COUPLE MAKE BRAVE 400-MILE MOVE TO NEW HOME AT ST GEORGE’S GATE

A couple from Northumberland was so impressed with an Island development, they are now weeks away from moving the 400-miles to it – after arranging everything over Zoom.

Fiona and Gary Pinfold wanted to make the move down south, and after holidaying on the Island last year and viewing a show home at David Wilson Homes’ St George’s Gate development, made the brave decision to re-locate.

Fiona said:

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“We knew we wanted to be close to our daughter, who lives in Portsmouth, and we took a real shine to the Isle of Wight.

“After looking around St George’s Gate, between lockdowns last year, we knew it would be a great place to call home. It is close to Newport town centre but also benefits from a rural feel – something we are used to in Northumberland.”

Arranging the move to the 5-star housebuilder’s development wasn’t going to be that straightforward, however, as the couple was purchasing during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

Fortunately, like many other companies, when the Covid crisis hit, David Wilson Homes had to quickly adapt to a new way of working, with virtual viewings becoming the new norm. This method was perfect for Fiona and Gary and was how they fell in love with their two-bedroom Wootton home.

Gary said:

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“Being so far away and buying during the pandemic meant that we could only have a virtual tour of potential properties, but we felt completely comfortable with that.

“David Wilson Homes made sure we could see everything that the new homes, and the development, had to offer, and we quickly decided that the Wootton home was the one for us.”

When it came to making choices about the extras in their new home, the housebuilder also ensured that the couple were sent all the options available so they could make an informed decision from the comfort of their sofa 400 miles away.

Fiona added:

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“When it came to colour and design specifics, we could choose everything from our home in Northumberland, which was great! David Wilson Homes made sure we had all the information we needed to make the right choices.

“We were also given a virtual walkthrough of our new home as it was being built. Being so far away, this was the perfect way to put any anxieties we may have had, to rest.”

Tammy Bishop, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes, Southampton Division, said:

“For buyers to be able to view and reserve our homes online was a saving grace during the Covid pandemic, and has worked out really well for Fiona and Gary.

“To be able to arrange a relocation online meant they didn’t have to make any unnecessary journeys and weren’t compromising any feelings on safety.”

Fiona and Gary are now weeks away from moving into their new Island home and can look forward to being close to their daughter in nearby Portsmouth.

St George’s Gate is a collection of three-bedroom homes close to the town centre of Newport. Within walking distance of local shops, schools, and cafes, and surrounded by rolling fields and country walks, the development is in an ideal location. With excellent transport links around the Island and within easy reach of the car ferry terminal to the mainland, it’s the perfect place to call home.

For more information about St George’s Gate, visit www.dwh.co.uk.

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Jan
Jan
11 days ago

just a shame many Island youngsters with families cannot get a mortgage on the island but expected to pay anormous amounts in rent …thats if they can get a rented property as there is a massive shortage !!

Dusty Fanny
Dusty Fanny
Reply to  Jan
11 days ago

Depends what you do, if it’s seasonal manual work then no, you cannot get a mortgage probably.

Toad in the hole
Toad in the hole
Reply to  Jan
11 days ago

Why can’t they get a mortgage ?

Someone
Someone
Reply to  Jan
10 days ago

Most local kids i have met can’t wait to leave this island.

dot
dot
11 days ago

Its about time David Wilson Homes and the rest of them build homes for local people at a price they can afford and not houses for mainlanders

fred
fred
11 days ago

Click bate story because they know it’ll enrage local bigots and gain views.

The driver
The driver
11 days ago

So they are buying a house at st George’s gate, WOW, there going to be surprised when they move across on the day and find out it’s not in wootton…..

Toad in the hole
Toad in the hole
Reply to  The driver
11 days ago

Yea what’s that about .they think they have bought a house in wootton .they got a shock coming .

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  The driver
10 days ago

That will be a pleasant surprise for them …..
Must admit I don’t think I fancy living there ….
How many more houses / rabbit hutches can they fit in ??????

ron
ron
10 days ago

Why would anybody want to move to the Isle of Wight?
Poor schools, no dentists, no doctors, poor roads, unable to deal with major illness ,no decent shops, difficult to get deliveries to the island, increase in drugs, increase in crime, few jobs,
poor transport to and from the island, poor social care, old population, please let me know if i have missed anything.

Bailed out long ago
Bailed out long ago
Reply to  ron
10 days ago

The train? Chain ferry, crap council? The mainland is not all rosy and wonderful. It’s just like the island but bigger. Same problems different context. Better the devil you know. Must admit I would not buy without seeing house first. They’ll be ok though. Still, they won’t have HS2 or a runway going through their garden.

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  ron
8 days ago

I think you will find a clue in the name, that’s why I moved here, x

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