A St Helens teacher has taken a step up the property ladder after selling her previous home in just nine days thanks to Jones Homes’ Agency Assist scheme.
Emma Mather, 33, who teaches health and social care used the housebuilder’s Agency Assist scheme to help secure her move to the Eccleston Grange development in Eccleston, St Helens.
Under the scheme, Jones Homes will hold a reserved plot for up to eight weeks while instructing an independent estate agent to market the buyer’s existing property on their behalf.
While the average time it takes to sell a home in the North West is 66 days*, a buyer was found for Emma’s house in just over a week.
Having previously lived in a new build home just around the corner from Eccleston Grange, Emma had seen the development taking shape and occasionally visited to have a look round.
Jones Homes’ sister company, Orbit developments, have built a new retail court adjacent to the development comprising of a convenience store, a food outlet and a veterinary practice. There is also a doctor’s surgery and a pharmacy at the centre too.
She said: “I have always liked the area, and in the last few years, with the addition of shops and other amenities it has become a really sought-after place to live.
“Whenever I visited Eccleston Grange the sales advisors were so lovely and helpful. I visited the site when it first opened, and I remember it was so popular people were queuing out of the door of the sales centre.”
Emma visited the development again this spring, finding herself impressed with the high quality of the homes at the development.
“When I visited the development again last year, I really liked what I saw. In comparison to the home I was in, these homes were so much bigger and a much nicer quality.”
When she fell in love with The Birch, a three-bedroom semi-detached home, she worried she wouldn’t be able to sell her current home in time to purchase it.
Emma said: “I was talking with the Sales Advisors and they told me about their Agency Assist scheme which would help me sell my current home.
“I was really worried at first that I wouldn’t sell in time and that I would lose my reservation, but I ended up selling in nine days!
“The agents were amazing at keeping me up to date. They would call me all the time with updates on interested buyers which was really good to know.
“The site team were amazing too. At every step of the process the Sales Advisors and the site manager were there to answer all my questions and help wherever they could.”
As well as using Agency Assist, Emma also took advantage of Help to Buy. The Government scheme enables buyers to purchase a new build home with just a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent is provided as an equity loan, which is interest-free for the first five years.
Emma said: “The combination of Help to Buy and Agency Assist helped me to buy my dream home in a location that I have always aspired to live in.
“The staff at Jones Homes explained the process and helped me to complete the required paperwork which made the application stress free.
“My new home is just perfect. I lived in my previous property for seven years and never had my family round for dinner, but just weeks after moving in here I’d already had everyone round.
“Without Help to Buy, I wouldn’t have been able to move up the property ladder and into my dream home”.
There is a selection of homes available at at Eccleston Grange, St Helens with only the final few two and three-bedroom homes remaining.
Jones Homes are also building a variety of homes at Springfield Gate in St Helens. The development includes a range of four and five-bedroom detached homes from the housebuilders Signature Collection with just a handful of homes remaining.
For more information on the homes available at Eccleston Grange call 01744 734039. For more information about the homes at Springfield Gate call 01744 633849 or visit jones-homes.co.uk.
*Figure from the November 2019 Rightmove House Price Index
Jones Homes has funded a new beehive to support Heron Hill Primary School in Kendal’s latest ecological project.
The company’s £300 donation has enabled the school to purchase the equipment to enhance its already impressive apiary.
The school has assembled its own ‘Bee Team’ to lead the project, which has been in progress for over three years. The aim is to enhance learning opportunities for the children while increasing their understanding of the ecological system around them.
Jacqui Cottam, who is chair of governors at Heron Hill Primary School, is a registered beekeeper who helps to run the Bee Club for pupils in Year 4 to Year 6. She said: “The children are very excited about the hive and can’t wait to see our bees buzzing around their new home.
“It really will have far-reaching positive benefits, not just for our children, but so many of the Kendal community who come to visit the apiary.”
The long hive requires far less heavy lifting than the hives currently being used by the Heron Hill Bee Team, meaning that disabled children or children with limited mobility can now take part in activities there.
The hive has been built by Green Earth Hives, who specialise in educational and accessible beehives.
Jones Homes is building 110 homes at Stonecross Meadows, off Milnthorpe Road in Kendal.
Sales Director, Carol Barlow, said: “It is clear that our donation of £300 to Heron Hill school to buy a new long hive has had a tremendous impact on the children and we couldn’t be happier.
“Aside from benefiting the children at Heron Hill, the hive will also be made available to pupils visiting the apiary from other schools nearby.
