Scott And Leanne Laird


Scunthorpe United defender Scott Laird, 27 and his wife, beauty therapist Leanne, also 27, are one of the first residents to buy a slice of luxury by the lake at The Residence scheme in Doncaster.

The young couple have purchased one of Muse Developments' desirable Harvard townhouses, which offer a prime location on the banks of more than 50 acres of stunning waterside.

Scott, who transferred to Scunthorpe United from Preston North End last year, and Leanne were immediately taken by the stylish three storey Harvard show home, and handpicked their plot when there was just one of three floors built. The contemporary design of the townhouse as well as the stunning views and direct access to the lake impressed the couple, who fell in love with their new home on the spot.

The pair, who are originally from Bridgewater in Somerset, are now making the most of their new life by the lake.

Scott said: "It's been brilliant. We love the bright and airy rooms; the ceilings are high and there are really big windows so the light just pours in, glimmering off the lake. We spend a lot of our time at home pottering in the large kitchen/diner; we love the floor-to-ceiling windows and the view across the water is fantastic. Now that the warmer evenings are here we can sit outside either in the garden or on our first floor balcony."

There are just nine remaining Harvard homes available to buy, available from just £279,950, each making the most of the sought-after lakeside location with tranquil, waterside views from every floor. Each home offers a waterside garden with individual access to the lake beyond, as well as a first floor balcony overlooking the lake. The Harvard also features 3 double bedrooms with two en-suites; bathroom; a spacious, light and airy kitchen/diner; a study or work space; separate utility room and garage.

Scott added: "The location of The Residence is brilliant for us, there's so much all within easy walking distance including shops, restaurants and the cinema."

With ample greenery and lakeside cycling/walking routes close by, The Harvard is ideal for young professionals who enjoy the outdoors, whilst benefitting from a range of local amenities including Lakeside Village and Doncaster Dome, on their doorstep.

There are also a number of four bed homes currently available at The Residence starting from £229,950. The government-backed equity loan scheme Help to Buy is available which allows buyers to purchase with just 5% deposit.*

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It is a family affair for the first residents at The Residence Lakeside, as mother and daughter, Angela Booth and Claire Churchill, and grandson, Alfie, aged 6, move into their new home and enjoy life by the lake at this sought-after new neighbourhood.

Assessment officer Angela (59) and daughter Claire (42), were impressed with the high quality of homes at Muse's Doncaster town centre development, The Gables, having visited the home of Angela's son Chris, who purchased a two bed property in March 2015. The duo were looking to buy a home they could live in together along with Alfie, and jumped at the chance to purchase a family home at Muse’s second Doncaster development, The Residence, which launched in June.

Choosing one of the three bed 'Lysander' homes at The Residence, Angela, Claire and Alfie are benefiting from open plan living, a separate kitchen diner, family bathroom, en-suite and downstairs WC in their new home together, the first time they have all bought and lived together as a family.

"We love that the house, and whole development, is so close to the lake which is brilliant for walks and getting out and about. Our home is big enough to give us plenty of room to live together whilst also having our own space."

Using the government-backed equity loan scheme, Help to Buy, Angela and Claire were able to secure their new home with a just a 5% deposit, working with the on-site team to move things along as smoothly as possible.

The Residence features 51 charming homes nestled by the lake in a neighbourhood that offers five styles of 2, 3 and 4 bed homes. There is just one two bed home available now, for £152,950. Three bed properties start at £184,500, 4 beds from £229,950.