Help to Buy enables first time buyer to get a larger property

Help to Buy enables first time buyer to get a larger property

December 3, 2018In Uncategorized3 Minutes

A recent report has revealed that more than 420,0001 people in Britain have been helped onto the housing ladder with the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. This is just the case for one first time buyer, who has just moved into her first home, a three bedroom semi-detached home at Deanfield Meadow in Ducklington, Nr Witney, using Help to Buy.

Lauren Davies, 29, grew up in Witney and moved to Bermuda for two years when she was 23. Upon returning, she rented in London for two years before moving into her boyfriend’s property. When the relationship finished she decided she wanted to move back to the Witney area to live closer to her friends and family.

Lauren comments, “I work for VW in Didcot which is not too far from Witney and was really keen to move back and be closer to my parents, grandparents and friends. I started looking around but couldn’t find anything I liked.

“I then noticed that Deanfield Homes were building a new development just outside Witney. However, I thought it was out of my price range so initially disregarded it.

“After speaking to my mortgage advisor about my options and what I could afford, I decided to take another look at Deanfield Meadow. I was really surprised that I could not only afford to buy there, but had enough to look at a three bedroom semi-detached. I couldn’t quite believe it.

“We had a look around the show home and I was really impressed with the quality of the home and finish. I also liked the fact of owning a brand new home.”

Lauren has purchased a three bedroom semi-detached, Blenheim at Deanfield Meadow. Lauren continues, “The sales advisor was really helpful and talked me through my options including Help to Buy. She guided me all the way, I don’t know what I would have done without her.

“Help to Buy has been really good as it has enabled me to get a larger property than I thought. I have my own inspirational Instagram page for home décor which is now being used in my own home.”

Deanfield Meadow features fourteen homes for private sale and twelve affordable homes. The homes range from two-bedroom semi–detached through to four-bedroom detached.

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Buying a brand new home was so easy for first time buyers

Buying a brand new home was so easy for first time buyers

November 22, 2018In Uncategorized5 Minutes

November 2018: Buying a home is considered to be one of the most stressful things you can do, but for Peter Blixenkrone-Moller and Cristina Gallego Garcia it couldn’t have been more straight forward when they purchased their two bedroom home at Deanfield Meadow, Ducklington, Near Witney, Oxfordshire.

Peter (aged 50) comments, “We have both been living in the UK for 10 years. I am originally from Denmark and Cristina (aged 40) from Spain. We wanted to buy our own home but needed to make sure we were both in the right jobs before making that commitment, so decided to rent for nine months in Woodstock, with a clause in our agreement which meant we could get out.

“Cristina got a job with YASA in Kidlington so we decided it was finally the right time to look at buying our first home. We started looking around and were keen to buy brand new which meant we could use the Help to Buy scheme and only put down a 5% deposit.

“We looked at a number of developments around the area, and then came across Deanfield Meadow in Ducklington. We liked the idea of it as it was in a small village location and close to Witney, which meant Cristina was only 20 minutes from work.

“We arranged an appointment to view the development. We were really impressed with the size and layout of the development and really liked the two bedroom Ardington, which was situated in the corner backing onto woodlands.

“Deanfield Homes’ Managing Director was also at the development that day and as I suffer from fibromyalgia which means I have mobility problems, he got the site opened up for us and personally drove us to the house to take a look around.

“We liked the high ceilings and the attention to detail and specification was superb. We also loved the kitchen and premium appliances. We really felt like we had the personal touch and nothing was too much trouble.”

Peter and Cristina purchased a two bedroom Ardington home at Deanfield Meadow. Cristina continues, “We have heard so many stories about long chains and stress of buying a home in the UK but it was so straight forward and easy. We put a £500 deposit down and the sales advisor helped us with Help to Buy. We also used Savills recommendations for solicitors which was really good and the rest is now history.

“Deanfield Homes were so helpful. They even included a handrail for Peter as part of the price and we were able to change the flooring in the living room as we wanted to get a dog. We are so pleased with our new home. The development already feels part of the village and the landscaping is so lovely. We finally have our new dog; Ollie and the garden is just perfect for her.”

Peter concludes “Coming from Denmark, we have always had a great focus on quality and the environment when it comes to our homes and my parents also built their own family house five times so it’s really wonderful to buy our own home that truly fits in with this ethos. We are really happy with it.”

