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Brian and Gillian

4 September 2019

After deciding to move to Devon to be closer to their family, Gillian Southall and Brian Hoskin began their search for a beautiful property in the countryside. Now in their seventies, the couple were looking for a new home that was low maintenance with good local amenities. Spotting a Devonshire Homes sign one afternoon, Gillian and Brian soon found themselves inside the Ladywell Meadows Marketing Suite within the picturesque town of Chulmleigh.

“Brian and I moved to Devon in November 2017 to live nearer to my daughter” said Gillian. “Originally, we were looking at older properties, but we started to experience a few hiccups. After spotting the sign for Ladywell Meadows one day, we popped in to see Margaret, the Sales Executive.”

Interested in Devonshire Homes’ popular four bedroom Morris house style, the couple travelled to the house builder’s nearby Landkey site, Mazzard View. Here, Gillian and Brian wandered around the show home, which was also a Morris.

“Within minutes of walking into the Morris show home, we knew it was the home for us” said Gillian. “We just looked at each other and knew it was what we had been looking for all along.”

The local independent house builder’s four bedroom Morris house style is popular with customers across the region. Natural light floods the home, particularly through the large bay window in the living room. There’s a handy utility room just off from the open plan kitchen / dining area and four bedrooms, including a master en-suite, can be discovered upstairs. Gillian and Brian moved into their beautiful Morris home at Ladywell Meadows in August 2018.

“We bought the four bedroom Morris because it was a beautiful design that met all of our requirements” said Gillian. “A double garage is key for us, which this property has, and we liked the open plan kitchen / dining area. All of the bedrooms are of a generous size and our home has lovely finishing touches, such as high-quality tiles. The great thing about purchasing a new build home is that it’s low maintenance. We have always bought older properties that we have had to invest some time and effort into, but we didn’t want to do that anymore as we are in our seventies. We have been impressed by the standard of workmanship and if we had any problems, Devonshire Homes would always quickly resolve them.”

Devonshire Homes is dedicated to delivering high levels of customer satisfaction having been awarded ‘Outstanding in Customer Satisfaction’ in its 2018 customer survey.

“We spent some time researching Devonshire Homes before we bought with them and found that they were a reputable house builder” said Gillian. “Never having bought a new build home before, we couldn’t believe how smoothly it all went. The pressure was taken off by not being in a buying chain and it was really reassuring to know that the vendors would not be pulling out. Margaret was brilliant and we received all the help that we needed.”

Located in the small market town of Chulmleigh, Ladywell Meadows is already an established, thriving community. Surrounded by outstanding Devon countryside, local amenities include excellent primary and secondary schools, a library, sports centre and a range of shops.

“We knew nothing about the area before we moved here” said Gillian. “We quickly discovered that Chulmleigh is an amazing town with a strong, friendly community. The homes at Ladywell Meadows really do fit in well. The properties blend nicely with the surrounding environment and the exterior paintwork of the houses vary, creating a vibrant street scene.”