If you’ve spent a lifetime in a large house surrounded by big pieces of furniture, what can you do when you want to downsize?
For John and Frances Jenkins, the answer was to buy a Beechcroft home at Maygate Place in Medstead, Hampshire as Mrs Jenkins explains:
“Before we moved to Maygate Place, we lived in a lovely apartment on the first and second floors of an attractive old building in Bentley near Farnham but when my husband started to have mobility problems, the external staircase proved too much of a challenge.”
“We knew we’d have to move and we’d started to look for a new home. We found somewhere that was a ‘possible’ but we would have needed to build a large conservatory because everything was so much smaller than we were used to.”
“One day, when we were on our way to some further viewings, we received a leaflet through the door providing details of Beechcroft’s Maygate Place. It wasn’t too far from Bentley so we thought we’d take a look. Our first impression was that it was perfect; just right for us.”
Maygate Place is an over 60s development comprising an exclusive collection of 17 new homes including 5 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom houses set in landscaped grounds with private parking.
Each new home provides generously-proportioned living space including a stylish kitchen with a range of integrated appliances, at least one en-suite shower room and a sun room opening onto a terrace and private garden.
“At the time about four of the new homes had already been built and we loved the show home. The rooms sizes are good – it’s so unusual to find such a spacious retirement property and to have three bedrooms was a bonus. We could see that our furniture would fit in – and we know, and like, the area.”
“Our former home took some time to sell but we reduced the price in order to get a quick sale in order to move to Maygate Place – and we bought the show home. Whilst we loved our former home, we simply outgrew it – and it’s so nice to have everything new.”
“We have a large family and their opinion was very important to us. It’s so easy to get swayed when you’re viewing a beautiful new home but they all came to see it including our daughter and granddaughter who live locally and our son who lives in Germany. They all loved the Beechcroft property and agreed it was perfect for us.”
As Mr and Mrs Jenkins have discovered the new homes have been designed to be energy-efficient, easy to maintain and feature the high quality fixtures and fittings that are a hallmark of all Beechcroft properties.
Maygate Place offers a leisurely lifestyle and community of like-minded people. The estate management service handles the day-to-day administration of the development and organises the gardening of both the communal grounds and private gardens.
“The estate management service will prove useful and we have some nice neighbours – we have already been invited for drinks and nibbles so when a few more people move in, there will be a good sense of community.”
For further information on Maygate Place, where prices start from £405,000 for a two-bedroom house, please contact the Beechcroft sales team on 01420 561664, Tuesday to Saturday inclusive 10 am to 5.00 pm. Details on all Beechcroft developments are available on the website at www.beechcroft.co.uk.