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9th Mar 2016

A new Beechcroft home makes life easier for Maureen and Brian

When Maureen and Brian Goodenough came across Beechcroft’s new Penhurst Gardens development, they decided fairly swiftly on a move from Bicester to Chipping Norton which would make life easier for both of them.

Penhurst Gardens is a development of 44 one, two and three-bedroom homes designed for the over 55s and created on the site of the former Penhurst School in New Street, Chipping Norton. The selection of new and converted houses and apartments are all energy efficient, easy to maintain and feature fixtures and fittings of the highest quality. The majority of the new homes have outside space – either a terrace or balcony and all the houses have sunrooms.

“One of our three daughters lives in Chipping Norton and we just came across the development by chance,” comments Mrs Goodenough. “My husband had a back operation some time ago and now has problems with the stairs so we had reluctantly been looking at bungalows. When we visited Penhurst Gardens, we realised how spacious the new Beechcroft homes are. The ground floor apartment we have reserved also has a small patio garden which really attracted us. We have taken the family to view the apartment and they all love it.”

Mrs Goodenough is looking forward to an easier lifestyle in Chipping Norton, particularly as the development has an estate management service with the estate manager taking responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the development, the cleaning of the communal areas, the gardening of both private and communal spaces – and also being on hand to offer help and advice if necessary.”

“At our home in Bicester, we had a big garden and I had to maintain it as my husband wasn’t able to. I also did all the cleaning and it will be nice to have something that is easy to manage,” adds Mrs Goodenough.

The Goodenoughs were able to reserve their new home for up to six weeks with the free Move-With-Us service offered by Beechcroft. Move With Us is designed to take much of the stress out of moving home. It allows time for the Move With Us team to develop a marketing strategy aimed at selling your home within a few weeks. You receive a free, accurate valuation from two or three independent estate agents. The Goodenoughs’ current home was marketed on their behalf and all viewings were accompanied. They received weekly progress reports by phone and have now sold their home through the scheme. Now a buyer has been found, the team will manage the sale on their behalf enabling them to buy their new Beechcroft home. The Beechcroft team is also on hand to provide help and advice if needed.

“Move With Us contacted three estate agents and the agents have been very good and helpful, as has Beechcroft’s sales team. In the beginning, we were worried that we would not have enough time to sell our property and buy our new home in Chipping Norton but we have now accepted an offer on our house and everything is going well” comments Mrs Goodenough.

For further information on the new homes at Penhurst Gardens or the Move-With-Us service, please contact the sales team on 01608 641147. The show home and sales office are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Prices start from £350,000 for a two-bedroom second-floor apartment up to £550,000 for a three-bedroom house with a sunroom and balcony. For details on all Beechcroft developments, visit the website on www.beechcroft.co.uk.

Beechcroft retirement developments


Beechcroft is a leading UK retirement developer building outstanding homes for the over 55s in Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Middlesex, Gloucester and Kent. Beechcroft’s retirement houses and apartments offer award-winning landscaped settings and estate management services, access to shops and services and a community of like-minded people.

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