Fateru case study St Michael's

Easy move across the bridge from Bristol as Tayo and Moni put down roots in Llantarnam

Buyers Tayo and Moni Fateru are happily settling into their new home at popular St Michael’s Gate in Llantarnam after falling in love with the development’s family-friendly environment.

The couple and their two daughters – Tolu (6) and Remi (3) – had been visiting Newport and Cwmbran for some time, seeking the perfect place in which to live. And the Barratt Homes development was a great fit for all their needs.

“We wanted somewhere safe to bring our children up, and St Michael’s Gate is tucked away from the busy road – with a school only three minutes away,” said Tayo. “We moved from Bristol where property prices were too high for what we were looking for. And knowing the bridge tolls were being removed was also encouraging.

“The fact that there is a school close by is very attractive – but we also love the style of houses here. We wanted a four bedroom home, and we were lucky enough to discover a detached one with a garage – somewhere for us to keep our table tennis table!”

Tayo and Moni used Help to Buy to secure their dream home. The scheme is available on all new-build homes  in Wales up to £300,000 at St Michael’s Gate. Buyers can become owners with just a five percent deposit of the property value of their new home. Many lenders are able to offer a loan-to-value mortgage because the UK Government provides a guarantee of up to 15 percent.

“This allowed us to buy the house we really wanted, and Barratt Homes’ staff were so helpful, with their calm and friendly approach,” added Moni. “We are so happy with the service we received. Now we’re enjoying our new home, close to the city centre. There is even a boating lake park within walking distance – which is wonderful for the kids. The area boasts very good sport and leisure centres for all ages and lifestyles, particularly great for Tayo’s chosen sport of table tennis. The local shopping complex, with shops like Marks and Spencer and House of Fraser, is also only five minutes’ drive away.

“We have excellent commuting links here – with the bypass in Newport offering easy access to the motorway.”

With a selection of beautiful two, three and four bedroom homes, St Michael’s Gate is designed with both families and first time buyers in mind. Situated in semi-rural Llantarnum, just outside the vibrant town centre of Cwmbran, the development is within easy reach of excellent amenities and transport links.

To find out more about St Michael’s Gate visit barratthomes.co.uk or call 0330 057 6000.