New home was too good to resist

New home was too good to resist

When March Wilmot started selling the new homes at Manor Farm in Up Hatherley, Cheltenham, she became so enchanted with the Redcliffe Homes development that she ended up buying a house there for her own family.

March, who is 40, said: “I grew up in this area and very soon after I started working here I knew I wanted to come back, and that Manor Farm was where I wanted to live – it’s just such a lovely place!  

“Of course for us this house move didn’t have the element of doubt that buying a new home often entails, because I understand Redcliffe Homes’ way of doing things.

“I have total confidence that my family’s new home doesn’t just look good, it will also have been well-built and – as always – it’s beautifully finished. We couldn’t be happier!”

The property the Wilmots have relocated to is a four-bedroom Andoversford whose exterior, like the other new homes at Manor Farm, was carefully designed to complement the style of the neighbouring 350-year-old farmhouse and other traditional farm buildings.  These are currently undergoing renovation and due to be released for sale next year.

March said: “It wasn’t easy to choose, because all the designs are really nice.  Though I knew we’d have a good-sized kitchen and plenty of space everywhere, it’s only now we’ve moved in that I really appreciate what a lovely flow there is to the lay-out of the rooms.  

“And my husband Russell and I love the luxury of our en-suite bathroom!”

Five-year-old daughter, Lucy, has been happily supervising the installation of fairy lights in her new bedroom, and helped settle the family cats, Ronnie and Henry.  

March said: “I knew in advance that we were going to have some great neighbours, because I’d already met them all.  Everyone’s very friendly, and there’s a good community feel to the place already.”

The setting, next to a small park, and the fact that there are no through roads on the development make it an ideal place for families, who can also enjoy the nearby countryside and excellent local schools.

Just one house in the first phase of Manor Farm now remains available – plot 28 which is an Andoversford, like March’s.  The refurbished period properties in phase two will include Rusty Shilling Farm House, which is a Grade II listed refurbished five-bedroom property, and four one-, two- and three-bed refurbished cottages, previously part of the farm’s stable-block.

Details are available from Andrews Land and New Homes on 01242 248975 or via email:  

Up Hatherley is three miles from Cheltenham, and has good transport links to the rest of the region. Manor Farm has attracted interest from all over the country, including London, reflecting a lively demand for quality new homes in this area.