The couple chose the three-bedroom Budleigh bungalow, attracted to the modern, open-plan design of the kitchen, dining and living area, and loving the three spacious bedrooms, one of which they have turned into a music room for Philip’s guitars and jukebox, and the third of which is a spare room for when friends or family – they have two grown-up daughters, Lisa and Cherie, and a grandson, Cameron – come to stay.
“I liked the show home so much, I have bought the same black Chesterfield sofas, and glass dining table – and I even chose the same kitchen tiles and the same marble wallpaper on the main wall,” smiles Vicky.
“I have lovely neighbours and the area is so quiet and peaceful, it’s perfect for us. Philip loves wildlife and we have squirrels, foxes and all kinds of birds visiting the garden and Morriston is closer to where he goes fishing than where we were before; we have all the amenities down the road, like the post office, and yet Swansea is only 10 minutes away and Llan Samlet, where I often go shopping, is only five minutes from here.
“There’s only one way in and one way out so I feel safe and secure. It’s pure bliss… my new home is just out of this world!”
Their home is part of the first phase of 28 bungalows, named the Insider Wales Residential Development of the Year in 2021. A new Edenstone phase is coming soon, with the new community also featuring designs from Bluebell Homes.
Between the two brands, there’s plenty of choice including both detached and semi-detached homes and bungalows, all offering residents the opportunity to live healthy and active lives, set within a stunning landscaped environment which encourages a sense of belonging and community.