First time buyers celebrate stepping onto the property ladder at Kings Orchard
Nurse Amy Philip and her pub manager partner Josh Morgan had been hunting for a “do-er upper” until they realised their busy careers meant they had to make life a little easier for themselves.
The 24 year olds who both juggle long hours and shift work wanted to put their own stamp on their first home together and believed a refurbishment project was the answer – until they visited the Cavanna Homes development at King’s Orchard in the South Hams village of Stoke Gabriel.
Amy, a registered nurse specialising in elderly care at Torbay Hospital recalls: “Originally, we were looking for a house that we could do up, but with both of us working full-time on long hours, my parents soon knocked some sense into us.
“We loved the show home and Kings Orchard had a really great feel about it, so we went away and looked online at the different available house styles.
“The three-bedroom semi-detached Whitehill caught our eye, so we arranged to view the property and reserved the same day! We haven’t looked back since.”
Because the couple reserved their home at an early stage of the build process, they had the opportunity to select fixtures and fittings. Amy said: “A new build home has been perfect for us as we don’t have much time for decorating. We were able to choose our quartz worktops, light sockets and tiling on our downstairs flooring, which meant we could add our own style to our home straight away.”
Stoke Gabriel has also provided the perfect location for Amy and Josh to commute to work and also to relax on their days off.
“It was a big jump for us to move to Stoke Gabriel, but it’s an easy commute for both of us to get to work, and after a long busy day there’s nothing better than coming back to a peaceful home and enjoying a gin or two looking at the beautiful countryside views,” explained Josh who is the Assistant Manager at the Steam Packet Inn in Kingswear.
“We’ve fallen in love with this quaint village – everyone is really friendly and we love living on the River Dart, it reminds us of home! It’s an easy place to live as our friends and family are all close by as well as shops and places to eat, drink and explore.
“Cavanna Homes has been amazing throughout the whole process. Any questions we had or anything we needed doing was dealt with quickly and Kevyn the Sales Advisor was always at the end of the phone – he made buying our first home the best experience, we couldn’t fault him. Who would have thought moving into a new home could be so easy!” added Amy.
Sales Advisor Kevyn Dixon, said: “We’re really pleased to welcome Amy and Josh to Kings Orchard – this is a stunning location close to the picturesque River Dart and a thriving new community, so we’re sure they’ll be settled in within no time.
“We only have one home remaining for sale at Kings Orchard, a four-bedroom detached Churchward, so if anyone is looking to move to this creek-side village with easy access to Paignton, Torbay and beyond, then get in touch before it’s too late! You could also benefit from significant Stamp Duty savings and Help to Buy if you’re looking to upgrade to a modern new home.”