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Homes for sale in Gorseinon spark wedding bells at Bryngwyn development

02 September 2011

The sales team at Bryngwyn Village was on hand this week to help a first-time buyer from Swansea prove that romance is certainly not dead.

Alex Tomkins, 26, a plumber from Treboeth, had planned to propose to girlfriend Andrea Hebben, 30, while taking her for the final viewing of their new home at Bryngwyn Village just days before they were due to move in. But his plans began to crumble when he arrived at the empty house armed with a bottle of champagne but had forgotten to bring any glasses.

Persimmon East Wales’s sales advisor, Kay Bevan, was happy to help, loaning the couple two champagne flutes so that he could pop the question – and the champagne cork – and they could toast their engagement properly.

As Alex explains, he knew immediately that the three storey Cambridge townhouse would be an ideal first home and reserved the property the same day as going to view it.

“I was living with my parents in Treboeth and was really keen to buy my own house but as I’ve always loved this area I didn’t want to move very far,” he said. “I was thrilled to have found my perfect home at Bryngwyn Village and getting engaged in the same week as moving in was just the icing on the cake. I was over the moon when Andrea said yes straight away. I just know we’ll be really happy living here together.”

Alex was able to purchase the house thanks to Persimmon’s Helping Hand shared equity scheme, which is designed to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder looking for homes for sale in Gorseinon.

He has bought a three storey ‘Cambridge’ which boasts three large bedrooms, one of which has its own dressing room and en suite bathroom, as well as a spacious living room, kitchen and garden.

Persimmon’s sales advisor Kay Bevan said that Alex’s romantic proposal had given her a real lift: “I knew something special was going on when Alex asked if he could borrow a pair of champagne glasses.

“Given the current economic climate young people are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase their first property, and it’s exactly these people that the Helping Hand scheme is designed for. We’re so pleased to have been able to give this young couple the opportunity to begin their new life together in their own home.”

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