First time buyer Nick Fawson (38) has recently secured an apartment at Shanly Homes' Amber Lodge development in Godalming. Making use of the Help to Buy scheme Nick opted for a one-bedroom apartment and couldn't be happier. When life gets back to normal, fantastic commuter connections, close proximity to local amenities and green open spaces are just a few of the things that await thanks to Amber Lodge's idyllic Surrey location.
Discussing his purchase, Nick comments "I had been saving for my own place for two years, and during that time had been living with my parents in Haslemere. I was planning on using the Help to Buy scheme, so knew that I needed to find a new build property. All of the developments I had looked at previously were big sky rise imposing buildings and they hadn't grabbed my attention, I wanted somewhere that would age gracefully and was finished to a high specification."
"I had been impressed with Amber Lodge before stepping inside" continues Nick, "from the outside it is understated and blends in seamlessly with the other buildings, which is what I wanted. I quickly booked a viewing and was immediately pleased by the specification of the apartment, every aspect of living had been considered from large fitted wardrobes in the bedroom to spacious open plan living areas, it met all of my needs."
"As soon as I had completed my viewing, I put down a deposit and in April I finally got the keys to my first home. Since moving in I have gradually been making this apartment a home, although I am still waiting for my bed to arrive! I have met a few of my neighbours and there is already a great community forming here" expands Nick. "I can't imagine anywhere better to purchase my first home. Not only are the neighbours and apartment lovely, but the local area is too."
"From home I can easily access Waitrose and the array of local restaurants in the town centre, which is really handy. Additionally, connections into London are really quick via the train and when I am back in the office my commute will be much shorter than it was previously."
"I am a keen runner, and have enjoyed exploring the local area since I moved in" expands Nick "I went to Godalming College so already knew the area a little, since moving I have been running along the river, but my favourite route has to be up the hill towards the cricket fields, there's so many beautiful places to explore so if I wanted, every day I could pick a different route."
"Overall, I would definitely recommend this development to other buyers. Shanly Homes were really helpful throughout the whole process, and I am pleased that I have been able to finally move out of my parents' home!"