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Wivenhoe property suits the Goldings

30th April 2012 Print
Taylor Wimpey Homes

When the Golding family wanted more home for their money they found just what they are looking for at Waterside, Cook’s Shipyard, Taylor Wimpey’s development of new homes for sale in Wivenhoe, Essex.

When Katie and Tom Golding made the decision to start looking for new houses for sale in Wivenhoe, it was because they wanted to find somewhere well suited to their growing family’s requirements.

They were tired of living in a small London flat with their two young children, and wanted to find an Essex property which would offer them more space – both inside and out – for their money.

The family found their perfect corner plot at Taylor Wimpey’s stunning Waterside, Cook’s Shipyard development of property for sale in Wivenhoe, Essex, and by using the leading housebuilder’s recommended independent legal team they were able to enjoy a stress-free route to their new home.

“We used the solicitors suggested to us by Taylor Wimpey Essex, who were really helpful and made sure the move went smoothly. Plus, we were given a £3,000 voucher to spend on their range of interior Options which meant we could get the house ready for our family before we moved in,” says Katie (35).

Katie and Tom (34) had enjoyed living in London, but their centrally located home was too cramped for their family, children Belle (3) and Max (1), and the cost of buying a bigger property in the city was too much for them.

The ideal solution was waiting for them at Waterside, Cook’s Shipyard, which offers all the benefits of idyllic coastal living within easy reach of central London.

“After we had our two children, our two-bedroom flat suddenly felt very small and we didn’t have any outdoor space. We couldn’t afford to buy a property that suited our needs in central London, so we decided to make a total break from the city,” says Katie.

“Tom grew up in Colchester and we have friends in Essex, so it seemed natural to start searching for our new home there. We visited Taylor Wimpey’s development in Wivenhoe and were really attracted to the idea of life beside a pretty river in this peaceful town setting.

“As soon as we saw the plans for the development, we knew it was for us and we could tell straight away that Cook’s Shipyard would grow into a lovely community.

“We purchased a four-bedroom detached property with two en-suites and plenty of living space. And because it’s a corner plot, there is a lot of garden for us to enjoy – which is exactly what we wanted when we left London.

“We absolutely love life in our new home. It’s a complete lifestyle change for us, we’ve gone from a small flat in the centre of the capital to this spacious family-size home in the countryside. It has transformed our lives!”

A superb selection of family-size homes is currently available at Waterside, Cook’s Shipyard, including three-bedroom houses from as little as £249,995, four-bedroom properties from only £319,995 and five-bedroom houses from just £369,995.

All homes at the development are completed to a high standard specification, including energy efficient central heating, double glazing and a fitted kitchen with integrated oven, hob and hood.

To make choosing one of these high-quality homes even more appealing, Taylor Wimpey offers a range of helpful homebuyer incentives suitable for those with a property to sell.

The Part Exchange scheme, for example, sees the leading housebuilder offer purchasers an excellent guaranteed price for their existing property, based on the average of independent valuations.

Incentives can be tailored to customers’ individual circumstances and are subject to availability, with full details available from the Sales Executive.

Waterside, Cook’s Shipyard, is part of the visionary regeneration of the former docklands area in Wivenhoe, which will also offer places of work and leisure opportunities set around the water’s edge.

The picturesque waterfront setting offers the opportunity to relax and watch fishing boats and yachts pass by, while quaint, narrow lanes lead to a host of smart restaurants, bars and cafés, plus an enchanting range of independent shops, bakeries and boutiques selling fine foods, clothing, gifts and beautiful homeware.

Wivenhoe Sailing Club is close to the development, offering mooring opportunities and hosting races and many other events all year round, while walkers will enjoy the riverside footpaths out to the sea shore or to the vibrant and cultural town of Colchester just three miles upstream, where a wider choice of shopping, leisure facilities and schools are located.

Although its pace and quality of life is restful, Wivenhoe is also a very well-connected town, with Wivenhoe railway station offering direct services to London Liverpool Street, the nearby A12 putting the M25 within easy reach, and Stansted Airport only 35 miles from home.

To find out more about the new homes available now at Waterside, Cook’s Shipyard, house-hunters can visit the Sales and Marketing Suite, located off Walter Radcliffe Way, Wivenhoe, and open Thursday to Monday from 10am until 5.30pm. Alternatively, visit

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