All together now

All together now

New homebuilder Redcliffe Homes has provided the perfect solution for the Miles family – hunting for a bigger home for their growing family – and for Emma Miles’ parents, seeking a smaller home for retirement, at Whatley Drive in Pewsey.

Aiming to create a lively mixed community in the heart of the village, Redcliffe has built everything from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom homes, which has enabled both generations to find what they wanted just around the corner from each other.

Alex and Emma Miles weren’t initially looking for a newly-built house, and chose their new home at Whatley Drive mainly because of its size and location, but they’ve become big fans of new-build since moving in.

Emma, who teaches in a local primary school, said: “We were moving from a character property and were not especially excited about buying a new house, but we’re really glad we made this choice. We love the space we’ve got here - the high ceilings are a great relief for my tall husband after the cottage - and we appreciate the attention to detail that’s gone into our new home.  

“We are so enjoying creating the family home we want.  Buying off-plan meant that we were able to personalise many of the interior choices so that they reflect our style and needs, as well as enabling us to put our own stamp on the garden.  Plus no need to pay out for remedial works or DIY, and everything so clean and perfect.”

“Buying new has proved to be a real winner as far as we’re concerned – we had no idea there would be so many unexpected advantages.”

Emma’s parents, Carol and Pete Bond, moved from a thatched cottage in Pewsey village, where they had lived for 28 years, into Whatley Apartments, close to Emma and her family.

“Now they’ve retired it’s wonderful for them to be free from the maintenance that an older property always requires and use some of that free time to travel more,” said Emma.

“Their close proximity enables them to be even more hands-on grandparents – lovely for our boys, and for us too!”

Since the family is interested in sustainable development, they have welcomed Redcliffe’s green initiatives which contribute towards improving overall efficiency and sustainability in their home, such as high grade insulation, air source heat pumps and sustainable drainage and rainwater systems.

Local materials have been used in construction wherever possible, and waste materials reused.  For example, during construction, the stone excavated for the foundations of houses and roads was reused by crushing it for scaffold bases and material storage areas.  

Lorraine Kendrick, marketing and sales manager for Redcliffe Homes, said: “We have decades of experience in developing sensitive sites into attractive communities that people are proud to call home, and we are always delighted to receive feedback which tells us we’ve succeeded in this aim.”

Of the homes in the first phase of development at Whatley Drive, just one two-bed home and one five-bed home now remain available.  

The final phase, Whatley Mews, features 11, two- and three-bedroom homes arranged around a delightful communal garden with prices ranging from £253,000 to £295,000.  These homes have been specially created for over 55’s seeking an elegant new freehold home in a beautiful location.

The Vale of Pewsey, which is surrounded by meadows and pastureland to which the families of Whatley Drive have easy access, is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The new homes are also just a short stroll from Pewsey village centre along Riverside Walk, a newly created walkway alongside the River Avon.  There are excellent schools nearby, as well as Pewsey Rail Station which puts London just over an hour away by train.

Further information is available from the sales office on 01672 564680, open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Posted by Thyme Morris