Date: Tuesday 13 December 2011
“We had looked at a number of houses in the Stansted and Dunmow area of Essex, which were handily placed for my commute to Harlow, but everything I liked was just too expensive and I didn’t want to take on a gigantic mortgage.
“When we saw the signs for Taylor Wimpey’s Papermill Lock development in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, we thought we would just have a look, although we knew nothing about the area and weren’t even sure about the commute time to Harlow.
“But, from that first visit, my partner Mike and I were completely sold on the development – and the ‘Mayflower’ property which we eventually chose.
“It’s a stunning house, with the biggest square footage of any of the homes we had been looking at. The ceilings are much higher than other new-builds we had seen and the whole place is so light, with huge windows. The morning sun beams into the bedroom and it feels as though I am waking up on holiday every day.
“Friends who have visited have been amazed by the high specification finish of our home and I’ve been really proud to have people stay over, as we have two bedrooms on the top floor, each with en-suite facilities.
“I love the fact we are near the river and some stunning countryside. We can walk to the Paxton Pits nature reserve, with its lakes, cycle tracks and wonderful wildlife. In fact, at the start and the end of the day we have a flock of Canada geese fly over our house and in the morning I wake to the sound of a cuckoo.
“We’ve enjoyed exploring the little villages in the area and have found some lovely country pubs.
“I am full of admiration for the Site Manager, Andy Pearce, and the Sales Executives, Kay and Carole at Papermill Lock. They want everything to be perfect and no matter how small or seemingly insignificant a question I asked, Andy or the sales girls would always find out the answer for me and I never felt as though I was bothering them. They’ve been a pleasure to deal with.”
Julia Gibson, Papermill Lock resident