A retired couple who moved to North Somerset to be close to family are the first residents at Curo’s new Eaton Park development in Yatton.
Frances, 78, and David, 80, have lived in Taunton, Somerset most of their lives, but decided they wanted to be closer to their son, daughter and four grand-daughters in Yatton.
They are the first residents to move to Eaton Park, a new development of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes situated on the edge of the North Somerset village.
David says: “We didn’t really want to be travelling up and down the motorway all the time anymore – the motorway is no fun at all these days. Our children were delighted when they heard we wanted to move.”
Frances added: “One day earlier this year we called in to the sales suite at Eaton Park and we met our sales negotiator, Tracey. We decided then and there that we were going to buy this house and Tracey helped us choose everything, from our kitchen to flooring and tiles. Although it was off-plan it was easy for us to see it’s where we wanted to live.”
The couple, who have been married 59 years, moved to their new 3-bedroom semi-detached house at the end of June. The property has a spacious kitchen/diner and separate lounge on the ground floor, leading to a large garden through French doors. They also benefit from off-street parking and solar panels on the roof.
Frances says: “We have a really big garden which is brilliant because I love gardening. We’ve already started planting the border – I brought 30 cuttings from our old house to help establish our new garden. Our neighbours who have also moved in recently came over and commented about the garden and the progress we’ve made. We feel very lucky and can’t wait to really put our stamp on the outdoor space here.”
An added bonus for the couple was the stamp duty holiday which was initially scheduled to end in March but was extended by the government until the end of June. House buyers can still benefit from smaller tax breaks if they purchase a home until 30 September.
David says: “I must say that Curo were amazing – the sales negotiators, Tracey and Sharon and all the builders – they really did do their best to get us in by 30th June so that we could benefit from the stamp duty exemption.”
“We just love how low-maintenance our new-build home is, and that there’s so much natural light in all the rooms.”
The couple are looking forward to exploring the area over the next few months, as well as spending more time with the family.
Frances says: “Our children have told us about all the different walks – we explored Strawberry Line before, but they also recommended the fishing lakes at Kingston Seymour and other places we must go and see, and we’re really excited about discovering them.
“It’s lovely to have all the family living nearby, we’re really happy here.”
Eaton Park offers modern living in a beautiful rural setting, close to local amenities, including schools, Co-op, post office, pharmacy and pubs. The development will also deliver new open spaces with trees, shrubs, wildflower meadows and a children’s play area.
Prices at Eaton Park start at £239,995 for a two-bed coach house. Homes available to reserve right now have prices starting at £310,000 for a three-bedroom mid-terrace property.
For more information about the new homes visit our sales website, call 0345 140 5050 or pop in at the Marketing Suite on North End Road (BS49 4GH) open 7 days a week, 10am-5.30pm. Visitors can also experience the lifestyle offered by homes at Eaton Park by viewing the recently launched three-bedroom Avebury and four-bedroom Clifton show homes.