Work starts at Deanfield Homes latest development in Marsh Gibbon

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November 27, 2020In Uncategorized2 Minutes

November 2020: Work is underway at Deanfield Homes’ latest development in the pretty village of Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire. Deanfield View will comprise 10, two, three and  four bedroom homes, together with a brand new village shop for the local community.

Annette Gaskell, Sales and Marketing Manager for Deanfield Homes comments, “We are committed to building high quality new homes that blend seamlessly into established communities and Deanfield View will be no exception.

“Our new homes are designed with the customer in mind, which is testament to our highly successful and award winning developments. We are delighted to have started work on our latest development in Marsh Gibbon and look forward to launching our show home in Summer 2021.”

Deanfield View sits in the heart of this picturesque village, which is approximately four miles east of Bicester and 11 miles north west of Aylesbury. It is conveniently located with good commuter links to junction 9 of the M40 and Bicester North and Bicester Village train stations with connections to Oxford, London Marylebone and Birmingham.

Marsh Gibbon provides the best of both worlds, with a countryside setting but easy access to Bicester, Oxford and further afield. The village has a Church, well regarded primary school, two pubs and a village hall with a wide range of activities and social events. There are also a number of National Trust locations nearby including Waddeson Manor and Middle Claydon Country House.

Deanfield Homes is an experienced housebuilder specialising in small to medium sized residential developments in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. It is committed to building new homes that integrate into established communities, which are sympathetic to the environment and local architectural styles. With high quality workmanship and specification, every Deanfield home is built with passion, the result being a home that anyone would be proud to call their own.

 

To register your interest please visit the website www.deanfieldhomes.co.uk for more information.


Virtual tours and Facetime helped us buy our new home

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November 12, 2020In Uncategorized7 Minutes

November 2020: With the Cotswolds in the top five of the UK’s lockdown rural hotspots, according to Zoopla, it’s no surprise that Deanfield Homes has seen a surge in demand for the new homes at its Shipton-Under-Wychwood development, Deanfield Grange.

For one couple, Deanfield Grange has ticked all the boxes when looking for a new home to downsize to. IT recruitment consultant, Warren (53) and his wife Vicky (50) Jupp lived in a four bedroom detached home in Chislehurst, Kent for 22 years but were looking to downsize a bit and spend more time with Vicky’s parents in Spain.

Warren explains, “We love the Cotswolds and have spent much time travelling around it in our motorhome with our two Westie dogs, Monty and Lola. With Vicky’s parents living in Spain, we decided we wanted to spend more time visiting them and move to a smaller home so started looking around visiting a number of new build developments in the area until we came across Deanfield Grange.

“We really liked the fact that it was a smaller development and loved that they were built using Cotswold stone. Jaqui, the sales advisor showed us around the development and we were impressed with the layout and quality of the homes and were definitely interested. Unfortunately we missed out on the three bedroom semi-detached which we were disappointed with, but with lockdown we decided to wait and see what happened.

“A few months later and restrictions starting to be lifted, we received a call to say the sale had fallen through on the Claydon, a four bedroom detached home, which was in our price range and were we still interested?”

Vicky continues, “I was in Spain visiting my parents when Warren got the call and I was keen we didn’t miss out so Warren took a trip to the development. He facetimed me and showed me around the house and straight away I got the feeling that it was our home. Deanfield Homes also produced some virtual tours of the home, which initially I thought you wouldn’t get a feel, but as soon as I watched it I could imagine myself living there. Warren put a deposit on the house there and then without me even stepping foot into it!”

Warren takes up the story. “Our house was still on the market, so we agreed that Vicky would stay an extra two weeks in Spain to avoid having to quarantine for two weeks in our house and stop people viewing and I would get the house sold. It all worked like clockwork.

