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A First Brand New Home For Yorkshire Couple

Posted 9 May 2022 by Keith Osborne

Retirees David and Lorraine have moved from their historic family farm to a luxury new build home in Killinghall...

After working all his life as a farmer in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, David Close, 71, and wife Lorraine, decided it was time to take the plunge and enjoy their retirement in their first-ever brand new property, at Harron Homes’ Kings Croft.

“This has been our first ever house move, after living on our family’s farm for all our lives, so it has been a brand new experience for us”, David said. “Selling our farm was heart-breaking – my family have owed it since 1898, but we have been made to feel so welcomed by everyone at Kings Croft. There really is a great community spirit here.”

A brand new, modern home appealed to both David and Lorraine, who after living and working in an old farmhouse, are looking forward to enjoying their retirement without the hassle and maintenance of a property that always needs work. But they are excited to begin putting their own stamp on their new home: “Lorraine has already been looking at curtains!”

Kings CroftAfter looking for their dream home for a while, David and Lorraine came across Kings Croft and were immediately drawn to the development: “We’ve always liked the Harrogate and Ripley areas, and we both enjoy walking, and we enjoy visiting Harrogate. With the development so close to the town, other amenities and walking spots, it seemed like the perfect fit.”

David and Lorraine have opted for the five-bedroom detached ‘Berkhamsted’ home type: “Coming from a large farmhouse, we’re used to having plenty of space, so this property is perfect for us. It feels great to be settled and we are especially loving our new kitchen!”

Alison Taylor-Shaw, sales and marketing director for Harron Homes’ Yorkshire region, said: “We take pride in creating communities at all of our developments, and we are really pleased to welcome David and Lorraine to our Kings Croft development in Killinghall. We hope they will enjoy their next chapter with us.”

Kings Croft is home to an exclusive collection of three-, four- and five-bedroom properties, where only seven four- and five-bedroom homes are available for sale, starting at £767,995. Located within the charming town of Killinghall, Kings Croft combines countryside living with the hustle and bustle of nearby Harrogate.

Find out more about Kings Croft from Harron Homes.


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