Press & Testimonials

“Brunel Crescent stood out because of the high quality of the finish everywhere, and we should like to live there because it is a small block of only 15 residences situated in a lovely position in a very pleasant village. So many we have looked at have been in much more urban surroundings and contain too many homes.”
Mr & Mrs Morrell, Cornwall


“My late husband judged What House's "Best Apartment competition" for thirteen years so we visited hundreds of apartments up and down the country.  With this in mind I would say that what attracted me to Brunel Crescent was that it seemed to be well built with top quality finishes but, the best thing was the view, parking facility and storage space.  So many small apartments have little or no cupboards or store rooms, Brunel Crescent has both.”
Mrs Jones, Dorset


“We went around the Crescent apartments yesterday.  We both thought the penthouse was very impressive, spacious and thoughtfully and carefully detailed, all down to you personally we suspect!  The so-called retirement market is lacking this sort of apartment, and is something I have been advocating over many years to developers.  We hope the development proves successful for you, it deserves to.”
Mr Ward, Wiltshire

 

“We loved the appearance.  Architecturally and aesthetically very pleasing.  The clean lines and crescent design are beautiful, and we feel this represents the buildings in Bath, eg the Crescent.  Apart from this the developer had considered many helpful innovations such as external power sockets and water taps as well as others which others don't think of.


We were immediately interested and find your representatives extremely helpful and open to questions and ideas.  Nothing has been too much trouble.  We love that there are only a small number of apartments, unlike the large developments for the over 55s that feel like places for the elderly.  We also will enjoy being in a village community and not be cut off from people of all ages.  And a huge draw are the beautiful gardens surrounding the property.  


Overall we feel that a great deal of planning and thought for the development has taken place.  You have thought of many things to help the residents that we wouldn't have thought of until we had moved in!”
Mr & Mrs Richards, Wiltshire

 

“We looked for a long time for a property of high quality which worked as an investment and provided a home for later life with the benefit of care provision if ever we needed it. At Brunel Crescent the care and concierge services are provided at cost and none of the management charges are marked up which makes a huge difference.

Our first impressions of Brunel Crescent were of the high standard of finish and the available facilities.  Moreover, the thought put into the design of both the whole complex and the individual apartments, down to small but important features, is very impressive.  

This complex is far superior to any other flats we have seen in the area, let alone those for assisted living accommodation: the apartments are light, airy, modern, high tech, secure, well thought out, and spacious with good open views.  Despite providing the required facilities for assisted living, the design of the apartments would certainly suit people of any age, and thus remove any qualms about downsizing and moving into assisted living accommodation.

 

In addition, all the staff of Blue View Properties have been outstanding throughout the process of buying our apartment: informative, friendly and extremely helpful.  Charlie Tull, the developer, is passionate about this building and we perfectly understand why. The attention to detail at Brunel Crescent is exceptional and beyond our own expectations.”

Mr & Mrs H, Bath


“We had started looking at retirement developments and to be honest it was quite depressing. We saw one new development nearby that was expensive, cramped and very twee. Then I opened the local property paper and saw Brunel Crescent – wow! What architecture, style and quality! The whole thing almost looks as if it’s in the Mediterranean with beautiful finishes and fittings everywhere.

The space is just right for us – very spacious and big enough for family visits, but we now live in every room. We are lucky in both being fit and able, but if anything should change we take comfort in knowing that there’s a concierge on site who is always ready to provide help, and care in the home is even available if needed.”
Mr & Mrs Hedley, Box

 

“I thought Brunel Crescent would be for me right from the start and now I’m here it’s even roomier than I expected. At the moment I still drive everywhere and the underground car park with a lift straight to my apartment is a real boon when I come home with shopping bags. If I ever stop driving I can easily get a bus into Bath, but everything here in the village is also very convenient. I also enjoy the beautiful gardens here and the great thing is I don’t have to do any of the work!”

Mrs Hargrave, Box

 

When Nick and Joy Lennon retired they had very clear ideas about how they wanted to spend their time. “We love travelling and we knew we would do a lot more of that,” said Joy, “maybe even get a camper van and relive the old days! That meant we were also looking for a comfortable and convenient home that would be good to come back to – big enough but not too big –secure while we are away and easy to manage when we are at home.”

 

From the start the Lennons had their sights fixed on a contemporary property, probably an apartment, for easy living and low maintenance. Having spent four years in a house with a big garden in Whitley they thought they had struck gold when they came across a large retirement development close by, near Neston in Wiltshire.


“Even though there were a lot of apartments on the development and the service charges were on the high side, we liked the look of it and went ahead and reserved an apartment," Nick added. “According to the schedule, it should have been ready for us to move into in March this year but when the time came it was nowhere near complete – our previous house had sold very quickly and we knew we had to move out.”

 

Fate was clearly smiling on the Lennons when almost as soon as they realised the apartment they had reserved was not going to be ready they discovered Brunel Crescent, a development by Blue View Properties, based in Box.
Joy knew that this was the one: “Brunel Crescent is a much smaller development – just 12 apartments and three penthouses – with lovely maintained gardens and a real quality feel. Almost there and then we cancelled the previous reservation and within a matter of weeks we had moved into Brunel Crescent.”

 

When we spoke to Nick and Joy at the end of June they were already feeling “pretty well settled-in. With a little help from Blue View Properties’ construction manager Ewan Fairweather, the apartment had been adjusted to the perfect specification for the Lennons. “Admittedly we’ve had near-perfect weather since we moved in,” said Joy, “and we’ve enjoyed our private balcony overlooking the Bybrook Valley, but we know that when autumn and winter come the indoor environment with underfloor heating will be warm and energy-efficient. We’ll be able to come straight up in the lift from the secure underground car park to our apartment without braving the weather. In fact we might find we like it so much that we decide not to travel so often! The service charge is less than half the rate of the other development too, and included in that we have Debbie, the on-site concierge, who is always there to help if needed.”

 

It’s not surprising that Brunel Crescent is proving so popular. The luxurious specification and quality is unmatched in the local area and more than 75% of the apartments are now sold or reserved.

Mr & Mrs Lennon

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

“Brunel Crescent stood out because of the high quality of the finish everywhere, and we should like to live there because it is a small block of only 15 residences situated in a lovely position in a very pleasant village. So many we have looked at have been in much more urban surroundings and contain too many homes.”
Mr & Mrs Morrell, Cornwall


“My late husband judged What House's "Best Apartment competition" for thirteen years so we visited hundreds of apartments up and down the country.  With this in mind I would say that what attracted me to Brunel Crescent was that it seemed to be well built with top quality finishes but, the best thing was the view, parking facility and storage space.  So many small apartments have little or no cupboards or store rooms, Brunel Crescent has both.”
Mrs Jones, Dorset


“We went around the Crescent apartments yesterday.  We both thought the penthouse was very impressive, spacious and thoughtfully and carefully detailed, all down to you personally we suspect!  The so-called retirement market is lacking this sort of apartment, and is something I have been advocating over many years to developers.  We hope the development proves successful for you, it deserves to.”
Mr Ward, Wiltshire

 

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