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Everything we had hoped for in our first home together

A need to stop renting and buy their first home led to one couple’s new chapter to King’s Gate

For Natasha, and her partner, Zachary, a new home at Bloor Homes’ King’s Gate in Amesbury is providing everything they hoped for in their first home together.

The couple left their rented two-bed terraced cottage in Shrewton, Salisbury and moved to a three-bed 2.5 storey townhouse. Making the big move in 2019, they have not looked back since.

Natasha, who is 28 years old and like Zachary, is a schoolteacher, explains: “We decided to move because we wanted to put our money into our own home. We also wanted to upsize to a bigger house and move closer to work. 

“We chose Bloor Homes after rigorous research and reviews of housebuilders in the area. It was clear that Bloor Homes are the best for quality and design, and we knew this was the standard we wanted. When we arrived at the sales office in Amesbury to view the show homes and talk through the properties available, we fell in love with our home. The lovely ladies in the sales office were so informative and helpful, it was a no-brainer! 

King’s Gate was a perfect location between our workplaces and had a great selection of amenities close by, which we didn't have before. The short walking distance to the centre of town, local shops and Disc Golf Club was a big selling point for us too.”

King’s Gate is located in Amesbury, Wiltshire. The development offers brand new facilities, including a school and community hall, along with safe play areas and local shops – all within walking distance.

Natasha continues: “We really like being in a town, in comparison to a village. The local shops are within walking distance and have everything we need. There are also multiple primary schools for us to choose from in the future, alongside various parks and woodland walks to go on. King’s Gate has a countryside atmosphere but with all the amenities we need. Plus, Salisbury is now only 10 minutes away.”

Natasha and Zachary bought a Chastleton house type. A key selling point of the house is the spacious, open plan, fully fitted kitchen/dining area. This area also maximises space, by having a utility area. There are French doors that open to the rear garden allowing natural light in. You will find two double second bedrooms and a modern family bathroom on the first floor. The master bedroom occupies the whole of the second floor, and benefits from a dressing area and en suite. The home also comes with private driveway parking.

Natasha said: “We chose our home for a number of reasons. The big selling point for us was the huge master bedroom with an en suite and dressing area. The other two first floor bedrooms are also double bedrooms with so much space for guests and family members to use when they stay over. We are also in love with the spacious downstairs lounge and kitchen and the large garden.

“We were paying more in rent for a small two bed terraced cottage with a very small garden, than we are currently paying on our large three bed semi-detached house with a large garden. Choosing to buy with Bloor Homes was the best decision we have ever made!”

Natasha and Zachary used the Help to Buy scheme to move to their new home.

Natasha explains: “We used the scheme to help us afford the house we wanted. It was an easy route to take which meant that we could purchase a larger house, as well as accessing cheaper mortgage rates. 

The customer service from everyone we interacted with at Bloor Homes was amazing. The lovely King’s Gate sales advisors were always so welcoming and positive. They supported us every step of the way - from paperwork and payments, through to choosing tile and carpet colours! They made the whole process of buying a house feel like a breeze and we can't thank them enough for all of their hard work. The builders on site and the customer service department have been just as wonderful. They have answered all of our questions and solved any small problems we've had. 

“We would absolutely recommend Bloor Homes to anyone in search of a new build home. From the hassle-free buying process to the supportive aftercare team, we have enjoyed every moment of purchasing our perfect first home together. There is nothing more rewarding than turning a house into a home and Bloor Homes has made our dream become a reality.” 

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