4 September 2019
"Downsizing is going to give us both a new lease of life!!"
In common with an ever-increasing number of couples whose children have grown up and flown the family nest, the Wallises were attracted to the benefits of 'downsizing'.
But as they prepared to say goodbye to their home for the past 12 years on the outskirts of York - with its 6 bedrooms, 2 living rooms and large garden - they needed convincing the idea was the right move for them.
But that reassurance came the minute they set foot inside one of the new collection of apartments being brought to life at the flagship Hungate development in York city centre.
'The first viewing at Bellerby Court made up our minds immediately that downsizing was right for us - and this was the perfect new home to move to', said husband Peter.
'Once we walked through the front door of the apartment, we could not believe just how spacious it was - the living room is great, the kitchen is great, and the views are great!
'They take in the castle and Minster, and overlook the large gardens and courtyard below, that I know we will enjoy.'
He added: 'Not only did our viewing expel any doubts over whether downsizing was the right move, it has actually spurred us on and now we can't wait to pick up our keys and move in.
'We are really looking forward to swapping life on the York ring road for the vibrant city centre with so much to do and explore right on our doorstep.
'There's dining, shops, theatre, entertainment, culture - and more attractions to come as part of the resurgence of York's hidden gem, Fossgate.
'We think city living and its change of pace will give us both a new lease of life, giving us the chance to leave the car at home for a change to take in everything York has to offer.
'Hungate is a great community in itself and we have already made lots of new friends and there is a really good vibe about the development, which also appeals to us.
'The move also has the seal of approval from our grown-up children, who have been really supportive of the different direction we are taking. In fact, they are quite envious!'
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