A COUPLE have spoken of their delight at being able to buy the Helmshore home of their dreams through the Help to Buy scheme.

First-time buyers Sarah Sweetmore, and her partner Ryan, have taken their first step on the property ladder with Help to Buy through Taylor Wimpey.

The couple now live at the home builder’s Weavers Dene development, in Helmshore.

Sarah said: “We had been wanting to get on to the property ladder for quite some time, but knew that saving a deposit down the traditional route would have taken years. We visited Weavers Dene and instantly fell in love with the designs, so as soon as we were told about Help to Buy, we were completely sold.”

Help to Buy gives eligible buyers the chance to reserve a new home worth up to £600,000 with a five per cent deposit, using a government equity loan of up to 20per cent of the value of the property.

For more information about the homes at Weavers Dene, and Help to Buy, call 01706 390711, or visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk