Local housing association and house-builder Curo recently welcomed the 100th homeowners at Mulberry Park, the award-winning ongoing development of 700 homes to the south of Bath.
Alicia, Ian and their two-and-a-half-year-old son Lucas moved in to a four bedroom townhouse on the main avenue at Mulberry Park in October.
Ian, a tennis coach at the University of Bath, said: “When we saw the homes at Mulberry Park we thought – that’s what we want – and knew that moving here was the right thing to do for our family.
“With a toddler and a new baby on the way, we couldn’t be happier with our choice, we’ve got lots of space and exactly the location we wanted.”
The family previously lived in a two-bed property in Oldfield Park. Alongside location and more bedrooms, their list of requirements for the new home included a level garden and a spacious kitchen/diner.
Alicia added: “I love cooking, entertaining and having people over and we needed a house that was spacious enough to receive all of our friends and their kids.
“We really wanted the kitchen/dining area to be at the centre of our family life and the layout and size of our new home work perfectly for us.
“Our son is sports-mad and it’s great that now we can watch him play in the garden while cooking dinner thanks to our large bi-folding doors.”
The development at Mulberry Park offers a number of facilities, including a new primary school, nursery and The Hub, a contemporary building designed for the local community to use.
The Hub features a number of flexible spaces for activities from yoga and fitness classes, to play groups, and a family-friendly cafe on the ground floor.
Alicia continued: “We’re excited about the new park and the fantastic community Hub and facilities already available right on our doorstep.
“We look forward to getting to know our neighbours and being part of this community and I think the Hub will help a lot with that.”
The family were welcomed at Mulberry Park by Curo Sales Director, Lisa Howells. Lisa said: “We’re delighted that our 100th customers have joined the thriving new community at Mulberry Park and wish the young family all the best for the future in their beautiful home.
“Homes at Mulberry Park range from one-bed apartments to four-bedroom detached houses, so we’re ideally placed to help families of any size find their perfect home in this vibrant, growing community.”
Mulberry Park properties are available through Help to Buy, the government’s Equity Loan scheme that lends home buyers up to 20% of the value of a new build home – interest-free for five years.
Lisa continued: “We also offer a range of services specifically designed to make moving home more straightforward, like Swift Move, a scheme that provides a quicker way for homeowners to sell their property at market value, while saving money on estate agent fees and advertising.
“Our Smooth Move scheme makes it possible for homeowners to part-exchange their current home for a new one without having to sell their property first.
“So starting fresh in a new home at Mulberry Park couldn’t be easier for our customers.”