A retired couple who instantly “fell in love” with their new house at Fernley Park, near Uckfield, showed such a flair for decorating they have put even the development’s show home in the shade!
Born-and-bred Londoners Chris and Pam Modoo have been married for 42 years, and the move from the capital to their new four-bedroom, three-storey townhouse nestling in the countryside was the chance to enjoy their dream of a rural life, not too far from town.
Former taxi driver Chris (61) and Pam (59), who worked as an HR manager, have worked together to put their personal stamp on their home – and enjoyed every minute of it.
Pam said: “We had been talking about moving for ages and decided that when we retired we wanted somewhere semi-rural. We’re Londoners born-and-bred but we wanted to experience living in the countryside – with a convenient town nearby.
“We both lived very busy lives. We still like London but we have friends in Uckfield, which made us think about it. We did not want to lose touch with our old life, but moving to outer London was expensive. Going this little bit further we can still see our friends, and the sale of our house bought us more.
“We were house-hunting for two whole days but Fernley Park was the first we saw. We turned up and instantly fell in love with it. It ticked everything on our list and set the benchmark very high.
“We feel like we’re on holiday at the moment, especially as the summer’s coming. We enjoy walking and like being nearer the sea.”
The couple made the most of buying a new home by being able to control details of the fixtures and fittings to meet their exacting standards and personal taste.
Pam explained: “We wanted it to look different to our old house, which was a three-bedroom semi, but keep some of its character. We thought the Linden Homes specifications were a good standard anyway, but we were able to influence every last detail of the house.
“We have changed colours of the rooms and had the garden landscaped, and put in blinds and mirrors – we’ve really enjoyed doing it.
“We have tried to be modern but with a traditional twist. The sitting room is traditional, the kitchen more modern, with glass and plastic table and chairs, and we had a fireplace fitted.”
Family and friends have been impressed by the couple’s efforts, and Pam added: “They’re absolutely delighted for us. They think the place and the house are wonderful, and what we’ve done to it. They’re blown away!”
Fernley Park’s beautiful new homes nestle in the landscape of the Sussex Weald, enjoying scenic views, rivers and woodlands. The friendly town of Uckfield is on the doorstep and the south coast only an hour away.
The stunning two, three and four-bedroom family homes are the perfect base to explore the surrounding landscape criss-crossed by footpaths, with vast swaths of parkland either side, and are well suited to the needs of both couples and families alike.
Inside, the comfort and quality are truly impressive in terms of specification and product range. Linden Homes are a responsible home builder using materials to produce energy efficient homes to reduce the owners’ running costs.
Uckfield can cater for everyone’s daily needs, with shops, cafes, schools and doctors all on hand, plus many boutique shops, a leisure centre, several good restaurants and a beautiful old fashioned picture house showing all the latest film releases.
Whether searching for a peaceful retreat, somewhere to play, space to start a family, or simply a base to explore from, the location has everything to offer any househunter.
To find out more, visit the sales centre open daily from 10am-5pm, or call 0844 488 3464.
For further information, contact Lyndsay Scanlan or Sam Nickerson at Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893.
04 September 2012