A COUPLE will be enjoying their retirement in their dream North Somerset home with the help of a local housebuilder.

Paul Zahringer and his wife Pamela, both in their 70s, made the decision to move from Bristol to Winscombe to enjoy their retirement in peace and be closer to their family.

In 2022, Paul and Pamela's son, James, moved to Redrow's Woodborough Grange development. After only a couple of visits, the couple soon fell in love with the area and soon realised that they didn't want city life any more.

Paul said: “We knew we didn’t want to live in the city anymore, but we still wanted to be within easy reach of everything we might need – especially as we’re getting older. We’d visited James a few times and found that everything such as shops, the dentist and the doctors were within walking distance.”

Paul and Pamela settled on the four-bedroom Balmoral property, which ticked all their boxes.

Pamela said: “We knew we wanted to downsize – we’d lived in our previous six-bedroom home for over 40 years but now the children are grown up and moved out, we didn’t need all that space anymore.

"It was important to us that our new house was smaller without feeling like we’d compromised on space – the Balmoral is perfect for us.”

Paul added: “Having a new-build was vital, all the homes we’ve lived in have been new-build as I’m hopeless at DIY – we wanted everything to be ready to move into without needing any work.

"We thought the quality and finish of the Redrow show homes we viewed was the best – especially the traditional 1930s style of the homes.”

Sian Smith, sales director at Redrow South West, said: “We’re delighted that Paul and Pamela have found their dream home at Woodborough Grange.

“It’s easy to see why they were drawn to the Balmoral, with its open-plan kitchen dining area being perfect for family get togethers, while four spacious bedrooms with two en-suites ensure the couple have plenty of space for their family to visit.

"The location truly is fantastic – the perfect blend of country living yet still easy access to plenty of amenities.

“I’m sure the whole team would join me in saying I hope Paul and Pamela are very happy in their new home!”