Character properties ready for a new year move at Deanfield Gate, Bledlow


January 8, 2024In News2 Minutes

Deanfield Homes’ latest collection of character properties, in the Buckinghamshire village of Bledlow are nearing completion and purchasers seeking a new year move should get in touch today to find out more and arrange a viewing of these exceptional properties. 

Deanfield Gate is an exquisite development of three detached four-bedroom homes and two semi-detached three-bedroom cottages in a mix of brick and traditional flint elevations, in keeping with the local architectural style. 

The homes come in two signature Deanfield styles, The Danesfield and The Davenport both of which benefit from high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, a spectacular kitchen/family room, flooded with natural light, a spacious living room and a separate utility. The principal bedroom provides a touch of luxury, with a contemporary ensuite and fitted wardrobes. Each home comes with a garage, parking space and electric vehicle charging point.

Bledlow is a charming village, offering stunning walks, with views of the Chiltern Hills AONB. The village boasts a village hall, cricket club, a pub, and the beautiful 12th century Holy Trinity Church.

For families, there is a good choice of schools in near-by Longwick, Chinnor and Princes Risborough and the location is ideal for commuters with easy access to the M40 or to Aylesbury, less than 10 miles away.  Princes Risborough station is just over two miles away, providing direct rail services to London Marylebone in under 40 minutes.

Annette Gaskell, Sales and Marketing Manager, Deanfield Homes, said: “We are delighted to be offering these stunning homes in such a sought-after village location. We have adopted our usual sensitive approach to this development and prospective buyers will be able to clearly see the inspiration we have taken from the local area. We urge interested parties to get in touch soon to secure their dream move in 2024.”

Properties are priced between £750,000 and £785,000.

To find out more about Deanfield Gate, visit

Christmas Trees

Merry & Bright: The Ultimate Festive Calendar for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Christmas Trees


December 13, 2023In News5 Minutes

Merry & Bright: The Ultimate Festive Calendar for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire


The countdown to Christmas is officially on. And with the festive clock ticking, we have collated a list of the best activities and days out across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. If you aren’t in the spirit yet, these glittering events will definitely help you to step into Christmas. Read on and start making some festive season plans.




Enjoy the festive season like a royal

Blenheim Palace is known for going all out during the Christmas season and this year is no exception. With a Christmas Market in The Great Court running until December 17th and a new Christmas light trail around the stunning grounds, the decorations will have you starstruck. Father Christmas will also be in attendance, so be sure to book a visit to Blenheim this year.

If Blenheim Palace isn’t enough to make you feel like a royal, book a day out at Oxford Castle. Meet Santa and his elves along the Christmas trail and discover the history of the Castle and Prison on a lantern-led tour. The trail includes stops for crafty activities, a wishing tree, samples of mead for the adults, one on one time with Father Christmas and plenty more festive fun.


Christmas time is showtime

For many of us, attending the Pantomime is a Christmas tradition we honour year on year, and 2023 should be no exception. This year, The Theatre Chipping Norton are putting on a dazzling rendition of Cinderella, perfect for the whole family. Be sure to book your tickets soon, as these are sure to sell out fast.


Take to the ice this white Christmas

Don your skates at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre at their ice rink, open until the 7th of January. Whether you’re a pro on the ice or a bit more Bambi, this is the perfect activity for couples or family looking to get into the festive spirit.

Warm up in Santas Grotto where younger members of your party will receive a gift from the hardworking elves. Santa Claus will be on hand until Christmas Eve to hear whether you’ve been naughty or nice.




Skating with a view

For Buckinghamshire locals, Willen Lake in Milton Keynes are welcoming a brand-new ice rink just in time for Christmas which will stay open until January 9th. The ice rink will be made of real ice and will overlook Willen Lake. Don’t worry if you’re not an accomplished skater, you’ll be able to enjoy the other selection of rides, food stalls and fully stocked bar.


All I want for Christmas is…

The perfect place for stocking fillers and unique Christmas gifts, Waddesdon Manor once again opens up their annual Christmas fair. With charming independent stalls, a food village and a stunning backdrop, Waddesdon Manor never fails to disappoint, with 20ft twinkling trees and all the sights and smells of Christmas, you are sure to get in the festive spirit.


Shop local this Christmas

Support small businesses by buying your stocking fillers from independent sellers. Chiltern Open Air Museum will be holding a Christmas market with hundreds of goodies handmade by local people. The market will have jewellery, candles, preserves, alcohol and much more, all of which will make great Christmas presents.

For aspiring Christmas elves, there will also be craft activities, so you can handmake gifts for your loved ones.


