No work, all play.

After years of tackling hefty renovation projects, as well as one arduous self-build, Claire and husband George were ready to downsize from their large family home in Yorkshire, but that did not mean downsizing on life.

For Claire and George, the running costs of a six-bedroom home, alongside ongoing upkeep and gardening was beginning to take its toll. It was time to make a change. In 2016, the couple made the decision to relocate from the Yorkshire Dales to rural Oxfordshire, in order to live closer to family and friends and save money.

George explains: “When we first started looking at properties, an age-exclusive development definitely was not on the list, but after lots of research and viewings, a Blue Cedar Homes property was the perfect fit.

We were blown away by the thought that had gone into the design of each home. The quality of fittings is second to none, which is something most property developers charge extra for. We have always valued living space over bedroom space, which Blue Cedar Homes offer in abundance.

We fell in love with the layout of the individual properties. Each house on our development looks out onto landscaped gardens, so you never feel overlooked. Another huge selling point for us was freehold ownership.

Knowing that our home will continue to increase in value with the property market is really reassuring.

During the summer months we took to using the summerhouse. We would make the most of long evenings by getting to know our neighbours over snacks and wine. It is so nice to feel part of a mini- community.

Both the house and garden are a much more manageable size, and thanks to our Estate Manager doing all the hard work for us, we get to spend more time indulging in our pastimes.

We are both keen walkers, so we love exploring the local area and discovering all that it has to o er. I am also a member of a local rowing club and Claire’s a member of the local tennis club. And when we are not both running and rowing around, we are spending quality time with our two daughters and their families.

Moving here has enabled us to really concentrate on what matters most, enjoying a happy and fulfilling life. If anything, we wish we had done it earlier.”

“We are both keen walkers, so we love exploring the local area and discovering all that it has to offer.”

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Blue Cedar Home Ltd is registered in England no. 6444180. Registered office: Eagle House, 1 Babbage Way, Exeter Science Park, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2FN


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