Deanfield Meadow features fourteen homes for private sale and twelve affordable homes. The homes are now all reserved.

Deanfield Homes has just launched its latest development, Deanfield Grove in Tackley from plan with two reserved already. Situated in the heart of the much sought after Oxfordshire village, Deanfield Grove will feature just 13, two, three and four bedroom family homes. Tackley is set in lovely tranquil countryside, just eleven miles north of Oxford and within easy reach of main motorway routes. It also benefits from a mainline railway station with direct access to Oxford and Banbury with onward connections to London, Birmingham and beyond. Help to Buy is also available at Deanfield Grove. Guide price for the released plots are from £395,000 to £695,000.


Deanfield Homes Sponsored 1st Tackley & Heyford Scouts Firework Display

Deanfield Homes Sponsored 1st Tackley & Heyford Scouts Firework Display

November 6, 2018In Uncategorized1 Minute

Deanfield Homes were delighted to sponsor the 1st Tackley & Heyford Scouts ‘Firework Spectacular’ on Saturday 3rd November at Tackley Village Hall playing field.  It was a fantastic display which was enjoyed by all.


Help to Buy Enabled us to Buy our Dream Home

Help to Buy Enabled us to Buy our Dream Home

November 6, 2018In Uncategorized4 Minutes

Jo and James Druce-Harding have realised their dream of owning their ‘forever’ home at Deanfield Meadow in Ducklington, Oxfordshire, thanks to the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

Jo and James had been living in a three bedroom property in Witney for two years and really liked the area but after getting a dog, they decided they needed a house with a bigger garden and more space. They started to look around Witney at various properties and found a home they liked, but were unable to go ahead as their property hadn’t sold.

Jo comments, “After losing out on the property we wanted, we decided to continue to keep our house on the market, and weeks later we got a buyer. We started looking again and came across Deanfield Homes’ development, Deanfield Meadow in Ducklington.

“We arranged an appointment to view and the houses and development ticked all the boxes. It was just what we were looking for. The sales advisor mentioned the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. We had heard about it but I had just assumed we wouldn’t be eligible because of our incomes; we didn’t realise that it was based on the house price.

“After looking into it further we discovered that the Help to Buy scheme would allow us to increase our spending power and purchase the Dunsmore, a four bedroom detached home. The system was brilliant. We filled out the application form and they got back to us really quickly.

“If it hadn’t been for Help to Buy we would have had to buy a smaller property as a ‘stop gap’ and then think about moving again in a few years’ time, when we started a family. Now we have somewhere where we can stay for 15 to 20 years and raise a family.”

Jo and James have purchased a four bedroom home at Deanfield Meadow in Ducklington. Jo  continues, “We are delighted with our new home at Deanfield Meadow. All the properties are really beautiful and built to a high specification. It also appealed to us that the homes are on a small development, in a stunning village setting and built by a smaller housebuilder.

“Our new home has spacious liveable areas and we love the fact that we have a garage and separate utility room.  The village location is also ideal for us and there are great dog walks locally. It’s also really easy to get to work, with my job in Witney and James in Abingdon.

“Everyone at Deanfield Homes has been extremely helpful, taking us step by step through the whole process from reservation to completion and keeping us informed all the way.”


Successful Handover of Affordable Housing to Cottsway

Successful Handover of Affordable Housing to Cottsway

August 28, 2018In Uncategorized1 Minute

We were delighted to hand over the keys to @Cottsway at Deanfield Meadow, Ducklington last week where we have provided twelve affordable homes for #sharedownership and affordable rent. #newhomes #community #homes #partnership.


Deanfield Homes encourages young builders at Ducklington pre-school

Deanfield Homes encourages young builders at Ducklington pre-school

August 14, 2018In Uncategorized2 Minutes

July 2018: Youngsters have always had a fascination about building and none more so than the children of Ducklington pre-school who have received a donation of construction toys from Deanfield Homes towards their outside construction area.

Lorraine Probert, Manager of Ducklington pre-school comments, “We moved into our new building last October and were keen to create a construction area for the children to role play with work benches, tools, cement mixer, hard hats and bricks. We were approached by Deanfield Homes to offer support and are extremely grateful as the donation has allowed us to buy a number of these toys which the children are enjoying already.”

