Julie and Neville's story

julie and neville

Julie and Neville considered buying an older home but were worried about how much work they would need to do and the running costs. Prior to discovering Gleeson, they were put off by the high cost of other new build homes, and were thrilled to discover they could live mortgage free in a Gleeson home. When they visited our Barnburgh View development, they immediately felt at home. They loved the rolling fields and picturesque views the development provided, and felt very welcomed by the Gleeson sales team. Julie and Neville chose the Wicklow house style after seeing its open staircase, ample storage, and roomy bedrooms.

Since moving in, Julie and Neville have made friends with a number of their neighbours. They love having family over to their new home, and enjoy taking their granddaughter to the park that Gleeson built on the development.

Julie said: “It’s great being mortgage free in our dream home; we will never need to move again. We love our home and it’s very energy efficient, which keeps our bills low. We hardly ever need to have our heating on but are always warm and cosy, plus being mortgage free means that we have more money left over at the end of the month to spend on treating our grandchildren!”

Neville said: “We’re so pleased that we chose to buy a new build. We’ve loved moving into a freshly-painted blank canvas, and have enjoyed furnishing it and creating rooms tailored to our needs. It’s much easier to have family over now we live in a larger home, and we’re relishing being able to entertain. Our garden is ideal with space for the grandkids to play in, a shed, a bird table, and even an agility station for our dogs.”

Buyer name

Julie, 68, Neville, 66


Retired Social Services Care Worker and Retired Engineer

Date of purchase

November 2021


Barnburgh View, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

House type

Wicklow, 3-bed semi detached

Purchase price


Mortgage cost

£380 pcm

Previous rental cost

Mortgage free