Help to buy secures a dream home for couple

Imagine an immaculately designed, brand new house, with plenty of space for guests and family as your first ever home.

This dream scene is in fact the real deal for Karim Berkia and Kelly Marie Wilson-Hall, who recently moved into their ‘Nidderdale’ house on the growing Harron Homes’ Heatherfields development at Torne Park, near Doncaster.

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Thanks to expert service from Harron Homes and the government Help to Buy initiative the couple have been able to take their first steps on the property ladder in a beautifully built, four-bedroom family home.

Karim (28) and Kelly (25) had been seriously saving to buy during the three years they have been together and Heatherfields delivered everything they were looking for.

Located on the reclaimed former Rossington Colliery site, Torne Park is an expanding new community, creating a significant number of much needed new homes and amenities, including shops, primary schooling and a health centre.

With four-bedroom homes from £216,995, to £286,995 and around half the first phase of homes now completed, Heatherfields benefits from direct access to Junction 3 of the M18, as well as being close to the M1, the A1 and Doncaster town centre.

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Karim, a health and safety manager for the construction industry, works all over the UK, as well as abroad. Kelly is a training company team leader and commutes to work in Sheffield.

“The location of Heatherfields is perfect, as Kelly works and has family in Sheffield and the journey only takes her 20 minutes”, explained Karim. “Proximity to major road links makes it easy to visit my family in West Yorkshire too, as well as getting on the road for work around the country.”

With its large open plan kitchen and dining area, the traditionally styled Nidderdale, particularly appealed to the couple for its space and added extras, providing all you need in a modern family home without compromising on luxury.

The airy living room features a broad bay, flooding the room with light, while the high specification kitchen and dining area has French doors leading onto the garden, ideal for summer entertaining. Upstairs, the four generously-sized, bedrooms include a luxurious master bedroom with stylish, en-suite shower room – all of which means Karim and Kelly can have friends round, put them up and still have space to bring up children should they choose, without having to move.

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Attention to detail in the quality of the build made Harron Homes an easy choice over other developers, added Karim.

“We had been looking for a while and wanted a new home that would not require any upgrading. We had seen other developments, but it was not until we viewed Heatherfields that we found exactly what we wanted.

“We loved the style and finish of the house, especially the small touches that make it so much better than other new-builds. A further bonus was the open view that means we are not overlooked.”

Help to Buy, boosted by excellent service from the Harron Homes sales team, smoothed their path every step of the way.

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“It was all so much easier than we thought and Harron Homes helped drive the paperwork along for us, keeping us up to date with progress,” said Karim. “We were able to find our ideal home and love the fact that we are getting established in a brand new, growing community too.”

Katie Charlesworth, Sales Director, at Harron Homes said: “Help to buy has already assisted tens of thousands of people across the country to purchase a new property and we wish Karim and Kelly every happiness in their years to come at Heatherfields.

“With just a 5% deposit, the Government-backed scheme supplies an equity loan of up to 20%. That means you only have to take out a 75% mortgage, making it possible for so many more people to buy their own home.”

Showhomes at Heatherfields are open seven days a week10.30am to 5.30pm. Help to Buy, plus a range of tailor-made incentives is available. Prices for the four bedroom homes currently for sale start from £216,995. For information call 07812 735875 or visit