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A Joyful Move For Couple In Overton

Posted 27 November 2023 by Helen Christie

A retired couple bought their new home off-plan at Bewley Homes' Sovereign Gate development in Overton…

A ‘joy to move’ was how John and Carolyn Troman summed up their experience, as they embarked on a new chapter of their lives in the charming village of Overton, Hampshire.

The Tromans recently purchased a four-bedroom detached home with a garage from WhatHouse? Award-winning developer, Bewley Homes, and couldn't be more delighted with their new residence. The couple, who have spent years waiting to buy a new house in the village, found their dream property at Sovereign Gate. The couple paid £640,000 for their beautiful new home and are excited to settle into the peaceful new community.

John says: “We have bought and sold around a dozen houses in our lifetime together and this was one of the best, if not the best moving experiences. In fact, it was a joy to move. The team at Bewley are so good – from sales manager, Stuart, who did such a good job making sure we were kept up to date on the build timescales, and Jane who was always helpful, calm and reassuring.”

The couple, who are in their 70s, had kept a keen eye on the new development near the centre of this popular Hampshire village for over two years from when they heard Bewley had secured the land.

John adds: “It’s in a really good location and nothing new has been built in Overton for so long which is why it’s been so popular. We have been waiting 15 years for this opportunity! We went to see a finished Bewley development in Hungerford and knew from the moment we stepped into the show home it was for us. The attention to detail, the quality of construction, and the warm, welcoming atmosphere instantly won us over. It was everything we were looking for. So, we were quick to put a deposit down and reserve off plan at Sovereign Gate.”

John continues: “The big upside of buying off plan, as we did here at Sovereign Gate, was when we were given our move-in date we had three months to go through everything and declutter. It’s amazing how much you accumulate over the years. We also had plenty of time to tidy the house we were selling and make it as good as possible for the people buying it from us.”

Carolyn adds: “We wanted a brand new home because the living space has a better configuration than older homes. We now have a lovely open plan kitchen diner and a separate lounge. It’s also quiet and we have a lovely aspect to look out on.”

Carolyn and John with Jane and Stuart from Bewley Homes

Elaine Stratford, sales and marketing director at Bewley Homes, expressed her pleasure at the Tromans' positive experience. She states: "At Bewley, we are committed to providing our homeowners with an exceptional experience from the moment they engage with the brand to long after they move in. Hearing about the way John and Carolyn feel about their new home reinforces to us the importance of customer care and understanding just how important the journey to homeownership is. At Bewley we work hard to create wonderful developments that make people happy and reflect their individual requirements. Sovereign Gate is an exciting addition to our ‘Garden Village Collection’, offering a range of homes to suit different buyers at different life stages. Overton is a very attractive semi-rural location with great character, local amenities and convenient transport connection to London.”

Sovereign Gate is nestled in the idyllic village of Overton, and offers residents a peaceful and picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life, while still being conveniently located to get to London, via a station, and easy access to essential amenities.

Bewley Homes is building its high-quality Garden Village Collection, offering a range of 82 two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes which are appealing to first-time buyers, growing families and downsizers.

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