City Fields buyers Victoria, Geoff and Sally

Two generations find dream homes at City Fields

‘We’ll meet again’ say the Denham family as daughter follows older parents to new development after reserving a home with Countryside - virtually.


Sally Denham from Kettlethorpe in Wakefield hasn’t let the lockdown get in the way of reserving her dream home as she prepares to follow her parents to the same Countryside development where they reserved only a few weeks ago. 

Thanks to modern technology, Sally has secured a three-bedroom, detached home at City Fields having sold her semi-detached property (pre lockdown) for its asking price within a week through Countryside’s Assisted Move scheme. 

Suddenly finding herself able to commit to her new home, Sally feared the covid-19 restrictions would prevent her from following in the footsteps of her parents but virtual tours, email and Whatsapp enabled the reservation to go ahead. Sally explained: “I didn’t think reserving online would be possible, let alone so easy!” 

Both generations' journey at City Fields began when Sally’s parents decided to downsize in their retirement, Sally explained: “After a couple of months of searching, we came across Countryside’s City Fields - and we were all sold. I was only looking for them initially but found I’d discovered my perfect home too.”

Despite having differing needs and wants, they all found what they were looking for. Sally continued: “We wanted very different things from a house; I was looking for a spacious, detached home and fell in love with the three-bedroom, Ashop. My parents were focused on having a quiet plot, tucked away from it all and found a detached, four-bedroom Lymington was the answer for them.”

However, the two homes do share the same high specification, quality and sense of style. Sally added: “Both homes are gorgeous; the open plan kitchens with dining area and family space, french doors and skylights are stand out features. I have recently had friends undertake renovation projects to make their houses like Countryside’s - it would have cost me thousands to try and do the same if I’d bought an older property. 

“We were all really impressed by the spec compared to that of other developers too. My parents in particular were concerned a new build would feel cramped but the opposite is true, these homes are all light, bright, airy and spacious.” 

Sally believes that having reserved their dream homes is keeping the family going amidst the current uncertainty. She added: “Being separated is very tough for a lot of families at the moment and ours is no different. Having these reservations and the thought of us moving closer together in the near future is helping enormously. Mum and Dad wanted to be nearer to me when they moved but now we’ll be on each other’s door steps and we’ll certainly be able to make up for any lost time spent with each other.” 

Christopher Penn, Regional Operations Director, Partnerships Yorkshire, Countryside, commented: “We know that despite this situation, there remains a huge demand for new, high-quality homes. It therefore gives me real pride that thanks to our virtual reservation capabilities, our sales teams are enabling this to happen. I’m looking forward to welcoming Sally and her parents to City Fields and I’m pleased that the thought of their dream homes is keeping their spirits alive while they are separated.”

Prices at City Fields start from as little as £249,995 for a three-bedroom semi detached home. For more information visit or call 01924 911591. The Countryside teams are currently available for appointments on the phone, via Skype, Facetime or Microsoft Teams and can arrange personalised, virtual tours of Countryside show homes.


City Fields buyers Victoria, Geoff and Sally
Victoria, Geoff and Sally