We asked Nikki from Savills what she thinks of our Pembers Hill Park site in Fair, Oak, Hampshire

Who has the development been popular with so far?

Pembers Hill Park has been incredibly popular with a wide range of buyers, including first time buyers, downsizers and upsizers, as it offers something for everyone. We have seen a dramatic increase in enquiries for properties at the development over the last year as buyers reassess their work/life balance and search for rural living further afield to where they may have previously considered.

What do buyers like about the new homes?

The quality of the build and the specification is excellent and there are no upgrades – what you see is what you get, including flooring etc. There is a choice of two property characters, both of which have proved popular, including the rural collection, which draws inspiration from the surrounding beautiful Hampshire countryside, and the contemporary homes reflecting the modern, urban style of neighbouring towns. With the first phase now mostly occupied, there is a real sense of community and it is turning into a really lovely place to live.

What is the area like?

The fantastic location offers an abundance of countryside on the doorstep, while providing convenient living, with easy connections to town centres and direct trains to London. The South Downs National Park is nearby, with breath-taking views, diverse wildlife and plenty of opportunities to enjoy walking and cycling, and getting back to nature. Meanwhile, Southampton and Winchester are within easy reach, offering a wealth of amenities, and there are also several excellent schools in the area.

Do you have any advice for first time buyers looking to buy at the development?

If you choose to buy Pembers Hill Park, I would advise using a solicitor who is familiar with sales on the development. They may have local search results and all contract enquiries already in hand, which could speed up the process considerably.