Having lived in Bristol for a number of years in rented accommodation the lure to move into a brand new house close to the centre of Bath city centre proved too much for Dr Rufus Lebile.
Fed up with paying rent to someone else, Dr Lebile, who is better known as Tosin took the decision to get his own place and is now the proud owner of a three-story townhouse at Crest Nicholson’s Bath Riverside development.
Enjoying the freedom his new home has now given him, the decision to buy was easy for the lifestyle loving Doctor of Philosophy who spends his time visiting the many restaurants, parks and theatres that he now finds on his doorstep.
As a contractor working in the aerospace industry he often commutes back to Bristol to work but also find himself travelling to other parts of the UK. So with Bath Spa train station a pleasant 15 minute walk along the pedestrian, car-free towpath it’s easy for him to get to work on the train.
Commenting on his new home Dr Lebile said: “I used to visit Bath a lot when I was renting in Bristol and always thought it would be a great place to live.
“When I decided that it was time to buy, my initial search was in Bristol but on another visit to Bath popped in to the marketing suite at Bath Riverside to see what was on offer.
“My intention was to buy an apartment but after I had spent some time with the sales team, it came about that I could afford one of the new townhouses on the Percy Terrace phase. The sales team were fantastic and soon after I was the owner of my first home. I’d particularly like to thank Christine (Hamilton) who was brilliant throughout the whole process.”
One of the many property types for sale at the award-winning development, the three-storey townhouses have been built using the distinctive light-coloured stone, typical of the Georgian properties renowned the world over. But with modern build technology have much lower running costs.
Dr Lebile added: “In a way my new home ticks too many boxes!
“Although it’s close to the centre of Bath it’s really quiet. It’s easy for me to walk to the train station and with travel time to London set to be reduced once the electrification of the main line has been completed, will bring the capital much closer which again is perfect for my work.
“The development is also surrounded by lots of beautiful parks and has a lot of open spaces giving a sense of openness.
“The city is also very multicultural with lots to see and do – it’s got everything I need.”
Mary Timlin, sales and marketing director at Crest Nicholson said: “Bath is becoming the location of choice for a lot of buyers including those from Bristol as well as further afield.
“The fact that the properties are brand new and are close to the centre of Bath places it in the box seat for many house hunters and we expect this interest to increase once, as Dr Lebile says, work on the main line is completed.
“We’re delighted as well that we were able to find Dr Lebile his new home and pleased to hear he is enjoying life at Bath Riverside.”
For further information please call 01225 463 517 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/bathriverside
The marketing suite on Victoria Bridge Road is open daily from 10 am to 5pm.