Surfing delivers perfect home for the Belshaws

Date: Thursday 26 January 2012

"I’ve been in the Police Force in South Wales for 30 years, but wanted to return to Scotland for the next chapter of our lives. Whilst I am originally from the West coast and Kay from Aberdeen we both fancied trying life on the East Coast and had decided we wanted to be near Edinburgh. With our search criteria in mind, we surfed the net and discovered Taylor Wimpey at Prestonpans and were really excited by all it seemed to offer. From our first chat with the sales executive Pat, we knew that this was going to be the place for us – there was no question too small or daft to ask her and she really put us at ease.

"We were originally interested in the smaller two bedroom Chester, however when we arranged to visit the showhome Pat had mentioned that due to a number of circumstances the buyers of a three bedroom Raglan had pulled out and that it might just suit us. We popped along to Taylor Wimpey’s development in Gorebridge to see their Raglan showhome and just fell in love with the layout. It just ticked all the right boxes.

"As well as a great location, and it’s a bonus this development is relatively close to family I have in Peebles and Tranent, Preston Gate is really very friendly. We knew no-one when we moved here and now we know lots of people on the development. And the development staff are just so helpful and friendly too. They’ve made the whole process of buying and moving in so stress-free that I can’t recommend them highly enough.

"We’re delighted with the quality and standard of finish of our home as well – there have been just three very minor snagging points which have been resolved by the team very quickly and efficiently.

"Our new home has been a dream move for us and we’re really enjoying our new life to the full. As well as spending lots more time together which is lovely, we’re just enjoying discovering everything that we have on our doorstep from Prestonpans itself, to Edinburgh and of course the tranquil beauty of the east coast. Plus I’ve joined the Haddington Pipe Band and I’m really enjoying that too!"

Ian and Kay Bellshaw, Preston Gateresidents