Max and Sue Schlaefli fell in love with their new home in Bovey Tracey – even though it hadn't yet been built, and they knew they would have to wait two years until they could move into the location of their dreams!
The couple saw the plans for Bovis Homes' Williams Gate & Coombe Park before a single home had been completed and they immediately spotted the home they wanted to move in to, although it wasn't even available to reserve at that point.
“It was 2015 when we found the perfect plot,” says Max. “Although we knew it was very early, we decided to put our house on the market. We knew Williams Gate was going to be great – and it is great! It was going to be our home at the end of a rainbow.”
Max and Sue were living in Christow, a small village on the edge of Dartmoor, and were keen to move into a new-build home.
“We both really wanted a modern, brand-new house. It's lovely to be the first person to live in a home when everything is brand-spanking new!” explains Max. “We visited a range of lovely Bovis Homes' locations around Devon, such as Bude, Teignmouth and Exminster, and we just knew that Williams Gate was going to be something really special.”
After selling their home, Max, a retired investment manager, and Sue, a retired Commercial Officer, moved into a rented home in Chudleigh.
“We were aware that we would be waiting for a long time, but we had our hearts set. It was hard renting for 15 months, but we knew it would all be worth it – and it was.”
Moving into their four-bedroom home last year, the couple quickly settled into life at Williams Gate.
“It is a fabulous location,” says Max. “It has been designed really well, with lots of open space and a variety of house types, creating lovely street scenes. We have the countryside on our doorstep, as well as being close to the amenities in the town. We can also get to Exeter and Plymouth easily. We've got the best of both worlds.”
“I love going outside and we've got a big south-facing garden. We actually took some inspiration from Bovis Homes' Exquisite magazine and created a circular pathway joining the patio to the end of the garden.
“The people are great and we've now become friends with the team here. John, the site manager, and Marcus, the assistant site manager are excellent and the sales team have been great. They all really do go the extra mile and they went above and beyond for us.
“Our new home lived up to our expectations and more!” adds Max. “We couldn't be happier here at Williams Gate.”