A spacious new home in the perfect location – John and Laura Hopkins move in at Cwm Celyn

For John and Laura Hopkins, the decision to buy at Barratt Homes’ new Cwm Celyn development in Tonna was a real no brainer.

The couple and their three children were living close by in the village but next to a very busy road, making it impossible for the youngsters to go out safely. As soon as they heard about plans for a new development, they got in touch with the five star housebuilder to find out more.

“We always wanted a new-build away from any main roads so the children could play safely,” said John (38). “Cwm Celyn is in a perfect location for us with regards to the schools, near family, friends and work.

“When we visited the development, we fell in love with the Thornton style of house and instantly knew it was the layout and open plan style we were after for a busy family of five. We have three little girls – Ellie (12), Isobel (8) and Sofia (2). Sofia was born prematurely at 31 weeks and has mobility issues, so a home with more space was a wonderful find for us. The Thornton has a driveway for two cars and is wide enough for her walker. And the entrance to the property is on a level surface which makes it accessible.”


Open plan living

The Thornton is a beautiful light and airy four bedroom detached house with a garage, designed for open-plan living. The lounge is spacious and the kitchen/diner is great for entertaining. “We went for a Gold package kitchen which is beautiful,” added Laura (37). “The whole finish, standard and quality on the build is flawless – and is often commented on by those who visit us.”

The family were the first to reserve a plot at Cwm Celyn, and took advantage of Barratt Homes’ part exchange scheme. This makes it easy for buyers to move up the property ladder without the burden of finding a buyer for their existing home. Barratt Homes is a guaranteed buyer – so there is no chain, no last-minute price haggling and no hidden costs.

“We were thrilled about the opportunity to move here – and our sales advisors at Barratt Homes made the whole process easy for us,” said John. “We can’t thank them and their site colleagues enough for their incredible support.

“This is a wonderful place to live. Our children are happy at school here, it’s just a five minute walk into town – and the M4 isn’t far away so commuting is easy. We couldn’t be happier in our quiet  little cul-de-sac of five homes.”

With a collection of beautiful two, three and four bedroom homes built with both families and first time buyers in mind, Cwm Celyn in Tonna is a great place to call home. In the heart of the valley with the River Neath nearby and surrounded by countryside, the development also offers easy access to Swansea, Bridgend and Cardiff.

For more information new homes at Cwm Celyn, visit barratthomes.co.uk or call 0844 5710 385.