Mike and Vicki were the first homeowners to move in to our Moreton Edge development in Moreton-in-Marsh.
We caught up with the couple a few months after moving in to see how they are enjoying life at Moreton Edge and living in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
What attracted you to the home and Moreton Edge initially?
We found this development online and we were looking for the Moreton-in-Marsh area generally. At the time, all of the properties had been reserved, so we put our names down on the waiting list.
We didn’t expect we would get the offer of a plot, but Oliver Knight said it would be still worth us registering our interest.
It was June when Oliver contacted us and told us that one had become available.
We jumped at the chance. To end up being the first people in was a real surprise.
We came from Beverley in Yorkshire, which is lovely but we, wanted a complete change. Mike had just retired, neither of us driving at the moment, so we wanted to come to a place where we had easy access to services.
Moreton-in-Marsh runs a bus service to surrounding villages. We are also close to Oxford and also 90 minutes from London Paddington on the train and there is a lovely high street full of all the shops you need. It’s also an area of outstanding natural beauty, so we have easy access to a lot of walks in the countryside – we’re surrounded by footpaths and routes.
Quality of the build?
We had a four-bedroom house before and we weren’t particularly looking for something of the same size. The three bedroom specification we saw was ideal, the dimensions of the room were big, and to us it seemed to work perfectly.
The house has a high-quality finish – we knew that was going to be the case from the moment we saw the brochure.
We came down to Moreton-in-Marsh in April 2021, because that was the earliest we could travel due to lockdown. It was a lovely week and we stayed in a cottage on the main street. We looked at the development from the outside and thought it looked really good.
It’s in a good location, and the Cotswold stone build is fantastic. It fits in ideally to town.
This is a lovely small development and we’re of the opinion there will be a great community here.
We love the house and we’re really very happy with it. The landscape is what we particularly wanted and our garden has a gorgeous view.
Hospital Road is a lovely road with a really nice mixture of properties on it, but the way Deeley has done the build with the tiles and Cotswold stone means it fits in perfectly.
We hope to be here for the long-term and feel really settled here.
Experience with Deeley Homes?
Deeley Homes tried to get the house ready for us as soon as they could. We had been living temporarily in an Air BnB for two months, after selling our existing house.
We expected there may be a few problems as it’s a building site and we would be the first ones in occupation, but the builders have been good. There are a few things which still need finishing but we understand that will take time, but it doesn’t stop us enjoying the house.
With Deeley Homes being a smaller developer that has made a big difference. Before we moved in we had correspondence with both Eleanor Deeley and Dean Weldon and found them both fine to work with.
It was even down to things like keeping the heating on for when we moved in and the welcome on arrival, little touches that make a big difference.