The Kent couple were happy to go against the grain once they had paid off the mortgage on their three-bedroom semi, by checking out Taylor Wimpey’s houses for sale in Sittingbourne and choosing a magnificent four-bedroom home at the Great Easthall development.
Now settling in to their dream Sittingbourne home in a peaceful location close to picturesque open countryside, Sue and Kevin are delighted with their move.
“Normally, people tend to downsize when they get to retirement but we were looking for the opposite,” says Kevin (57), a former foods manager for Marks & Spencer.
“We have a close family and we wanted to be able to have them to stay whenever they liked. By choosing one of Taylor Wimpey’s larger homes for sale in Sittingbourne we’ve got plenty of space for everyone and we’ve even got a bedroom for our four-year-old grandson, Josh.”
Sue and Kevin, who have three grown-up sons, were keen to move to a quieter area than their former home in Rochester and wanted the additional peace of mind afforded by a brand new, maintenance-free property.
After searching online for new-build houses for sale in Sittingbourne, they discovered Great Easthall and fell in love with the place after just one visit.
By happy coincidence, the couple have now returned to the town where they first set up home as newlyweds 36 years ago, having lived in various locations around the south east throughout their married life.
“It was important to us to find somewhere peaceful because we don’t mind admitting we’re both getting on a bit!” says Sue (54), who now works part-time as a sales development advisor for Kraft.
“The new homes at Great Easthall are in a perfect location and it’s really close to the countryside, but we’ve still got everything we need nearby.
“We also knew that our previous place would require some major renovation work in the not-too-distant future, and with the guarantees that come with a new Taylor Wimpey home, we know that’s something we won’t have to worry about in the years to come.”
Sue and Kevin moved into their new four-bedroom ‘Westbourne’ detached house in May, and are already revelling in their new lifestyle.
“To be honest, we’re thoroughly enjoying it,” Kevin adds.
Taylor Wimpey offers a superb selection of new houses and flats for sale in Sittingbourne, including stylish two-bedroom apartments from as little as £94,995 at Great Easthall, three-bedroom houses from only £152,495 and four-bedroom houses from just £164,995.
Each property for sale includes a garage and/or allocated parking and is completed to a high standard specification, including central heating, double glazing and a fitted kitchen with integrated oven, hob and hood.
All homes at the development benefit from a two-year Taylor Wimpey warranty plus a 10-year guarantee from the National House-Building Council (NHBC).
Taylor Wimpey also offers a range of time and money-saving incentives to make its Sittingbourne homes even more appealing, including help with deposits and legal fees for first-time purchasers and assistance with finding a buyer for those with a property to sell.
Incentives can be tailored to customers’ individual requirements and are subject to availability, with further information available from the Sales Executive.
Great Easthall enjoys an excellent position in the popular market town of Sittingbourne, home to a good selection of major high street stores, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes.
Nearby Faversham, Maidstone and the Medway towns of Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester widen the choice of shopping, sporting and leisure attractions.
The area is home to a good choice of schools, while commuters will appreciate easy access to the A2, the M2 and M20 and regular rail services from Sittingbourne station – just a short walk away – both to London Victoria and Gatwick airport.
To find out more about new homes for sale in Sittingbourne, visit the Great Easthall Sales Centre, located off Easthall Lane, Sittingbourne, and open Thursday to Monday from 9.30am to 5pm. Alternatively, the Sales Executive can be contacted on 0845 676 2499.
Further information on a wider range of new homes for sale in Kent and South London is available by calling 01732 836 000, or by visiting the website at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.