A surprise proposal showed love is in the air at a new build residential development at Heaton Manor in Stockport this Valentine’s Day.
James Morgan went down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend of eight and a half years 30-year-old Isobel Perrin as they collected the keys to their first home together at Bellway’s Heaton Manor development in Heaton Moor.
The romantic proposal was accompanied by a stunning diamond solitaire ring that had been chosen by James as a surprise for Isobel. She accepted, and the couple are now making plans to marry somewhere in Manchester or Cheshire in the next 12-18 months.
Originally from Leeds and Grimsby, James and Isobel have both been in Manchester since 2005 and now consider the city their permanent home. After renting in the city centre, and enjoying the pace of life in the city, they felt the time was right to take their first steps on the property ladder and had been house hunting for some time.
Attracted to the vibrant suburb of Heaton Moor for its bustling retail and social scene, they had initially been looking at older properties and only popped into the sales office at Heaton Manor to find out if anything was available that might suit their requirements.
“I had absolutely no idea that James was planning to propose. We’ve been so involved in the house purchase, that I didn’t think he could be arranging something else at the same time,” said Isobel.
The chance visit couldn’t have been more well timed. As fate would have it, the couple visited the development just as the second phase had been released and they had their pick from a selection of desirable three and four bedroom new build homes, eventually settling on a four bedroom detached Fleming house type.
“We loved Heaton Manor from the moment that we first drove past,” added Isobel, “But knew that properties had been reserving fast and didn’t think there would be anything available for us. When the sales adviser Chris showed us what had just been released, that was that. It was just a case of choosing a plot and progressing our reservation.”
Nestled in a popular suburb of Stockport, Heaton Manor is an exclusive development of three and four bedroom family homes. Ideally located, it benefits from village life at the heart of Heaton Moor which boasts a number of shops, pubs, restaurants and monthly artisan market.
“I definitely wanted to surprise her,” said James, “We both feel that this house is meant to be, so it made sense to mark the occasion by getting engaged. Not only did I successfully surprise Isobel, I think I also surprised sales adviser Chris in the process. She said it was the first proposal she has witnessed in her 18 years of working for Bellway.”
The M60 is just a short drive away providing easy access to the motorway network for commuters and Heaton Chapel train station is a short walk away which connects the development directly to Stockport and Manchester city centre.
Contact the sales centre on 0161 442 7175 (open Monday and Friday from 10am until 5pm, Thursday 10am until 7pm and weekends, from 11am until 5pm)