A family from Carlisle have secured their perfect Story property thanks to the housebuilder’s part exchange scheme.

Kerrie and Keith Fiddler recently moved into their brand new Story home at Aspen Grange, Carlisle, along with Kerrie’s mum, Elizabeth.

They opted for a five-bedroom detached Weybridge house type which offers 1,902sq ft of spacious living across three floors.

Kerrie said: “Our reason for this picking this style of property was because the space gave us all our own individual areas.

“Mum uses the living room, Keith and I use the living space in the kitchen and Keith has a den on the top floor in case he wants to escape!” Keith added: “We weren’t specifically looking for a new-build but having a home where everything is new, low-maintenance and where nothing needs to be done is ideal for us.”

The couple opted to use Story Homes’ part exchange scheme to buy their new property.

Keith explained: “Kerrie’s mum’s house was up for sale as she wanted to downsize and move into town to be closer to amenities and on a bus route.

“Unfortunately her house wasn’t selling so we decided to part exchange Elizabeth’s house, sell ours and buy the new Story home together. enabling Kerrie’s mum to get moving.”

Kerrie continued: “Part exchange made our move so easy. From casually looking around Aspen Grange on a Saturday afternoon, Mum’s house was valued and a very acceptable offer was made five days later.

“We moved in five weeks after that. It was incredibly quick and straightforward – there was also no rush to hand the keys over for Mum’s property, enabling her to move out of her home of 27 years at a pace that suited her.”

Hayley Blair, head of sales at Story Homes, said: “With our part exchange scheme, we buy a customer’s property for up to 100% of its market value.

“A major advantage is that you don’t get caught up in a chain or have to worry about any last-minute hitches – so with no estate agent fees or chain, this scheme takes away the stress of a house move.”

The Weybridge house type, Aspen Grange, Kingstown, Carlisle, is for sale at £354,950. For more information, contact sales executive Julie Graham on 07970 498924 or email Aspen.Grange@storyhomes.co.uk.