“Heron Hill Primary School’s initiative is a worthy project, both in terms of educational and environmental impact. We are glad to be supporting the school in its endeavours and hope to visit the apiary again soon to see how their work is progressing.”
Jones Homes is investing more than £300,000 in Kendal, with £279,300 allocated for schools and £32,500 to improve the development’s junction with Milnthorpe Road.
A trainee site manager in Wilmslow has been named Young Builder of the Year 2019.
Nick James, 24, who works at Jones Homes’ Sanctuary Wilmslow development for active over-55s off Coppice Way, picked up the prestigious award during a prize giving at the House of Commons.
The Young Builder of the Year Awards, which are run by Youth Build UK, celebrate the achievements of young people in the construction industry.
Winners are announced in two age categories; Nick won the award for 18 to 24-year-olds, while another prize was awarded for those aged 14 to 18.
His award follows the success of his site manager Rob Bennett, who recently received a coveted Seal of Excellence from the National House Building Council (NHBC) in recognition of his work at the development.
Having embarked on a landscaping apprenticeship straight after leaving school, Nick joined Jones Homes five years ago as an apprentice joiner, working at the Bollin Park development off Adlington Road. He has been a trainee site manager at Sanctuary Wilmslow for the past two years.
The 24-year-old, who lives in Hazel Grove, Stockport, said: “It’s great to be recognised for my hard work. I’m part of a fantastic team so I feel honoured to be the one to have received this award.”
“Because I started an apprenticeship straight after leaving school, I didn’t take the college courses or qualifications that most people do in order to become a site manager, but the apprenticeship I did with Jones Homes gave me the experience I needed to progress in my career.
“Working at Sanctuary Wilmslow has been great. The site is getting a lot of recognition, not only with me getting this award, but with Rob, the site manager, recently receiving the Seal of Excellence.”
Rob Bennett, Site Manager at Sanctuary Wilmslow, said: “Nick has been a valuable asset to the team ever since he joined us and he thoroughly deserves this award. He has shown all the attributes you need to be a successful site manager and I firmly believe he has got an extremely bright future in the industry.”
Sanctuary Wilmslow is a private gated development of cottages and apartments exclusively for the active over-55s which is due to launch in November.
A Wilmslow site manager has won a prestigious industry award in recognition of his work at a pioneering new housing development for the active over-55s.
Rob Bennett, 31, the site manager responsible for Jones Homes’ Sanctuary Wilmslow development in Wilmslow, has been awarded a Seal of Excellence by the National House Building Council (NHBC) – putting him in an elite band of site managers in the North West.
He received his prize at the NHBC’s Pride in the Job North West regional awards ceremony at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Friday 11th October, which he attended with his assistant site manager Nick James.
Rob was one of 41 finalists from across the region to make it through to the awards ceremony after winning a Pride in the Job Quality Award earlier this year, and one of just 11 to receive a Seal of Excellence.
Sanctuary Wilmslow, which is due to open to the public in November, will be an exclusive gated development for the active over-55s.
Located off Coppice Way, Sanctuary Wilmslow will be the first Jones Homes Active Living development in the UK, following the success of Jones Homes USA’s mature living developments in Florida.
Rob said: “Winning a Pride in the Job Quality Award was a great achievement but being presented with the Seal of Excellence award is an even bigger honour.
“I am lucky enough to be surrounded by an incredibly hard working team, and I don’t think it would have been possible for me to have won this award without their dedication to the job and the effort they have put in to make the development the best it can be.
“Sanctuary Wilmslow truly is a one-of-a-kind project, so to be made the site manager for the development and also win a prestigious award for my work there is fantastic.”
Ian Hilliker, Regional Director of Jones Homes North West, said: “We’re so thrilled for Rob that he has received this prestigious accolade from the NHBC.
“As a developer, we are continually striving to deliver the highest quality possible for our customers, and this award is a fitting recognition of the brilliant job that Rob and his team have done at Sanctuary Wilmslow.”
Jones Homes Lancashire is celebrating 10 years of building beautiful homes across the county and more recently expanding into Cumbria.
During the decade from 2010, the builder, which has its main regional office in Lytham St Annes, has built or is building 816 homes within 18 developments across the county
Ralph Bacon, Regional Director of Jones Homes Lancashire, said: “This is a significant landmark for Jones Homes in Lancashire during a period of growth. We’re a Lytham-based builder with a proud heritage of building for our neighbours right across Lancashire and a real commitment to the area.
“We take pride in our homes and we take pride in our region. We want to enhance the area where we all live ourselves.”
