Moving house, a new job and searching for the right school are stressful enough by themselves – but doing all three is well worth it for one family as they anticipate their beautiful five-bedroom house at Linden Homes’ exclusive new Eliotsmere Place development near Crowhurst.
For Sandy and Jane Pattisson, the eventual new lifestyle of working in London and living with their two children in a dream home in the countryside justified the trouble – and it’s hard to disagree when you see the quality of the superb properties nestling in rural Surrey.
The boutique collection of 11 three, four and five-bedroom properties is surrounded by open fields and named after the renowned poet, critic and playwright, T.S. Eliot, who once lived nearby.
The uniquely designed and individually named private houses form a gated community, featuring a lodge, oast-house and barn conversion. The quaint town of Oxted is just five miles away with its handy train links to London.
“Our new home is an ideal size and finished to a very high standard – it ticked a lot of boxes,” explained Sandy. “We’re all quite excited about living in the country, we know we will have to travel more, but it will be so nice to be able to come home and get away from it all.
“We are definitely looking forward to a bit more space and peace and quiet, and the location is very convenient for the children’s schools.
“We were really keen to move because we now both work in London, in marketing, and the two-and-a-half-hour commute from Cheltenham was just not practical.”
Linden Homes was also able to take away some of the stress of buying with its innovative Part Exchange scheme, which helped give Sandy and Jane the boost they needed to end a six-month house hunt from their current home in Cheltenham.
Sandy added: “Part Exchange was the ideal way to achieve what we wanted because we wanted to remove the stress and sell our house quickly. We’re hoping it’s going to be a very straightforward process with a seamless transfer. It makes it much easier.”
The scheme offers one quick, hassle-free agreement that takes out estate agents’ fees and the problems with chains which can scupper even the most secure-looking move.
Eligible home-hunters will have within seven days a valuation on their property made by three local estate agents and a cash offer made, as long as your current property is not more than 70 per cent of the value of what you want to buy.
The only thing left to do then is set a move-in date and get packing. You even get to stay in your property until your new home is ready – or move in almost immediately if it’s already complete. In the second half of last year 321 Linden Homes buyers used Part Exchange around the country.
The famous Lingfield Racecourse is under a ten-minute drive away, and for golf fans, the Kent and Surrey Golf and Country Club is under 15 minutes away by car.
Eliotsmere Place is also only 15 minutes drive away from the M25 and 17 minutes drive away from the M23, allowing the rest of the country to be within easy reach.
For more information or to arrange a viewing call 0844 417 5537.
For further information, contact Lyndsay Scanlan or Sam Nickerson at Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893.
04 September 2012
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