Date: Thursday 19 January 2012
"My husband Sandy is still in the Army but he’s based in Glasgow, and I’m a Team Administrator at the Royal Infirmary so we wanted our next step up in property to still be in a great location to allow us both to get to work without too much trouble.
"Our daughter is in 3rd year at Edinburgh University and would like to stay at home for the time being, so we needed a bigger home that could cope with our hectic lifestyle that includes having enough space for our son to come home to, as he’s in the Royal Military Police.
"We had a really long list of criteria and I’m delighted that Taylor Wimpey was able to tick all our boxes to make this move happen. We wanted to be close enough to transport links to make each of our commutes easy – so that’s a tick as Arniston Vale is really handy for getting onto the city by-pass and I’m just a short drive to the Sheriffhall park/ride to get me to the hospital.
"Plus we wanted to find somewhere that offered a balance of being in the countryside whilst being able to get into Edinburgh and once again Arniston Vale ticked all the boxes. The setting here is incredible and the views over the hills are just stunning, but I know we can get into town or down to Newcraighall really easily if we want to.
"We love new-build because we can just move-in and everything’s done for us. It’s a blank canvas to be able to add our own style and personality to without hours and hours of DIY. To be quite honest, I fell in love with the Beauly – it’s a four bedroom detached and I think the layout is just perfect for our lifestyle with a large kitchen, adjoining family room and lots of living space for everyone to be able to do their own thing.
"Using Taylor Wimpey’s part exchange scheme meant that we could not only afford to make this move-up from our original three bedroom house to this fabulous four bedroom house, it also removed all the stress of having to try and sell our house in what is quite a tough time in the market. We just didn’t have to worry about it because we agreed a price for our old house with Taylor Wimpey and found the whole process really easy.
“The team have been amazing – June, the sales executive on this development is just brilliant! She’s friendly and really helpful and made sure we knew everything we needed to know about the part-exchange process!"
Sandy and Ann Aitchison, Arniston Vale residents. Take a look at their video testimonial below.
Part Exchange is available on all developments in East Scotland.