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Keeping it in the family in Nassington

betsy the dog, fenn close

With the new homes on Fenn Close in Nassington developing at speed, we thought it would be nice to catch-up with some of the current residents.

Tracey Gilder is an original Fenn Close resident, living in one of the homes completed in 1994. She lives there with her husband John and gorgeous dog Betsy. A couple of doors away is John’s daughter, Danielle Hurcombe, who lives with her husband Marcus and their three children.

What’s your connection to Nassington?

Tracey: “I’ve lived in Nassington most of my life. My grandfather and my parents were born here, and my dad is still in the village. And we have family, including our three grandchildren, also living on Fenn Close! I moved into this home in 1994 when it was new and hope I never leave!”

Danielle: “I’ve lived in Nassington since I was five and went to school in the village. We moved into our home on Fenn Close in 2013 and now our children go to the same school that I did.”

What’s the best thing about your home?

Tracey: “My home is everything to me. Even after 27 years I still love coming home to it, I’m very proud of it and feel so lucky. It’s great to have the countryside on our doorstep and we really appreciated that we could get out for lovely walks during lockdown.

Danielle: “It’s our safe place. We especially love the garden. And it’s lovely for the children to live so close nanny and grandpa – they see them every day.”

What’s it like living on Fenn Close?

Tracey: “It’s a lovely community and everyone looks out for each other – we think it’s the nicest part of the village!"

Danielle: “It’s a safe family environment. There are lots of children and they are happy playing outside together.”

How do you feel about the new homes?

Tracey: “We’re really excited about the new homes. There’s definitely a need for these homes in the village. We have friends and family who’ve left Nassington as they couldn’t afford to buy or rent here, and we hope these homes will give them the opportunity to come back.”

Danielle: “We’re excited too. The children are enjoying watching the houses being built, especially when the crane was here. They are always checking progress, chatting with the friendly team on site, and taking photos!”

How are Northamptonshire Rural Housing as a landlord?

Tracey: “We’re very happy with NRHA. Mark is always very helpful and any repairs have always been completed quickly.”

Danielle: “The ladies in the office are always very helpful and I really like how they ring to check how things were when a repair has been done.”