Having previously rented a house together in Pocklington for a number of years, Tom and Dan decided to stay in the town and buy their dream new home at Barley Folde, Pocklington using the Help to Buy Scheme.
As well as being the perfect location for the couple, who commute to work in York and Selby, Tom and Dan love the relaxed lifestyle the town offers. Living in Pocklington they feel part of the thriving local community and enjoy shopping and eating out in the array of independent shops and restaurants. With the Yorkshire Wolds right on the doorstep and only a short distance from York, Pocklington also gives them the perfect mix of country and city life.
The Help to Buy scheme, meant that they were able to purchase a three-bedroom semi-detached property, The Ashby.
Dan said “When we first started looking to buy a property, we weren’t necessarily thinking about new builds and we certainly didn’t think we’d be able to afford a three bed! We saw the properties at Barley Folde when we were driving past one day and as soon as I saw them, I knew they were for us! I love the contemporary design, it’s so different to other properties on the market.
We came to have a look at the show home and met Julie, the sales advisor, who showed us the different homes that were available and the purchasing options. She talked us through the whole process without making us feel stupid or overwhelmed and was able to put us in touch with an independent mortgage advisor and solicitor.”
The couple have thoughtfully styled their property with beautiful, modern fixtures and fittings to create a space which is perfect for them.
Tom said “We’ve loved adding all the finishing touches to our new home. The team at Mulgrave have been brilliant, particularly Julie, and Will the site manager. We bought the property at an early build stage so they were able to move a couple of things around for us, like radiators and light fittings, so we could have it exactly as we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble for them and we’re going to miss them when they’re not on site anymore!”
The couple have shared their advice for people looking to purchase their first home; “Do your research beforehand, make sure you know what kind of properties are out there and within budget, be sure to get good financial advice and, if you’re buying a new build, ask what’s included as standard.”
Dan said: “I’ve had friends who’ve bought with other developers and every little thing was an extra cost whereas everything is included as standard with Mulgrave. Not every developer is the same.”
A selection of four bedroom family homes are still available at Barley Folde. Click here to find out more.