the government guidelines), when we came back from our winter sunshine trip in mid-March. I want to thank everyone at St Paul’s Lock for their kindness, and a special thanks to our neighbours for their care and attention, for the shopping trips, and our balcony chats. Messages came in all forms with so much concern from everyone. When totally isolated with a poorly husband, those moments were certainly a little light relief! What a community spirit has built up in just the 18 months! We were always told not to leave it too late to downsize. So glad we didn't. Love the apartment and the location - so many lovely walks close by. Best of all is the community spirit. To say that we are happy here is an understatement.

A fantastic place to live, and wonderful people. I still feel I'm on my holidays when looking at the view from our balcony! Wonderful walks round Mirfield, which we have discovered during lockdown. No regrets about apartment living

We have lived here for 18 months now and from day one everybody has been friendly and kind. We have settled in easily and feel comfortable and secure especially during the "Lockdown" period. The surroundings are a delight; Mirfield is a super little town with all the amenities you could require. We must make mention of Tony and his team who have been most helpful. All in all it's just a good place to live.

St Paul's Lock gives us the ideal environment to enjoy our lifestyle. It has all the obvious things we need such as security, luxury, convenience etc. but also something else, which is making our lives here so enjoyable. We have become a really nice little community who try to help each other in whatever way we can. This has been such a great help during the recent difficult time. Mirfield is a great little town and we love being back here. Where else can you see Kingfishers from your balcony?

I reiterate all comments made about living here too. Not one regret. Everything is so easy to manage and convenient for whatever is needed. Never feel alone it's really good.

We cannot imagine being happier than we are living in this community. Many of our neighbours have now become close friends. I have no talent for writing but this is my take on the present situation. We are all 'doing our bit' to help each other through this crisis. Although we cannot wait to be 'released' we are content to be living in our little bubble here. Food order sorting and delivering, cleaning the communal areas and keeping socially distanced have become part of our new normal. We could not be doing all of this in a better place and thank everyone in the St Paul’s Lock family. Our memories of this time will be happy and positive.

As the newbie - what can I say other than - I agree with everyone else’s comments and am delighted to be here in such a brilliant, thoughtful and caring community - who could want more?

I couldn't possibly improve on what has already been written by my friends and neighbours, and I agree with every word. I love it here.

Since moving into St Paul’s Lock I have found it the most welcoming place I have ever lived. We have privacy and respect for each other, but the knowledge that everyone is there to help if needed. The residents really showed this when this pandemic struck. Lockdown is hard but the friendliness of all the people and their support, and the fact that we’re just a call between apartments if we hadn’t seen someone about, or on their balcony, is wonderful. Whether it’s a bit of shopping or a collection of a prescription, it is a totally friendly place to live. It has been a new lease of life for us!! The years have just fallen away. Everyone is so kind and welcoming and there if needed, a real community feel. Thank you everybody and thanks to all Darren's team for being courteous, polite and helpful.

Darren and his team have played their part, continuing to work and help us when needed but keeping up social distancing and care at the same time. They are a special team. I look forward to the time when we can have one of our get-togethers to celebrate the end of this health scare.

We are so delighted to live here, and the current situation has just proved to us that we made the right decision to come. Everyone has played their part in keeping us safe, fed and healthy by helping each other with shopping, collections, entertainment on our Whatsapp group, and generally looking out for each other. We are a proper community.

We are absolutely delighted with our new home, the build quality and eye for detail is second to none. The design is modern and innovative catering for modern living. Having recently had poor experiences with other builders, this has not been our experience with yourselves. Darren Smith and his team have provided a flawless service with an excellent end product. Would highly recommend your services to any future clients.

We bought a house built by Darren Smith Homes at Radley Court, Mirfield. From start to finish nothing was too much trouble. We had a lot of variations to the standard build and he was very patient in exploring every one of our ideas. The quality of his work and attention to detail was first class and the after service was just as good! I would strongly recommend anyone to buy a house from Darren Smith Homes – you will not want to buy a house from anyone else in the future.

We bought an apartment last year on the Darren Smith Homes’ Radley Court development in Mirfield. We were very impressed by the style and detail of the build and the very high quality of its finish, including the gated access and communal garden area. We were also pleased to be able to incorporate some of our own ideas to the interior which Darren was happy to organise by bringing designers to the site to meet us. The purchase was an easy and enjoyable process.

I am very happy with my new Darren Smith House in the Radley Court development. Darren and his team made sure the whole process ran according to plan.

From the initial viewing of Radley Court to moving in, Darren was fantastic. As a first- time buyer, it was a big decision for me but the decision was made simple when I looked around the show home. The quality of the houses at Radley Court was miles ahead of anything I had looked at previously. Darren was extremely helpful and flexible at all times. From the initial viewing to finally choosing the interior choices, nothing was a problem. Having lived at Radley Court for a year, driving through the electric gates into Radley Court still feels special and I am pleased I made the decision to move here. Everybody in the community speaks highly of Darren Smith Homes’ brilliant reputation which is thoroughly deserved. I would definitely recommend buying from Darren Smith Homes.

Home in Lockdown

How far do you have to go: to see the morning sun
And the shadow retreating towards you from the far side of the canal,
To see the busy ducklings trying to keep up with mum gliding ahead
Or to see the heron’s flight?

How far do you have to go to find an easy seat in a tidy garden?

Is that a squirrel clinging to the bark
and straining his neck to see what you are up to?
How far to hear birdsong, the rustle of branches in the churchyard?
Look for the reflection of the last red rays of light disappearing under the bridge
And wait for the tranquil night to follow the calm day.
How far? Not far at all.

– Julian

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We are now open for viewings!

In adherence with government guidelines and observing strict social distancing for your safety, we are now able to open for viewings by appointment only.

If you would like to book a viewing please contact us on 01924 480438 or email sales@darrensmithhomes.co.uk, alternatively please fill in the form on our contact us page.