A smooth move to Royal Quay is a dream come true

After 40 years in their family home, David and Marilyn Joslin decided it was time to look for somewhere new. Once they saw Royal Quay, the contemporary townhouses by Oakford Homes at Coppermill Lock, Harefield, there was no turning back.


“We just fell totally in love with the whole thing,” says Marilyn. “This was only our third house in 45 years of marriage and I’d never lived in a new home before.  We looked at about five different developments even as far away as the coast but whichever homes we saw, they were not as impressive as Royal Quay so we kept coming back.”


David and Marilyn had fallen in love with the show house at Royal Quay and were second on the waiting list. To be in a position to buy if they got the chance, the Joslin’s put their own house on the market and secured a buyer within three days. So when Oakford Homes called them to say the other party were unable to move just yet, they immediately said yes.


“It was great to get the call from Jo telling us that we could buy it if we still wanted it! Everyone at Oakford Homes has been very supportive. No matter how many times we rang Jo in the sales office, she was so helpful and kept us informed all the way through. It’s a good team.We’ve also met a few of our neighbours who are mixed ages and have all made us feel very welcome.”


‘The icing on the cake’ is the master bedroom suite which spans the entire top floor complete with generous wardrobe space and a spacious, ensuite shower room.


“One morning when I opened the curtains, I saw a swan flying by!” says Marilyn. “We love the waterside location and also feel like we are living in the countryside as well.


“The house has been designed by someone who knew what they were doing - at the weekend we had our four grandchildren staying with us and with so much space here, it’s been wonderful.” 


There are just two townhouses remaining for sale at Royal Quay, both priced at £645,000.  Further details are available on these homes from the sales office which is open daily from 10am to 5pm,  call Oakford Homes on 01895 825545 or email royalquay@oakfordhomes.co.uk to avoid missing out. 


After so long in their old family home, did the Joslins have any regrets?  “It was a bit daunting thinking of moving but we actually felt it was no hassle at all moving to Royal Quay,” says Marilyn. “We’re really happy we did it.”