Wednesday 1st February 2023

Family up-sizes to dream home at Shopwyke Lakes

After welcoming their daughter Penelope into the family, Sophie Engall (34), alongside her husband, Craig Engall (30), turned to Taylor Wimpey who helped them find a home that was perfect for the new adventures ahead

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Finding their dream home

Sophie said: “Before the pandemic, we had previously owned in Gilford, Surrey, but post pandemic - everything changed and we welcomed a little girl. With our new addition, we knew we needed to up-size! So, we started our journey and turned our attention to new builds.”

Sophie continues: “We had looked at a couple of developers but Taylor Wimpey had homes that were the best value for space that we could get. I can definitely say that Taylor Wimpey, by far, had the most space for our money. That and the availability were our biggest deciding factors as we found that other developers had a long lead time.

Actual street scene from Shopwyke Lakes
Sophie reflects on their moving in process: “After purchasing our home, we were fully aware that we would be moving onto a building site as we were one of the first plots to move in - but we were so pleasantly surprised! We were a bit worried about the noise and the mess but the site stuck to reasonable times - work started when we were up and about and finished at 4pm. We also found that there were friendly and approachable workmen who would always say good morning to you! Everyone was really accommodating and it felt like they would fit around you and your family, not just on their terms.”

Now settled in their dream home, Sophie couldn't be happier with their upsize. Sophie concludes: “We are absolutely loving our new home and it’s catered to us perfectly as a family. We look forward to many happy years here!”