Hayfield has busiest ever launch weekend at former WWII Airfield in west Oxfordshire

Nearly 100 interested parties visited Hayfield Green in the historic Oxfordshire village of Stanton Harcourt over the launch weekend. The luxury development by award-winning housebuilder Hayfield is breathing new life into a former WWII RAF Airfield.

The expansive 21-acre development features 66 two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, surrounded by large areas of open space, joined by a series of public walkways and monuments recognising the historical significance of the site.

The first release includes two and three-bedroom homes and bungalows priced from £330,000. The collection of traditional brick, stone and render designs features Hayfield’s luxurious specification, including bespoke Manor kitchens, ROCA Laufen bathrooms, Minoli ceramic tiles, underfloor heating, heritage bronze ironmongery, Hammonds wardrobes and Farrow & Ball paint.

A four-bedroom show home by renowned interior design consultancy, Lifestyle Interiors is now available to view seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. There are also house designs for vying purchasers to walk around by appointment.

Kelly Sharman, Sales and Marketing Director said: “There has been an unprecedented level of interest in Hayfield Green and the feedback has been genuinely overwhelming, especially the wonderful comments we have received from locals in the village. Stanton Harcourt is picturesque and tranquil in equal measure, but also benefits from an Ofsted Outstanding-rated Primary School and the newly refurbished Harcourt Arms pub.

“The 66 homes we are building here are unrivalled in this part of Oxfordshire, thanks to the designer specification, quality of the build, landscaping and overall development layout. The collection of homes has been designed to appeal to first and second time buyers, families and downsizers, in order to create a thriving mini community.”

Hayfield will be immortalising the WWII RAF Airfield and opening up Hayfield Green for locals and those travelling from further afield to appreciate its place in history. The site is notable for having been a departure point for Winston Churchill for the pivotal Casablanca Conference. It was also a starting point for a bomber raid on the German battleship Scharnhorst. To retain its historic significance, Hayfield is sensitively refurbishing the Bomber Teaching Building and Crew Lockers. The developer has already carefully restored the former Guard House, which will be handed over to Stanton Harcourt Parish Council for use as a community hub when the development concludes.

Other newly restored historic structures include the original Water Tower, three Blast Shelters and an underground air raid shelter, with new information boards being erected to explain their heritage. A landscaped pattern of walking routes will weave its way through Hayfield Green and along the airfield’s former taxiway so that residents, locals and visitors alike can partake on a historical journey of the site’s story.

Hayfield Green is located off Main Road, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, OX29 5RL. To book a personal appointment call 0800 048 4863 or email HayfieldGreen@hayfieldhomes.co.uk

Lottie Crossley