From Orlando to the Cotswolds – Eric and Mercedes at Moreton Edge

Mercedes and Eric have broadened their horizons – bringing some Cotswolds beauty to their fast-paced Florida lifestyle!

They’ve bought a home at our Moreton Edge development in Moreton-in-Marsh, and we’ve grabbed a few minutes with them to discuss the reasons behind the purchase of a second home, their thoughts on the area and their overall house buying experience so far.

What attracted you to the home and to Moreton Edge specifically?

We both have the opportunity to work flexibly, which allows us to fulfill our joint desire to travel.

The Cotswolds is one of our favourite places to visit, and we’ve made the decision that we want to cement this by laying down roots in the UK – one of our favourite travel destinations!

The fast-paced lifestyle that we have day-to-day brings its challenges, and we were on the lookout for our own little retreat in a country we love that allows us to relax, experience a different climate more regularly and live in the Cotswolds, an area of real beauty. We even like the idea of cooler temperatures!

We plan to visit Moreton Edge a few times a year and provide our families with the chance to stay with us and form their own attachment with one of England’s most picturesque spots.

Why Moreton-in-Marsh?

We visited the area last autumn and were blown away by the natural beauty and authenticity of the historic towns, public footpaths and farms – and matching that with our interest in furthering ourselves as people and acquiring our dream home abroad that met all of our criteria led us to Moreton-in-Marsh.

It’s also handy that it is super easy to get to by rail from Gatwick and London Heathrow airports, which is where we fly into on arrival in the country. Naturally, as soon as we land, we would like to be at our home as soon as possible – and we can be opening our front door a little after two hours after we arrive on British soil, which is great! Our train from Paddington Station arrives into Moreton-in-Marsh and we are at Moreton Edge just minutes after.

Quality of the build?

We made our first visit to Moreton Edge in May and were really impressed by the setup of our home, as well as the quality of delivery. Everything was as we hoped and we instantly felt comfortable.

The house has been set up for needs, and the efficiency of the house is also a great bonus.

Experience with Deeley Homes so far?

We weren’t sure what to expect going out of our comfort zone and buying a home in a country on the other side of the Atlantic, but Deeley Homes have made the process convenient for us and each stage of the process has been undertaken with minimal difficulty, which we’ve appreciated.

One thing that’s stood out for us is the professionalism of the business, right through from receiving the brochure to arriving at Moreton Edge to seeing our home for the first time.

We’d researched both Deeley Homes and Oliver Knight Homes before embarking on the house buying journey again, and were reassured by feedback we saw, both through photos and feedback from others who’ve bought homes.

We put our faith in them to turn our vision into reality, as being based in the US has meant we’ve been unable to play a hands-on role. We’re very happy with the job they’ve done for us.

We’re already looking forward to our next trip in September, where we will be spending an extended period of time in our treasured home. We’ll then be returning in mid-November. This is the next step for us, and we’re excited to make some new memories!