After spending over a year trying to relocate to the idyllic market town of Ashbourne, it seemed an impossible task for one retired couple to find their dream home.
However, after seeing a brand new development from Redrow Homes East Midlands emerging, Alan and Elaine Hicks from Essex were able to reserve the perfect property.
The couple decided to buy off-plan at the housebuilder’s Henmore Gardens development in Ashbourne, and could finally say goodbye to future property searches.
Mr and Mrs Hicks moved into Redrow Homes’ detatched four-bedroom Richmond home at Henmore Gardens in the spring. While it is not the first new-build that the couple has owned, it is the first new-build property the couple has purchased off-plan.
Alan comments: “Retirement gave us the ideal opportunity to relocate to an area that holds very many happy memories from Elaine’s childhood.
“We always knew we wanted to return to Ashbourne one day, but after months of searching for properties without success, we were no closer to living our dream. However, after seeing land being marked out for development, we knew that a future in Ashbourne with Redrow Homes was to be enjoyed.
“Buying off-plan was incredibly exciting; we were able to witness every stage, from the land it once was, to the development it is today.”
Alan and Elaine chose The Richmond style of home to move into at Henmore Gardens. It boasts traditional design with Arts and Crafts touches on the outside, and a contemporary, stylish interior.
An open-plan kitchen area, with adjoining dining and family rooms, spans the full width of the home, providing an envy-inducing space for entertaining, relaxing and spending time as a family. There is amble space throughout this impressive home, with an elegant walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom, two en-suite bathrooms, and utility and cloak rooms and integral garage for practicality.
Alan concludes: “We love our house, and are thrilled to be living at Henmore Gardens; we have beautiful views from our back garden and are in a place we can well and truly call home. We couldn’t be happier.”
Henmore Gardens is a sought-after development of two, three and four-bedroom homes which is located on the doorstep of the Peak District, in Ashbourne. According to a recent study, the historic market town is the best place in Britain to raise a family, and Derby, Burton on Trent, Stoke, Nottingham, and Stafford are all within easy reach.