A young couple and their two children will soon be able to live closer to family and friends as they prepare to move in to a new home at Curo’s Highbury Fields development in Clutton.
Beth, who is 26 years old and from Clutton, and Danny, who’s 33 years old and was born and raised just a couple of miles down the road, in Paulton, have been looking to buy their first home together in the village but were struggling to find the right property.
Danny says: “It’s very difficult for young families to move back to the village, there just aren’t enough homes coming up for sale. We’ve been looking for some time and we either couldn’t afford to buy, or couldn’t afford to renovate. Also, with a three-year-old son and a six-month-old baby, it would be hard for us to live in a house while undertaking major works.”
The family were initially looking for a three-bedroom home with a garage and a bigger garden. Beth says: “We wanted the kids to be able to play freely in the garden, so this was really important to us. We also knew that if we could push ourselves to buy a four-bed house, it could really be our forever home – and that’s what we got.”
The two-storey, four-bedroom Drayton house type at Highbury Fields features large open-plan living spaces and a contemporary, stylish kitchen. It also comes with a single garage and two designated parking spaces and has a ten-year NHBC warranty.
Danny and Beth now look forward to moving to their new home in March with son Roman and daughter Margo. Many of Beth’s extended family still live in Clutton, and Danny drives the school bus in the village as part of his work for the family transport business.
Beth says: “Our lives are very much connected to the village – my mother and younger brother still live in the old family home, just down the road from the Warwick Arms pub. My aunties and uncles and many of our school friends also live here.
“I went to the primary school in the village and it’s amazing that both our children will now be able to go there and have a similar upbringing to our own. We’re all so excited about the move. My mother loves the fact that her grandchildren will live only a couple of minutes down the road from her.
“There are so many people who’ve grown up here and would love to come back to the village and I know that we were very lucky to be able to actually do it.”