The fascinatingly ancient and stylishly modern are being blended beautifully at Barrington Grove where award-winning housebuilder Linden Homes is preparing to unveil a superb collection of new houses in the Cotswolds village of Shrivenham.
The 31 properties showcase a mix of traditional local architecture in the range of two, three and four-bedroom properties. Thoughtfully designed on the outside to suit their historic and rural surroundings, the smart interiors will boast the latest appliances and fixtures.
House-hunters with the foresight to buy off-plan at Barrington Grove will have the opportunity to choose the exact plot they want, and then shape their home to their individual tastes: the kitchen and its appliances, wall tiling, flooring and so on.
As well as bringing their own personality to the guaranteed quality of their brand new home, those buying off-plan may also take advantage of special pre-show home prices which might not last long.
A brand new home also means money and energy-saving features such as Grade A energy efficient, gas-fired condensing boilers and fitted UPVC double glazed windows.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and at Barrington Grove the Symphony-fitted kitchens come with stylish tracked spot lights, modern upstands to match the worktops, ceramic floor tiling and contemporary stainless steel sinks and chrome taps, plus either a single or double oven with hob.
Bathrooms get the same attention to detail with contemporary white sanitaryware, modern water saving taps, chrome towel rails, stylish tiling and a contemporary range of shower trays and enclosures with clear glass and bright silver coloured surrounds. Traditional cottage style doors throughout with chrome ironmongery bring a touch of the rural inside.
The carefully selected site nestles amid some of the most stunning countryside Oxfordshire has to offer, dotted with history such as the mysterious Uffington White Horse chalk figure, picture postcard villages and miles of ancient, winding footpaths.
But it is also just seven miles from the market town of Swindon and its blend of traditional shops and pubs alongside modern outlets and stylish cafes and bars. Near to hand too is the M4 and its national road links, while trains from Swindon reach Paddington in just under an hour.
Shrivenham is a lively and self-contained village whose High Street features the local stone walls and thatched cottages typical of the Vale of the White Horse. It is perfect for local first-time buyers, growing families seeking good schools, or commuters to Swindon, Newbury or Oxford.
Barrington Grove itself takes its name from the Barringtons of Beckett Hall in the village, whose family tree includes a former chancellor of the exchequer and a Rear Admiral in Nelson’s Royal Navy.
Local shops include a post office, speciality food shop, pharmacy, florist, hardware store and one-stop community store. There are three historic country pubs and a couple of popular restaurants. Schools in the village include primary and secondary, with good choices within a short distance.
Village sports clubs include football and cricket, and just over the road from Barrington Grove are the village allotments. Great days out might include a day at the races, at Newbury or Cheltenham, or exploring the colleges and museums of Oxford. The nearest international airports are Bristol (57 miles) and Heathrow (69 miles).
Linden Homes Thames Valley sales and marketing manager Sharon Eldred said: “Barrington Grove is set to be a real gem with its attractive combination of charming yet modern new homes settled in some of England’s most beautiful countryside.
“By acting fast, there’s a chance for buyers to secure a plot off-plan and turn it into a home with a very personal stamp. It’s a moment of opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a brand new house with the joy of making it into an individual and cosy retreat.
“We have a strong reputation for quality and service so we’re expecting interest to build very quickly. I’d urge house-bunters to get in touch now so they don’t get left behind.”
To find out more, call 0844 488 1431.
For further information, contact Claire McCowan or Lisa Kendall on 01962 893893.
08 May 2013