Robert Courts, MP for Witney in West Oxfordshire, visited The Playing Close in Charlbury earlier in the year and met Wendy Bailey, the estate manager, and owners Rachel and Brian Farr, who have lived there for nearly twenty years. Mr Courts is investigating leasehold and rented property for the over 55s and has been vocal about the need for new developments to be less nondescript and to complement the character of towns and villages, two ideals all Cognatum estates are designed to fulfil.