The best things really do come in threes for a first time buyer couple, Georgia Dunne and Nathan Westwood who recently celebrated their first year of living happily at Bewley Homes’ Centenary Fields in Bramley.
As well as being first to move into the new development last June, the couple also had the honour of the first new arrival at Centenary Fields with their baby daughter Nola.
Before finding their ideal family home, the couple had been renting a flat in Finchampstead. Keen to take advantage of the Help to Buy scheme, they wanted to find a house that was in an attractive countryside location, but within easy reach of work and family and friends. Bramley had not been on their radar and they only found out about it when Georgia’s mother told them about the village. This led the couple to discover Bewley Homes’ Centenary Fields development and they never looked anywhere else!
Centenary Fields is situated in the historic village of Bramley and just moments from The Vyne a beautiful National Trust 16th-century estate with outstanding walks and nature reserves. The collection of 30 newly created 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes are ideally positioned to enjoy every element of countryside life, yet conveniently situated near neighbouring towns and villages.
Initially, Georgia, 25, thought such a pretty semi-rural setting would be beyond their budget. However, having checked out the affordability, the couple were delighted to realise a semi-detached two bedroom house at Centenary Fields was within their price range.
Georgia said: “We just knew this was the development for us as soon as we saw it. There are only eight two bedroom properties on the site, so you do not feel overwhelmed by endless houses and you can really see what you get for your money. We just got the impression that Bewley Homes really seem to place importance on quality not quantity when creating their developments.”
The couple, who both work at BMW in Reading, fell in love with the uninterrupted views across open fields from their two bedroom property, which backs onto woods at the rear of the house – it offers a quiet and relaxing environment for residents.
The couple were impressed with the spacious layout of their home inside and out. “The two bedrooms are really generous with great storage”, said Georgia. “We love the open plan downstairs dining area too.”
“Being able to choose carpets and Amtico flooring was a real bonus”, added Nathan. “The kitchen appliances are all SMEG and the entire house has been designed to such a high specification, we really can see where our money has been well spent.”
The couple love the generous garden outside and the fact that they enjoy privacy and security without being overlooked by other properties. Georgia said they have wonderful neighbours and a lovely mix of ages, all of whom they got to meet at Christmas time over mince pies and wine at an event arranged by the sales team at Bewley Homes.
Nathan, 32, added: “We feel so lucky and so at home here. The sales team became like friends throughout the process of buying our house. There is a lovely sense of community here and we know it’s going to be a lovely place to bring up our daughter Nola. Georgia and I both feel proud that already we have such lovely memories and photos of our perfect first family home to show Nola as she grows up.”
Elaine Stratford, sales and marketing director at Bewley Homes, said: “Customers moving into Centenary Fields tell us how delighted they are with their new homes with views of the fields nearby and the picturesque village of Bramley. There is also the railway station for commuters with a fast train service into London Waterloo. We’re not surprised that our homes are being snapped up right now with the added bonus of a stamp duty holiday; there’s every reason to move here and find a perfect country home with Bewley.”