A year-long search for the perfect new home is finally over for Street's Jim and Jan Mochnacz - thanks to one of the region's most sought-after developments.
The local couple are happily settling into their new home at Houndwood. And they are crediting the Barratt Homes site's exciting mix of modern new home designs and traditional setting for their new contentment.
"We were thinking of moving to France at one point but decided to stay in this area," said Jim. "We love it here and after about a year of searching, I happened to drive past Houndwood and saw the signs showing prices for the homes on offer. I was really impressed, so we popped in for a look at some of Barratt's show homes.
"The three bedroom Mira townhouse design caught our eye because it was so modern and very attractive. It didn't take us long to decide that we wanted to move into one of these homes here."
The three storey Mira home combines comfort and luxury with a design that projects contemporary style. The ground floor features an entrance hall, leading to bedroom three - also the perfect solution for anyone seeking space for a study. There is a shower room and a handy utility room.
On the first floor, a spacious living room includes french doors leading out to the balcony and there is a kitchen and dining area. Upstairs, both bedrooms offer ensuite facilities - and the master features an attractive balcony.
"One aspect of this development that really did attract us was the fact that it is eco-friendly," added Jim. "The homes here have been granted a Code 3 ecoHomes environmental rating.''
"We are very happy to be here. And many of our new neighbours are from this area too. It is not surprising that none of us wanted to move too far. We have everything we need. The development itself is very appealing - with its own traditional village green. And we are within touching distance of all local amenities."
Offering an impressive selection of three and four bedroom homes, set within beautifully landscaped surroundings, Houndwood is located on the site of the former Clarks warehouse in the village.
Street itself is situated on the Somerset levels, close to the scenic Polden Hills. The River Brue is to the north of the village and the famous Glastonbury Tor is just two miles south west.
The village is known for its connection with Clarks, after the Quaker family founded its shoe empire here in 1825. The area provides all local amenities and has excellent transport links - with the towns and cities of Bristol, Bath, Bridgwater, Taunton and Yeovil all close by.
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