Moving to our dream village after 45 years

Karen and Simon recently moved into one of our beautiful new homes at Ghyll Croft, they tell us why choosing a Thakeham home was right for them.

Karen had known the beautiful Sussex village of Newick since she was a child having visited relatives here for Christmas and Easter celebrations over the years.

Karen and Simon often visited family in the village during their 45 years of married life and on one recent visit to the area, they discovered the new homes at Ghyll Croft, just a short walk from the heart of the village.

“We’d both been retired for a couple of years and our two daughters have grown up and left home so it was time to downsize to a home which was especially for the two of us, we’re exceptionally house proud so the quality of build was very important to us and we were instantly impressed with these new homes by Thakeham.”

After visiting the Showhome at Ghyll Croft, Simon and Karen put their own house on the market and reserved their chosen new Thakeham home.

“We had a big tick list and when our Sales Consultant, Karen, came back to us on everything, we found it was just ticking all the right boxes.

We always like to put the car away and here the car goes into the garage easily and there’s still room for storage. The hallway is nice and wide which makes the entrance to the house feel spacious and welcoming, and all of the rooms here are lovely and light.”

Simon & Karen decided to furnish their new home from scratch although they brought a few mementoes with them and just a few pieces of cherished furniture. It’s given them the perfect opportunity to enjoy furnishing their new home for a fresh start.

“This move has been life-changing for us. It was the house which really caught our eye as the finish was excellent and living on a small development was very important to us.”

Thakeham has also introduced an Assisted Move scheme designed to make moving easier by taking the stress out of selling your current property.

Once the new Thakeham home has been chosen, Thakeham arrange valuations and oversee the marketing for you. And once an acceptable offer has been received, Thakeham continue to manage the sale right through to completion – and they even cover the estate agency’s fees

“We hadn’t bought and sold for nearly 20 years so at first we were concerned that we were going to lose this new home but we weren’t pressurised at all.

The Sales Consultant, Karen, answered all our questions – she was fantastic. She kept us informed all the way through which is exactly the way business should be done.”

“We have also been impressed with Thakeham’s after sales service, as with all new builds you can expect snagging issues and the couple that we have had were addressed promptly and efficiently by Owen.

I love the New England look of our house and the neighbours here are all lovely – we’re definitely pleased we made the move.”

At Thakeham, we are proud of the new communities we create and the new homes that we build. Renowned for premium quality homes enhanced by superior specifications, we are committed to securing a legacy for future generations through properties of elegance and character.

A commitment to quality that can be seen in the unique designs of each house using carefully chosen materials and finishes, that reflect the characteristics of the locality.



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