“Deanfield Homes were so helpful during the buying process. We haven’t moved home for 22 years and last time it was just after we had got married and I remember it being such a stressful time. This time round we have been so lucky as it was only ourselves and our buyers and the process was so quick and painless. We used a local solicitor who was really experienced working with Deanfield Homes and the team were superb keeping us up to date throughout the whole process. We still have a four bedroom home but have downsized by about 25% in square footage.”

Vicky comments, “We have only been in the house for a week but it already feels like home and we are so pleased. The quality of the finish is exceptional and I love the kitchen/dining room as it suits our lifestyle as we never use a separate dining room. There is also a lovely landscaped garden which won’t be too much work to look after.

“The village is also perfect with several pubs, a village shop, lots of walks for our dogs and everything seems to be just five or six miles away. We are so happy we made the move.”

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.

Shipton-Under-Wychwood benefits from a highly regarded primary school, tennis club, a convenience store with Post Office and two pubs, The Wychwood Inn and The Shaven Crown, the latter of which overlooks the village green and was once a guest house run by monks.

The village is located on the A361 between Chipping Norton and Burford, the M40 and the A44 run to the east of the village, with the A40 to the south. There are also good national rail connections which can be accessed from Shipton, Ascott-under-Wychwood and Kingham train stations and are serviced by Great Western Railways. Shipton station, which is an 18 minute walk from Deanfield Grange, offers direct services to Oxford, Reading and London Paddington, with the latter less than 90 minutes in journey time.

Wychwood Wild Garden is one of the village’s real highlights, a centuries old garden and woodland spanning 12.5 acres, where waterfalls, ponds and ancient trees support a variety of wildlife and provide a tranquil spot for contemplation.


Deanfield Homes donates ‘Buddy Bench’ to Wychwood CE Primary School

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November 9, 2020In Uncategorized2 Minutes

November 2020: Deanfield Homes is committed to supporting the local communities in which it builds its developments and it was recently delighted to donate a ‘Buddy Bench’ to Wychwood CE Primary School.

The idea of the ‘Buddy Bench’ is simple. If a child feels lonely, they can go to the bench as a signal that they need someone to play with. Another child will see them and go and talk to them and include them in their games.

Mr Rubba, Headteacher of Wychwood CE Primary School said, “Wychwood Primary School is very pleased to accept the donation of a bench for our playground from Deanfield Homes.  Children love to sit and chat, which is an important part of learning to socialise. The bench will get a lot of use over the years by many children as they attend the school.”

Annette Gaskell, Sales and Marketing Manager of Deanfield Homes comments, “It has been a very strange and unsettling year for us all, particularly for children and we were keen to provide something for the school that could encourage positive engagement for children and also help pupils look out for each other and make friends. We are pleased that the children are getting a great deal of use out of the bench already.”

Located on the edge of the sought after Cotswolds village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Deanfield Homes has built Deanfield Grange, a stunning collection of three, four and five bedroom family homes.


Deanfield Homes praised at Evening Standard New Homes Awards

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October 9, 2020In Uncategorized2 Minutes

October 2020: Home counties based housebuilder, Deanfield Homes is celebrating its Highly Commended Award in the ‘Best Family Home’ category for its four-bedroom detached Elstow house type, at this year’s prestigious Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

Now in their 29th year, The Evening Standard New Homes Awards ceremony was unable to take place in person this year due to the pandemic, but its panel of leading industry experts were still able to recognise those housebuilders who are pushing to raise industry standards.

Across the board, the judges were looking for homes that exceed current best practice in the housebuilding market, specifically in the areas of quality of design, energy efficiency, utilisation of space and light, innovation, environmental positioning, quality of finish and value for money.

The Best Family Home category awarded homes that are positioned in a well-located attractive setting, offering an impressive sense of arrival and have imaginatively designed yet functional interiors for family living.

Peter Blades, Managing Director of Deanfield Homes comments, “We are delighted to be awarded this Highly Commended award for the Elstow at the coveted Evening Standard New Homes Awards. We pride ourselves on designing homes with the customer in mind, ensuring they are built with high quality workmanship and specification to create a home that anyone would be proud to call their own.

