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Our show home opening at Dovecote Place attracts over 100 visitors

February 2018

We opened our show home at our first development in Newcastle upon Tyne last weekend, with our launch event bringing more than 100 visitors through the doors.

The 70-home development, Dovecote Place, is located on Newburn Road between the villages of Newburn and Throckley, and features a range of three and four-bedroom homes.

The four-bedroom detached ‘Taunton’ show home, which has been styled by our interior designer Suzanne Webster, displays the features that come as standard in our homes. These include bi-fold/French doors leading onto turfed gardens, large block-paved driveways, bathroom fittings by Crosswater and tiling by Porcelanosa.

First-time buyers, Clarke and Hannah, attended the opening event to view the show home, having already reserved the same house type a few hours earlier. Hannah said: “We knew that the ‘Taunton’ was our dream home, but it was great to be able to see the interior of this house type for the first time. It definitely lived up to our expectations; we loved the bright and airy hallway, spacious rooms and the master bedroom. We got some good ideas for the decor of our own Story Home too and are looking forward to moving in now.” 

First-time buyers Hannah and Clarke reserved a four-bedroom Taunton

First-time buyers Hannah and Clarke reserved a four-bedroom Taunton

Among the visitors were Gail and Matthew Rich, along with their son and two daughters. Sisters Nicole and Jessica both have Batten Disease – a rare degenerative illness – which is the inspiration behind their parents’ charity, The Nicole Rich Foundation. The Throckley-based family is now considering moving to a home that can be adapted to suit Nicole and Jessica’s needs.

Gail commented: “Even before we stepped foot in the door of the show home, we were blown away by the feel of the development. We knew that Story Homes was a five-star builder and, having now seen the development and show home, we can see that they are on a different level from other developers. The attention to detail really stood out and, as we made our way through the rooms, we could easily picture ourselves living here. Our children were already choosing their bedrooms!”

The Rich family

The Rich family

Lyndsey Walton, Sales Manager at Story Homes, said: “With the high specification of homes, the extras that come as standard and the close proximity to Newcastle city centre, we received a lot of interest in Dovecote Place even before opening our marketing suite and show home, and sales have increased significantly since the launch.

“We were delighted to see so many people coming to explore our show home during the opening weekend, and to receive great feedback about the Taunton’s size, layout and design. The location also proved popular with visitors, as Dovecote Place is only seven miles from the city centre so is an ideal base for commuters. We are looking forward to the first few residents moving in over the coming weeks and seeing this new community start to develop.”

Our marketing suite and show home at Dovecote Place are open from Thursdays to Mondays, 11am to 5pm. Prices start from £277,950. For more information visit or call our Sales Executive, Wayne, on 07970 330 672.