Part Exchange Family Live The Dream At Their New Village Home
27 Sep 2013

A YOUNG family’s dream of a moving to a new home was almost left in ruins – until developer Linden Homes stepped in to save the day through its Part Exchange scheme.

Gareth and Amy Copland and their two young daughters are now settling into their spacious family home in the Poet’s Corner village development at Helpston near Peterborough.

With great local schools, the feeling of living in a rural location and close proximity to work, British Gas service manager Gareth and secondary school deputy head of curriculum Amy thought they had found the perfect home.

However, their dreams of moving from elsewhere in the city to a brand new quality home, with daughters Florence, three, and 18-month-old Phoebe were almost dashed when their buyers pulled out of the sale of their existing property.

Gareth (32) explained: “We decided to move due to the village location and benefit from the fantastic schools close by. We drove past the site and saw the coming soon sign. We were really amazed by the size and quality of the house and decided we had found our ideal home.

“All was looking good until our buyers pulled out. We were devastated. But thanks to Linden Homes, all was not lost as they very kindly arranged and agreed a part exchange. Linden really did take care of everything allowing us to have a much smoother transition to our dream home.

Linden Homes’ popular Part Exchange scheme is designed to take the hassle out of moving, giving customers peace of mind and the guarantee of a brand new home without the stress.

What’s more – with Linden Homes as your guaranteed cash buyer, there are no chains to break and customers can stay in their existing home until their new one is ready to move into.

By opting for part exchange at a brand new development, customers also have the chance to pick their preferred plot from the drawing board and reserve their new home from plan.

Amy (30) added: “We had a superb customer experience with Linden Homes and would definitely recommend them to friends and family – and we have been treated so well. Helpston is a fantastic village and while being just a few short miles from Peterborough feels like you’re in the middle of rural England.

“The house is much bigger than our previous home we particularly love the downstairs layout as we have used the office as a play room for the girls, and the kitchen is so big, it has a living area as well. We can't wait to spend the next 15 to 20 years in this house, growing into it and raising our beautiful girls.”

Poet’s Corner currently will comprise 42 three and four-bedroom homes in a private cul-de-sac setting.

Perfectly positioned just eight miles from Peterborough and seven miles from Stamford -  Helpston offers the best of both worlds, a tranquil village setting while being just a few minutes from the city/town centre, served by excellent road links.

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