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Home is where the heart is at D’Urton Manor

January 2017

Home is where the heart is, and Alec and Christine Coulton know all about this after living in their current home for 38 years. They are taking a leap to their new found love, a four-bedroom Winchester at our D’Urton Manor development in Preston.

Retirees Alec and Christine live in a four-bedroom detached home, just off Eastway, overlooking the development. They weren’t looking to move but have been eagerly watching homes being built here and at our Waterside development in Cottam, and loved what they have seen.

Alec said “We have loved watching the houses go up at D’Urton Manor and Waterside. We love the individual design of the homes and you can really see the quality of them as the street comes together.

“We live around the corner from the development at D’Urton Manor and were excited to see that Story Homes are building their homes here – it’s just the right location for us as we can literally see the site from our bedroom window.”

Alec and Christine have bought the four-bedroom detached Winchester and will move in to their new home in Spring 2017. The features start as soon as you open the door with a light and airy hallway leading to a lounge with dining room covering the depth of the house. The kitchen/breakfast/family area covers the rear of the property with French doors leading out to the rear garden. Downstairs is completed with a study/family room. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, two with en-suites.

The couple bought their dream home using our HOME Scheme which is the perfect option for customers who have a house to sell. The HOME scheme allowed the Coulton’s to reserve their home, whilst we arranged for two Estate Agents to value their home, put it on the market and secure the best possible price. We work closely with the agents to ensure that the property is actively promoted… taking all the hassle and stress out of selling a home.

Christine said, “I wanted a house that we could love and feel like home instantly. I love the design of the Winchester as it has the space we are looking for both upstairs and downstairs. The room we love the most is the kitchen, dining and family space with its French doors – this really will be the ‘heart of our home’. We love entertaining our family and friends and this is just perfect for us.

“Our sales executive Tom has been brilliant. He’s taken us through the HOME scheme step by step. We haven’t bought a new home for nearly 40 years, so it was all new to us and we were delighted when our home sold within days using their HOME scheme.

“We were amazed at what comes with the house and I feel like we have been able to add extras, personalise our home and customise it to our requirements. Tom pays so much attention to detail and wants us to be happy with what we are choosing and where everything goes. I am really looking forward to moving in and not having any DIY to do. We can just put our stamp on it as we’ve picked neutral colours; and to be honest our kitchen is nearly the same as we have now.

“We have enjoyed watching D’Urton Manor come to life and are looking forward to our move in Spring. We have two grown up children and a granddaughter who visit us regularly so it is great to still have space they can call home too. Scarlett is really excited to have a room decorated especially for her and to have her own en-suite as well.”

D’Urton Manor is ideally located on the edge of Preston and comprises of a stylish collection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes from townhouses, semi-detached and detached properties. There really is something for everyone. As well as boasting high specification interiors the homes will feature attractive exteriors incorporating stone, brick and render, adding to the charm of the area and creating the stunning street scenes for which Story Homes is renowned.

The marketing suite is located on Eastway in Preston. Open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 5.30pm.