Upstairs are four generously-sized bedrooms, the main benefiting from a luxurious en-suite shower room and a dressing room, plus a family bathroom.
“It’s smaller than our old home, which also had four bedrooms, but we didn’t have to compromise on rooms,” says Anne.
“We have a lovely kitchen that we live in during the day. I love the double patio doors leading into the garden. It lends itself to our lifestyle with plenty of space for dinner parties.
“The study is a reading room for Keith and somewhere our granddaughter can watch TV when she visits. We go into the living room in the evening or when we’re entertaining.
“We love the main bedroom and the dressing area, and the fourth bedroom we’ve used as Keith’s office.”
Anne and Keith have made lots of new friends since moving to St Mary’s Garden Village.
“We’re looking forward to the community hub opening and being able to join in with a range of activities and groups,” says Anne.
Her granddaughter loves the playground installed within the new community, while her grown-up children will use the trim-trail and her
“It all feels so safe too,” Anne adds.
St Mary’s Garden Village will eventually feature 348 homes and community facilities including a play area, allotments, and formal garden – which are already completed – and walking and fitness trails with equipment, a gym within a community hub, and a kickabout area and cycle-hire which are planned.
All of the Farnham style properties, like the Shiltons’ home, at the development have now sold, but there’s a chance to own a Monmouth style home, which looks similar from the outside but has an extended ground floor family area/kitchen. The Monmouth is available from £499,995.
For latest availability and pricing see www.edenstonehomes.com/st-marys-garden-village, or www.bluebellhomes.co.uk/stmarys.