The 16th September saw a celebratory show home opening at our Bedford Sidings development at Bishop Auckland with children’s construction character Ivor Goodsite as a star attraction for children whilst the adults were inspired by the new show homes and indulged in Prosecco and canapés.

Sales Manager Helen Woods said:

We’re expecting the entire development to be complete by the end of 2018. Thanks to our ‘Help to Buy’ scheme, the homes are proving incredibly popular with first-time buyers along with families and retired couples. Being such high-quality builds within such easy walking distance of the town centre, people fall in love with the development.

First to complete the purchase of one of the site’s 53 high-quality homes were first-time buyers Keith Jayne and Emma Hawley.

Teesside University graduate Keith, assistant restaurant manager at Bishop Auckland’s Toronto Lodge, and Marks & Spencer sales assistant Emma are eagerly looking forward to sharing their new three-bedroom home from mid-October.

The couple, who have lived with Emma’s mum in nearby Holdforth Drive for the last 18 months, say the high-quality interior, extended garden and value for money made their £134,995 purchase an easy decision.

We were the first people to look round and were so keen that we put down a £500 deposit within days,” said Emma, 25. “It’s so much bigger and better value than anything we’ve seen anywhere else.

It’s exciting and scary to think that we’ll soon have our own space, but Mandale couldn’t have been more helpful. They have made everything so easy for us.

And 10 Bedford Sidings will feel like home from day one, as their new neighbours will include Emma’s hairdresser, a former neighbour of her mum’s and one of Keith’s former classmates!

Mandale Homes wish Keith and Emma all the best in their new home.