When Leanne Down and fiancé Jack George first visited Bovis Homes’ Saxons Plain location in Worthing, little did they know that they would eventually walk away with a trip to Budapest and a dream home!
Leanne, a collections agent, and Jack, who works in facilities management, previously lived in South West London. They had been looking to move out of the capital for around a year.
“We first came to visit Saxons Plain with Jack’s mum Karen when she was buying a new home here and were really taken with the development,” says Leanne. “It was actually during this visit that we took part in Bovis Homes’ Summer Heat Wave competition, posing with a selfie frame, and we were chosen as the regional winners! So we got off to a pretty good start!”
The couple were invited back to Saxons Plain a few weeks later, to be told of their win and presented with a £500 holiday voucher, which they decided to spend on a city break in the historic Hungarian capital.
“We had an incredible time in Budapest, and when we got back and started to get on with our property search again, we headed straight back to Bovis Homes at Worthing,” explains Leanne.
“We wanted a house with a garden and we liked the idea of having an open-plan kitchen and living area. We had a budget, but we also wanted something suitable for when we have a family one day - not just yet I might add!”
With the help of sales advisors Jo and Craig, the couple settled on a three-bed Southwold house type and made their reservation.
“Craig and Jo were especially fantastic. We used the Government’s Help to Buy scheme and they were always on hand to answer any queries, even after we’d completed,” says Leanne.
“We’ve been settled in for a little while now and we love our new home. The neighbours are all friendly, there is a real community spirit and I love that everything is so local. We have a lovely gym, a huge Tesco, and a great pub, all within walking distance! What more could you need?
“We’d definitely recommend Bovis Homes to others.”