Sherford Welcomes Its Very First Resident
19 May 2017

Linden Homes has just welcomed the first resident to its flagship Sherford development, near Plymouth.

Created as part of a consortium, Sherford will see 5,500 classically designed homes built as part of an exciting new town, with a market square, schools, shops, a leisure centre, plus woodland and wildlife habitats.

Eliana Griffiths is a part-time staff nurse at Mount Gould Hospital in Plymouth and is the first lady to live in Sherford. Having lived in Woolwell in Plymouth, Eliana has bought a beautiful three bedroom home. Speaking about the move, she said: “I’m thrilled to be the first resident! I had been looking for a house for a long time and then I discovered Sherford. I fell in love with its style, the homes have such character and although it’s a new development there’s a real sense of heritage about the design. I wanted a home that resembled a cottage but it’s great that I won’t have to do any of the work usually required on an older property – it’s all brand new!”

Originally from Brazil, Eliana moved to the UK in 1994. She added: “I’ve got some space so I’m looking forward to my daughter staying and friends from Brazil visiting. I absolutely love the location, especially as it’s near the beach and is so close to Plymouth. Sherford will have everything I need on my doorstep and I’m excited about being part of a new community; it’s one of the things that most appealed to me.

“I have been impressed with Linden Homes, the sales team have been friendly and helpful from the beginning and they’re almost like family to me now! I can’t wait to see Sherford develop, you can already see how it’s taking shape and to say that I’ve been here from the start is very special.”

Deputy leader for Plymouth City Council, Patrick Nicholson, added: “This is what all the years of planning and negotiations has been about – providing somewhere for people to live in a new, planned community on the edge of Plymouth. It’s a great day for the planners, the construction companies, the contractors, the developers, architects and nature experts who have been working to ensure this exciting new settlement is balanced and is in keeping with the stunning countryside of the South Hams.”

Brian Deacon, sales and marketing director for Linden Homes, said: “There has been a huge team of people working on the creation of Sherford and it’s wonderful to be welcoming the first lady to live here; not only is it a real milestone for the new town but it’s also of great interest locally.

“By summer there will be lots of people living here and seeing removal vans will be commonplace. Linden Homes’ first phase of homes will be completed by the end of July and we’re looking to host a welcome party so residents can get to know their new neighbours. The community is definitely at the heart of Sherford.”

Nestled in the South Hams, with easy access to Plymouth, the new town will incorporate high quality homes with a host of amenities. Currently available at Sherford is a collection of one and two bedroom apartments, one and three bedroom coach houses, plus three and four bedroom homes.

For more details, visit the sales and marketing suite open daily from 10am to 5pm, off Haye Road, near Plymouth, PL9 8AR. Call 01752 526 561 or email



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