First time buyer takes the leap to home ownership!


Quantity surveyor Stephanie Lonyon (29) spends her working week on construction sites across the UK from Yorkshire to Lincolnshire and her weekends playing hockey. When looking for her first home it was vital for her to find somewhere that combined good transport links across the north with a central location offering easy access to amenities so that she can leave the car at home at weekends.

Originally from Cheshire, Stephanie discovered The Gables in Doncaster on Rightmove and decided that its location, no more than 1 ½ hours from any of her work sites, made it the perfect spot to make the leap onto the property ladder. Using the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, Stephanie was able to buy her two bed ‘Ashton’ home with just 5% deposit.

“It is just so easy to get to places” says Stephanie “With the amount of driving I do in the week, I enjoy the fact that everything is so close on a weekend. I play hockey on a Saturday and the pitches are a 10-minute walk away, and then if I want to go out for dinner or to the shops it is short 5 minute stroll into the town centre. It really allows me to have a proper rest from all the car journeys.”

A three-storey property, the ‘Ashton’ features an open plan ground floor comprising all kitchen, dining and living space with the first and second floors each having a double bedroom with en-suite.

“I love the roof lights in the master bedroom” Stephanie continues “The three floors also retain the heat well so the house rarely feels cold. I also like that the houses are well laid out across the neighbourhood and don’t feel crammed in.”

The ‘Ashton’ is just one type of the six different one and two-bedroom homes that make up the 43 properties in this second phase at The Gables. Prices start at £106,000 for a one-bedroom home, with two bedroom houses available from £129,950*.

Help to Buy has allowed Stephanie to buy her dream home with just a 5% deposit. 
The Help to Buy Equity Loan is a scheme designed to help to you buy a new build home up to the value of £600,000.
An equity loan between 10-20% is available to make your purchase more affordable,and you will only need a 5% deposit.

Read more about Muse Developments homes here.

To book a tour of the one and two-bedroom show homes as well as find out more about Help to Buy and other available buying options, potential homeowners should contact the sales team on or call 01302 378989.

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