Childhood sweethearts find family home with Bellway in Swansea

A pair of childhood sweethearts have fallen head over heels for their family home in Parc Penderri, a new Bellway Homes housing development in Penllergaer, Swansea.

Parc Penderri is a select development of two, three, four and five bedroom houses situated alongside established woodland with great access to the M4 and Swansea city centre.

Mathew Summers, aged 25, and fiancée Carrie Gower, aged 24, both from Swansea, will become one of the first residents in the second phase of the brand new site, when they move into their new four-bedroom home.

The couple, who met whilst studying at Amman Valley School have been together for nine years and engaged for two. They are due to marry on the 3rd August later this summer. Matthew said: “We’re so excited, the house is a lot bigger than the one we’re living in now, it’s affordable and it’s in a nice area, perfect for starting a family. We can’t wait to start decorating the house and making it our own.

“People say that moving out and getting married are two of the most stressful experiences in a lifetime, but Bellway Homes has been fantastic and helped us through every step of the way. I’m sure it would have been very stressful had they not been there - they’ve really helped the whole process run as smoothly as possible for us.”

Although recent research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has predicted that 1.5 million extra 18-to-30 year olds will be priced out of buying their own homes within eight years, Mathew and Carrie provide a welcome reminder that home builders are trying new schemes to help potential first-home buyers get their feet on the property ladder.

Denise Swift, sales manager for Bellway Homes, said: “We’re well aware of the difficult situation faced by first-time buyers in the housing market today, which is why we’re proud to be able to offer first-time buyer schemes to help potential buyers make the move to their first ever home.

“Mathew and Carrie are living proof that moving into a first home under the age of 30 can still be done and we’re thrilled to that we’ve been able to play such an important part in the next big step in their relationship. We wish them all the very best with their upcoming wedding and hope they settle in quickly to their new home.

“Parc Penderri really is an ideal location for young professional couples and young families alike, as it has the rare quality of having fantastic scenery and a rural-feel whilst still maintaining superb links to the M4 and Swansea city centre.”

The show homes at Parc Penderri are open from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Thursday opening hours are from 10am–7pm. Call 01792 894811 to speak to a sales advisor.