“Our Elstow house type has proved extremely popular with families looking for a stylish, modern home which offers flexible space for a growing family, and modern high-quality integrated appliances and luxury bathroom suites included as standard.” 

Deanfield Homes is committed to creating beautiful new homes in environments that have a real sense of place. Focusing on the areas of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire it prides itself on integrating homes into established communities that are sympathetically designed to complement their environment and local architectural styles.


Handover of the first shared ownership homes at Deanfield Grange

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August 24, 2020In Uncategorized1 Minute

July 2020: Deanfield Homes successfully handed over (with social distancing) the first shared ownership homes at Deanfield Grange to Cottsway Housing in July.

If you are interested in one of homes at Shipton-under-Wychwood, you can contact Cottsway Housing on 01993 890000.

(The photo is of Sigrid Houston from Cottsway Housing and Mark Hazell from Deanfield Homes)


Be part of the brand new community at Deanfield Place, Cholsey

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June 24, 2020In Uncategorized3 Minutes

June 2020: Set in an enviable position in one of South Oxfordshire’s most desirable villages, with the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the east and the North Wessex Downs to the west, Deanfield Homes is set to launch its latest development of high quality new homes at Deanfield Place in Cholsey.

With contemporary design and a quality specification, this collection of eight, two and three bedroom homes is ideal for first time buyers, young families and downsizers alike. Cholsey is perfect for those looking for a traditional village setting with all of life’s essentials on offer along with good commuter links to Oxford, London and Reading, courtesy of the village train station.

Annette Gaskell, Sales and Marketing Manager for Deanfield Homes comments, “We are delighted to be bringing our latest select development to the village of Cholsey. We are committed to building high quality new homes designed with the customer in mind, and carefully select areas where our homes can integrate well into established communities and this development is no exception.

“The homes at Deanfield Place will be ready to move into in Spring 2021 and we are asking anyone who is interested to register on our website and be one of the first to receive updates on the development as well as the opportunity to reserve off plan, ahead of our show home opening in early 2021.”

The charming village of Cholsey has everything you need, with a mini-market, post office, pharmacy, Indian restaurant and village pub. These facilities are also complemented by Cholsey Pavilion community hub, a pre-school, two primary schools and two churches. Taking a step outside of Cholsey you can visit the market town of Wallingford which offers a wider range of facilities and stores, including a Waitrose, farmers market, gym, theatre and swimming pool.

Cholsey station, in the heart of the village, provides regular and reliable services, with high speed rail line via Reading delivering a Cholsey to London Paddington service in less than an hour. Train services also stop at Oxford and Maidenhead among other destinations.

Travel by road is equally straightforward with Cholsey lying eight miles from the A34, 20 minutes from junction 13 of M4 and 25 minutes from the M40, junction 6.


Our new home is perfect for our growing family

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May 28, 2020In Uncategorized5 Minutes

May 2020: After the arrival of their youngest son Joe, Alistair and Emma decided it was time to look at moving to a larger home to raise their two sons. The family had lived in the north Oxfordshire village of Duns Tew for over ten years, and were really settled with many friends, and their son Jack, aged nine, attended a nearby primary school.

But with two growing boys they really wanted a larger garden for them to run around and play football in and a fourth bedroom was on the wish list. The couple viewed a number of second hand and new build properties locally and were fortunate when first time buyers made an offer on their home.

Alistair explains, “We had looked at a number of properties and decided we liked one in Steeple Aston. Our offer was accepted and with an offer on our existing property we started the ball rolling to move home. Then one day the sellers changed their mind and we lost the property. With Brexit and the uncertainty in the housing market it made us slightly nervous that we could run the risk of losing our buyers if we didn’t find an alternative property quickly.

“Emma and I looked into the options and had become aware of a small new development in Tackley by Deanfield Homes. Although it was at the top of our budget, a new build property was really appealing to us as it is totally brand new, no-one else has lived in it before and there is no uncertainty with a chain and someone pulling out.

