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First time buyer, Alexandra Ferreira has recently jumped on the housing ladder using the Help to Buy scheme, purchasing a brand new three-bedroom semi-detached house at Langford Fields in Somerset by Crest Nicholson.

After coming to the UK over 10 years ago, Portuguese national, Alex, was previously renting a two bedroom flat just down the road from Langford Fields. Keen to settle down in the area, Alex took the decision to buy a home of her own last year.  

Alex, who works as a vet, lives in her new home with her partner Nuno, who is a Ramp Agent at Bristol Airport. Alex comments: “We used the Help to Buy scheme as a way to get onto the property ladder. I was keen to buy a three bedroom house as it meant I could use one of the bedrooms as a study and the other as a spare room for visitors.”

Alex continues: “Before buying I did my research and liked how Crest Nicholson had lots of added extras, such as flooring, lawn and electricity points in the garden and garage. I paid £335,000 for the house and placed a 5% deposit down. My monthly mortgage repayments are manageable and are less than if I were to rent a similar sized property in the area.”

Langford Fields offers a collection of traditional three, four and five bedroom homes. All the homes have been thoughtfully designed with the modern-day purchaser in mind, featuring bright, spacious and flexible interiors for family living.

Alex comments: “I really love my house and especially enjoy having a garden, which I missed when living in a flat. Now I have really large double doors which open onto the south facing garden, which get lots of sun! It is a perfect size for me as it’s easy to maintain.”

Set within tranquil rural surroundings close to the Mendip Hills, only 12 miles from Bristol, Langford Fields blends the luxury of countryside living with the convenience of city connections.   

Alex explains: “The community has a nice village atmosphere; within walking distance there is a hairdresser, two pubs and a convenience store. Within a short drive there are also lots of restaurants, shops and a gym.”

Homes are available from £325,000 - £495,000, with a selection available with the government-backed Help to Buy scheme. For more information call 01934 252009 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/developments/langford-fields.