Linden Homes Opens Doors To Tv Judge At Royal Chase Development (17\12\12)
17 Dec 2012

Visitors to Royal Chase – the brand new development in Woolton Hill from Housebuilder of the Year, Linden Homes – were in for a real festive treat this weekend. TV judge, Mich Turner MBE spent the day at the stunning new development near Newbury.

Set in the beautiful new showhome at Royal Chase, Mich held a live demonstration, to help visitors prepare for Christmas, giving tips on mixing and baking a fruit cake, how to decorate larger Christmas cakes and also smaller festive cookies and cakes too.

The professional judge of ‘Britain’s Best Bakery’ fame which is currently airing on ITV, and owner of Little Venice Cake Company, was on hand to answer any questions visitors had in the lead up to Christmas to help them get prepared and into the festive spirit.

The Royal Chase development which was given the seasonal touch is an exclusive collection of 10 two, four and five bedroom homes. The show home, where Mich gave baking and decorating tips, gave visitors a feel for the spacious, quality finish Linden Homes has throughout its homes available.

Set among winding country roads and beautiful open countryside, Royal Chase is nestled close to the Gainsborough stud farm. New homeowners here will benefit from local amenities including a post office, a general store/off-licence, and a pub which offers fine food and ales. Newbury is just four miles away and its famous racecourse offering an alternative to the tranquillity that Royal Chase provides.

The area has good schools, top-rated health services, and football and tennis clubs. It is dotted with stately homes and attractive country houses, including Highclere Castle. The Wayfarers Walk winds by, as does the Kennet and Avon Canal just a few miles away.

It’s easy to find Royal Chase, as the site has excellent road and rail links, with quick access from the A34 which brings drivers M3 southbound and the M4 northbound, while the train station at nearby Newbury brings passengers from Winchester, Reading, Bristol or London within the hour.

Linden Homes sales and marketing manager Sharon Eldred said: “We were thrilled to have Mich join us for the day at Royal Chase. Visitors were keen to come and brush up on their baking skills and also get some tips in preparation for Christmas. The event certainly got everyone in the spirit and it was great to see our beautiful kitchen in action!”

Parties interested in buying at Royal Chase can be reassured that all new homes there come with a 10-year National House-Building Council build warranty and two-year customer care warranty as standard. Professional advice is available every step of the way, plus a range of styles and energy-efficient, money-saving appliances.

For more information about the Royal Chase development, please call 0844 417 857.


For further information, email Lyndsay Scanlan at or Claire McCowan at or call 01962 893893.

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