Happy couple move into 'cracking' new home in record time
Husband and wife, Mal and Chrissy Sawdy relocating from Queensland, Australia, have finally found their dream house, located at Balidon Place, Yeovil. The Ex-pats completed all legal requirements and even arranged new carpeting throughout the new four-bed detached property before moving in within just eight working days from the first viewing in time to celebrate Christmas in their new home.
The award-winning development located on the desirable West Coker Road is built on the site of the former Yeovil Maternity Hospital by Dorchester-based developers C G Fry & Son. Each of the detached houses are built in a traditional style with Georgian proportions and varying architectural detailing. Balidon House, the former Yeovil Maternity Hospital has been restored and converted into twelve spacious apartments which have all now been sold.
Mal retired from the Fire Service and wife Chrissy took early retirement from the NHS in 2007 before emigrating ‘Down Under’. Now back in the UK, the couple carried out an extensive search to find the right house in the West Country primarily in the counties of Devon, Somerset and Dorset to be near Chrissy’s family.
Mal Sawdy comments: “It’s been a long and weary search to find the right place in and around the A303 corridor and unfortunately a couple of properties we made offers on fell through. All our belongings and furniture were on a ship sailing to the UK and we had nowhere to live which was putting us under a lot of pressure particularly with the festive period approaching. We found the C G Fry site just by chance. We were feeling very cranky and the last thing we wanted to do was look around another house. Jo Warren at the sales office, however, welcomed us with a calming smile and a very pleasant manner. She didn’t pressurise us and gave us time to look around in our own time. I have experience in the building industry and was very impressed by the quality of the build and attention to detail. We returned the next day and said we would take it. We had to return to Australia to tie up some loose ends and during that time Jo was very helpful in pushing things through quickly and smoothly with the help of two very good solicitors and she even arranged all the carpeting on our behalf.”
Chrissy Sawdy says: “I really like the open design of the development and the double garages and generous gardens. It is unusual for developers to allow so much space for each property and accommodate plenty of parking space rather than try and cram in more houses. The place is heaven and it is a proper house with chimneys and a fireplace which makes a lovely focal point in the lounge.”
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Mal and Chrissy Sawdy