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Retired couple make the move to Stockton


A couple from Kent are making the most of their retirement in a new home at the landmark Vivo development at Northshore in Stockton-on-Tees, from Lovell and sister company Muse Developments.

Mike (70) and Kathleen (68) Key, along with their Labradoodle Murphy, can now enjoy walks along the river Tees with views of the iconic Infinity Bridge, after making the 280 mile move in order to live closer to their youngest daughter Caroline.

Mike and Kathleen were originally looking to downsize from their three bedroom house to a second hand home, but they found the brand new homes at Vivo much more appealing.

Mike said: “We found it more convenient to move into a new build home as we didn’t want to deal with the repairs and upkeep of a second hand home. The design of our new home is ideal for us to enjoy our retirement, as it is spacious and the walks along the river are easy to access.

“We both also like the layout of the development as it is spacious and we don’t feel closed in by lots of houses. We also don’t need to travel as far to see our youngest daughter who lives in Middlesborough.

“The whole process of buying a home and the customer service has been fantastic. The sales advisers at Vivo have been very patient and understanding and helped us to make our move from Kent up to Stockton as easy as possible.”

Hollie Reynolds, Senior Residential Sales and Marketing Manager for Vivo said: “The homes at this development are ideal for homebuyers looking for somewhere quiet to retire. The development is situated right next to the river, and is only one and a half miles away from Stockton-on-Tees city centre.

“We believe in the importance of delivering excellent customer service. It has been a pleasure helping Mike and Kathleen in their move up North and we hope they both enjoy their retired life in their new home.”

Vivo is part of Muse’s Northshore development, which includes offices and opportunities for leisure, as well as a new Hampton by Hilton Hotel, which is due for completion in July 2018.

Mike and Kathleen now live in a two bedroom Aura style home. The Auras are now all sold however there are a handful of four bedroom homes available at the development, priced from £199,950.

Located five miles west of Middlesborough, the development has excellent national and international travel links and is close to the A66, A1 (M) and A19.

The marketing suite at Vivo is open from 10am to 5pm, Thursday to Monday. For more information, visit this website or call 01642 676080.

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