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Second steppers upsize into their brand-new family home at The Ridings at Hunts Grove

Martyn (44) and Naomi (38) King, along with their three year old daughter Eliana, recently moved into a new four-bedroom ‘Welwyn’ home at The Ridings at Hunts Grove, in Gloucestershire. Using the government backed Help-to-Buy: Equity Loan scheme, the couple moved into their new family home as they wanted more space for Eliana to grow up, having previously lived in a three-bedroom townhouse in Stroud.


The location of The Ridings at Hunts Grove was a key factor in Martyn and Naomi’s thinking when choosing their new home, as Martyn explains: “We’ve always lived in Gloucestershire so we wanted to stay local, and The Ridings at Hunts Grove has a quiet, village feel to it which we really wanted. I work as a programme manager in education for Gloucestershire County Council, and the commute only takes around ten minutes now, which is ideal. Although it’s a rural location, we’re still just ten minutes from central Gloucester in the car so we have access to everything we could need.”


Upsizing into a four bedroom home has meant that Martyn and Naomi have more space to make the most of. Martyn continues: “The lounge is probably my favourite room – it’s a great size, although it does quickly fill up with Eliana’s toys! The whole house is very spacious, and the kitchen window brings in lots of light, while looking out over our garden is very relaxing.”


Martyn concludes: “Help-to-Buy Equity Loan was a real dealmaker for us. We weren’t necessarily looking for a new build home, but the scheme made it so much easier to afford the deposit that it was a no-brainer in the end. We wouldn’t have been able to make the move into a bigger home without it, and I didn’t know it was available for second steppers. Everyone at Crest Nicholson has been fantastic, even when they’ve had to be patient while the sale of our previous home went through.”



All Crest Nicholson homes are finished to the highest standard, with fully fitted kitchens with a Bosch oven, hob and extractor. Large windows and spacious living rooms have been designed to maximise light and space.


Homes at Hunts Grove are now sold out, with a brand new range of apartments now available at The Waterfront at Gloucester Quays, its sister site. Two bedroom apartments start at £240,000. The Help-to-Buy: Equity Loan is available on selected properties. For more information, please call 01452 646052 or visit

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