First-time buyers Wyon and Tasnova Gilroy have also become the first residents of a new phase at the Peters Village community, nestling between the River Medway and the Kent Downs.
Previously renting in Bromley, the couple were overjoyed when Ashberry’s sales team told them exactly what they could afford at the housebuilder’s new Victoria Gardens phase – a luxurious four-bedroom, three-storey Ashurst property.
Wyon, a software developer, said: “We fell in love with our home the moment we saw it. It was our dream home, with all the things we would have wanted included, right down to the white picket fence around our front garden.
On being handed the keys to their new home, Wyon, 34, gallantly picked up his 32-yearold wife - who manages accounts for an online bank – and carried her over the threshold.
“There were more than a few tears that day,” Wyon admitted.
The Gilroys bought their new home off-plan, securing the plot they wanted and allowing them to have a greater say on how their home would be finished and fitted out.
And they love the space: “My favourite room is the open-plan kitchen/dining area,” said Wyon. “I spend a lot of time in there.
“Upstairs, the top-floor bedroom is twice the size of our previous bedroom in Bromley, meaning Tasnova has her own dressing table in front of the bedroom window.
“We decided to buy new because both Tasnova and myself are really busy at work, and don’t have time to commit to renovation work that might be needed on an older property.
“There were other new developments we looked at, but Ashberry’s sales advisor Matt greeted us with a warm smile and we never looked back from that point really. Everyone has been really helpful onsite at Victoria Gardens.”
Victoria Gardens is a development of two to five-bedroom homes at Peters Village near Wouldham - prices currently start from £250,995.
For more information on the homes at Victoria Gardens, call 0845 548 8136 or visit ashberryhomes.co.uk
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