Keen traveller highlights Aston Clinton as best spot to live after buying new-build

15 May 2020

A keen traveller who moved to a new-build home in Aston Clinton says there is no better place to live as he enjoys the best of both worlds by a rural spot near London.

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Andrew Turpin at his Aston Brook home in Aston Clinton 
Andrew Turpin, whose varied career has included working in Shanghai, now lives at Bovis Homes’ Aston Brook location and he has praised the housebuilder – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – for the smooth transition into his four-bedroom house.

The construction consultant enjoys the woodland and canal, within walking distance from his house, with his wife Nicholl, and boys Harry, Freddie, Arthur and Edward.

Andrew, from Berkhamsted, who used the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, said: “Aston Brook is a wonderful place to live, we’re very fortunate to live on a secluded spot, so close to the woods and the Grand Union canal. There is a village atmosphere here, plenty of green space and, of course, the brook.

“We have great days out and the children love their bikes and go-carts. Nicholl is a little outnumbered with all the boys in the family – but there’s nowhere better for a family and we’re close to Luton Airport and London too.

“Both the sales and site team at Bovis Homes have been absolutely wonderful, nothing has been too much and the moving-in journey has been completely stress-free. Moving home is meant to be one of the most stressful parts of life, but that hasn’t been the case at all, it’s been a very positive experience.”

An aviation fan, Andrew loves nothing more than to watch Chinook and Apache helicopters fly overhead from nearby RAF Hilton, and he has even watched the Red Arrows from his house.

“It’s so impressive watching these aircraft from RAF Hilton fly past,” he said. “After the Queen’s birthday, we saw the Red Arrows fly over here – it was such a brilliant sight.”

Using the Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme, home buyers need just a five per cent cash deposit, with the Government providing an equity loan of up to 20 per cent of the value of the property being bought. Purchasers then need to secure up to a 75 per cent mortgage.