Everything fell into place for Banbury homebuyers

A Banbury couple have realised their dream of buying their very own home after years of renting in London.

Sarra and Gareth Davies had had enough of paying London rental prices and knew they had to put a plan together in order to make home owning a reality.

Sarra, 46, who works as a Studio Floor Manager for Sky News, based in Osterley and Gareth, 45, who is an Electrical Engineer for a company in Buckingham, started their home owning dream by moving to Marsh Gibbon in Buckingham when Gareth changed jobs. By renting a home there, they halved their monthly rental cost meaning that they could really make a saving.

Two years on and with the help of determination, their savings, using the Government-backed Help to Buy initiative and a ‘little bit of luck’ according to Sarra, the couple purchased a four-bedroom ‘Lancaster’ property at our Dukes Meadow development in Banbury.

Sarra, who still commutes to London for work, says: ‘Once we’d had our mortgage approved, we started visiting new-build developments in and around Bicester but nothing felt right and we really didn’t think they were offering good value for money.

“We loved Banbury and decided to look there instead. We started by looking online and came across Davidsons Homes. Honestly, we thought they looked too good to be true and decided to visit the Dukes Meadow development to see for ourselves.

“Linda, the sales manager said she had just the property for us once we’d explained our budget and what we were looking for. I very nearly cried when I walked in the door – the property was perfect and 30 minutes later we’d reserved it!

“We’ve been in the house almost a year now and couldn’t be happier. I feel that everything fell into place at the right time for us and that it was meant to be.

“There is such a lovely community here and the area is so peaceful. We love our home, particularly the spacious kitchen/living/dining area, and the location close to countryside for great walks. We feel very lucky as we think we have the best of both worlds living within these surroundings and London still being commutable.

“We can’t praise Linda, the sales manager enough. She was absolutely amazing – almost intuitive. And needless to say, we have become good friends.”