In-the-know locals are leading the property-buying pack at award-winning Linden Homes’ Froyle Park collection in the village of Upper Froyle, Hampshire.
The high quality development is an exclusive mix of the new and refurbished, ranging from stylish two and three-bedroom terraced and three-bedroom semi-detached homes, to prestigious four, five and six-bedroom detached homes.
Twelve properties have already been bought in the first phase, while inquiries at the sales centre are signalling growing anticipation for the release of the next selection of larger houses.
Froyle Park has caught the eye, in particular, of downsizers eager to secure a more manageable home but without compromising on quality and specification, explained Melanie De-Mariveles, Linden Homes sales executive.
“We have had a lot of downsizers – especially people moving down from big properties worth £4-£5 million and looking for something in the £2 million range, which are coming soon.
“Local people have the local knowledge to appreciate the quality of what’s being offered here. Mostly we’ve had interest from the GU9 or GU10 postcodes; from Farnham, for instance.
“As Froyle Park’s bigger homes come onto the market, I think we’ll also get interest growing in our part exchange scheme. Linden Homes acts as the guaranteed buyer to help people sell their old home without the hassle of property chains and estate agent’s fees.”
A select village-style development, Froyle Park features at its heart the sensitive refurbishment of Burnham House into homes. There will also be a local shop and a series of green open spaces, including a large meadow at the south of the site.
Froyle Park lies within the Froyle Conservation Area, so the homes’ characterful design carefully echoes Hampshire’s traditional rural architecture with emphasis on red brick and plain clay tiles.
“Customers are often settled families or couples aged in their 30s, 40s or 50s and older,” added Mel. “We have a younger family and an older family as well as a couple moving in who wanted somewhere to settle and start a family.
“The feedback has been that they love the homes, the quality and the rural feel of the development. We have 41 individual designs out of 55 homes so there is lots of choice.”
Visitors have been exploring the five-bedroom detached show home with its wood-burner and cottage-like character, yet boasting modern integrated kitchen appliances as standard, plus the 10-year NHBC warranty and Linden Homes’ two-year customer care warranty.
The two-storey show home’s timber clad, oak beam exterior shows off the traditional, rural feel of the development as a whole. To the rear, bi-fold patio doors open up into a walled garden ideal for growing families or people simply making an escape to the country.
Upper Froyle itself is a quintessentially English country village, steeped in history and surrounded by the rolling hills of the stunning Hampshire countryside. To the north lies Basingstoke and Reading, with their shopping and dining options; to the south is the glorious South Downs National Park.
The homes are likely to attract intense interest from buyers thanks to their quality and location, with quick access to the A31 and proximity to Alton train station with direct services to London Waterloo in just under an hour and 10 minutes.
Hamptons is the new agent appointed to handle sales for Froyle Park. To find out more and to register your interest, call 0844 644 9843.
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15 May 2015
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