First residents move in at Monkton Heathfield development
24 November 2015
The first residents have moved in at a new development in Monkton Heathfield.
Building work is now in full swing at Charles Church’s Pavilion Gardens scheme – and this week the first new residents received the keys to their new home.
Husband and wife Alan and Kim French moved into their five bedroom home on Wednesday and were presented with a bouquet of flowers from Charles Church to mark the occasion.
Kim, a 50-year-old liaison officer for a building firm, said: “We’ve delighted to have moved into our new home.
It only took about eight weeks from purchase to moving in, so we are delighted.
We were really keen on this plot as there is no-one overlooking us so we have that added privacy.
Charles Church kept in touch with us daily. They were excellent.”
The French family moved to Monkton Heathfield from Ivybridge.
“Work took us this way and we wanted to be close to the M5, so Pavilion Gardens is perfect,” added Kim.
Marie Abbott, field sales manager at Charles Church South West, said: “There are several landmark moments as new developments are built, but perhaps the most satisfying is when the first residents start moving in.
It’s fantastic to see the beginnings of a new community after months – years, in some cases – of planning and preparation.
Alan and Kim are a lovely couple and we wish them all the best in their new home.”
Pavilion Gardens gets its name from the adjacent West Monkton Cricket Club.
Once complete, the development will consist of 57 three, four and five bedroom homes, superbly designed to suit families and couples alike.
Seven properties have already been reserved, with new families due to move in at a steady pace over the coming weeks.
Pavilion Gardens is just three miles from Taunton town centre and within the catchment area for Heathfield Community School, rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
There are a number of schemes and initiatives to help people move to Pavilion Gardens, including the Government-backed Help to Buy Scheme, which means that people may only need to find a five per cent deposit.
Charles Church’s Part Exchange scheme is also available, where the house builder will organise the sale of a customer’s existing home from start to finish after two independent valuations.