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With two properties already sold at Dere Street Homes’ exclusive Hill Top Farm development within weeks of the on-site Sales & Marketing Suite opening, construction is going at full pace to meet the anticipated future demand once the showhome opens later this Autumn.

Designed by Newcastle-based architectural practice, Barnlett North Llp, the 13 bespoke homes are breaking new ground in the region for luxury properties as project architect and Barnett North Director, Louise Barnett, explained, “For an Architect, Dere Street Homes are a dream client as they allow us the creative freedom to design these superb homes.”

“Their brief was for homes of outstanding quality which reflected the original farmstead and courtyard setting. We wanted to make the most of the superb views available over the open countryside and golf courses and to maximise the amount of light in each of the 13 homes whilst also creating a sense of place and community. All the homes have large areas of window with many also enjoying double height spaces and galleried landings with many having a double length integral garage with doors at each end to create even more options for space.”

Energy saving has also been a priority with the development with heat recovery systems taking the heat from bathroom and kitchen vented air to heat fresh air entering the homes. Under-floor heating to ground and first floors together with open fireplaces and tripled glazed windows create the best of both worlds – low energy utilisation with abundant light and fresh air with the homes.

Louise continued, “These are unique, design-driven and very bespoke homes which fit a certain lifestyle and we’re very proud to have played our part in creating such a high quality development.”

Dere Street Homes’ Construction Director, Geoff Woods, added, “Hill Top Farm is aimed at a very select market and whilst these might not be the easiest properties to actually construct because of the extremely high technical specification, the whole team is taking fantastic pride in what we’re building here.”

“We’ve had phenomenal interest from all over the country so far, especially from the golfers on the adjacent Ramside Hall Golf Club courses, and only opened our Marketing Suite two weeks ago so we are going full speed to get the showhome ready for the Autumn.

Located adjacent to Ramside Hall Hotel just outside Durham City, Hill Top Farm will consist of just 13 farmstead style, detached and semi-detached luxury homes designed by award-winning architects, Barnett North LLP, located on the site of a former farm with superb views over Ramside Hall’s newly opened Cathedral Golf Course. All the homes come complete with one year’s free membership to both the Golf Club and Ramside Hall Hotel’s new Spa and Leisure Club, which opens this Summer.

Prices for the first phase of homes released for sale start from £425,000 with full details from Jan Gill, on-site Development Sales Manager 07983 080952 or www.derestreethomes.co.uk

10th July 2015

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