Residents of a new exclusive estate with three homes still on the market have praised the "marvellous" development.

The residents, recently retired couple Andrew and Carole Hill, moved into their new-build house in Orchards Walk, Harvington Village, last December.

They commended the development while sharing their enthusiasm a week before an open day that will showcase the final three homes on Saturday, February 17.



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Mr Hill, a logistics manager for Peugeot Citroen in Coventry before his retirement, said that he and his wife moved to the development from The Lenches, just four miles away.

He said: “Our old house was beautiful but had a massive garden, and I can’t quite do the gardening and maintenance anymore, so we thought we’d downsize. “We looked at a lot of new developments but were very disappointed, as they were massive sites, all the same and cramped together."

He added: “Then we spotted Orchards Walk at Harvington, a village we knew and liked, and we pretty well fell in love with a marvellous house and the site layout straight away.

"Lioncourt (a homebuilder) offered a multitude of properties, with six or seven different types but only 35 homes in total on a site that was nice and small."

The couple purchased a four-bedroom house that catered to their needs, featuring a double garage to house Mr Hill's vintage car, a 1936 Westminster Austin.

Mrs Hill, who worked as a PA to a director of a security company before her retirement, said: “The room sizes are excellent, with a lounge, family room next to the kitchen, two en suites and a family bathroom, plus a dressing room in the master bedroom. “It really is a lovely house, finished to an excellent standard and quality, with plenty of room for the whole family to come to stay. “It’s also a lovely village, with two pubs, a church, an open-all-hours shop, a village hall and school, and even a mobile Post Office every Friday.”

The remaining homes, which are on the market with estate agent Nicol & Co, are available for viewing from 9am to 3.30pm on Saturday, February 17.