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Posted 9 October 2020 by Keith Osborne

A number of recent buyers across Britain have been delighted by their move to a David Wilson Homes development...

David Wilson Homes is a national brand for Barratt Developments, which won the prestigious title of Housebuilder of the Year at last year’s WhatHouse? Awards.

Across the country, the company builds a whole variety of homes, from starter home apartments to luxury detached houses, and appeals to all sorts of buyers and budgets, often available through initiatives such as Help to Buy and Part Exchange.

We’ve collated a few recent case studies of happy buyers at developments across Britain.


Tom and Hollie, Monmouthshire

Tom and HollieA local couple have made a swift move into a larger home at King’s Wood Gate with Part Exchange. Tom Reason and Hollie Bolt actually already lived at the development but have moved from their two-bedroom ‘Winton’ property to a larger four-bedroom ‘Irving’ house.

“With Part Exchange we were able to move into our new larger home within a month,” said Tom. “It was extremely quick, and we didn’t have any estate agent fees as that was all taken care of on our behalf. I would definitely recommend the scheme.”

Richard Lawson, sales director for David Wilson Homes said: “It can be stressful for homehunters to be let down by the fact they can’t sell their own property once they have found their dream home. With Part Exchange the process is much easier.”

Tom previously worked at the King’s Wood Gate development, so knew the quality of homes on offer. He said: “I was site manager at the development for 18 months after it launched, helping people move into their properties. Although, I wasn’t directly involved in the building of our new home, I knew it was going to be built to an excellent quality.”

Find out more about King’s Wood Gate.


James, Cheshire

Austin, James and JessicaJames Drew recently purchased a four-bedroom home at Black Firs Park at the Congleton development to provide more space for his children, Jessica (8) and Austin (6) who live with him two nights a week.

He said: “I wanted a home that was as large as possible within my budget with enough rooms for my two children when they’re here and room for guests. I used the Help to Buy scheme while it was still available to me. This enabled me to invest in a larger family property for the fraction of the price and made the property much more affordable.

“I have been well informed throughout the moving process and despite the pandemic it has all been really smooth. The staff on site, particularly Hollie, have assisted me at every stage and I would without a doubt recommend David Wilson Homes to family and friends.

“The minute I drove onto the development it had such a warm, family feeling. The playground on the development and the green open spaces definitely contribute to the peaceful atmosphere and quiet nature, it really is lovely.”

Find out more about David Wilson Homes developments in Cheshire.


The Mathers, Oxfordshire

The MathersA girl in Oxfordshire has the run of the top floor in her parents’ house at Kingfisher Meadows in Witney. Thanks to a Part Exchange offer, nine-year-old Charlotte Mather moved into a three-storey ‘Emerson’ style with dad Chris, and mum Samantha.

Chris, who is head of electrical engineering for an electric vehicle manufacturer, said: “Charlotte is growing up fast and due to start at senior school in two years. The ‘Emerson’ provided us with plenty of extra space that we didn’t know we needed. She’s commandeered the top floor, and her bedroom has her own en suite. We’ve nicknamed it, the ‘Teenage Apartment’!”

Charlotte said: “There’s lots of space for me to play upstairs, and I can spread all of my toys out on the floor and still see a path back to my bed. I’m glad I don’t have to tidy up my toys to get across the room anymore! I really like lying on the floor and stargazing through the roof window. My dad downloaded an app for me so that I can see what stars I’m looking at.”

Samantha said: “We’d had our eye on the development for a while. The position near the river whilst still being within walking distance into town was perfect for us, providing the perfect mix of town and country. Kingfisher Meadows is also in the catchment area of our preferred senior school for Charlotte.

Find out more about Kingfisher Meadows.


John and Denise, Essex

John and Denise Heatley and RoxyRetirees John and Denise Heatley, formerly a quality assurance engineer and a banker respectively, uprooted from Hornchurch – their home of 33 years – to settle down in David Wilson Homes’ new community and Corinthian Place in Burnham-on-Crouch, downsizing to a three-bedroom detached ‘Hadley’ style home.

John said: “A new build property was key for us, as we knew there would be no renovation required after moving in. The size of our property is easy to maintain for just the two of us, but it’s big enough for us to have the family over to visit. [This] is a very nice area with plenty of lovely walks available for us and our West Highland terrier, Roxy.”

Denise added: “The layout of Corinthian Place in particular appealed to us. The properties are of a high quality, the development is beautifully landscaped and it’s in a great location. There’s a nice mix of people here and it’s just a quiet and friendly neighbourhood.”

Annette Hurst, sales director at David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties, said: “We are thrilled to hear John and Denise have settled into their new home and are making the most of their retirement at Corinthian Place. Our range of properties at the development ensures there’s something for everyone.”

Find out more about Corinthian Place.


The Godfreys, Shropshire

The GodfreysLynne Godfrey moved into a three-bedroom house at Drayton Meadows in Market Drayton with her husband Richard and two daughters, Samantha and Francesca. and has been putting her stamp on their new home ever since.

She said: “I enjoy designing and being creative, especially in our new garden. The garden was designed based on things I knew I wanted to include. The first was two swings that my husband built, and are made in such a way so that when they’re no longer needed by the girls, the wooden arch and trellis will make a pretty walkway covered with jasmine climbers.”

The second was what Lynne and her family have now nicknamed her ‘She Shed’, built by herself and telecommunications engineer Richard. She continued: “We painted a wooden gazebo, fitted it with some Perspex for extra shelter, and filled it with upcycled furniture and candles for a feeling of luxury. There is a rattan couch in the corner, and I created some shelves out of scaffolding and a hand drawn sign with a sharpie pen for a bit of fun.”

To purchase their home, the Godfreys used Help to Buy, as well as David Wilson Homes’ Movemaker scheme, which is perfect for those that want to take the hassle out of selling their old home.

Find out more about Drayton Meadows.


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