Dacre Pell and partner move into their first new home together at Meadow Rise

Dacre Pell - Meadow Rise

Dacre Pell (31), a Relationship Director at Santander, began his property search having recently put his home in Great Notley, also a Countryside property, on the market. Dacre grew up in Essex and was keen to stay in the county, well-known for friendly neighbourhoods, beautiful countryside and its proximity to London. Dacre says “Growing up here myself, I knew it was safe and a great place to raise children in the future – I really don’t think I could ever leave.”  He adds “I lived in Great Leighs where I grew up, then I moved to Chelmsford, then to Great Notley and finally I have bought at Meadow Rise in Braintree.

Having sold his property in Great Notley, Dacre moved in with his sister in Great Leighs whilst he embarked on the journey to find the perfect home with his partner. His father heard that a new residential development was being built in the area and recommended he take a look. Dacre says “To be honest I wasn’t looking at newbuilds, there are many others already in the centre of Braintree which personally are not to my taste. However, when I looked at Meadow Rise, I absolutely loved it – in a way, it’s timeless.”

“The development is close enough to London that the commute for work is more than manageable as well as being able to enjoy the Essex countryside lifestyle - you get the best of both worlds.”

Dacre and his partner Daria moved into their new home on 18th December 2020, just in time for Christmas, and couldn’t wait to start their next chapter . Having purchased a two-bedroom apartment, Dacre was thrilled to be back on the property ladder and to create a family home.

Each home at Meadow Rise has been carefully designed with modern-day living in mind. Throughout the homes, neutral tones complement the light-filled, expansive  rooms. Dacre says “We bought a spacious two-bedroom apartment which is just perfect. I love the modern finish throughout, especially the living area. Being on the ground floor, the apartment benefits from a lovely shared garden with double doors to bring the outdoors in – it’s a real highlight of the property and I can’t wait to build my life here.”

Dacre was overjoyed with his purchase and the wonderful customer service he received from Countryside. “Every member of the team supported me throughout the buying process – a lovely touch was the follow ups from the sales team once the sale had completed.” He adds “We even received a lovely present upon completion – I cannot express the level of support and detail we’ve seen from Countryside, it’s something I have not experienced before, I will definitely be recommending them to family and friends.”

Meadow Rise is ideally located close by to Braintree and Braintree Village train stations allowing residents access to London within the hour. This was a real selling point for Dacre who, working in the City, loves the easy commute whilst also being able to enjoy the Essex countryside with his partner. He adds “I really needed somewhere I could access the City easily – Meadow Rise is a commuter dream with its fantastic travel connections.”

Meadow Rise currently has a wide range of 2-5 bedroom homes, with Help to Buy available on some for first time buyers.