Lady with dog

An Escape to the Country

October 3, 2023In News3 Minutes

Nicola Haskins and her partner Robert Davies had lived in Benson, South Oxfordshire, for eight years. But with new development seeing the village grow considerably, and interest rates on the rise, the couple made the decision to downsize their property and escape to the country.

The nearby village of East Hagbourne had always appealed to Nicola and Robert but, despite lengthy online searches, they had never been able to find a home that ticked all their boxes. That was until they discovered Deanfield Green, a new development by Deanfield Homes.

Nicola comments: “We really liked the idea of a new-build property and did some research on Deanfield Homes. We viewed a number of their existing developments and really liked the traditional style, the build quality and the well-known brands that were featured in the fixtures and fittings. All the properties we saw were beautifully designed and in keeping with their village locations.”

“We fell in love with the Caversham at Deanfield Green, a three-bedroom detached property which occupied a prime position on the edge of the development and had a lovely walled garden. There’s plenty of living space, including a generous second bedroom for our son Ben, and a third bedroom which I’ve turned into a hobby room where I can indulge my passion for sewing.”

But there was another member of the family for whom the move had to be just right – three-year-old working cocker spaniel Mabel. “She has settled in really well,” says Nicola. “With beautiful countryside literally on our doorstep, we’ve found some stunning walks, so she is definitely in her element in her new home!”

Village life is suiting the rest of the family too. It’s an easy commute to Newbury and Wallingford where the couple work and there is plenty going on locally with a pub, shop, village hall and St Andrew’s Church, which dates-back to the 11th century.

“We certainly have no regrets about moving here,” says Nicola. “It’s a lovely blank canvas and I can’t wait to turn it into our perfect family home.”

There is currently a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes available at Deanfield Green with prices starting from £349,950. For further information, visit or call 01865 269010.