Harry and Henry's story

harry and henry

After initially moving into rented accommodation, Harry, 24 and Henry, 21 decided they wanted to stop wasting their money on rent and to start putting it towards a deposit, so moved back in with Henry’s parents to maximise their savings. On discovering their Gleeson development the couple were thrilled to find out that homeownership was much more achievable than they had originally thought, especially after realising renting a one bedroom flat worked out to be more than a monthly mortgage cost for a 2-bedroom Gleeson home.

Harry and Henry said: “After meeting during the first lockdown we decided to move into a rented flat together, however, we didn’t have the best experience. Our rented flat which cost £450 per month was cold, damp and had mould climbing all the walls which were severely affecting our mental and physical health. As a result Henry’s parents kindly let us move in with them, which allowed us to save the deposit for a new home much faster”

“We chose the 2-bedroom semi-detached Kerry which is the perfect size for us, plus we really love how large our garden is. We came across Gleeson early last year when the first phase of homes was released, however, our plot wasn’t ready to be reserved! We were constantly checking on the website every day until we saw the yellow dot and we managed to reserve our dream home within the first week of it becoming available.”

“The cost of owning our own home is cheaper than what we were paying to rent, and we’re only paying £436 per month, which is an amazing feeling as we are now investing in ourselves, and not paying off someone else’s mortgage. Also with a new build we haven’t had to deal with any of the issues we had in our rented accommodation, so that has improved our overall health both mentally and physically too. We have also found that we rarely need to put the heating on as the house is always warm, which is fantastic as this will be saving us money on our energy bills, compared to what we were spending, or if we had gone for an older renovation project.”

“We also have a bat box on the side of our house which Gleeson installed as part of their sustainability initiative and we absolutely love it, we are now just waiting on some new friends to move in. Gleeson provides great quality and affordable homes which are very difficult to find. We are so happy to finally be on the property ladder and never want to look back at the days when we were stuck renting from someone else.”


Buyer name

Harry, 24 and Henry, 21 


Both work for a Tele Communications company 

Date of purchase

December 2022


Willows Park, Accrington

House Type

2-bedroom semi-detached, Kerry

Purchase Price


Mortgage cost