After living locally in a five-bedroom property for 28 years, Anna Allen decided it was time to downsize. In October 2020, she set her heart on a two-bed terraced new build home. Read about what attracted Anna to Graven Hill, and her experience so far, below.
“Graven Hill has always been a point of reference for me, as it rises above the landscape, but I had no idea there was a housing development there. It was like finding a hidden gem.
“As soon as I rolled up Graven Hill Road, the site instantly piqued my interest. My dad is from Norway, where they are a lot more experimental with their housing developments, and it had a similar feel. The houses of all different shapes, sizes and materials, and the range of communal spaces stood out to me.
“Graven Hill felt like it offered something unique, perhaps even futuristic. It was well thought out and, although unfinished, still had a strong sense of community that was clear to see.
“As soon as I stepped through the front door, I knew it was the one. There were no doubts in my mind. I made an offer in October 2020, and just two months later, I was handed the keys. The pandemic may have made the buying process a little challenging at times, but the clear communication from the Graven Hill team helped everything to run as smoothly as possible in the circumstances. The speed in which I was able to complete also meant I could make the most of the Stamp Duty holiday, which was a nice bonus.
“As a lover of nature, the woodlands and wetlands that surround Graven Hill were a huge draw for me. Being able to walk out of my front door and into a place filled with greenery and wildlife has been brilliant, particularly during lockdown.
“Finding a home amongst nature that ticks every box has made downsizing from my beloved family home so much easier. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for myself and Graven Hill.”
Anna Allen, Custom Build homeowner