Buying your first home and getting engaged are two major life events that most people approach one at a time. But first time buyer James (29) was never one to do things by halves and decided to surprise his partner Bethany (27) with more than just the keys to their new home on completion day.
After renting together for seven years, Bethany and James had finally completed the purchase of their brand new Longford home at Countryside’s Wren Green development in Bamber Bridge. Whilst Bethany can remember how excited she felt on the drive to pick up the keys, James can’t actually remember a thing as he was too preoccupied preparing to ask the big question.
Bethany explained: “I had no idea what James was planning. He had spoken with the sales consultant and the two of them had conspired together to make the arrangements - with James dropping off banners and balloons days earlier. We were outside our new front door, ready to take our first photo as homeowners, when James dropped to his knee. I was about to give him ‘what for’ as my first thought was he had clumsily dropped the keys! But then I realised what was happening...”
And of course, she said yes! “It was such a surprise, I didn’t see it coming, but it was the happiest day of our lives so far.”
Following the excitement of completion and engagement day, Bethany and James are now settling into their new three-bedroom semi-detached home in Bamber Bridge and looking ahead to the future.
Bethany continued: “The wedding date is set for 2023 and we’re enjoying every minute planning it from our new home. It’s the perfect place for us to start our married life together. We wanted somewhere that had lots going on around it and we love how close the development is to Bamber Bridge – there’s loads of nice shops, bars and restaurants here and the house is more than we’d ever expected. We love the big kitchen and the skylights - it’s a huge entertaining space and the main thing our friends and family comment on.
“We can’t wait to start our new traditions in our new home, like hosting our annual Eurovision party, inviting friends round for BBQs and finally having our families round for Christmas dinner. And eventually, we’d really love to start a family!”
Mark Hadfield, Managing Director, Merseyside and Cheshire West, Countryside, said: “From the moment we put pen to paper to plan a new development, we picture the people who will eventually bring it to life and we love hearing about those who have gone on to live there.
"We’re so proud of the role we play in helping our buyers live out their dreams and completion day is always one that we strive to make as special as possible. To have made that extraordinary day even more memorable for Bethany and James was a real pleasure.”
Prices at Wren Green on Wesley Street, Bamber Bridge start from £209,995. For more information call 01772 970 845 or visit Countryside’s website: https://www.countrysidepartnerships.com/all-developments/lancashire/wren-green.