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Wincanton mum’s delight as part-exchange scheme opens door to dream house swap

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 08:02
By Chris Campbell

Joshua, Sarah, Noah, Andrew and Nathan at their Bovis Home in Wincanton

A Wincanton family of five has used a part-exchange scheme from Bovis Homes to move to one of the new-builds off West Hill, so that their children can finally all have their own bedrooms.

Sarah Ball and Andrew Foot have upsized into a four-bedroom Bovis Home along with their kids, Joshua, 13, Nathan, 11 and Noah, 2.

Sarah, who has lived in Wincanton since the age of 13, and Andrew, who has lived in Wincanton all his life, moved their family across town to The Chase, and used the builder’s Home Exchange scheme, as part of which Bovis Homes bought their previous property.

“I’ve lived in Wincanton many years and we love it. We were in our previous home, which Bovis Homes bought on a part-exchange basis, for 16 years. Our families and our work are here and it’s a great place for the kids to grow up.

“They love having their own bedrooms and it’s great to have more living space. We love the fact we have a bathroom, en suite and cloakroom, it’s just what you need when you have three children.

“The community spirit at The Chase is really nice too. We’re just by the park which has recently been refurbished. For the older kids there’s a skatepark. We have lovely neighbours and we enjoy a natter in the evenings.

“Nathan is starting secondary school in September and it’s only a two-minute walk away, which is fantastic.”

 - Sarah Ball

Sarah also had nothing but praise for the support she received from the Bovis Homes team, especially assistant site manager Dave Buckingham.

“Home Exchange is so straightforward and the Bovis Homes team was great in making the whole process very easy. Dave has been brilliant with absolutely everything. If ever we’ve needed him, he’s always been there.”

With Home Exchange, Bovis Homes will purchase a home buyer’s current property, meaning they avoid estate agent’s fees and complicated property chains.

The couple’s move means there are now only a few properties left to buy at The Chase; a two-bedroom Arnold, four-bedroom Canterbury and four-bedroom Elias. Home Exchange, Help to Buy and Smooth Move purchasing schemes are available. For more information, visit


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