Winchester Village location makes perfect sense to Barrie and Becky

Winchester Village location makes perfect sense to Barrie and Becky

- 20 Dec 17

Barrie Dumper with his daughter Shannon and assistant site manager Sam Lester 

Barrie and Becky Dumper needed no 'persuasion' about the attractions of a new Bovis Homes development in Hampshire that pays tribute to famous local novelist Jane Austen.

The couple have purchased the only 'Walter' house type at The Green, Winchester Village, where the distinctive high-quality properties take their names from characters in the writer's world-famous novels, including 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Sense and Sensibility'.

The 19th century novelist lived in Hampshire all her life and is buried at Winchester Cathedral.

Barrie, who has worked in and around the building industry for more than 30 years, described the Winchester location as 'perfect' and the build quality and service from the customer care team as '100 per cent brilliant'.

"The whole team have been fantastic and so accommodating throughout the process, and given us all the help and information that we've needed," said Barrie.

"Becky doesn't drive but there are very good bus routes into the centre of Winchester where she works, while for me it's just a short commute to head office, so the location is ideal.

"Becky and I do like the fact that every house is slightly different - the names provide a real talking point -  and the location looks and feels like a village. Moving here just made perfect sense."

Barrie said their new home, named after the character of Sir Walter Elliot in 'Persuasion', offered an abundance of living space for the couple and their daughter Shannon, 21. It will also allow for the rest of their family to come, visit and stay.

Built over three-storeys, the modern property also provides the family with wonderful views over the village green.

"The high ceilings at the property and the size of the living room and the kitchen diner were really big selling points," said Barrie.

"Having enough space to park four cars was also very important for times when family and friends come to visit."

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