Help To Buy Helps West Sussex Couple Gain Family Space At Graylingwell Park
04 Sep 2019

Space and layout were important considerations when Thomas and Dotty Avenell started their search for their dream family home, which is what they found at Linden Homes’ popular Graylingwell Park development, close to the historic town of Chichester.

The Avenells and their two children, aged nine and eleven, were living a few miles away in rented accommodation when they began their search for a forever home. Having looked at several new build developments in the area, Graylingwell Park stood out for the space and layout which the properties offered. When the show home became available the couple were able to snap it up thanks to Linden Homes’ Help to buy* scheme and their Stamp Duty paid offer, saving the couple thousands of pounds.

Thomas Avenell, a recruitment consultant, explains: “We had looked at a few other developments locally. We knew we wanted new build and a house with a good-sized garden, parking for two cars, storage space, 3 double bedrooms and open plan space for a family. It was the space and layout that were our priority and Graylingwell Park offered the style of property that we like – for us the home had it all.

“It did mean spending a bit more than we had thought but thanks to the Help to Buy scheme and Linden Homes’ stamp duty paid offer, we were able to afford to get that much more house for our money. Being the ex-show home Linden Homes was happy to include the fixtures and fittings for us which was fantastic as it was great not having to worry about that sort of stuff.”

Dotty Avenell is also a recruitment consultant and works in the same firm as her husband in Chichester, which is only a mile from the development, making their commute easy. Dotty continues: “I can’t tell you how reassuring it is that we’re set up now for the future. We’ve got plenty of space and no decorating to do with no need to worry about expensive boiler replacements to pay for. We only looked at new build for this reason and luckily for us Linden Homes has built our forever family home!”

Whether house hunters are hoping to take their first step on the property ladder like the Avenells, downsize or make room for a growing family, Linden Homes’ Graylingwell Park could be the ideal next move. With prices starting from £350,000, and Help to Buy, Part Exchange and Assisted Move available to help you move snapping up a dream family home could not be easier.

Fiona Creed, Linden Homes South Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We’re so pleased that Thomas, Dotty and their two children were able to take advantage of Help to Buy and our Stamp duty offer to get just what they wanted from their new home. Buying a new home has so many benefits not least that everything is brand new! It’s wonderful to hear how happy they are and that they’re all set up for family life and they don’t have to spend their weekends decorating or need to find the money to replace a roof, which you may have to do with an older property.”

Just one mile from the historic and cultural town of Chichester, Graylingwell Park is an exceptional collection of new and refurbished homes set within 85 acres of parkland. The development is close to the South Coast and so the location is ideal for purchasers to take advantage of the local leisure pursuits like sailing, horse racing and golf as well as the many attractions to be found in Chichester.

For further details on Graylingwell Park, call 01243 717 219


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