Part Exchange helps retired couple make their dream move in Duxford

When retired couple Stephen and Catherine Beaumont found their dream home at CALA's Sopwith Grange development in Duxford, CALA ensured their move was free of complications when they used CALA’s up to 100% Part Exchange scheme.

CALA Homes 10 April 2019

Plot 1, Sopwith Grange, Duxford, Cala North Home CountiesTheir previous property of 26 years was not selling as quickly as expected on the open market, so the couple began looking for a stress-free alternative to secure their new home.


Stephen explains: “We’d lived in our previous home in Little Shelford for 26 years and it was becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the work that needed doing to the house. Having both retired a few years ago, we wanted to downsize to a more maintainable property where we could relax, focus our time on our hobbies, and enjoy spending time with our grandchildren.”


Stephen and Catherine, who already lived close by to CALA Homes’ new Sopwith Grange development, visited the site to get a feel for a new build property and were pleasantly surprised with the layout, design and quality of the home.


“We’ve never lived in a new build property before but when we saw the signs for the new Sopwith Grange development, we thought we’d feed our curiosity and take a look at the showhome. We were particularly impressed with the size of the kitchen, and along with the knowledge that we wouldn’t need to do any work to the property, we soon discovered that a new build home was going to be right for us.”


Stephen and Catherine put their home up for sale, but when two offers were withdrawn, the couple realised that CALA’s Part Exchange service could work to their advantage. 


Stephen said: “We hadn’t considered part exchanging our house, but when we were struggling to sell, we soon realised that the service could be the best option for us. This certainly proved to be true, as thanks to the help and knowledge from the sales team, we moved into our new home quickly after and have never looked back!”


CALA Homes’ up to 100% Part Exchange service is ideal for those who want to avoid the hassle of a traditional house sale. CALA Homes effectively acts as a cash buyer for the purchaser’s existing home, saving both time and money.


Stephen continues: “Since moving in to Sopwith Grange two months ago, we’ve really settled into our new home and there’s a real sense of community here, having had plenty of visits from our new neighbours. We love making the most of the outdoors and often enjoy long walks with our dog, Meg, along the River Cam and the stunning countryside that’s right on our doorstep.”


Located in the attractive village of Duxford, Sopwith Grange is an exclusive development comprising of 21 three, four and five-bedroom homes. Tucked away amidst South Cambridgeshire’s peaceful countryside, Duxford is an idyllic village on the banks of the River Cam and is neighbour to the village of Sawston and the market town of Saffron Walden. Plus, with both the M11 junction and Whittlesford Parkway railway station just a mile away, the site is within easy access to the big cities.



There are only three 4-bedroom detached homes remaining for a move this summer. Prices start from £ 649,950. For more information, please call 01223 634 558 or visit