We waited for our dream home to come along

May 18, 2020In Testimonials6 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.