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Increase in demand for spacious properties in Wales post-lockdown, survey shows

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Five-star housebuilder, David Wilson Homes, has reported an increase in demand for its most spacious house types in Wales since March, in line with new survey findings.

It comes after months of national and local lockdowns have shown people the benefits of having more space inside the home and out, including dedicated workspace and more ways to keep the kids entertained.

In the survey conducted just after the UK-wide lockdown by Barratt and David Wilson Homes and GoodMore Global Ltd, 73% of respondents in Wales mentioned outside space as one of their four most important factors when buying a property, with 88% saying they would not consider purchasing a home that didn’t have private outdoor space. 56% of respondents also considered the size of the house and number of bedrooms in their top four most important criteria.

King’s Wood Gate, Monmouthshire

King’s Wood Gate in Monmouthshire is one development that’s seen a recent increase in demand for its most spacious homes, with eight plots snapped up within a matter of weeks by customers seeking much-needed post-lockdown space.

Pictured: Diane with her family shortly after moving in post-lockdown

55-year-old Diane Neville, who has just moved in to a four-bedroom home at King’s Wood Gate, said: “Buying a new home during such uncertain times was a brave move – but also a necessary one.

“As a mum-of-four, with three children still living at home, I wanted a home that would give us all space of our own – especially as the children are getting older.

“Being at home during lockdown really highlighted the importance of having our own space to relax in and put our personal stamp on. With a detached garage, two parking spaces and a south-west facing garden, the Ashtree has answered all our needs as a family.”

Located just outside the historic market town of Monmouth, King’s Wood Gate offers a selection of four and five-bedroom homes surrounded by idyllic countryside with beautiful walks on the doorstep. The development benefits from great commuter links to Newport, Bristol, Gloucester and beyond, too, making it an ideal choice for families and professionals alike.

Richard Lawson, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes, said: “Despite the nation-wide restrictions imposed in the housebuilding industry, I’m happy to report that King’s Wood Gate, and our south Wales sites as a whole, are going from strength-to-strength.

“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve adapted our customer service offering to ensure everyone is catered for safely. We’ve introduced virtual viewings for customers who would prefer to tour their prospective home from the comfort of their sofa, and continue to work to a detailed set of protocols including closely monitoring social distancing via our new on-site marshals.

“We’ve seen an explosion of interest in our larger house types of late, so the survey confirms our belief that this isn’t some short-lived trend. There is now only one home remaining at King’s Wood Gate – we’d recommend you get in quick if you’re thinking of upgrading for that extra bedroom or office space.”