A PUB landlord has found her dream home in the town she loves.

Gaynor Qualter has run the Lord Eldon in Knutsford for 30 years.

The 63-year-old has bought one of the properties at Redrow’s Tabley Park development.

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Gaynor said: “My husband really didn’t want to move, and because our old house in Kerridge was so beautiful, but six months on, you wouldn’t ever get him to leave.”

Knutsford Guardian: Gaynor loves her new homeGaynor loves her new home (Image: Redrow)

Husband Roger Smith, 63, is a builder and property developer and Gaynor has a business renting out homes.

The pair know a thing or two about houses but when seeking a property for themselves, it had to be a new home.

Knutsford Guardian: Gaynor lives in a five-bedroom detached house, set across three floorsGaynor lives in a five-bedroom detached house, set across three floors (Image: Redrow)

Gaynor said: “I’m out every day looking at houses, putting in new bathrooms and kitchens, new roofs and sorting out repairs, and I didn’t want that for my own home.

“I wanted everything to be shiny and new. I wanted it to be perfect, and it is.

“I have lived in some amazing homes. My old house had eight acres of land and it was set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, so it had to be something pretty special to take us away from that.

“It has got the most amazing outlook. There is so much open space. And our home is beautifully built.”

The area was chosen because of their affection for the town.

Gaynor said: “I love Knutsford. It’s got everything you’d want, from the individual shops and boutiques, and restaurants, to the wonderful mix of people.

“I have been landlord of The Lord Eldon pub for 30 years in Knutsford, so I know the area well, and there’s nowhere better.

“You have the Heath, Tatton Park and all its events, and its accessibility, just a mile from the M6 motorway.

Knutsford Guardian: Gaynor wanted everything to be 'shiny and new'Gaynor wanted everything to be 'shiny and new' (Image: Redrow)

“It’s a very traditional town, we have a May Day parade still, and a march on Remembrance Sunday, and there is a lovely community feel. For me it’s just brilliant.”

Gaynor has a grown-up daughter Kelly, and grandchildren Tom, 18, and Amelia, eight.

Gaynor added: “We have a beautiful, large bedroom with en suite bathroom, and we use two of the other bedrooms as dressing rooms so Roger and I both have one and the fourth bedroom is a guest room.

“I don’t think there is one part of the house I can say I love the most because I love all of it.

“The kitchen, dining and sitting area is where we live for much of the time. We have got an oversized sofa and a snuggle chair in the sitting area, and so it’s really cosy.

“I have owned quite a lot of new build houses and still do.

“I have never seen anything to this standard before from a big builder.

“The sales team and site team are so helpful and nothing is ever too much trouble for them.

“We are just delighted with our new home and feel lucky to live here.”