Bovis Home of dreams for Biddulph downsizers

22 August 2013

Mr and Mrs Shaw enjoying their new Bovis Home at Uplands MillThe foundations are in place for a happy retirement for one Biddulph couple after they moved less than 500 yards to settle into a new Bovis Home.

Cliff and Susan Shaw know the area well, having lived on and off more than 40 years in the area, and with over four decades of experience in the construction industry, Cliff knows more than most about build and design.

Not only is the 67-year-old passionate about property, he is also well aware of the importance of first-class customer service that should accompany the purchase of a new home.

"The area is definitely the place that we call home," said Cliff, a father-of-three. "My wife Susan was born and bred here and when we married I knew we would eventually settle in Biddulph."

Over the years, the couple bought a number of new properties in various parts of the country and, using the skills gained from his own time in the industry, Cliff even took the brave decision to build his own home.

However, as time went by and the children grew up and moved on, their four-bed house felt increasingly empty.

"Eventually there was just the two of us and it was clear the house had become far too big," said Cliff. "It was perfect at Christmas when the family and five grandchildren were over but we knew we needed to downsize."

Cliff believed he had a challenge on his hands finding a new property that could compete with the home he had lovingly built.

But the moment he set eyes on plans for Uplands Mill - Bovis Homes' new development in Biddulph - Cliff was impressed. The location was ideal, just minutes from his previous property and less than a mile from the town centre, allowing easy access to shops and services.

"We were so impressed that we bought the property based on the artist's impression and once it was finished we were overwhelmed," said Cliff.

"The property was modern and quirky, it was an unusual shape, and most importantly the quality of the building work was first-class.

"As house builders, Bovis Homes went way beyond my expectations throughout the whole process. They could not do enough to help us - they allowed us to have a new conservatory built before we moved in and even accepted new furniture that was being delivered on our behalf.

"The quality of customer service was amazing and it made our move so smooth; we are absolutely delighted and settled in immediately."

The couple moved into their new three-bedroom home just in time for Susan's birthday - and are now looking forward to a happy future in the town they love.

With a range of quality homes carefully designed to suit a variety of needs, Uplands Mill has something for first-time buyers, people moving up the property ladder, growing families or downsizers like Cliff and Susan.

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