12th Jun 2018

From South Africa to Surrey: a life-changing move for the Peatfields

Moving home can be traumatic at any time but even more so when you have been living abroad for many years. David and Jane Peatfield know this all too well, having moved to Beechcroft’s 'The Farthings' development in Leatherhead, Surrey, after enjoying life in South Africa since 1981.

"Initially, our relocation to South Africa was on a two year business contract which turned into 36 years of life in a truly beautiful country where we experienced the amazing wildlife, wonderful climate and the joy of living in a coastal forest estate with its natural beauty. We decided to move to Surrey where we could be close to our son and his family in Cobham and our daughter and family in Fetcham," says Mrs. Peatfield. "Although we had looked at other Beechcroft developments, the Leatherhead development suited our needs perfectly".

"We had looked for various types of property on the relevant websites but the Beechcroft website gave us a really good 'feel' about the company and its developments. We were very excited to be at the launch of the Farthings last summer and were very impressed with the spaciousness of the apartments and particularly liked the large hall/dining areas leading into all the other rooms. The fitted wardrobes in the master bedroom and bedroom two were also a selling point for us. We fell in love with the show home with its very modern look. We are very happy with our three bedroom ground floor apartment and make very good use of the sun room which overlooks our lovely patio and garden area. One level living is perfect for us as we face the challenges that later life present. Equally it is reassuring to know the benefits of an Estate Manager for maintaining the standards of the estate".

The Farthings is a collection of elegant two and three bedroom houses and apartments; each with an abundance of living space. The houses provide sun rooms, private terraces and gardens and the apartments have gardens, balconies or roof terraces. The private gardens as well as communal grounds are maintained by the Estate Manager, who is on hand to organise the cleaning and maintenance of the communal areas as well as to keep an eye on properties whilst the owners are away. The Farthings provides a communal lounge, communal terrace and guest suite comprising a bedroom and en-suite shower room which may be booked for family and friends.

"At this stage of our lives we feel certain that we have made the right decision to make 'The Farthings' our home for hopefully many years to come. Here we are close to open countryside and the many beautiful attractions Surrey has to offer. We love playing golf and there is variety of golf courses close by. At the same time Leatherhead town centre is a short walk away. Transport links are excellent and a shuttle bus will be available should we require it. We are looking forward to making use of the Leatherhead Leisure Centre which offers many opportunities to keep fit".

As David and Jane have discovered, the finish on the new homes at The Farthings is excellent. The kitchens feature hand-made units by Manor Cabinets and the integrated appliances are of the highest quality. The bathrooms and en-suites include contemporary white sanitaryware and complementary fittings such as vanity units and mirrors.

At The Farthings owners, like the Peatfields, will be able to take advantage of a menu of additional services offered by the neighbouring care home including social events, hairdressing, hot meals and, if required, short term care following illness or an operation.

The Peatfields also comment on the service received at The Farthings; "The sales consultant on site has been exceptionally helpful as has the Site Manager and the Assistant Site Manager", concludes Mrs Peatfield.

To join a community of like-minded people like the Peatfields at The Farthings, please contact the Beechcroft sales team on 01372 377270 from 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday inclusive. Prices start from £495,000 for a two-bedroom apartment with balcony. Details of all Beechcroft developments are available on the website at www.beechcroft.co.uk.

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