Date: Thursday 17 February 2011
“The location of Oakhampton in Hilton, Derbyshire, is just right for us – close to Derby but not in the centre, and very handy for Etwall, where my partner Claire works as a dental nurse.
“Nothing else we had seen in our search for a new home compared to the three-bedroom, three-storey ‘Jarvis’ townhouse we chose.
“It’s ideal for us, and a lot more spacious than we had expected, with a large en-suite bedroom on the top floor, two similar-sized bedrooms on the first floor which, we use as a study, and a guest bedroom, and the kitchen, the lounge/dining room and a cloakroom on the ground floor.
“When we reserved our new home, we were entered into a competition as part of a special promotion at the development, and we were fortunate enough to win a trip to New York. Claire had previously said she had always wanted to go there, so winning the competition was something of a miracle really!”