Having worked with Bovis Homes for a number of years, Marilyn Harkness had no hesitation in recommending one of their properties to her daughter – before investing in two more herself!
Marilyn works with Bovis Homes Western region as a sales advisor, helping to sell homes across a number of locations, including Centurion View and Imperial Place at Coopers Edge in Gloucester.
“I really liked Coopers Edge and could see the quality of the homes being built there every day,” explains Marilyn. “So, when my daughter Sophie was looking to buy her first home in Gloucester, I had no hesitation in recommending that she look at Centurion View.”
On her mum's recommendation Sophie decided to purchase a two-bed coach house back in 2014. Fast-forward a few months, and it was Marilyn and her husband Andrew's turn to become Bovis homeowners.
“Sophie had such a positive experience buying her home, that my husband and I decided to take the plunge and buy another coach house as an investment property,” she says.
The couple, who were living a 45-minute drive away in Stow-on-the-Wold at the time, decided this year that they wanted to move to Gloucester themselves, to be closer to their daughter, and Andrew's work at an insurance company based at Gloucester Docks.
“Once we'd put our home in Stow on the market, we knew that the first place we'd be looking would be Bovis Homes at Coopers Edge,” says Marilyn.
Marilyn and Andrew looked around a four-bedroom, detached Canterbury house type at Augustus Park, the latest Bovis Homes location at the site, and decided it was the perfect home for them.
“There are lovely views of the nearby hills and greenspace right outside our door. The location is ideal for Andrew with good transport links nearby and the house itself has an excellent, spacious layout.”
The family were moved in their new home in time for Christmas and have settled well.
“It's been another fantastic experience,” says Marilyn. “I knew the sales team would be excellent, and the site team were equally brilliant. We had a few snags, as is normal with new-build homes, but they were all dealt with quickly.
“We're loving seeing this new community grow, and we've just had some lovely neighbours move in next door who we're looking forward to getting to know.”
For more information on Bovis Homes Coopers Edge locations, go to www.bovishomes.co.uk/new-homes-near-gloucester/