Thursday 8th February 2024

Couple finds their dream home in South Newsham

A couple has settled into their dream home on Taylor Wimpey’s Shoreview development in South Newsham, following their move to the area in 2022.


Finding their dream home

Lesley Wilkinson, 59, and her husband Michael, 51, left their long-time West Yorkshire base in November 2022 and made the move to the seaside town of Blyth, making the most of the coastal location.

The couple visited the Shoreview development and fell in love with the four-bedroom Wortham house type, as it ticked all of their boxes by having a kitchen-diner perfect for entertaining guests, four spacious bedrooms, and a south-facing garden, with Shoreview also only 20 minutes from the beach. 

Couple moving in

Shoreview is an exciting new community of 131 high quality homes, in a range of two-, three-, four- and five- bedroom homes to suit all types of lifestyles. Residents have everything they could need nearby, with an abundance of high street shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars for everyone to enjoy, as well as bustling weekly markets with independent stalls and local food outlets.

With their family visiting regularly as well as needing their own space, Lesley and Micheal wanted their new home to cater for everyone as well as having enough room for themselves. Lesley said: “The kitchen diner with double doors into the lounge massively appealed to us as that allows us to entertain guests and creates a nice sociable environment; we’ve even got a south facing garden which is perfect for the summertime. We’ve recently added a greenhouse so we can’t wait to use this space as an extended living area.”

Lesley added, “The four bedrooms are perfectly sized and we’ve even been able to turn one into a dressing room whilst still having enough room for the family to stay over.”

When visiting the development for the first time, Lesley noted: “Construction had only just started but we were able to look at the layouts and there was lots of information available which was helpful. We bought off-plan which was exciting, as you know the house is yours and built for you and your needs. Our sales executive, Nicola, was brilliant and helped us throughout the whole process right up until we collected our keys.”

Lesley added: “Moving to Shoreview is the best decision we’ve made. There’s a real community spirit here, we’ve met our neighbours and made new friends, and there’s so many people here already making this new development feel like a bustling friendly community. The development is so close to the beach, both Michael and myself have noticed our wellbeing improve with the sea so close by and found that we’re really able to get away from the stresses of everyday life here.”

Lesley and Michael’s decision to move to Shoreview was made thanks in part to Taylor Wimpey’s trustworthy reputation. Taylor Wimpey is rated 'Great' by customers on Trustpilot, and also has the highest score of all major housebuilders from the National House Building Council (NHBC)*.

Shoreview is located just a stone’s throw from the beautiful coastline, South Newsham. Homes are available to buy now, with prices ranging from £207,995 to £344,995. To arrange a viewing appointment, please visit https://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/new-homes/blyth/shoreview or contact the sales team on 01670 330 693.

*The score is a result of the NHBC’s Construction Quality Review (CQR) ratings - a thorough independent assessment of 38 build stages of each development. The rating of 4.67 out of 6 is industry-leading and an improvement on our 2020 score of 4.45.