Give yourself the gift of a dream home this Christmas

There are these, and many more festive activities in and around the delightful counties of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire which are home to many of our charming developments. See more information on our collection of available and upcoming properties here.


A New Chapter for David



October 17, 2023In News3 Minutes

Retiree David Thompson had spent 24 years in his family home in Cheshire, raising his two children Lucy and James with his wife Janet. But when Janet sadly passed away in 2022, he knew it was time to make the move to a more manageable property closer to family.

David was looking for a low-maintenance, energy-efficient home and decided that buying a new-build property would give him the peace of mind he was looking for. But he was reluctant to compromise on character, wanted enough outdoor space to fulfil his passion for gardening and good-sized guest bedrooms for when his son and family visited from America. In the chocolate-box Oxfordshire village of East Hagbourne, David found his dream property with Deanfield Homes.

David comments: “It was a huge decision to move, but with five acres of land, the family home had simply become too much for me to manage. I came down for a weekend and began looking at new properties in villages near to where my daughter lives, but many of them were on large developments that seemed to lack character and a real sense of community.

“Deanfield Green was completely different. The brick-built homes were traditional in design, and had plenty of space and a quality finish. The house I chose was the Dalton, a charming double-fronted property with four bedrooms, two of which have ensuite, a spacious kitchen/diner, handy utility room and a separate study. There’s plenty of space for when I have the family to stay, but it also feels cosy when I’m here on my own.

“Having not moved house for nearly a quarter of a century, I was quite apprehensive, but I used one of the solicitors suggested by Deanfield Homes and everything went really smoothly.”

The village of East Hagbourne has also proved a welcoming community for David, who has already made new friends, is a weekly regular at the village pub and will be joining a local photography club. He is now looking forward to showing off his new home when all the family come together to celebrate Christmas this year.

David concludes: “I’m really happy here. I have a plaque in the hallway that says ‘Home Sweet Home’ – and that is exactly how it feels.”

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.

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Deanfield Homes Wins Prestigious Industry Awards

Accepting Evening Standard Awards


October 13, 2023In News2 Minutes

Deanfield Homes is celebrating success at this years’ Evening Standard New Homes Awards. The Gillingham at Deanfield Green won the hotly contested ‘Best Family Home between £750k-£1.5m’ category whilst Deanfields in Stanton Harcourt was Highly Commended for Best Small Development.

The awards, now in their 32nd year, are judged by an independent panel of property experts and recognise and celebrate innovation and excellence in new homes. Judges were on the lookout for the very best in modern housebuilding, considering factors such as quality of design and finish, value for money, energy efficiency, innovation and architecture.

After months of deliberation from the panel of judges, the much-awaited results were announced in front of leading industry figures at a glittering awards lunch at the end of September.

Annette Gaskell, Deanfield Homes’ Sales & Marketing Manager, comments: “We are thrilled to be recognised at the industry’s leading new homes awards. At Deanfield, we pride ourselves on building high quality family homes in exceptional village locations, so it’s fantastic for the whole team to gain national recognition in this way.”

Our award-winning home, The Gillingham, is a simply stunning five-bedroom home, designed with families in mind. A spacious 2,150 square feet of flexible living space includes three reception rooms ensuring everyone is catered for, whether for entertaining, home working, gaming with friends, or simply kicking back and relaxing in front of a movie.

The Highly Commended Deanfields at Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire, is sympathetically designed to complement the wider village and the use of Cotswold stone and natural slate roofs creates an extension of the local architecture and conveys a sense of a well-established community.

Our buyers can be reassured that we apply the same design, construction and customer service principles to every development we build.

5 Autumn Trends for 2023


October 12, 2023In News3 Minutes

As the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and gold and the air becomes crisp and cool, it’s time to welcome autumn into your home. We caught up with interior design experts, Lifestyle Interiors, to discover the top autumn interior trends to inspire your seasonal makeover…

Warmer and earthier tones

This year interior designers are favouring a palette inspired by nature. Think neutral earth tones such as brass, beige and orange. Consider incorporating these autumnal shades through wall paint, furniture, throw pillows, and accessories. Mixing and matching these colours can create a harmonious and inviting atmosphere. To create a more natural look incorporate wood accents.

Layering textures in textiles

This trend involves combining a variety of tactile materials like faux fur, soft wool, plush velvet, and chunky knits. Add depth and dimension to your space by draping textured throws or adding patterned cushions and pillows to sofas, chairs, or beds, guaranteed to make any room inviting. Hanging long drapes to line walls can also be a layering technique that adds warmth.


