After living in the Middle East, we wanted the English way of life

April 9, 2021In Testimonials6 Minutes

April 2021: Debbie Marshall (44) lived in Dubai for nearly 15 years with her two teenage children, Thomas (15) and Georgia (13) after relocating there before the children were born. When the three of them decided to move back to the UK to continue the children’s education, Debbie was left with the decision of where to bring up her family.

Debbie comments, “We wanted to relocate somewhere which had excellent schools for Thomas and Georgia, so I did extensive research looking at different areas. We had previously lived in Surrey, but I decided that the Cotswolds offered us something special in terms of schools and also plenty of English countryside which we had craved in Dubai. So we found a property to rent in 2019, before making the decision to buy a home.

“With the children settled at school, I started looking around the area. We were already renting in Churchill, close to Kingham Hill School and really liked the area and didn’t want to travel too far to and from school. I had started working at the school as a Registrar.

“Initially I thought about buying a property which needed work doing to it and creating myself a project, but the second-hand market was very limited. Then one day I was passing Deanfield Homes’ new development in Shipton-Under-Wychwood and thought it was worth taking a look.

“I really liked the position of the development in the centre of the village, which made it feel like it was already part of the community. As soon as I walked into the development, it had a really lovely feel about it and I was particularly impressed with the mix of homes, offering different styles and choices.

“Jackie, the sales advisor was really warm and welcoming and answered all my questions and showed me around the development and the properties that were still available. She was not pushy at all and gave me the time and space I needed to decide what to do.

“The quality of the homes really appealed to me. I had previously lived in a new build home so had good experience and my sister and brother-in-law also work in the industry so I was confident looking around that Deanfield Homes was an excellent choice.”

Debbie reserved a five bedroom detached Gosford in January 2020 and they moved into their new home at the start of January 2021.

She continues, “The location is perfect and it just ticks all the boxes. There is everything you need in the village and I really like the fact that there is a train station so the children will easily be able to get into Oxford when they are older.

“The home is such a beautiful space and has everything I wanted in a family home. I love to cook and so the kitchen/breakfast/family room is a really sociable space in the centre of the house and there is enough space for us to spend time individually but also come together as a family. The office has been ideal while working from home, but can also double up as a room for Thomas to play on his PS.

“Deanfield Homes have been excellent throughout the whole process and made our move so easy. They answered all the queries I had and were happy for us to come and look around when we were able to due to restrictions. I would highly recommend them.”

Located on the edge of the sought-after Cotswolds village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, features a stunning collection of three-, four- and five-bedroom family homes, built using local materials to create attractive street scenes. All the homes are now sold.

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