Business as usual as lockley homes launches honeybourne development

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Lockley Homes has formally launched its latest development on to the market – with precautions in place to protect interested property buyers.

The Warwickshire-based independent luxury house builder is currently constructing eight properties in total in Marmalade Lane in Honeybourne, including two 2 bedroom houses, three 3 bedroom houses, two 4 bedroom houses and one 2 bedroom bungalow. Prices range from £275,000 to £595,000.

The formal launch follows an Open Day in February when villagers and prospective buyers were able to see for themselves the progress being made and how the completed development will look.

Following the open day, Plots 2, 3 and 7 have been reserved.

Karl Lockley, joint managing director of Lockley Homes, said: “Lockley Homes is local to Worcestershire and Warwickshire, so we understand how to design developments that really feel at home in this lovely part of the country.

“At Marmalade Lane we are creating a range of different homes, including one bungalow, that are a contemporary expression of typical Cotswolds style, making use of pale-hued stone, tall chimneys and high gables. The interiors combine every conceivable modern luxury with exceptional levels of comfort and well considered space.”

Marmalade Lane is on the northern edge of Honeybourne village, conveniently close to the station. All homes have private parking and there is access via a private road.

Joint agents Hayman Joyce and Peter Clarke & Co have put measures in place to ensure the safety of anyone interested in viewing.

Lucy Jordan, office manager of Hayman Joyce in Broadway, said: “We are operating on a business as usual policy. Our viewing staff carry hand sanitiser and latex gloves for themselves and applicants to use and we wipe down surfaces where necessary. Obviously we are asking anyone with symptoms to isolate for 14 days.

“In any event, we qualify buyers before appointments to make sure that the product suits their requirements and the geography is right for them, this gives us the opportunity to sell the features of the property to them.”

She said the properties Lockley Homes are creating in Honeybourne are very special in today’s market.

“I think what makes Marmalade Lane unique is the intimate courtyard setting within the village. These days buyers are subjected to so many corporate developments where all the properties look the same and have no personality.

“Marmalade Lane is the polar opposite to this with each property having its own unique character all set around a courtyard that is perfect for village life. I can envisage the occupants will all be friends around the courtyard keeping an eye out for each other, as I think the layout engenders real community spirit.

“There has been great attention given to design and layout, with lofty vaulted ceilings in the bungalow, cosy living rooms in Plots 3 and 4 and wonderfully spacious halls and landings in Plots 1, 2 and 6.”

Honeybourne was previously renowned for its spring lamb sales back in the day and has a great community spirit. There is a new village hall under construction and a lovely church situated in the old part of the village known as Cow Honeybourne. There are two pubs in the village, two convenience stores, a fish and chip shop and a Chinese takeaway which is recommended.

Lucy Jordan said: “People come to Honeybourne for village life with perks – it is close to the train for days out or commuting to work. It is on the main GWR line between Hereford and London with London Paddington just 1 hour 40 minutes on the train.”

For further information or to arrange a viewing call Lucy Jordan at Hayman Joyce in Broadway on 01386 858510 or Sarah Jayne Hart of Peter Clarke & Co in Leamington Spa on 01926 870145.