Paper Consultant Megan Simpkins, 60, recently purchased a one-bedroom apartment in The Spenser building at Laureate Fields in Old Felixstowe.
Swapping her London flat for a new home at Laureate Fields enabled her to enjoy an exciting new lifestyle next to the Suffolk coast. Originally from Australia, Megan has lived in the UK for 38 years and can’t see herself ever leaving.
“I love the feel of Felixstowe. It has got more of a natural working town vibe about it, full of history and very friendly people. I wasn’t expecting to buy a new build but when I came to see it, I fell in love with the development”.
“When I walked into the flat, I knew it right away, it was the one for me. It was spacious and had a beautiful window with a lovely view – the finish was done to a high standard. I just felt it was really good value for money.”
“The customer service was great, resolving my snagging in a week, they cleaned the apartment and gave me a nice little hamper when I moved in. There are also on-site managers so if there’s anything wrong, they will speak to you and attend to any issues immediately.”
Megan also managed to avoid paying Stamp Duty due to the current Covid-19 Stamp Duty holiday for properties £500,000 and under.
Designed for maximum flexibility, the apartments benefit from an open-plan kitchen/living/dining area with access to a balcony, many with spectacular views across the countryside. The property features engineered oak flooring in entrance hallways and the open-plan living space, oak veneered doors with stylish chrome handles, and brushed steel sockets and light switches.
The contemporary German-engineered designer kitchens benefit from quality square edge laminate worktops and a full-range of integrated appliances including a stainless-steel oven, 4-zone ceramic hob, fridge-freezer and multi-function dishwasher. Bathrooms are fitted with high quality ceramic sanitaryware, steel baths with shower mixers, separate rain showers, and finished with ceramic wall tiles with a feature wall.
The development is situated next to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches north from the sea along the banks of the River Deben. Residents can enjoy picturesque country rambles or leisurely walks to Felixstowe Ferry, with its clapboard cottages, houseboats and ancient fishermen’s inn.
“It’s a hidden gem that nobody knew about for such a long time. They have spent a lot of money on the seafront; the pier has been rebuilt and there is a lot of regeneration going on. You have the beach, the countryside, full of delightful pubs to explore, the food is world class and it’s 20 minutes from Ipswich.”
“I buy my fish from the fisherman down the ferry and get some of my vegetables from a little allotment, but you also have all the larger shops like John Lewis, M&S and Sainsburys, just to name a few here. There’s also The Spa Pavilion music hall, Felixstowe art fair, a book show and a big vintage car show.” Never mind the beautiful countryside full of delightful pubs to explore, the food in Suffolk is world class.
Remaining one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses at Laureate Fields start from £174,950.
Call 01394 763047 to enquire or for more information.