If you are looking for a family home in the countryside near Eversham, try an apartment at The Orchards.
Development name: The Orchards
Where is it? Offenham Road, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 3DY
What type of properties are available on the development? A beautiful range of three, four, and five-bedroom homes.
Asking prices: Prices starting from just £196,495
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Area stats: The average price of property in Evesham has risen £11,578 during the past year to £233,231.
What aspects of the development stand out? The Orchards enjoys a spectacular setting among among beautiful open spaces. The development also has good road and train links.
When will the property and the development be completed? Many of the homes at The Orchards are available to view and purchase now, with the development due to be completed in early 2017.
Are financial incentives available? To make moving even easier and more affordable, Taylor Wimpey offers a range of helpful homebuyer incentives including the Help to Buy, part exchange, and Easymover schemes.
Why buy one of these homes? Buyer Zoe Burdett, who has one of the stunning four bedroom ‘Eskdale’ homes, said: “Once we saw the house, we were really excited. It was in our budget and we loved what we saw. We reserved our house off-plan so we got to take photos as it was being built, which was very exciting. We also got to choose all the fixtures and finishings, which means the house is just as we want it to be.”
What are the best bits about the homes on the development? They offer a choice of family-sized houses, which enjoy a peaceful tree-lined setting bordered by open countryside. Beyond the borders of the development lie open fields to the north, and parents will appreciate that Bengeworth First School is right on the doorstep. Historic Tudor buildings rub shoulders with a superb selection of boutique shops, big-name retailers, bars, tea rooms and well-regarded restaurants in the vibrant and pretty riverside market town of Evesham, which lies within walking distance of home.
Anything else you would like to tell us about this development? Buyers can get a glimpse of the amazing lifestyle they could be enjoying at The Orchards by visiting the brand new ‘Evesham’ show home. The fabulous five bedroom detached design features exquisite fittings and furnishings, and the very latest interior trends to reflect the carefully-planned layout and spacious design of typical properties at the development.
Who will the neighbours be? Many families already enjoy life at The Orchards in a lovely community on the north-eastern fringe of Evesham.
What reputation do the local schools have? The Orchards is very close to Bengeworth First School, which was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted at its latest inspection.
What is the traffic and transport like in the area? The Orchards is just 18 miles from Worcester and the M5 north, or 21 miles from the M5 south for Gloucester and the south west, while central Birmingham is just 31 miles away. Evesham railway station provides regular direct services to London and to Worcester for connections to Birmingham New Street.
What’s a good place for dinner nearby? Just a short drive away in the town of Broadway, The Broadway Hotel’s stunning Atrium is home to Tattersalls Brasserie. This local gem is a wonderfully elegant restaurant with à la carte menu and set within lovely traditional surroundings.
What would be an ideal way to spend the day in the area? In Evesham, you’re never far from something beautiful. A boat trip along the river Avon makes for an enjoyable time for the whole family, especially followed by listening to bands that often play outdoors during the summer.
What local secret is there in the area that would take a new resident a while to discover? A stroll to the top of nearby Bredon Hill won’t disappoint. It’s incredible walking to the top on a sunny clear day and discovering just how far you can see.
If you could change one thing about the properties in the development what would it be? We wouldn’t change a thing about The Orchards. Buyer Zoe Burdett said making the move to The Orchards was "the best thing we’ve ever done".
What items are included in the sale of the property (eg. white goods in the kitchen)? The beautiful collection of homes at The Orchards are all completed to a high standard specification, including energy efficient central heating, double glazing and a fitted kitchen with integrated oven, hob and hood.
Who would be the ideal buyer? Families looking for a slice of countryside beauty, while not missing out on the mod-cons of everyday life.