“We visited Deanfield Grove one weekend and immediately fell in love with it. The house has a lovely landscaped garden to the front and back and is a great size for the boys to enjoy and the house offered four generously sized bedrooms. We also really liked the feel of the village with its community shop and children’s playground nearby.”

Alistair and Emma purchased a four bedroom Fyfield at Deanfield Grove.

Alistair continues, “We were fortunate to move in before the Covid-19 lockdown so we have been able to really enjoy our new home. The garden has made such a difference for us all and there is a lovely patio area to sit out on and enjoy the view of the hills in the distance. There is also an extra playroom for the boys to have fun and chill out in.

“We were so impressed with the customer service we received from Deanfield Homes and Savills. Before lockdown, Sarah from Savills took us on a little tour of the development and introduced us to a few of our neighbours. We are really looking forward to being able to get to know everyone and for the boys to make new friends and play out together. It already feels like home here.”

All the homes are now sold at Deanfield Grove, Tackley. Deanfield Homes  is currently marketing Deanfield Grange in the sought after Cotswold village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood. It features a stunning collection of three, four and five bedroom family homes, built using local materials to create attractive street scenes on the edge of the sought after village and already over 50% of the homes are reserved or sold.

Each property is built to a quality specification with a professionally designed kitchen, Bosch appliances, built-in wardrobes to select bedrooms, contemporary bathroom suites and a host of energy saving measures for low running costs.

Help to Buy is also available at Deanfield Grange. Prices range from £399,000 to £825,000 at Deanfield Grange.

The show home is open ‘by appointment only’ following social distancing and health & safety protocols.  For further information or to book an appointment please call 01993 685695 or email shipton.sales@deanfieldhomes.co.uk.


Help to buy enabled us to get our perfect family home

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May 18, 2020In Uncategorized7 Minutes

May 2020: Ariane and Matt Grimshaw (37) had been living in rented accommodation in Minster Lovell, near Witney, Oxfordshire with their three daughters but were really keen to get on the property ladder and buy a home for their growing family.

The couple had previously looked at several properties but at the time were unable to get a mortgage. When a change of circumstances meant they were able to proceed with a new search, the family were quick to look at several new developments, including Deanfield Homes latest development, Deanfield Grange in Shipton-Under-Wychwood.

Ariane explains, “As soon as we knew we were in a position to start our property search again we looked at a number of new build developments in the area. We were keen on new build as they offered the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, making the property more achievable. Having looked at several developments, we were really impressed when we visited Deanfield Grange.

“Immediately we knew the quality of the build was better than others we had previously seen and after viewing the show home, loved the way the house was designed internally and the generous size of each room.”

Ariane and Matt purchased a four bedroom detached Dunsmore at Deanfield Grange with impressive kitchen/dining/family room, separate utility room and landscaped front garden.

Ariane continues, “Deanfield Homes and the team at Savills were so accommodating and helped us through the process. Both Matt and I were keen not to buy from a larger housebuilder and really got the personal touch from Deanfield Homes, moving a wall back for us and lowering the plug sockets.

“We were about to complete on our property when the Coronavirus pandemic broke but Deanfield Homes and Savills were incredibly helpful and efficient and got us through this difficult time. They went above and beyond to get us moved into our home in time and nothing was too much trouble for them. We can’t thank them enough.

“We are so impressed with the quality of the home and features like the oak doors and the team at Deanfield Homes have really looked after us. The site manager even came to check we were all OK after moving in and made sure we could work everything.

“With home-schooling and working from home, because of lockdown, the house has proved it works for us. Matt has been running his management consultancy from home and we have all been able to be in the house at the same time and not disturb him working. The house feels so spacious even with all our furniture in it and the girls are loving the fact that they have their own bedrooms. We feel very fortunate.

“Once lockdown is over, the location is also really great for us as I am able to get to Witney where I teach gymnastics and Matt can travel a couple of days a week to London which is easily accessible for him.”

