HAYLEY AND JOEL FIND ALL THE SPACE THEY NEED AT TAYLOR WIMPEY’S GREENFIELDS
When Hayley and Joel Thomson needed more living space for their growing family and went searching for a bigger home, they found everything they were looking for at Taylor Wimpey’s Greenfields at Ridgeway Farm development in Swindon, Wiltshire.
The couple, along with their one-year-old daughter Evelyn, moved into their four-bedroom detached ‘Monkford’ house at Greenfields in April 2016, having traded up from a two-bedroom terraced property in nearby Nine Elms.
Hayley (33) says: “Our old house had been fine for the two of us but with Evelyn around we were outgrowing it – she has a lot of stuff. We wanted to stay in the area though as we really like this part of Swindon.
“We needed more space and wanted somewhere with a garden for Evelyn to run around a bit. We were looking at new-builds because, although we liked the idea of doing up an older property, we just didn’t have time for DIY so the practicalities meant it wasn’t feasible. Plus we liked the idea of moving in with everything done, and no old DIY mistakes to fix.
“We put our old house on the market and it actually sold within 24 hours so we started looking for something suitable straight away. It all happened really quickly and people thought we were mad but we knew what we wanted.
“We felt Greenfields stood out in comparison to other new-build developments – driving past you could see it looked attractive with its different types of brick, and it has wide open roads so everyone has plenty of space to park and it doesn’t feel cramped.”
The couple reserved their ‘Monkford’ plot before it was fully built and took the opportunity to personalise their new home with additional high-specification items from Taylor Wimpey’s interior Options range.
“We went for an upgraded kitchen which included a really nice larder unit, a big five-ring hob, a double oven and integrated appliances, and I love it,” Hayley adds. “I don’t think Evelyn’s too pleased though because she used to like watching the washing machine go round and round in the old place and now it’s hidden away.
“The house is just fantastic – I really like the spacious hallway and landing in particular. It’s lovely to come in and be met with a big, welcoming space that’s light and airy. It immediately gives the house a nice feel.
“We’re also enjoying getting used to having three bathrooms – we can now clean our teeth at night without waking Evelyn."
Their house purchase went through smoothly and Hayley was thankful for the expertise of the friendly Taylor Wimpey staff who guided her and Joel (33) through the process.
“They were brilliant,” she says. “Especially Belize in the sales office who was really helpful and excited for us, which really came through. All the site team were great as well and Chris the Site Manager always offered his assistance. Everyone made sure there wasn’t much else for us to do, which was just how we wanted it.”
The family are now enjoying settling into their new home and surroundings. “We love life here,” continues Hayley. “It’s nice to have that space we didn’t have before, both inside and outside the property, and the development feels very homely.”
YOUNG FOOTBALLERS IN PURTON NET SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH TAYLOR WIMPEY
A youth football club in Purton, Wiltshire, have secured financial support from leading local housebuilder Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire.
Purton Youth FC, which is based at Bradon Forest School in Purton, near Swindon, have received £600 funding from Taylor Wimpey, which is building new homes at its nearby Greenfields at Ridgeway Farm development in Swindon.
The sponsorship deal will cover the cost of purchasing new goals for the club’s teams, which range from U7 to U13 age groups.
Steve Hateley, chairman of Purton Youth FC, says: “We’re a local village team and the money will go a long way to help buy some of the equipment we need, specifically new goals, and help secure the club’s future.
“We’re very grateful for any contributions we get no matter how big or small and it’s great to have a big company like Taylor Wimpey on board with us.”
Nikki Gibson, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire, says: “As a local housebuilder, we’re committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes, so we’re delighted to be sponsoring the teams at Purton Youth FC.
“The club makes a valuable contribution to community life for local youngsters, and we wish them every success.”
Greenfields at Ridgeway Farm is an exciting new community which is now taking shape on the north-western fringes of Swindon. In time, residents at the development will benefit from a host of facilities for everyday living, including a new primary school, a play area for children, green open spaces and outdoor fitness equipment.