First time buyers in the South West could receive up to £10,000 towards their deposit, as the area’s popularity soars among house hunters

02 July 2020

Bovis Homes' Pebble Beach development in Seaton
Bovis Homes' Pebble Beach development in Seaton 
House hunters searching for their first home in the South West could receive up to £10,000 towards their deposit* for a new Bovis Homes property this summer.

The special offer comes as Rightmove announces that Cornwall and Devon are two of the most searched for areas since lockdown began.

Faye Cooper, regional marketing manager, said: “We know that saving for a deposit can be hard for first-time buyers particularly. With the cost of renting, it can leave little chance for saving, and so we are hoping that we can give house hunters the boost they need to get them on the property ladder.

“Moving can also be costly with legal fees and stamp duty, and this helping hand from Bovis Homes may enable more people to make their dream move a reality.

“With working from home becoming the norm for so many, we aren’t surprised that Cornwall and Devon are becoming so popular among house hunters. There is so much in the region that appeals to everyone – beautiful open spaces, stunning beaches and coastline, the peace and tranquillity. And without concerns over commuting, it’s become feasible for so many more people.

“We have some fantastic developments with stunning homes across Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall, and now really is the time to find the perfect home in that dream location.”

Bovis Homes' Pebble Beach development in SeatonLucy Gosling and William Lane, both 25, recently purchased their first home at a Bovis Homes development in Devon and they know first-hand how difficult it can be to save for that elusive deposit.

Lucy said: “When it came to buying a home, our biggest challenge was getting our finances in place. Saving for a deposit was a big factor – we wanted to make sure we would be accepted for a mortgage. Thankfully with Bovis Homes, it was possible, and we are so pleased with our home - it’s beautiful”.

To find out more about the developments and homes available in the South West, as well as the special deposit offer, please visit our website:

*Terms and conditions apply. A maximum of £10,000 deposit contribution no greater than 5% of the total house value. Deducted from completion statement at time of purchase. Subject to availability and on selected plots only. Offer subject to eligibility checks and may be withdrawn at any time. Valid on reservations before 30/09/20.