To create a cosy space autumnal candles and scents are must-have accessories that provide a homely feel. They are more than just decorative items; they are essential to creating a warm atmosphere and transforming your space. Place them on your dining table to create an intimate setting, scatter them in your living room or light them in your bedroom to for relaxation and tranquillity. Fill your home with delightful fragrances with scents such as cinnamon, pumpkin spice or cedarwood.

Lighting is a key factor in colder months

Lighting plays a pivotal role in setting the mood during the colder months. Use more than one light type to allow for different uses and create ambient lighting. Warm lighting tones are an emerging trend this autumn with many choosing to swap from cooler white lights. Use different types of lighting to highlight features in your home such as artwork and furniture. Whether you prefer minimalist lighting or a statement chandelier the choice is yours.

Bring the outside in with a touch of autumn florals

Floral patterns are not just for spring and summer and designs can take a cosy turn with autumn-inspired motifs. Look for wallpapers, furniture, and decor featuring botanical prints with warm and earthy colour palettes. Choosing dried stems and flowers in muted but beautiful autumnal colours styled in an oversized vase can create beautiful table décor. As well as arranging florals, consider creating autumn wreaths to decorate walls or add to your door.

Transform your home this season to capture the essence of autumn inside. For more interior design tips and regular inspiration from our professionally designed show homes follow us on Instagram @deanfield_homes_ltd.

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An Escape to the Country

Lady with dog


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.

Deanfield Park Homes

Simplify Your Move with Deanfield’s Part Exchange Service

Deanfield Park Homes


September 12, 2023In News4 Minutes

Coordinating the sale of an existing property with the purchase of a new home can be stressful. Buyers who are ‘proceedable’ are most attractive to sellers, but if you get stuck in a chain, or your buyer pulls out, you could risk missing out on your dream home.

Deanfield Homes’ Part Exchange scheme takes away the uncertainty and worry of the moving process, with Deanfield effectively acting as a guaranteed buyer for your existing home.

Here’s everything you need to know about using Part Exchange for a hassle-free move.

Stress Less with No Fees

Deanfield’s Part Exchange service, managed by Move with Us, removes the hassle of selling your home on the open market. It streamlines the sales and purchase process and saves you money as there are no estate agents’ fees to pay.

Relax and Enjoy the Journey

Selling your current home in the traditional way may result in you having to move out of your existing home before your new property is ready. This can be both inconvenient and costly if it means going into temporary accommodation. Using Part Exchange means you’ll be able to stay in your old home until your new property is ready to move into.


How it Works

The Application

The first part of the process is expressing interest in Part Exchange when reserving your new Deanfield home. We will check that your current home qualifies for the service and if it does, we will begin the process.

The Valuation

Move with Us will arrange for at least two independent valuations to be carried out on your existing home taking into account factors such as the property’s age, condition, location and recent comparable sales in the area. This is supported by their leading market appraisal report to determine an offer price based on making a sale within six to eight weeks.

The Offer

If you accept our offer, you will need to pay a reservation fee and we will take our property off the market and arrange a survey of your existing property.

The Marketing Phase

We will begin marketing your property and during this time you will need to allow access for viewings, by appointment. At the same time, we will progress your Part Exchange move through your solicitors. While the sale and purchase progress, you are free to stay in your current property until your new home is ready.

Secure Your Dream Home with Ease

Part Exchange is a cost-free solution that offers certainty when moving house and removes the worry of potential buyers delaying your move or pulling out of a sale. The process can be faster than a traditional sale too, as there is no need to wait to find a buyer. And with Deanfield Homes overseeing the whole process, you will have complete peace of mind.

If you are thinking about selling your home hassle-free, contact us to find out more about our Part Exchange service.

Deanfield Homes Strengthens Leadership Team Amid Expansion Plans


August 16, 2023In News3 Minutes

Deanfield Homes has taken a significant step forward in expansion plans by appointing two key executives to its leadership team. The company has welcomed Liam Gilbert as Production Director, alongside Andrew Aldridge who joins as Land and Planning Director, in two newly created roles for the business.

Liam and Andrew both join the High Wycombe-based housebuilder as the company looks to significantly expand its presence throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Liam’s appointment as Production Manager is a strategic move that further consolidates Deanfield Homes commitment to excellence across its construction processes. With a degree in Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management his career to date includes previous roles at Barratt Homes, Redrow and, most recently, as Production Director at Hayfield Homes.

Liam’s vision for his role at Deanfield is to foster a construction department that not only meets targets but also delivers impeccable quality homes. He will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to streamline existing processes, ensuring they are geared towards supporting Deanfields growth in a competitive market.

Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge to his role, with industry experience spanning over 25 years. He has held senior positions with well-known housebuilders including Try Homes, Linden Homes and Hill Group and spent the last eight years as Land and Planning Director for Cala Homes’ Chiltern region. Andrew heads up a dedicated land team looking to drive the business forward through identifying and securing development opportunities in prime village locations.

In his new role, Andrew will focus on both unconditional and subject to planning sites, as well as option agreements for longer term strategic land, and will work with local planning authorities to deliver real benefits to established communities.

Peter Blades, Deanfield Homes’ founder and managing director, comments: “These key appointments come at a pivotal time for the business as we focus on growth. We are delighted to welcome both Liam and Andrew to the team where they will join Robert Davidson, Finance Director, and myself on the executive board and bring a wealth of experience to help us accelerate our expansion plans.”

Deanfield Homes has built an enviable reputation of building quality homes that help support and add value to already established communities. With plans to consistently deliver at least 150 homes per year within the next three years, this dual appointment will be instrumental in developing a strong pipeline of sites to fuel the company’s expansion.

The company is actively looking for land opportunities across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, with a focus on small to medium-sized developments of between 10 and 100 homes in aspirational villages and small towns.

Harwell science and innovation campus

Discover your work/life balance at Deanfield Green, East Hagbourne

Harwell science and innovation campus


August 3, 2023In News5 Minutes

For many, finding the ideal place to live is about weighing up the benefits of relaxed rural living against the convenience of towns and cities. For those seeking a harmonious blend of tranquillity and connectivity, the beautiful village of East Hagbourne could be the answer.  

With a thriving community on the doorstep and easy commuter links, those who dream of moving to the countryside yet still within reach of urban life, can do so with a brand-new home at Deanfield Green. 

We discover the inviting opportunities that East Hagbourne has to offer young professionals and families looking to find their dream countryside home…

Embrace Nature and the Countryside 

For those looking for the perfect retreat, East Hagbourne is situated close to the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by open countryside and scenic landscapes, the village provides a serene setting to call home. The local area offers a plethora of rural walking and cycling routes perfect for all the family, including local landmark, Wittenham Clumps, the attractive market town of Wallingford and Mowbray Fields Nature Reserve sitting alongside Hagbourne Brook and a wildflower meadow – the ideal setting for a scenic walk.

Discover Employment Opportunities…

For those with a passion for technology and innovation, the nearby areas of Didcot and Oxford offer an array of employment prospects. Companies which specialise in business software, web design and specialist technical consultancy contribute to the region’s thriving tech sector, providing ample opportunities for career growth and advancement.

…and a Simple Commute

While East Hagbourne delights with its rural charm, it also caters to the needs of commuters. With easy access to various transport options, getting to key destinations is a breeze. Among the notable commuter connections are:

1. Oxford

Easily accessible via the A34, the historic city of Oxford is just 30 minutes away opening up a world of opportunities. Home to renowned educational institutions, cultural landmarks, and a thriving employment market, Oxford offers the perfect balance of work and cultural attractions for all.

2. Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

For those working in the field of scientific research and innovation, the proximity to Harwell Science and Innovation Campus is a significant advantage. Just a short 10-minute journey by car, this leading science and technology hub fosters an environment of cutting-edge discoveries and career growth. With opportunities in sectors such as space, clean energy, life sciences and quantum computing, the campus is the ideal location for young professionals in the tech industry. 

3. Milton Park

Commutable in just over 10 minutes by the car or 8 minutes from Didcot Parkway Railway station is Milton Park, a vibrant business community attracting professionals from various industries. Home to 250 companies and over 9,000 people, Milton Park is a dynamic and vibrant science, business and technology park with exciting career prospects just a short distance away from idyllic countryside living. 

4. University Technology College

Just under three miles away from Deanfield Green lies the University Technology College, specialising in science and engineering excellence. Offering unique educational opportunities, students with a keen interest in pursuing technology-related fields can develop their skills and open up doors to future successes.  

Get Lost in Cultural Attractions

East Hagbourne and its surroundings boast cultural richness, making it an engaging and intellectually stimulating place to reside. Home to many well-preserved, historical buildings including St Andrew’s Parish Church and just a short trip away the illustrious Oxford University Museum of Natural History, allows visitors to explore fascinating exhibits and delve into the wonders of the natural world.

East Hagbourne offers the perfect location for young professionals and families seeking a countryside retreat with seamless connections to urban opportunities. If this sounds like your perfect place to call home, why not pay us a visit and find your dream property today. 