Annette Gaskell, Sales, Marketing and Customer Liaison Manager for Deanfield Homes adds, “We are delighted that we could support Ducklington pre-school. It is always wonderful to see the enthusiasm and interest that children have around the construction industry and hope some may go on to have a career in the industry in the future.”

Prices for the homes now available at Deanfield Meadow range from £365,000 to £695,000. The show home is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm. For further information about the development please call the Deanfield Meadow selling Agent Savills on 01993 875150


Ducklington CE Primary School children get creative about their perfect home

Ducklington CE Primary School children get creative about their perfect home

August 3, 2018In Uncategorized3 Minutes

16th July 2018: The children of Ducklington CE Primary School have been putting their creative talents to the test in a series of fun competitions hosted by Deanfield Homes.

The children of foundation, year one and year two took part in a painting competition to design and paint their own dream home, while year three and four wrote a poem about their perfect home. Year five and six had the exciting challenge of writing a school song. The winners were judged by Annette Gaskell from Deanfield Homes and Sarah Monier-Williams from Savills, selling agent for Deanfield Homes.

Sarah Nisbett, Headteacher of Ducklington CE Primary School commented, “It has been wonderful to see the enthusiasm and creativity amongst the children of all age groups. The competition was something they took part in at home and I know many children had interesting and entertaining conversations with their parents about what they would like in their dream home.

“We are extremely grateful to Deanfield Homes for the donation of £250 which we will be using to buy books for children who need challenging in their reading and often find it hard to find an age appropriate book to read to allow them to continue to progress their reading. Each winner also received a £20 book token.”

Harry Miles age 7 won the painting competition, Xander Keeping, age 8 won the poetry competition and Anna Keeping age 10 created a new school song about ducks.

Annette Gaskell, Sales, Marketing and Customer Liaison Manager for Deanfield Homes comments, “It was a wonderful afternoon spent at Ducklington CE Primary School and an extremely hard job deciding on the overall winners as you could see the time and passion put into each entry. Well done to everyone who took part”.

Deanfield Meadow in Ducklington features fourteen homes for private sale and twelve affordable homes. So far eight of the fourteen private sale homes have been reserved. The homes range from two bedroom semi-detached through to four bedroom detached homes and are built to a high specification with integrated appliances and garage or parking space.

Prices for the homes now available at Deanfield Meadow range from £365,000 to £695,000. The show home is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm. For further information about the development please call 01993 875150 or visit www.deanfieldhomes.co.uk.


Deanfield Meadow opens its doors on Saturday 30th June with over 40% of its homes already reserved off-plan

Deanfield Meadow opens its doors on Saturday 30th June with over 40% of its homes already reserved off-plan

June 24, 2018In Uncategorized4 Minutes

19th June 2018: On Saturday 30th June Deanfield Homes will be opening the doors of its much anticipated show home at Deanfield Meadow in Ducklington, Near Witney, Oxon.

So far, six of the fourteen homes have been reserved and these have been snapped up by first time buyers, families and those looking to downsize but still retain a high standard of living.

Deanfield Meadow features fourteen homes for private sale and twelve affordable homes. The homes range from two-bedroom semi–detached through to four-bedroom detached homes and are built to a high specification with integrated appliances and garage or parking space.

Lined with trees along its northwest edge, the development has been planned so that each house has a sizeable garden as well as easy, straightforward access to Standlake Road. The homes benefit from the best of both worlds, with a Cotswold village location but good commuter links to Oxford and beyond.

For those who have already registered interest in the development, they will be invited to a VIP preview between 10am and 11am for a tour of the show home. The development will then be open from 11am until 5pm for those wishing to visit. Help to Buy is also being offered on a number of plots.

Help to Buy 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. The Government will also lend up to 20% of the value of the new home via an equity loan. The Help to Buy equity loan can be repaid at any time or on the future sale of the home. The scheme is eligible on all properties up to £600,000 and is exclusively available on new build properties.

Ducklington is a leafy Oxfordshire village near the eastern edge of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful areas in Britain. Situated just a mile south of the market town of Witney, Ducklington combines the best of country living with proximity to Oxford and quick access to London.

