From a place in the sun to home sweet home at Westaway Reach

Posted 18 July 2016 by Helen Christie

A couple returning to the UK after 22 years in Portugal are the first buyers to move in to Devonshire Homes’ Westaway Reach development…

Caroline and Michael Richards were thrilled to take the keys for their brand new four-bedroom detached home at Pilton, Barnstaple this month and are now busy unpacking boxes and putting their personal stamp on the place.

Finding the right property in the right location was an important factor when the Richards decided to say goodbye to the sunny Portuguese climate.

“It was very much about coming home, for lots of different reasons,” said Caroline.

She and her husband, who is retired, were keen to move to North Devon, close to Caroline’s sister and her family, who live in Barnstaple, and also to be within easy reach of her parents in Tavistock.

“We were definitely looking for a newish property to move into,” added Caroline. “I went to see the Devonshire Homes site at Landkey when I was over last year and we would have been interested in that, but the timing wasn’t right.”

When sales executive Liz Makeig told the Richards about the Westaway Reach development coming up at Pilton, it offered the ideal solution. Caroline says: “We decided this was the one we would go for, it’s in a great location, very easy for the town centre and the hospital is just opposite.” The Richards are the first to take up residence on site, while the rest of the development continues to take shape around them.

“It’s just us and the builders at the moment,” says Caroline, who is looking forward to meeting the neighbours as they arrive.

Devonshire Homes sales and marketing director Jane Pearce says: “We are delighted to welcome the Richards back to the UK and to their new home at Westaway Reach. This is proving to be a popular development in this sought after location and would advise anyone who is interested to visit Liz on site at Westaway Reach.”

Westaway Reach is a development with a total of 42 three- and four-bedroom houses. The show home and marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday inclusive from 10.00am – 5.00pm.For more information, telephone 01271 322584.


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