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I do…. love my new home

29 April 2022

As if moving into your brand-new home isn’t exciting enough, a young Teesside couple took matters a step further by getting engaged on the same day.

It all came as a wonderful surprise for bride-to-be Keely Trainor, who had no idea that fiancé Reece Littlewood planned to pop the question as they arrived at their new house – on Persimmon Homes’ Ladgate Woods development near Middlesbrough.

Keely said: “I walked into the new house and saw some balloons but just assumed they were put there by the builder, as a welcome. But as I turned round, Reece was on one knee!

“I was completely shocked as I hadn’t a clue he was going to propose. Even now I’m still overwhelmed by the whole thing – but I couldn’t be happier.”



Keely and Reece, both 24-years-old, decided to buy their new home together having visited various new build developments around the area. Until visiting Ladgate Woods however, they were still undecided:

“We had seen various show homes locally but as soon as we saw Persimmon’s development at Ladgate Woods we knew it was the one,” added Keely. “The house we have chosen is just what we were after and we really like the neighbourhood.

“Our new home is close to everything we need and not far from our workplace. The neighbours are all lovely and we just feel we have picked a really good spot for our new life together.”

Ladgate Woods comprises a delightful new collection of three and four-bedroom homes. Situated close to the A172 and other key routes, this picturesque development lies within easy reach of Middlesbrough city centre and nearby Stockton-on-Tees.

Though so convenient for the city attractions, it also offers an easy escape to the countryside, with plenty of stunning walks close by and North York Moors National Park less than half an hour away. The coast is within easy reach of Ladgate Woods too, for family days out to Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay.

Prices at Ladgate Woods range from £139,950 to £274,950. Call Persimmon Homes’ marketing suite on 01642 265 469 for more information, or click here to visit the development page. 

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