Four generations mark Rural Housing Week

Four generations of one family have been brought together by Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association's brand new affordable housing development in Yarwell.

Four-year-old Isabella Lovett and her 78-year-old grandma, Jean Perry, are living proof that housebuilding in rural areas is helping communities to survive and thrive.

Isabella and Jean, along with other members of their extended family, joined us for a celebration tea party, to help mark Rural Housing Week and the completion of our latest development of affordable homes.

Kayley and David Lovett applied for a home on the development of five new homes for affordable rent and four for shared ownership, to be nearer Kayley’s mum and dad.  And so did her grandma!

Kayley explains: “We were living in a neighbouring village with our two children, Corey, aged eight, and Isabella, aged four.  We really needed a bigger house and we also wanted to be closer to my parents in Yarwell.”

“Buying a property in Yarwell wouldn’t have been an option for us, especially as I will be studying for my nursing degree for the next three years.  We moved in to our new home at the end of May and we honestly couldn’t be happier.”

Kayley’s grandma, Jean Perry, has also moved into a bungalow on the new development, bringing four generations together!

“We are just so grateful that we are all lucky enough to be able to live here together,” says Kayley.

Managing Director, Craig Felts, added: “NRHA's new development at Yarwell shows how small-scale affordable housing developments can transform the lives of local families such as the Lovetts.  By bringing families together in rural communities are helping to keep villages alive for generations to come.”