HeadyCAPTAIN of Torquay United FC Gloucester-born LEE MANSELL, who started his career at Luton Town and joined Torquay from Oxford United four summers ago, tells property editor Tracy Gwynne why he l
I HAVE lived in Torquay for seven years and am married to Michelle, we have two children, Alyssa is 6 and Eden is 3. I am 30 years old.
I have lived in Torquay for seven years and six years ago bought a property in The Willows, Torquay.
It was at a time when my wife, Michelle was expecting our first child, I had moved from Oxford and seeing Cavanna Homes building in the area it was an opportunist time.
The house and the area is fantastic.
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The house we have is a three bedroom link-attached house and is ideal for a growing family.
Since moving in we have added a conservatory, this may have increased the price of the property but we mainly added it to give us extra room for the children to play.
We also have a good-size garden with a trampoline and space for the children to run around and to their delight their is a field for horses behind the garden so it is ideal.
The main thing is we are in a good catchment area for the school that Alyssa attends in Kingskerswell and an added bonus for me is that living in The Willows it's only five minutes away from the Torquay United football ground at Plainmoor and just as easy to get to the training ground. So it's everything we need.
The only reason we would be likely to move would be if we had another little one but that would only be as far as Kingskerswell to a four-bedroom house, it is a lovely area.
Having spent time in Luton, I find South Devon a much quieter place.
The beaches are great. We love the beautiful bays and fantastic beaches and many great attractions for the children like Living Coast and Paignton Zoo, there's always something to do to keep active.