The marketing suite is open Thursday through to Monday from 10am – 5pm, for more information visit or call 01865 269010.

Waterperry gardens

Out and About Around Ickford

Waterperry gardens


July 5, 2023In News7 Minutes

Tucked away in the picturesque Buckinghamshire countryside lies Ickford, offering a serene and idyllic lifestyle for families, couples, and individuals alike.

What makes this village truly special is its location, acting as a gateway to a myriad of attractions that cater to every interest and passion.

With a growing community now established at  Deanfield Park and just a handful of homes remaining, we’ve compiled some of our favourite activities the local area has to offer:


  1. Waterperry Gardens: A Majestic Retreat – Distance: 3 miles

Just a short distance from Deanfield Park you can find yourself exploring the beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens of Waterperry Gardens. Home to eight acres of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, modern planting, secret corners and long vistas, Waterperry Gardens is a wholly enriching experience.

Days out at Waterperry Gardens are perfect for enjoying alone, with friends or as an entire family. And with a plant and garden centre, gift shop, museum and tea shop there really is something for everyone.

  1. Rectory Farm: Handpick Your Favorite Fruits – Distance: 6 miles

Rectory Farm PYO is the perfect place to enjoy time with the family, with its delightful fruit and vegetable picking experience. With 45 acres of colorful produce, Rectory Farm is something you can enjoy all year round with asparagus and rhubarb in April, summer fruits and berries in the summer and sweetcorn and pumpkins in the autumn.

Complete with a farm shop, café and woodland play area it is the perfect place to shop local, taste the fruits of your labour and enjoy quality time together.

  1. Thame Market: Rediscover Rich Heritage – Distance: 4.5 miles

Located less than 5 miles from Ickford, Thame is a historic market town which originated from Anglo-Saxon roots. Complete with its own rich history, the Tuesday Charter Market which is held every Tuesday is not to be missed. With vibrant displays of produce, gifts, homeware, clothes and so much more you will be amazed by the variety on offer.

If that wasn’t enough, on every second Tuesday of the month you can find the local produce market displaying an incredible range of produce from the local area or further afield. The market also plays host to a variety of fun activities for children and adults alike throughout the year.

  1. Bicester Village: Retail Therapy – Distance: 10 miles

Indulge your inner fashionista with a visit to Bicester Village, a shopping destination like no other. Set in a picturesque village atmosphere, this luxury outlet promises an extraordinary retail experience, where fashion and homeware brands offer up to 60% off their regular retail price.

Bicester Village is the perfect day out for not only fashion lovers, but also for those who enjoy chic restaurants, creative pop-ups and art exhibitions. In just 20 minutes from Deanfield Park you could be enjoying a leisurely browse, savoring delectable culinary delights, and relishing in the thrill of finding that perfect piece to elevate your style.

  1. Waddesdon Manor: Escape into Timeless Splendor – Distance: 14 miles

Known as one of the most renowned manors in Buckinghamshire, Waddesdon Manor is a true architectural masterpiece and home to a variety of activities and things to do in and around the grounds. You could enjoy a walk through the immaculate Eythrope gardens or an inspiring tour of the French Renaissance-style château.

The exquisite interiors, remarkable art collections and the Manor’s rich heritage all provide a welcome respite from the outside world. And whether you’re enjoying afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant or visiting one of the many exhibitions or festivals on throughout the year, Waddesdon Manor is a wonderful day out with something on for the whole family.

  1. Ashmolean Museum: A Timeless Journey Awaits Distance: 15 miles

Just a short journey over the 17th century bridge into Oxfordshire and you can be in the ‘city of dreaming spires.’ Oxford is home to the Ashmolean Museum of art and archaeology where you and your family could be marvelling at the spectacular masterpieces housed within this inspiring museum. With famous collection ranging from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art you’ll be spoiled for choice with a variety of stories, displays, exhibitions and more dating back hundreds of centuries.

  1. Tiggywinkles: Wildlife Hospital Visitors – Distance: 7.5 miles

Set in the heart of the Chilterns countryside, Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital is a specialist hospital helping to treat and care for animals in need. The visitor center is an excellent place for children to find out more about caring for wildlife, the animals they rescue and the treatment they receive.

Visitors can get up close and personal and meet animals such as hedgehogs, take a peek into the baby bird nursery or even catch a Red Kite in flight at the Aviaries and Education Center.


If Ickford sounds like the ideal place to call home, why not find out more about  Deanfield Park, where the last few homes are now available . Our Marketing Suite is open Thursday through to Monday from 10am to 5pm or you can contact us on 01844 395049 or email