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Beryl, 78 moved from an old cottage in Whalley into a new shared ownership bungalow at The Orchard.
Being of advancing years, and beginning to strugle with the steep staircase in her previous property, Beryl decided that a move to a bungalow would be timely and suitable, however she couldn't afford one in her area without hoping to obtain a mortgage. 

A local councillor friend of hers had recommended the shared ownership schemes and advised her that new build estates had to have a number of affordable properties. She began enquiries and discovered that there would be four shared ownership bungalows at The Orchard.

Beryl commented: "The everyday aspects of my life have not changed dramatically since I moved. However, I am loving living on one level as I feel I make more use of each room because of the ease of moving around. I now have a much larger garden which gives me another interest and tending to it is good exercise."

One thing in particular has stood out to Beryl, she has thoroughly enjoyed ‘beautifying’ her new home with flooring, wardrobes, light fittings etc. Her neighbours have each moved into their properties relatively recently and this has promoted a good sense of community and belonging for Beryl. The development is not too large, and is landscaped and with mature trees in plain view. The Orchard Estate is within a short distance from Whalley and Clitheroe, both with excellent facilities. When driving is not possible, this estate is close to bus stops for Preston, Whalley, Clitheroe and Skipton.

Beryl said: "The Snugg Homes service has been extremely good, efficient, professional and friendly throughout."