With a wedding to plan and a busy family life with their 2 ½ -year-old son Ollie, Abbie and Sam were certainly not expecting to also throw in the prospect of moving home in 2019.
But after their first visit to Cofton Grange, the opportunity for an Early Bird reservation of St. Modwen Homes' four-bedroom Edwin was too good to miss!
Abbie, 23, explained: “We first visited the development in March 2019, and at that time we weren't expecting to make an offer on a house. We had been planning our October wedding for three years, and with a toddler in tow, moving was the last thing on our mind.
“But we really liked the area, especially the closeness to local schools and parkland, and because it would bring us nearer to family. Initially, we were interested in a three-bedroom home, but after looking around the show homes realised, we would benefit from an extra bedroom, which we could use as a playroom for Ollie.
“The Edwen stood out from the start as we loved the idea of having a large, open plan kitchen/diner. It's so spacious and well designed, which gives us the room we need to cook, eat and entertain. The specification is amazing, and I was able to choose the fixtures and fittings that I wanted so I could create our dream kitchen. We also loved the idea of having a garage for extra storage and a big garden for us to enjoy as a family.
“Like any move, we did encounter a few teething issues. But Julie and Beth from the sales team have been fantastic, helping us through every step of our journey and sorting out any problems. They have gone above and beyond to answer our numerous questions and have popped around a few times to make sure we settled in ok. We even invited them to join us at our wedding, because they mean so much to us.
“We got the keys on 27th September, and our wedding was planned for the 5th October! After that, we had a little mini-moon in Wales, and our proper honeymoon in the St. Lucia in 2020. As well as the wedding, I also started a new job, so life has been a bit hectic since we moved!
“Once things settle down, we are looking forward to getting Ollie's dinosaur-themed room finished, which I'm sure he will love.
“So far, we are loving life at Cofton Grange and are so glad we made our move with St. Modwen Homes. It has been a full-on year for our family, but this is the start of the rest of our lives!