Recommendation leads to our new home

May 18, 2021In Testimonials5 Minutes

There is nothing better than a personal recommendation when it comes to buying a new home, which is exactly what happened to Jane and David McMorrow, who had been living in Northwood, North West London for 24 years but were keen to have a more rural lifestyle to enjoy their retirement.

Jane and David had always been interested in the property market and kept a regular eye on the market and different areas, and once their children had moved away to central London and Hertford, they had the freedom to be able to move to a different area.

Jane comments, “We always knew we didn’t want to spend our retirement in Northwood so over time had gradually started a decluttering exercise. Then one day a friend of David’s told him about Deanfield Homes and the lovely new homes they were building in the Cotswolds and suggested they could be exactly what we were after.

“We had always had older houses and never considered buying new, but there was something intriguing about a new build in the Cotswolds and the stunning location that really caught our attention.

“In early 2020, we decided to visit the show home and have a look around the development and immediately fell in love with it. We loved the layout with the larger kitchen/diner and also the fact that there were still smaller spaces to enjoy as well. It also had a separate utility room which was a real plus point.

“We were used to older properties, and our home was Victorian, but we felt that we had completed more than enough home improvement projects. The thought of something being brand new was really appealing.

“We were fortunate enough to get an offer on our home quite quickly, which we accepted, but with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic the market became uncertain, and it resulted in the sale falling through. We kept hitting an issue which was really disheartening so decided to take our house off the market and to wait.

“We were still interested in the Elstow and when we got a call out of the blue one day from a local estate agent offering to sell our home, we decided to go for it again and were successful in getting another offer. This really motivated us into moving quickly and this time we were successful in securing an Elstow.

“Throughout the buying process the team at Deanfield Homes and Savills were so helpful and kept us fully informed, sending us regular updates and photos of the progress. We were also able to visit during the breaks in lockdowns and see the house from the outside, but we weren’t able to walk through it until just before completion.

“We absolutely love our new home. It’s light, airy and spacious and the development is a lovely size. Everyone seems so friendly already and we’re looking forward to joining in village life. We’re also keen to explore the many walks in the stunning countryside and to entertain friends and family. We’ve definitely made the right move and couldn’t be happier.”

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.

Deanfield Homes launched its show home at its latest development, Deanfield Place at the start of March, in Cholsey, Oxfordshire where just one four bedroom home remains available. Deanfield Place features a collection of sixteen quality homes which are ideal for young families, first time buyers and downsizers alike.

In Marsh Gibbon in Buckinghamshire, work is underway at Deanfield View which will feature 10 new homes as well as a brand new village shop to serve the local community. Deanfield View sits in the heart of the picturesque village of Marsh Gibbon, which is approximately four miles east of Bicester and 11 miles north west of Aylesbury. Register your interest today as we are already 70% reserved. The homes will be ready for occupation from Autumn 2021.