The village offers all the possibilities of country life, with an idyllic local thatched-roof pub, a highly rated primary school, and an historic church. Many amenities are easily within walking distance, and Witney is only a short drive away.

For travel further afield, Ducklington has excellent links throughout Oxfordshire, with two major roads nearby. Eastwards, the A40 goes to Oxford and connects there with the M40, which will take you further east to London or northwest to Birmingham. Westwards, the A40 runs to Cheltenham and Gloucester.

For rail travel, Oxford station provides fast services several times an hour to both London Paddington and London Marylebone. Trains also run to Birmingham New Street twice an hour, as well as a range of other destinations throughout England.

Prices for the homes at Deanfield Meadow range from £295,000 to £695,000. For further information about the development please call Savills Oxford on 01865 269010.


Deanfield Homes secures new site in Shipton under Wychwood

Deanfield Homes secures new site in Shipton under Wychwood

May 26, 2018In Uncategorized3 Minutes

Deanfield Homes has acquired its latest site in the Oxfordshire village of Shipton under Wychwood. The site, Deanfield Grange, will feature 44 new homes built in a traditional style to a high specification.

Peter Blades, Managing Director of Deanfield Homes comments, “As a company we pride ourselves on creating homes in environments that have a real sense of place and this latest development will be no exception. Shipton under Wychwood is an extremely sought after picturesque Cotswold village located in the beautiful Evenlode Valley.

“The homes at Deanfield Grange will be ideal for families, young professionals and downsizers. Work is intended to start on site later this year.”

Shipton under Wychwood is located four miles north of Burford and 20 miles from Oxford. The development is adjacent to Wychwood Church of England Primary School and the village has a post office, local village store, doctors surgery and two pubs, The Shaven Crown, claimed to be among the 10 oldest inns in England, having been founded by the monks of nearby Bruen Abbey and The Wychwood Inn.

In the centre of the village is the green with a distant view of the 13th century parish church, Church of St Mary the Virgin. To one side of the High Street is Shipton Court, one of the largest Elizabethan manor houses in the country, and the other is Wychwood Wild Garden, a beautiful woodland and garden. Laid out in the 1860s, the 12.5 acres of avenues, woods and ponds is home to wildlife and many breeds of ducks and birds. It was acquired by the community in 2010 and is now offered as a place of peace and tranquillity to the public.

Deanfield Homes was formed in 2016 with the financial backing of Prowting Investments plc. Its experienced team has a passion for creating homes in environments that have a real sense of place and its strategy of only investing in sites suitable for small to medium sized developments means that its homes are integrated into established communities. The company takes pride in ensuring that its developments are designed with the customer in mind, with high quality workmanship and specification and are in keeping with the area in which they are located. To register your interest please click here


Deanfield Homes secures detailed planning permission in Tackley

Deanfield Homes secures detailed planning permission in Tackley

March 15, 2018In Uncategorized3 Minutes

15th March 2018: Deanfield Homes has achieved detailed planning permission at its latest site in Tackley, Oxfordshire. Deanfield Grove will feature twenty-six homes in the heart of this sought after Oxfordshire village.

Peter Blades, Managing Director of Deanfield Homes comments, “We are delighted that our detailed planning application has been approved and we look forward to starting work on site in the coming months. Tackley is an extremely desirable village to live in so we are expecting a great deal of interest from those looking for a village location with good communication links.”

Deanfield Grove will comprise of one, two, three and four bedroom homes and will be ideal for first time buyers and families. The homes will be designed to fit in with the local style of the village and internally they will feature a high specification finish.

Tackley is situated eight miles north of Oxford and just three miles from the historic town of Woodstock. It also has a mainline railway station with regular trains to and from Banbury, Oxford and London.

The village, which is one mile from the Oxford Canal, has a mixture of old cottages, converted buildings and modern homes. There is a traditional village green with old oak tree which forms the heart of the village. There is a strong community spirit with a community run shop, primary school and public house.

Deanfield Homes was formed in 2016 with the financial backing of Prowting Investments plc. Its experienced team has a passion for creating homes in environments that have a real sense of place and its strategy of only investing in sites suitable for small to medium sized developments means that its homes are integrated into established communities. The company takes pride in ensuring that its developments are designed with the customer in mind, with high quality workmanship and specification and are in keeping with the area in which they are located.

To register your interest please click here or call 01494 578911.