2016, the year of change for young couple!

Leigh Davison & Yiannis Metallinos



2016 is the year of change for a young couple in Gosforth.

Leigh Davison, 27 and Yiannis Metallinos, 26, wanted to find their first home together with enough room to entertain family and friends. They were also looking to celebrate their first Christmas in their new home with the new addition to their family – French Bulldog, Louis.

After living together at Leigh’s parents’ home in Gosforth for just over a year, the couple were delighted to secure a spacious five-bedroom Buttermere housetype at Miller Homes’ Wheatfields development in Seaton Delaval using the Help to Buy scheme.

Our scheme helps buyers who are struggling to save up a big deposit by offering assistance of a 20% Equity Loan meaning you will only need a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage from a participating provider.

Bordered by open farmland, mature trees and just a few miles from the Northumberland coastline, Leigh and Yiannis knew the development would be the perfect location for their first home together.

“We chose Wheatfields as Yiannis was keen to live near the coast, whilst I wanted something more rural yet still close enough to the buzz of the city, and Wheatfields definitely offered the luxury of all these things.”

“We were so surprised at the openness of the development and how spacious the homes felt and looked. I love overlooking the fields and the space we have around our home, which will be perfect for walking Louis.”

“When enquiring about the development we spoke to Katherine Hope from the sales office at Wheatfields. She was very helpful and she talked us through the different options available to us, including the Help to Buy scheme.”

“After giving it some thought we decided to reserve the five-bedroom Buttermere. The feature we loved most about this home was the spacious kitchen, which has made a great entertaining space."  

Andrew Somerville, regional sales manager at Miller Homes, added: “Leigh and Yiannis were keen to find a home near the coast that was still within a semi-rural location where they could start their lives together. Located on the edge of Seaton Delaval village and just a short drive from the stunning Northumberland coastline, our Wheatfields development offered the couple exactly what they were looking for.”

“As first-time buyers, Leigh and Yiannis were not only looking for the financial benefits of being homeowners, they also wanted the added peace of mind that a new build home offers, including a 10-year industry guarantee offered by the National House Building Council, the two-year customer care service which comes with every Miller home and improved energy efficiency.” 

Wheatfields currently offers buyers a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes, as well as one and two bedroom apartments, priced from £63,960.

For more information on Wheatfields, click here.