Melanie Gibson downsizes to her dream apartment at Hawkins Wharf, Colchester

When Melanie Gibson decided it was time to downsize from her four bedroom family home, she didn’t think that an apartment would suit her needs, however when the estate agent showed her and her 17 year old son, Weston Homes development, Hawkins Wharf, the pair instantly knew it was the place they wanted to be.

Melanie commented: “I was downsizing from a four bedroom house which was just too big for the two of us. My daughter had moved out to live with her partner in Kent and we wanted somewhere central, comfortable and easy to manage. We looked at so many properties. The new build houses we were shown were too small and the older properties needed too much work. I hadn’t originally wanted an apartment but our estate agent told us about Hawkins Wharf and we thought it was worth a look.

From the moment we arrived, my son and I loved the apartment. We have bought a two bedroom, two bathroom property with a large open plan living, kitchen and dining room and the main bedroom has an ensuite. It is really spacious and the generous proportions of the bedrooms and the specification and finish is fantastic, we were so surprised!

Melanie, who works locally in Colchester as a learning support assistant was delighted to also receive a parking space with her apartment. Melanie added: “I feel that I have got so much for my money, a generous living space in a central location which also feels safe and secure, I couldn’t have asked for more. I liked the apartment so much, I recommended by friend to buy and he ended up purchasing a penthouse apartment at the development too. He is really pleased with his purchase and its nice to be round the corner from a good friend.”

Overlooking the River Colne, Hawkins Wharf has been popular with first time buyers, couples and downsizers from the local area looking for a spacious new home.

Just like an innovative retailer who adroitly introduces top fashion and luxury brand ideas to the mainstream marketplace, Weston Homes is known for delivering a premium specification whose hallmarks are quality, flair and style, providing buyers with luxurious lifestyle features cleverly diffused from concepts adapted from the uppermost reaches of the housing and luxury markets.

The sleek and stylish fully fitted designer kitchens are designed by Oakwood kitchens with high-gloss units and integrated appliances including fan oven, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The bathrooms and ensuites are generously sized and have oversize slab-style floor and wall tiles, ‘Roca Laura’ and ‘Laufen Pro’ suite, fitted mirrors, heated towel rail and LED lighting.

For commuters, Hythe Station is half a mile away providing links to the City and Colchester station is around two miles away, which provides direct links into Liverpool Street in around 50 minutes. Stansted Airport is approximately 30 miles away and the A12 is ideal for those looking to get to the M25.

Melanie continued: “I have now lived in my property for 14 months and we are really settled. The Weston Homes staff were fantastic it took time to sell my house and they were so helpful and kind. I would recommend everyone to live here!

Prices for two bedroom apartments at Hawkins Wharf start at £149,500. For more information about the development please call Weston Homes on 01279 873 300 or visit www.weston-homes.com.

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