“Unlike a lot of local villages we looked at, there’s so many amenities on the doorstep here; like a dentist, post office and a great local shop. Having fantastic services within walking distance is going to be really important for us as we get older.

Eleanor had never bought a newly-built home, but already appreciates the advantages.

“One of the main reasons for buying ‘new’ was to escape the maintenance costs of older properties – we have both decided to spend our money on having fun and really enjoying our retirement instead! One of the best things about our new home is the spacious kitchen/dining room. There’s so much light with the vaulted ceiling – it’s a really inviting space.”

“Anne and the team have been so helpful and welcoming from day one – nothing was ever too much trouble for them. The construction team have also been so friendly and dealt with any minor issues really efficiently. It makes a real difference when you’re settling into a new place.