PAST PLUS MODERN EQUALS IN DEMAND HOUSES

According to a recent report, an increased focus on high quality design and specification and the use of traditional vernacular styles in new housing has moved the Suffolk housing market on a long way in a short time*. Properties at Melton Grange, Hopkins Homes’ development in Woodbridge, Suffolk, epitomise these findings, offering high quality homes with a slice of local history. Formerly a hotel, Melton Grange is a late Victorian Grade II listed building which had stood derelict for a number of years, following a fire and is now being restored to its former grandeur by leading housebuilder, Hopkins Homes. The development offers six exclusive two bedroom apartments in the refurbished former hotel, as well as 18 new two, three and five bedroom houses and apartments. Lucinda Boast, of Strutt and Parker, in Ipswich, comments: “We have had a lot of interest at Melton Grange not only from locals, but from people all over the country and the feedback we have had has been very positive. People love the proximity to the high street as it is less than a mile away, where a variety of local amenities are available. Visitors also feel that if they purchase a property at Melton Grange, they are buying into a little bit of history. There are several different house styles that complement the main building and each property has a great layout and excellent parking facilities.” Many of the properties feature open plan kitchen/dining or living/dining areas with classic yet contemporary detail and functional design of the highest quality. Purchasers can choose from a range of fully fitted custom built kitchens, worktops and ceramic wall tiles subject to stage of construction and many properties look out onto manicured lawns and landscaped gardens. Woodbridge is set on the banks of the river Deben and has a prolific maritime history. The town boasts a tranquil marina, five boatyards and two yacht clubs for sailing enthusiasts. It also has a whole host of high street and boutique shops, restaurants, traditional pubs and several good schools. Ipswich, with its excellent rail networks, is less than nine miles** away. For current Availability prices start from £234,995 for a two bedroom house, from £339,995 for a three bedroom house and from £699,995 for a five bedroom house. For further information contact the marketing suite on telephone: 01394 386 972 or visit: www.hopkinshomes.co.uk * Suffolk Newsletter - Savills ** www.theaa.com ENDS For press information contact Tamzen Waker or Becca Potter at Sky Communications International on Telephone: 020 7385 6999 or email: tamzen.waker@skycommunications.co.uk