Sandra and Peter, Saxon Gate, DWH June 4th 2018

Perfect move to a spacious new home close to family for Sandra and Pete

For Sandra and Pete Solomon, moving to a spacious new home at popular Saxon Gate in Leonard Stanley was the perfect opportunity to be closer to family.

Having lived in Storehouse for more than 30 years, the retired couple made the decision to downsize to a bungalow further afield in Cam – but quickly realised they’d made a mistake.

“The bungalow was 12 miles from where our daughter lived, and I just couldn’t settle,” said Sandra (68). “I don’t drive, so I found it difficult to see my family. The move just didn’t work.

“We had heard about a new David Wilson Homes development coming soon, close to Stonehouse, so we watched and waited. We actually missed the launch weekend because we were on holiday, but we quickly visited the site when we got back.”

Saxon Gate

Saxon Gate features an impressive selection of four and five bedroom detached homes, surrounded by open countryside and overlooking the Severn Vale. Nearby are a doctor’s surgery, pub and restaurant.

“The location, close to our original home, was perfect and the development is right on a bus route – making it very easy for me to get out-and-about without needing a car,” added Sandra. “We looked at the beautiful Henley five bedroom house-type and fell in love with it.”

The Henley house type

The spacious Henley has an entrance hall that leads to a large open-plan kitchen with breakfast and family area, and a spacious lounge – both with French doors leading to the garden. There is also a separate dining room. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms – the master and bedroom two with en suites – a single bedroom and a family bathroom.

“It’s probably too big for us, but we see it as an investment – and we love the spacious layout,” said Pete (69). “The open-plan kitchen/family room is particularly useful. We’re very happy in this home, and we made the move in just four weeks thanks to David Wilson Homes’ part exchange scheme.”

Part exchange

Part exchange removes all the uncertainty associated with a move. David Wilson Homes is a guaranteed cash buyer, so there is no chain, no last-minute price haggling and no hidden costs – and people can stay in their old property until their new home is ready.

“It was great because we didn’t have to deal with any estate agents, and everything went so smoothly,” said Pete. “Everyone at David Wilson Homes has been very helpful, and the whole process has been an absolute pleasure. Now we’re in an area we know and love, and we’re close to our daughter too. Saxon Gate is a fantastic development, and we’re very happy here.”


Located beneath the Cotswold escarpment, Saxon Gate offers the perfect base for enjoying beautiful countryside views and walks. There is a regular bus service from the village centre to neighbouring King’s Stanley and Stroud town centre. Stroud is just four miles away, and has a comprehensive leisure and shopping facilities. Nearby Cheltenham and Gloucester are both just a 30 minute drive away.

For more information about homes at Saxon Gate call 0844 5710 385 or visit



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