Says Jamie: “We were lucky that in our terraced house we had a sun-room built on the back and it was a nice area so, when we moved, a kitchen, dining and family area was a must.
“The Faringdon has that and French doors that create an orangery effect, which sold it for us. It’s a great living space that makes it easier when we are there with our daughter, and when we’ll have family and friends over.
“We wanted something that was a great house and where we could create our dream home and lifestyle, and this is it. We loved the symmetry of the house, the study because we both work from home and are fed up of having to use a bedroom, and the master bedroom which has a dressing room as well as an en-suite bathroom.
“We have four bedrooms which are perfect for any other children and guests. It’s space that we can grow into.”
The development was a big plus too. Jamie adds: “Our home overlooks the pond area so it’s in a lovely position, nice and open at the front; we are not overlooked, and the play area is about a minute’s walk away. And, because that’s all fenced in, Esmé can run around and we know she is safe and can’t get out.
“We wanted to enjoy the outdoors more and now we can, with the village and walks in the Forest of Dean right on our doorstep. We also wanted to buy into a community feel and that’s there. We’ve met some lovely neighbours and you have that shared experienced of all moving onto a new development together.
“I can’t see why we would ever want to move.”
All of the homes on the Edenstone phase have now sold, but there are properties available on the Bluebell Homes phase. Current availability includes the three-bedroom semi-detached Alveston, priced from £259,995 and the three-bedroom detached Broughton from £290,000.
Set in the market town of Lydney, River View is just a short drive from Gloucester city centre with its historic docks area and Gloucester Quays shopping outlet, while being close to the Forest of Dean offering wonderful walks and great outdoor activities.