Downsizer finds perfect home
69-year old project manager Alan Sherman knew that downsizing to a semi-rural, modern and easy to maintain apartment would allow him and his wife to enjoy a more relaxed and leisurely lifestyle.
Fortunately for Mr. Sherman Telford Homes’ Brookman’s Manor, located on the fringes of the charming village of Brookman’s Park in picturesque Hertfordshire, matched all of his requirements when searching for their perfect home.
Brookman’s Manor is a boutique development made up of an exclusive collection of just nine luxury apartments completed to an exceptionally high standard that are now available for immediate occupation. The development has just two remaining two-bedroom apartments, both of which boast their own private balcony.
Since his children have grown up and flown their previous 4-bedroom semi-detached nest in Southgate, North London, Mr. Sherman decided that now was the perfect time to move to a more appropriately sized home. The couple recently purchased their two-bedroom apartment at Brookman’s Manor for under £700,000, paying a 10 per cent deposit. He knew that living at Brookman’s Manor would allow him and his wife to make the most of the quiet location and the high quality turn-key property would free up more of their time to enjoy all that the surrounding area has to offer.
‘‘We were attracted by the quiet, semi-rural location and the value for money of the apartment.’’
‘‘We were attracted by the quiet, semi-rural location and the value for money of the apartment. The thing that impressed us the most was the level of quality both externally and internally,’’ Mr. Sherman said. ‘‘We had viewed more than 20 other properties over the course of a year and the apartment at Brookman’s Manor was by far the one with the highest level of quality throughout.’’
The homes at Brookman’s Manor are awash with high quality fixtures and fittings have been meticulously chosen for their high levels of both functionality and style. The bathrooms boast Villeroy & Boch cabinetry and the kitchens are fitted with integrated Smeg and Simens appliances that make cooking and entertaining a joy. The apartments feature the finest and most luxurious carpets a finishing touch that make the bedrooms a haven of tranquillity. Mr. Sherman is particularly fond of his apartment’s large wrap-around terrace that features top of the range stone work and is accessed through French doors in the open-plan kitchen, a feature that he considers ‘’the best aspect of our new home.’’
The generously proportioned 1,211 sq. ft. apartment means that the couple get to enjoy a smaller home yet retain the luxury of space with generously proportioned living areas perfect for accommodating visiting children. Both the hallway and two bedrooms have ample storage space to keep family treasures safely stored away whilst the spacious kitchen diner at the heart of the home allows the couple to comfortably entertain their large circle of family and friends.
“It’s a brand new property in our ideal location; it was perfect for us,”
“It’s a brand new property in our ideal location; it was perfect for us,” Mr Sherman stated. “Living at Brookman’s Manor means that we are even closer to our family but have still managed to find the easy to maintain, more modestly sized home that we had been searching for.’’
Brookman’s Manor is within walking distance from a range of independently-run village gems including a local butcher, bakery, fishmonger, greengrocer and award-winning gastro-pub for Mr. Sherman and his wife to enjoy, adding to the appeal of the home.
Mr. Sherman’s keen interest for exercise is also well catered for as the development is close to an abundance of green space including Gobion’s Wood, Brookman’s Park and numerous sports clubs a short distance from the development such as the prestigious Brookman’s Park Golf Club with a challenging yet rewarding 18-hole course.
‘’My wife and I enjoy the great outdoors and being within walking distance to such well-regarded amenities as well as a wide range of public green spaces means that we never have to venture far to do what we love in our spare time.”
The locale of Brookman’s Park is proving a popular choice for London commuters, families and downsizers alike all of whom share the same desire to enjoy the best of both worlds by combining excellent village amenities close to peaceful and idyllic green spaces with the ease and convenience of a 34-minute journey time into central London. The location also means that residents of Brookman’s Manor are close to main routes connecting the South with the North and West of England making travel, whether for business or pleasure, easily accessible.
Prices at Brookman’s Manor start from £599,950 for a two-bedroom apartment. Help to Buy is available.