Located on the edge of the sought after Cotswolds village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the homes at Deanfield Grange are proving a real hit with discerning purchasers, with over 50% already reserved or sold. The development features a stunning collection of three, four and five bedroom family homes, built using local materials to create attractive street scenes.

Help to Buy is available at Deanfield Grange on homes up to £600,000. The scheme enables you to buy a new home with just a 5% deposit, whether you are a first-time buyer or moving from your existing home and the Government will lend up to 20% of the value of the new home via an equity loan. (T’s & C’s apply).

Shipton-Under-Wychwood benefits from a highly regarded primary school, tennis club, a convenience store with Post Office and two pubs, The Wychwood Inn and The Shaven Crown, the latter of which overlooks the village green and was once a guest house run by monks.

The village is located on the A361 between Chipping Norton and Burford, the M40 and the A44 run to the east of the village, with the A40 to the south. There are also good national rail connections which can be accessed from Shipton, Ascott-under-Wychwood and Kingham train stations and are serviced by Great Western Railways. Shipton station, which is an 18 minute walk from Deanfield Grange, offers direct services to Oxford, Reading and London Paddington, with the latter less than 90 minutes in journey time.

Wychwood Wild Garden is one of the village’s real highlights, a centuries old garden and woodland spanning 12.5 acres, where waterfalls, ponds and ancient trees support a variety of wildlife and provide a tranquil spot for contemplation.

Prices range from £399,000 to £825,000 at Deanfield Grange.

The show home is open ‘by appointment only’ following social distancing and health & safety protocols.  For further information or to book an appointment please call 01993 685695 or email shipton.sales@deanfieldhomes.co.uk.


We waited for our dream home to come along

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May 18, 2020In Uncategorized6 Minutes

May 2020: Jo and Graham Benfield had been living in rented accommodation in Shipton-Under-Wychwood for several years, waiting for their dream home to come along. The couple, who have two sons, Rory, age eight and Quinn, age two were keen to stay in the village where Graham himself had been raised just down the road.

Jo explains, “We have always loved the area, it’s great being in the countryside but still having local amenities.  Rory attends the local primary school and Graham and I both have friends and family living locally, so when it was first announced that Deanfield Homes were building a new development in the village I was keen to find out more.

“I contacted Savills in the summer of 2018 and eagerly searched for further information. We hadn’t looked at any other homes before but the thought of a new build home in the village really appealed. Over the next 18 months I visited Deanfield Homes’ developments in Ducklington and Tackley and was really impressed with the quality and attention to detail. 

“As soon as we could we were the first to reserve at Deanfield Grange using Help to Buy. The process was really straight forward and our application was dealt with really quickly. The team at Savills and Deanfield Homes were so helpful and made the whole buying process as stress free as possible.”

Jo and Graham purchased a three-bedroom semi-detached Hampton and were one of the first to move into the brand new development. Jo continues, “We are so impressed with the quality of our new home. Members of our family are in the building trade and they have commented on how good the quality and workmanship is, and we have been so well looked after by the team at Deanfield Homes.

“Unlike some new homes, we have had so many things included in the purchase price, such as integrated appliances, fitted wardrobes, mirrors, and it’s the smallest things that have really impressed us, such as the quality of the internal doors, we particularly love them. We also really love the stylish bathroom and en-suite.

“Getting to work is also really easy with Graham working in Bourton on the Water for a transport company and myself in Banbury working in marketing for a financial services company, I can also get the train nearby when I need to travel for work so it’s great. We couldn’t be happier with our dream home.’

Located on the edge of the sought after Cotswolds village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the homes at Deanfield Grange are proving a real hit with discerning purchasers, with over 50% already reserved or sold. The development features a stunning collection of three, four and five bedroom family homes, built using local materials to create attractive street scenes.

