First Dorset homebuyer on Mildenhall location praises ‘fantastic’ house builder staff after undergoing hip op

21 August 2018

A mother-of-two in Dorset who was the first to move onto a new-build development has praised house builder staff for their help after undergoing a hip operation.

Sue Higginson Bovis Homes Sherborne Mildenhall
Sue Higginson (centre, left) praised Bovis Homes' Sherborne staff for their support 
Sue Higginson was the first on site at Bovis Homes’ Mildenhall development in Sherborne and soon after the moving process underwent a hip replacement at Yeovil District Hospital.

Sue, who downsized from nearby village Poyntington, said Bovis Homes employees had been “fantastic” during the move.

The mother-of-two, who has lived in the area for more than 40 years, said: “Bovis Homes staff have offered to do my shopping and they bring my post to me. They’ve been fantastic, both before and since my hip replacement.

“Site manager Kris has been extremely helpful. As I am not allowed to bend down for six weeks, he has moved furniture and even moved my refuse to the wheelie bins."

Sue has a six-week recovery period and her daughters, Lizzie, who lives in Derbyshire, and Cathy, who lives in Scotland, are also providing support.

Sue moved to the area in the 1960s from London when her husband set up his own business.

“We came to Sherborne as we liked the Dorset countryside and Sherborne had very good schools,” she said. “I’m so glad we found Sherborne.

“My daughters have been great and one has already been to stay for a few days.”

Sue is delighted with her latest house, the four-bedroom Buxton house type, which has an open sitting/dining area, a French window opening on to the patio, a spacious kitchen and a master bedroom with en suite.

She said: “The sitting and dining room is my favourite part of the house, it looks right out on to the garden and has a very wide French window opening on to the garden.

“The back of the house faces west and I get the sun in the garden most of the day. It’s lovely and quiet here. As I was the first to purchase on the site, I picked the house that was just right for me.

“I’m so glad to get this Bovis Homes property as there’s a lot of people after four-bedroom properties and it has been hard to get one in the area in the past.

“I chose the Buxton because it was the right size for me and I liked the idea of a new-build which had everything I wanted and nothing I didn't want and they are well built to high specification.”

Mildenhall has a range of four, five and six-bedroom properties for sale, starting from £475,995.