Meet the Neighbours: Ryan and Megan at Thorpe Paddocks
Ryan and Megan moved into their first home – The Damson at Thorpe Paddocks – in March 2021. We were delighted to have them, and their adorable dog Roxy, show us how they've since made their beautiful house a home.
We chatted about how they found and fell in love with The Damson, their favourite parts of both their home and living at Thorpe Paddocks, and how they found the Homes by Carlton buying experience.
|Q: What’s it like living at Thorpe Paddocks?
Megan: It’s lovely, everyone here is really friendly. We get on so well with our neighbours and it definitely has a community feel, there’s a Facebook page where everyone can get to know each other. We moved away from where we both grew up and this was a new start for us, so it’s been really nice to meet new people and feel like we’re getting into village life.
With new-builds, everyone is pretty much moving in at the same time and you have this novice experience of getting to know everyone, whereas my parents have lived in their house for around 30 years and barely speak to their neighbours.
Q: What’s your favourite thing about living in Thorpe Thewles?
Ryan: You’re about five minutes away from Norton high street, 10-15 minutes away from Yarm, there’s a huge Tesco close, but you’re also kind of secluded within the village. It feels very unique.
Megan: And the pub (The Hamilton Russell Arms)!
Q: Why did you choose the 3-bedroom Damson?
Ryan: We first looked at The Damson at Middleton Waters, then we fell in love with the Thorpe Thewles area.
Megan: This was our first house, so we wanted something that was big enough for family visiting but still cosy enough that we could make it feel like home, and that was the beauty of The Damson. The garden really drew us in as well, it backs onto the woods which is really lovely and it feels very safe and private.
Ryan: We didn’t see any other new-builds that had this size garden and weren’t backed up on. The house is 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom too, so we can each have our own home office.
Megan: The open-plan also works really well for this sized home. It feels nice when we’re cooking, if we have people over, we can all still be in one space. We really love open-plan living.