Couple purchase first home with ease

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First time buyers, David Cawdron and Kristie Rowlatt, are celebrating their move to a brand new home at one of the area’s most popular developments.

And the pair are crediting Barratt’s FirstBuy scheme for their first foray into the property market at Meadows Keep.

‘I was living in nearby Aldwick with my parents and had been saving to buy a home of my own since I was 18,’ said David.

‘It can be so tricky to get a foot in the door because of the initial outlay required to buy a first home but I was doing my best to get a deposit together.

‘Kristie and I noticed Meadows Keep at Blakes Mead which stood out because of its excellent location.

‘And it is close to where we both work.

‘We paid the development a visit and were delighted with what we saw.’

Offering a stylish selection of two, three and four bedroom homes, Meadows Keep at Blakes Mead is situated within picturesque Felpham, close to the beautiful South Downs National Park and the magnificent West Sussex coast.

‘After a good look around, we were very much taken by the two bedroom Richmond house design,’ added David.

‘And the sales team was excellent, giving us all the information we needed to reserve our home and make the move here.

‘Barratt’s FirstBuy scheme was a huge help to us.’

Under FirstBuy, buyers are offered a loan of up to 20 per cent of the price of the property, jointly funded by Barratt and the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency.

They then only have to find the remaining 80 per cent of the price themselves, with the mortgage and deposit.

‘It is fantastic to finally be living in our own home,’ said David. ‘It has definitely been worth the wait. The friendly atmosphere here at Meadows Keep is a huge bonus. And we love this area too.’

The village of Felpham is situated within the West Sussex countryside and offers an outstanding choice of schools and other local amenities. There are also excellent transport links to local towns and cities, with easy access to the nearby A259.

Once home to the writer and poet William Blake, Felpham’s countryside setting evidently inspired his famous words: ‘England’s green and pleasant land’. Making it highly sought-after by those scouring the area for an idyllic place in which to live.

For further information call Meadows Keep at Blakes Mead, daily from 10am to 5pm, on 08448 11 18 77.

You can also find out more by logging onto barratthomes.co.uk