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NHS Workers Buy Fifth Home From Same Housebuilder

Posted 8 October 2021 by Keith Osborne

A nursing couple who worked throughout the pandemic have bought their fifth Barratt property in their “dream” location...

A nursing couple, who worked throughout the pandemic, have purchased their fifth Barratt property – this time a forever home in their “dream” location.

Lucy (53) and Alan Waldock (58) have moved to a brand new home at Barratt Homes’ Canford Paddock development after longing to live in the area for over 30 years.

The couple, who were born in Birmingham and purchased four Barratt properties while living there, had always dreamed of moving to the south coast after holidaying there for many years. They continued to live in the city until their life circumstances changed, allowing them to leave their jobs in Birmingham and relocate to the south coast.

Lucy said: “After holidaying in the Bournemouth area, and having a caravan in Christchurch, we knew this part of the country was where we wanted to be. We haven’t been able to move as we’ve been caring for an elderly parent. Sadly, they passed away last year, and it made us realise life is too short. We finally decided to make our 140-mile move – and we knew exactly which housebuilder we wanted to go to!”

Looking around the housebuilder’s developments in the area, Lucy and Alan chose Canford Paddock for its ideal location next to the River Stour.

Lucy added: “When we saw the greenspace behind the development close to the river, we knew it was perfect for us. We’ll never be lost for a walk with our dog, Pippa, here.”

And with both NHS workers already finding new jobs at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, the development is only a 20-minute drive from their place of work.

Canford PaddockAlan said: “Lucy started her nursing job in Bournemouth a few weeks ago and I’ll be starting as a technician in the eye department at the end of September. The short commute from our new home, is ideal.”

The couple’s brand new home is their fifth Barratt property, having bought four in the Birmingham area, including their first home as a married couple.

Lucy said: “We love Barratt Homes’ new-build properties and have lived in one all of our married lives together. It’s great to move straight in and make it our own. And, with a total relocation this time round, changing jobs and moving to an area we’d never lived in before, the last thing we wanted to be doing was DIY!”

Tammy Bishop, Barratt Homes sales director, Southampton division, is over the moon that the housebuilder’s development in Canford has made a dream come true for Lucy and Alan. She said: “Canford Paddock is situated in a gorgeous location, so I can understand why it’s been the choice for Lucy and Alan. It was a brave move for them but I’m so glad they followed their dream, especially as they’ve spent the last 18 months working above and beyond for our amazing NHS during the Covid crisis.”

The four-bedroom ‘Radleigh’ home is the Waldock’s fifth Barratt home. The property has a bright and spacious lounge, open-plan kitchen/diner and a study downstairs, along with a cloakroom and handy understairs storage. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, including an en suite bathroom in the main bedroom, and a family bathroom. The home also comes with a garage.

Alan added: “The ‘Radleigh’ is our fifth (and final) Barratt home. We’ve made the move we’ve been dreaming about for over 30 years, and this is where we’ll stay. We’ve found our forever home.”

Canford Paddock is an exclusive collection of homes on a new development, designed with lots of open space. With the River Stour and a large natural greenspace on the doorstep, along with easy access to Wimborne, Poole and Bournemouth, it’s in an ideal location. Find out more from Barratt Homes.


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