Downsizing keeps it in the family in Kilmarnock

Date: Thursday 03 May 2012

“We’d stayed in a larger, older property in Kilmarnock for 19 years.  But our family of two sons has grown up and moved out, and both my wife Ann and I felt as though we were rattling around in the old house.   

“Our old property was vast with five big bedrooms and extensive living space, as well as a massive garden, and it was beginning to get really difficult to stay on top of the work the ongoing maintenance required.  It was at this point we decided we needed to downsize.  

“On one of our regular trips to visit our son Paul, who lives in an earlier phase of Dunsmuir Park, we decided to pop down to the new showhomes just to see what was available.  We loved the style and the design of the houses and everything just felt right.  

“We had originally thought we would down-size to a three bedroom house but then felt that was perhaps a step too far from our extensive five bedroom property.  So when we saw the four bedroom Fairbairn we just felt it was our perfect house.  

“The fact you can literally just move-in and there’s no maintenance to worry about is a real benefit!  Everything’s so fresh and clean – it just makes living here so easy.  And we’ve also seen a big difference already with our fuel bills.  Although we’ve only just moved in, we’ve been advised we’ll be on a much lower monthly cost for our gas and electricity so that’s an added benefit that we hadn’t really factored into our move!  

“We’re just over the moon with our new Taylor Wimpey home – our house is perfection and we wish that we’d made this move years ago!  In fact our son is already jealous and I think he’d secretly like to do a house swap!

“The team here at Dunsmuir Park has been absolutely brilliant.  It’s always daunting when you decide to move – it’s not something you tend to do regularly -  so you’re always looking for reassurance and assistance along the way.  

“Our sales executive Elaine’s been brilliant and has been really helpful throughout the whole process – she was able to tailor-make a helpful incentive package that suited us and made our move possible.  She kept us fully informed on the progress of our purchase, and she’s always very friendly and approachable if we need to ask her anything.   

“The site team has also been first-class!  We’ve only had a couple of minor snagging issues with our house – which you’d almost expect with a new house - so we’re delighted.”

The Mathewson Family, Dunsmuir Park residents