Help to Buy is available at Deanfield Grange on homes up to £600,000. The scheme enables you to buy a new home with just a 5% deposit, whether you are a first-time buyer or moving from your existing home and the Government will lend up to 20% of the value of the new home via an equity loan. (T’s & C’s apply).

Shipton-Under-Wychwood benefits from a highly regarded primary school, tennis club, a convenience store with Post Office and two pubs, The Wychwood Inn and The Shaven Crown, the latter of which overlooks the village green and was once a guest house run by monks.

The village is located on the A361 between Chipping Norton and Burford, the M40 and the A44 run to the east of the village, with the A40 to the south. There are also good national rail connections which can be accessed from Shipton, Ascott-under-Wychwood and Kingham train stations and are serviced by Great Western Railways. Shipton station, which is an 18 minute walk from Deanfield Grange, offers direct services to Oxford, Reading and London Paddington, with the latter less than 90 minutes in journey time.

Wychwood Wild Garden is one of the village’s real highlights, a centuries old garden and woodland spanning 12.5 acres, where waterfalls, ponds and ancient trees support a variety of wildlife and provide a tranquil spot for contemplation.

The show home is open ‘by appointment only’ following social distancing and health & safety protocols.  For further information or to book an appointment please call 01993 685695 or email shipton.sales@deanfieldhomes.co.uk.


Why buy new?

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May 6, 2020In Uncategorized4 Minutes

Buying a new home has multiple benefits – advantages that are felt from the moment you reserve a property and that last throughout your homeownership. At Deanfield Homes, we take buying new to an elevated level, ensuring your experience of owning one of our properties brings a lifetime of pleasure.

Below are some of the Deanfield differences:-

Help selling your existing home: Deanfield’s Assisted Sale service takes away the hassle of appointing and managing an estate agent. We step in and manage the sale of your property using a network of handpicked agents, leaving you free to reserve the home of your dreams. What’s more, Deanfield will pay your estate agency fees.

Shorten your property chain: buying a new home will complete your chain. This guarantees there is no one above you, therefore making the transaction much simpler to coordinate.

Maximum choice: buying off plan or early in the construction process gives buyers the pick of the plots and allows purchasers to influence the internal specification of their new home. Register your interest in our developments and enjoy the opportunity to choose your favourite property type, kitchen, tiles and floor coverings.

Enjoy a home, not a project: buying brand new gifts purchasers the chance to concentrate on living life, rather than worrying about niggling maintenance or DIY tasks. Each Deanfield property is impeccably finished and ready to move in to, with fully fitted kitchens, integrated appliances, beautiful bathrooms and low running costs.

A decade of peace-of-mind: there are no guarantees with older properties but when you buy new from Deanfield Homes, you’ll benefit from a 10-year NHBC warranty, an emergency NPA 24/7 call-out service and our very own two-year after-sales service, following completion.

Being part of a community: new homes are the perfect choice for buyers who are community minded. Every Deanfield Homes development is hand-selected and laid out to create a new, welcoming neighbourhood.

Modern homes, traditional details: although our new homes are packed with cutting-edge technology and modern fittings, we have perfected the art of including traditional details that bring a sense of comforting familiarity.

Improved eco credentials: buying new instantly improves energy efficiency. As well as modern methods of construction – with emphasis on sustainability and locally-sourced materials – every Deanfield home comes with a raft of eco saving measures. Expect thermostatically controlled central heating power by an A-rated boiler and monitored by a smart energy meter; energy and water-saving kitchen appliances; dual flush WCs; double glazed windows for optimum thermal insulation; low energy lighting and high levels of insulation – all included to reduce energy consumption and lower fuel bills.

Make your mark: new homes offer buyers a blank canvas – smooth, neutrally-painted walls ready for a splash of colour, cherished photographs or your favourite artwork. Move in and personalise your space without hesitation.

Secure by design: we want buyers to feel safe and secure in their new Deanfield home, so we always include a multi-point locking system to the front door, outside lights and dusk-to-dawn sensor lights serving the main entrance point.