Which plot would you choose

(15 Posts)
SofaSurfette Mon 07-Sep-20 11:15:39

Three newbuilds on a small development, all the same layout and semi detached, with a garage and shared driveway. The kitchen is on the front and living room on the back. None of them are overlooked by other houses at the back. Would you pick:

House A
* Backs onto fields
* Back garden bigger than the other two
* Smaller front garden than the other two, and least attractive outlook at the front (just of other houses all very close to the road, a bit oppressive)

House B
* Prettiest outlook - fronts onto conservation area, and quite elevated so good far reaching views with lots of trees
* Hasn't had the kitchen put in yet so could have the one we want - not keen on the kitchens in the two finished houses
* Has the biggest front garden but is on a through road, so busiest for passing traffic (though still not very busy at all really, plus much easier for extra on-road parking if needed)

House C
* Fronts onto green space so no passing traffic at all, which really appeals but could be a pain with deliveries etc or even unloading shopping if it's raining...
* Has a side entrance, whereas the other two houses side directly onto the shared driveway
* Would get less sun than the other two houses

I know a lot of people would say none of them because of the shared driveways grin

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dollypartonscoat Mon 07-Sep-20 11:23:16

None because I can't stand new builds and the snagging list horror stories....

But if I had no choice B

HolyForkinShirt Mon 07-Sep-20 11:25:53

B or C

I imaging A will have more houses built out the back on the fields

Tryingtogetitright Mon 07-Sep-20 11:29:04

I wouldn't go for C if there was the potential for people to congregate on the green space? As it may be a bit annoying?

I would go for B. We're in a new build and love it. Good luck!

Murinae Mon 07-Sep-20 11:33:36

Open green space in front will mean all the kids congregate there to play football and yes I wouldn’t go for any due to shared drives

Murinae Mon 07-Sep-20 11:35:20

If I’d have to pick I’d go for B

HappyDinosaur Mon 07-Sep-20 11:36:10

B as it sounds like you know what you will be getting. A could have more built behind it and C might end up having lots of children hanging around on the green space. Also, I think it will feel more yours with your choice of kitchen, which is a small added bonus


Hollyhocksarenotmessy Mon 07-Sep-20 12:00:45

A if you think the field is not likely to be built on. Otherwise B. C doesnt seem to have any advantages.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Mon 07-Sep-20 12:04:52

B. A I would worry about building work behind, but conservation area sounds safe from development.

perfumeistooexpensive Mon 07-Sep-20 12:08:16

B, although A sounds ok. We are in a new build and it’s fabulous. We do face other houses and it’s been really lovely as it’s so friendly and everyone helped each other out in lockdown. Definitely not C. A garden with not much sun is miserable. Shared driveways are horrible. Thankfully we don’t have one but lots on this estate do. There’s nothing you can do about that though.

MissClementine Mon 07-Sep-20 12:10:17

B sounds like the best option to me.

Viviennemary Mon 07-Sep-20 12:11:21

Shared drives can be a nightmare. But if you have nice neighbours they can work. A or B as I'm not keen on side entrances.

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AutumnSummersBuffysCousin Mon 07-Sep-20 13:41:49

I would pick B for sure, picking your own kitchen would be great, having more sun also lovely.

billybagpuss Mon 07-Sep-20 13:43:30

The questions you need to ask yourself:

Property A, will the field be built on as that will make a massive difference to how much you enjoy the house?
All properties, if they only have 1 outside parking space and garage, (I know only 1 person who can get their car in the garage) how much parking is there? If this is a new estate I promise you that over the next 10 years parking will get worse as more kids that are year 7 ish now all start to pass their tests and get cars. If parking is limited its worth getting one with a larger front garden so you can adapt the house.
Property B. Is the living area at the back of the house or if traffic gets busier will you constantly hear it when trying to relax.
Property C. The shadier property would annoy me as it greatly restricts what you can plant in gardens but thats just my preference.

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