St Helens couple find dream home on Sunday shopping trip

Abbotsfield buyers, Dave and Vicki

A quick Sunday morning trip to the shops for a fresh loaf turned into a slightly more life changing affair for one St Helens couple.

Dave Haselden (38) and his partner Vicki (41) walked by Countryside’s Abbotsfield development, popped in to take a look, and left with a brand new house.

Dave said: “We were on our way to the supermarket when we saw the sales cabin at Abbotsfield. It hadn’t been open long and there weren’t any showhomes yet but we just thought ‘lets bob in’ and see what’s available. 

“We’d been looking for the right place to buy after 18 months of renting together, but nothing had felt quite right. When we saw Abbotsfield we loved the layout of the estate and how open it is, and the New Stamford was the perfect fit too. Our friends and family were amazed with how quickly we made it happen. We only popped out for a loaf of bread and there we were reserving a new home! Like so many things in life though.. when you know you know.”

Depot Manager, Dave and Administrative Supervisor, Vicki, were one of the first buyers to reserve at Abbotsfield, where prices start from £204,995 for a three-bedroom home. They opted for the three-bedroom New Stamford which features an open plan ground floor living space, two bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor, and a private master suite - complete with ensuite and skylights on the second floor. 

Dave continued: “We love the quality of Countryside’s homes compared to the others we’ve seen. The open plan design, with the skylight windows in the kitchen and bedroom, makes the home feel really bright and airy. Also, with the master bedroom on the top floor and the kids’ bedrooms below, you really feel like everyone has their own space.”

Dave explained that lockdown helped with getting to know their new neighbours: “There is a great community at Abbotsfield and lockdown brought us all together. With everyone being at home we saw each other more and even organised a few socially distanced drinks, which was good fun. We’re so settled here now and my kids love it. I’m so glad we popped into the sales office that day. It was the best decision we’ve made!”

Mark Hadfield, Managing Director, Partnerships Merseyside and Cheshire West, Countryside, said: “Abbotsfield is our second development in St Helens and is proving to be another popular site with buyers; so much so that it is now over 50% sold. We love hearing about the developing community here as this is exactly what we set out to achieve with our homes - creating places people love. We wish Dave and Vicki years of happiness in their new home.”

Find out more about our new homes at Abbotsfield.