According to a survey, new build properties are the most popular type of housing with people also preferring detached houses in the country*. One of the main benefits of a brand new property is that you have a blank canvas which you can completely personalise.
Tim and Ellie Sims, recently bought a five bedroom detached house at Hopkins Homes’ new development, Mulberry Gardens, in Mulbarton, Norfolk, which they have made into their dream home. Tim Sims, 49, a Retail Manager at Marks & Spencer, comments: “My wife Ellie and I moved to Norfolk as I was relocated here for work. We have always bought new houses, as we prefer having something which we can make our own and something that hasn’t been lived in before. We loved the development at Mulberry Gardens but wanted some structural changes to be made to the interior of the house. As we bought the property off plan, before the first brick was laid, Hopkins Homes was able to do the work we wanted, which included combining two bedrooms into one large master bedroom with a bespoke en-suite bathroom. We also had the choice of interior specifications. We worked closely with Hopkins Homes and the builders, who were great throughout the whole process, to make all the changes we needed and we’re really pleased with our new home. “We now have a fantastic house that perfectly meets our requirements in a great development. It is close to work and has easy access to major roads for travel. The house is in a great location within the development, as it is south facing, so we get a lot of sunshine and light, which has been wonderful so far this summer.”
Purchasers can choose from a selection of designer kitchen cupboards, work surfaces, vinyl floor covering, fire surrounds to most properties and wall tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, subject to stage of construction. Range style cookers are available in selected plots and bathrooms are fitted with white sanitaryware and brass-effect fixtures and fittings. Internally the homes are of a classic yet contemporary design and are finished to the high standards that Hopkins Homes is renowned for. Mulberry Gardens comprises 366 one and two bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five bedroom houses. The picturesque development is set around quite cul-de-sacs with views of green open space. Externally houses include red and oatmeal brick work, buttermilk render and varying roof elevations with red and grey slate roof tiles. There are various different house styles, which take influence from the surrounding architectural vernacular.
The pretty village of Mulbarton is just seven miles from Norwich and gives easy access to the A140 and the A11. The village has a primary and middle school, a post office and village store, a traditional pub, a farm shop and a medical and dental surgery.
Prices start from £137,500 for a two bedroom apartment, from £154,995 for a two bedroom house, from £169,995 for a three bedroom house and from £269,995 for a four bedroom house.
For further information contact the marketing suite on telephone: 01508 578078 or visit: www.hopkinshomes.co.uk
* Halifax Home Improvement Survey 2007
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