“I have already settled in well and it is a pleasure to live in a community of like-minded neighbours.”
Former trade professional Robert Voyce, 89, has chosen to downsize to a three bedroom cottage. Robert previously held a senior role as deputy head of the overseas department of The London Chamber of Commerce, spending much of his time visiting Africa and the Middle East to help to develop trade relationships. After a successful career, he joined the British Institute of Management, as southern regional manager, to encourage and promote the art and science of management. Robert retired at 59, enjoying the early years of his retirement from his village house in Ashtead, Surrey. Following the death of his wife six years ago, Robert decided it was time to downsize and relocated to Durrants Village in August 2016.
“I am going to give the tai chi classes a try and I am looking forward to next month’s theatre trip.”
June Brodier, 75, downsized to a two bedroom apartment with a balcony at Durrants Village, having lift in her previous home for 42 years. Within just days of moving in, June already felt settled amongst her new neighbours and was soon asked by the bar committee if she would like to volunteer for the rota to staff the village bar. June now enjoys acting as pub landlady for a few hours each week, a role she very much relishes.
Robert and Jean Cox
“We have plenty of bedroom space for our grandchildren to come for sleepovers and to host friends.”
Robert and Jean have found a new home at Durrants Village which allows them to socialise easily with family and friends they have made at all stages of their lives. Mr and Mrs Cox, who purchased a three-bedroom cottage at the development, now live on the same road as a couple they met whilst briefly living in Nigeria in 1962. Having kept in contact throughout the years, Robert and Jean were so impressed with their friends’ new property that they decided to make them their neighbours.
Andy and Sharon Marits
“We love the peaceful atmosphere of the village and being surrounded by like-minded neighbours.”
Four weeks ago Andy and Sharon moved into their two bedroom apartment at Durrants Village in order to be closer to their daughter and her two young children. Sharon, who previously worked for a private investigation company, is now retired and Andy is still working full time as a trainer for a leading telecommunications provider.
Rosemary Smith and Herbie
“I’ve found a home that’s much more my speed.”
Rosemary put her name down for a new apartment at Agates House in Durrants Village well before building work began, as it was a plot that particularly appealed to her with its own patio and a lovely outlook.
Derek and Tricia Edwards
“We can’t wait for our new life at Durrants Village.”
As soon as I went to see Durrants Village and looked around the show apartment and cottages I was very impressed and, after making that first visit, I came away knowing this is where I wanted to be.
“I part-exchanged on my dream home.”
After many years spent living in her ageing apartment in an old manor house just outside Rusper, June Barton was starting to find things were either getting old or going wrong and she was finding it increasingly difficult to maintain and manage the apartment. A friend had told her about Durrants Village, so she decided to go and take a look.
Ian and Barbara Wilding
“Durrant Village is definitely the one to go for.”
Ian and Barbara Wilding moved into their three bedroom detached cottage in Durrants Village just under two months ago. The couple had lived in their previous home in West Lulworth, Dorset for 16 years but they had been feeling increasingly isolated, with the nearest town over 14 miles away. On top of that their children were almost four hours drive away, so they were also very keen to move to be nearer to their family.