Published: 06:00, 08 March 2021
| Updated: 09:18, 08 March 2021
Improving your work/life balance is now the top priority for house hunters across the country, and one Kent family has done just that by buying a brand new three-bedroom home.
Ayo Adigun, Wariara Waireri and their daughter, Tobi, were the first family to move into the Willow Grove development at Collier Street having previously renting a two-bedroom apartment in nearby Maidstone.
Ayo, a principal electronics design engineer, and Wariara, a senior manager in international development are both currently working from home
due to the pandemic and extra living space and rural surroundings at their new home mean they can be more productive with work but also find more balance with family life.
Ayo said: “The garden was a big draw for us. The house overlooks a meadow which provides amazing views and lots of privacy. After the first lockdown, it was important for us to live in the countryside and have that escape and fresh air on our doorstep - especially with a young child.
"The move couldn’t have come at a better time as myself and Wariara are working from home and we needed the extra space. We have made one of the rooms into a study which works perfectly.”
When life does return to normal, Willow Grove has good commuter links including a 40-minute journey into London by train from Paddock Wood and easy access to the M20 and A21.
Ayo added: “We rented in Maidstone for 10 years and we’ve always known we wanted to buy in the area. After looking around Willow Grove, we felt it was the perfect fit for our young family as it is spacious and surrounded by beautiful countryside, which is exactly what we were looking for. We also felt like we could trust Dandara. They have a very personal approach.”
Louise Norman, sales and marketing director at Dandara, said: “We’re so pleased that Ayo, Wariara and Tobi were able to finally find a home they loved and have them as our first residents.
“The layout of the homes at Willow Grove are perfect for those needing more space to work from home, so it is no wonder that it attracted them.”
The development is now more than 50% sold. To arrange an appointment to view a show suite, call 01892 621852 or visit dandara.com