The Culwicks find their dream home in Bourne End

Mr and Mrs Culwick had been looking at properties in and around Hemel Hempstead for quite some time. With two boys of eight and five, the family had outgrown the small garden at their house in Hemel and they were keen to find somewhere bigger that was both rural and cosy, as well as close to local schools and those all-important shopping and leisure facilities. Although they had seen a number of attractive properties, nowhere seemed to tick all their boxes – until they discovered a new Mears development among the pages of Rightmove while on holiday.

The Paddocks at Bourne End is tucked away in a quiet location not far from Hemel Hempstead itself. It wasn’t long before Imagine New Homes were showing the family one of the stylish Mansfield homes. Mrs Culwick was smitten:

“We fell in love with it straight away. We hadn’t seen anything like it before; a beautiful home in a lovely location – and the kids loved the garden!”

They secured the home of their dreams using an Assisted Move scheme, enabling them to sell their existing home quicker. When they moved in, a warm welcome awaited them from their neighbours, the Paddocks’ site manager and customer care team. The house having four bedrooms also meant that the boys’ grandma could visit from France and stay over more easily than before.

Mrs Culwick added:
“When we moved in it was magical - a bit like being on holiday. You feel very much like you’re part of village life.”

Within easy reach of Hemel Hempstead, an easier school run and a short commute into central London, the Culwicks had well and truly come home.

The Paddocks is a collection of 45 brand new Mears homes, ranging in size and distinctive design from 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms. It sits on the eastern edge of the Chilterns, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with access to captivating countryside walks. The development offers village living with an abundance of facilities on your doorstep including the popular market town of Berkhamsted which is only minutes away by car, and Central London within easy reach which is highly desirable for commuting. Also to the east is the large town of Hemel Hempstead which offers superb shopping, parks and recreation facilities.

To find out more about homes at The Paddocks, visit or call 01923 608373.