A new start in more ways than one for couple at Lavender Fold

By The Newsroom
Friday, 8th September 2017, 7:02 am
Updated Friday, 8th September 2017, 8:04 am

A Barnsley couple are celebrating after becoming parents and moving into their brand new family home in the space of a few weeks.

Rachel Sakels and husband Daniel made their move to a stylish four-bedroom ‘Nidderdale’ home, at Harron Homes’ exclusive Lavender Fold development in Mapplewell.

The couple, both 26, have since welcomed baby Oliver into the world.

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Rachel said: “It’s been a very exciting couple of months for us and although it’s been a mad rush at times, we got there.

“The timeframe fitted together nicely for us – we were able to get in, make the house our home and get Oliver’s new room ready for him in plenty of time before he arrived.”

They had been searching for a home in the Barnsley area that would give them extra space to raise a family whilst staying close to their parents, and set their hearts on Lavender Fold after visiting the Nidderdale style show home.

Rachel, who works as a schoolteacher, explained: “The location is perfect for us and as soon as we knew there were homes being built here, we were interested.

“The school where I work is only a 10 minute drive away and the transport links are fantastic, with the M1 close by. My husband is a self-employed electrician and often travels around Yorkshire for work, so it works perfectly for him as well.

“After we saw the show home, we knew this was the house for us and we reserved a Nidderdale off-plan whilst it was still being built, which made it more affordable.

“In the meantime we were able to go and measure up the show home which was really helpful for us, because it allowed us to work out what we’d put where, and plan how we wanted Oliver’s room to look before we moved in.”

Lavender Fold is tucked away in a quiet corner of Mapplewell, around five miles north of Barnsley. The development offers a range of luxury three and four bedroom homes within easy reach of the village’s facilities, which include two well-regarded primary schools, a GP surgery and children’s indoor play centre, as well as a good range of shops, bars and restaurants.

“We’ve found Mapplewell to be a really easy place to settle into so far,” adds Rachel. “Everyone is welcoming, our neighbours are lovely and there’s a good sense of community. Everything we might need day-to-day, we can find in the village.

“There are lots of nice walks locally and we’ve been taking our labrador Rusty out to explore the area, which he loves. We’ve also got a large garden which is perfect for him and ideal for family barbecues as well. It’s great to have a brand new home that suits our lifestyle so well.”

Katie Charlesworth, Sales Director at Harron Homes Yorkshire, said: “We’re thrilled that Rachel and Daniel have found their perfect family home at Lavender Fold and hope they and little Oliver enjoy many happy years here.

“We take pride in designing luxury homes with a distinct character, which exude charm and style but also meet every practical requirement that a modern family might have.”

Show homes at Lavender Fold are open Thursday to Monday, 10.30am to 5.30pm. The Help to Buy scheme is available, alongside a range of tailor-made packages to help get buyers moving. Prices for four bedroom homes currently start at £252,995. For information call 07773 206539 or visit www.harronhomes.co.uk.