First-time buyers Elliot and RobFirst-time buyers Elliot and Rob opened the chapter on 2020 with a dream of owning a home. Finding themselves in a lockdown property market they turned to social media and found their perfect home on Instagram!


Project manager Elliot and his partner Rob, who works as a store manager, came across Countryside’s Instagram feed and immediately fell in love with a stunning three-bedroom, semi-detached Lea at Countryside’s brand-new Wakefield development City Fields. After getting in touch straight away to make an appointment, they discovered more than they’d hoped for in a first home.


Elliot commented: “It sounds so unusual but we honestly did discover the home of our dreams on Instagram – from the comfort of our sofa! Our hope of a new home in 2020 seemed unlikely after our previous property fell through, but we’re now so glad it did! After getting in touch with Countryside and organising our Covid-safe visit, we finally stepped foot in The Lea show home and we knew immediately it was the one. All of a sudden everything just fell into place. It was a completely different feeling with Countryside, we thought ‘wow, this is it!’ The house is so open, spacious and full of character – we love it!”


Rob added: “We’d seen what was included with other builders and were totally shocked to discover what Countryside offers as standard – even the double oven we had bartered for with another developer was included! We had already budgeted thousands of pounds for these extra items, so we were extremely pleased to say the least, that our home would be ready to move into without having to buy all the extras!”


The pair felt that the open-plan space was the deal clincher and was the factor that drew them in when browsing through “the gram”. Rob continued: “We love to host people and so a spacious living area is really important to us. Our dining table will also sit underneath the stunning skylight windows, which will be a breath-taking space to entertain friends.”


Elliot agreed: “We can’t wait to move in now and turn our Instagram fantasy into a reality! The sales team on site have been so amazingly helpful and have guided us through every step of the process – without them this wouldn’t have been possible. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough!”

Living room interior

Christopher Penn, managing director, partnerships, Yorkshire, Countryside, commented: “Our ever-growing community of buyers love to share their beautiful new homes on Instagram and who can blame them! We’re seeing more and more buyers like Elliot and Rob discovering their dream homes with us this way.


“I’m delighted that our City Fields team have made this young couple’s dream happen. We’re looking forward to welcoming them to our Wakefield neighbourhood and wish them all the best in their new home together.”


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Prices at City Fields start from as little as £258,995 for a three-bedroom semi-detached home. For more information call 01924 911591 or visit: