Two friends in Hurstpierpoint received a massive shock when they moved into their new-builds – and realised they’d bought adjoining homes!
Corinna and Denise at Bovis Homes' Bramble Park in Hurstpierpoint
Corinna Gardner and Denise Russell, both bought three-bedroom, semi-detached properties at Bovis Homes’ Bramble Park, on Iden Hurst, having met each other a few times through the same social circle.
Corinna and Denise, who have mutual close friends and are now getting to know each other even better – both say they are thrilled to have such a connection close to home.
Corinna, who moved with her 11-year-old son Harrison, said: “We were completely shocked when Denise and I realised we had both moved to Bramble Park – and into adjoining properties – we can’t believe it!
“I’m so lucky to have someone I already know right next door – we have a lot of friends in common. It’s been great getting to know her better and it turns out we are very similar, and we look forward to a lovely friendship.
“I met my other neighbours straight away and whenever anyone else moves in, I make sure I say hello and introduce myself, just as everyone else does.
“It’s a lovely community and the Bramble Park Facebook page is very useful. The village has everything you need and some great pubs and restaurants. There’s soon to be a path through to the village, so it takes just five minutes to walk there. Perfect!”
The office and brand manager, for a Brighton-based IT recruitment agency, said she was delighted with the moving process.
“We have been very, very happy, Bovis Homes has been so helpful and supportive,” Corinna said. “I explained how important it was for my son and I to move in to one of the three-bedroom homes that hadn’t yet been built.
“I kept popping in to see what stage they were at and Bovis Homes were so kind and understanding. They phoned me straight away as soon as the phase was released and I paid the deposit there and then and have never looked back.
“We have found our dream home at Bramble Park and we are so happy here.”
Denise said she was ecstatic to have bought her forever home and to have such a close next-door neighbour was the icing on the cake.
Denise, who moved with her 23 and 21-year-old daughters and two small dogs – a terrier cross and bichon frise – said: “We all just love our new home and the location, and I can’t believe we’ve moved right next door to Corrina, it’s wonderful!
“I love the whole house, it’s very well laid out, but my favourite place is the kitchen. Bovis Homes has been brilliant throughout the whole process and I would highly recommend them.
“I lived in Hassocks and have also lived in Albourne, so I know Hurstpierpoint well and moved here as this is where all my friends are, including, now, Corinna!”
Denise, who works in commercial sales, said she now divided her time between making her home beautiful, reading, dog walking and socialising.
Corinna also spends time with the Hurstpierpoint friendship group and enjoys going to the gym and supporting Harrison in his sporting activities.