Former showhome is ‘an opportunity to live the dream’
The home which played a key role in persuading house-hunters to buy those built in Corsham by Cotswold Homes is itself for sale.
The four-bedroom showhome is one of the last available properties at Corsham Rise in the Wiltshire town which, thanks to one of the couples who made their home there, is already a vibrant community.
First time buyers Tammy Hassel and her husband Bernd posted party invitations through the letterboxes of the occupied properties and more than 40 people turned up.
Tammy explained: “Everyone got to know each other, and we now have a close-knit community on our doorstep, with people helping each other with tasks like dog-walking, grass-cutting and putting out refuse for collection when neighbours are away.”
Commenting on the availability of the four-bedroom showhome – a Burford house-type, the fastest-selling at Corsham Rise because it is designed to meet the needs of young families – Cotswold Homes’ sales and marketing director, Terri Hayes-Pugh, said: “This is an opportunity to live the dream in your very own showhome. It contains thousands of pounds worth of beautiful window treatments, statement lighting and flooring, all of which are included in the price.”
In the centre of the double-fronted property a spacious entrance hall links the lounge – which has French doors opening on to a patio and lawned garden – with an open-plan kitchen/dining suite. The latter is big enough to feature double-glazed windows at both the front and back of the house where an adjacent utility room provides access to the garden.
Just inside the front door a study planned to suit those who work at home could instead be used as a playroom by a family with small children. Ample under-stairs storage means that toys can be tidied away. The adjacent WC has plenty of space as well.
Upstairs the four bedrooms – each big enough for a double bed – include a master-suite with its own en-suite as well as built-in wardrobes and a cupboard.
“Clearly Corsham is one of the most popular places to live in Wiltshire,” Terri stated. She reveals that sales have kept pace with construction since work on site started two years ago.
In addition to being the location for some of the scenes in the BBC Television series Poldark, Corsham’s Pound Arts Centre hosts everything from art exhibitions to stand-up comedy. The town’s independent shops offer antiques, arts and crafts and a variety of places to eat and drink.
Historic buildings include the Almshouses and Corsham Court with its Capability Brown picture gallery. Nearby is the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey whose beautiful grounds are a place to relax, explore and play. Also, within easy reach is Castle Combe, a quintessentially English village often named as the ‘prettiest village in England.’ It is also home to a popular motor racing circuit.
- The price of the showhome is £419,000. For an appointment to view it call the estate agent Strakers on 01249 652717. The agent can explain how a buyer can make use of the Help-to-Buy scheme which, with the Government’s assistance, can enable them to buy with a deposit of just five per cent, subject to qualifying. Strakers also will outline the benefits of Cotswold Homes’ popular GameChanger package which, subject to terms and conditions, offers help with moving costs such as estate agency fees or by paying for carpets.