Jones Homes Lancashire developments built over the past decade span locations including Blackpool, Lytham and Preston. Over the past year work has finished at Kings Meadow in Staining, where Jones Homes built 30 homes and at The Willows, which is a development of just six homes of Willow Brooke Court in Blackpool.
The Lancashire division is currently building 242 homes at Moorfield Park in Poulton-le-Fylde, a 26-home development called Walton Meadows at Walton-le-Dale and Ribbleswood Chase, a development of 48 homes in the Cottam area of Preston.
Jones Homes Lancashire is part of The Emerson Group, a family-owned property development company that builds around 600 homes a year across the UK, from apartments, elegant conversion projects to spacious detached houses.
The group also manages a commercial property portfolio worth more than £1 billion and builds homes in Florida and Portugal.
Ralph Bacon said: “We deliver modern, luxury accommodation focusing on quality, appearance, layout and style – and we build to last.”
Jones Homes is set to launch its new Cavendish Park development in Bolsover following the success of neighbouring Cavendish Grange.
New to Bolsover and located next door to the 35-home Cavendish Grange development, Cavendish Park will offer a further 127 homes across a 16-acre site off Oxcroft Lane, and will include a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties.
The development is also bringing an investment of around £800,000 for local services and infrastructure, through financial contributions being provided by Jones Homes as part of the planning agreement for the site.
Earlier this year, an archaeological excavation of the site commissioned by Jones Homes uncovered the remains of a Roman settlement and evidence of prehistoric field systems dating back to the Bronze Age.
Jayne Swift, Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes Yorkshire, said: “Cavendish Park has generated a great deal of interest locally, due partly to the fascinating artefacts uncovered by archaeologists, but mainly due to the range and quality of homes we are offering at the development.
“The high demand we have already witnessed follows on from the popularity of our Cavendish Grange development and we are looking forward to releasing the first selection of properties for sale.
“Both developments have a picturesque and convenient location, and this has been a major draw for buyers in the area. The homes at Cavendish Park will boast a high specification on the inside and a variety of finishes on the outside, giving each houses its own unique character.
“We are planning to launch Cavendish Park in early 2020 so I would encourage anyone interested in buying a new home at this highly desirable development to register for updates so we can let them know as soon as the first homes become available.”
The final home available at Cavendish Grange is The Thornton, a three-bedroom semi-detached house which is priced at £187,995.
Jones Homes is also building nearby at Van Dyk Village, a development of new homes located off the A619 between Chesterfield and Worksop, and Hillside Green in Harthill.
A housebuilder in Harworth is providing new houses for all ages in the local community – even the very youngest!
Jones Homes, which is building new homes at Simpson Park in Harworth, have donated a new playhouse for the children of Northgate Pre-School in nearby Tickhill.
The playhouse was opened by representatives from Jones Homes in a special ceremony held at the pre-school earlier this month. The housebuilder also donated splash suits for the pupils so they can play outside.
Northgate Pre-School pre-school and toddler group is run by a committee of volunteers, parents and residents in and around Tickhill and is based at St Mary’s Primary School, off St Mary’s Road. The pre-school is a charity which fundraises throughout the year in order to buy resources for the children.
Jayne Swift, Sales and Marketing Director at Jones Homes Yorkshire, said: “Northgate Pre-School has a long history in the area, caring for children in and around Tickhill since 1968.
“Donating money towards splash suits and a new playhouse is a great example of the way we can support local organisations and families.
“Given the time of year we are especially thrilled to have provided splash suits, ensuring the children can enjoy the outdoors all year round.”
Rachel Gill, Manager at Northgate Pre-School, said: “We have been developing our outside play area so that we can enhance the children’s learning. Having a playhouse offers the children opportunities to build their imagination in the outside environment.
“Fresh air and the freedom to explore their environment offers children lots of opportunities to take risks, learn about nature and build on their physical development as well as promoting their well-being.
“We go outside in all weathers and have enjoyed splashing in puddles and using powder paint and rainwater to paint pictures.
“We send a huge thank you to Jones Homes for this donation. The children absolutely love the splash suits and now they want us adults to have matching suits, so we all stay dry.”
Jones Homes is currently building new three and four-bedroom homes at Simpson Park in Harworth.
A festive-themed five-bedroom show home has just opened at a new village being built in Derbyshire.
Jones Homes’ Van Dyk Village is a unique new community being created off the A619 between Chesterfield and Worksop, on the site of a former garden centre.
More than 50 people attended an event to mark the launch of the Knightsbridge II show home, enjoying champagne and canapes as they explored the luxury five-bedroom property.
Jayne Swift, Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes, said: “It was great to welcome so many people to Van Dyk Village for the launch of our fabulous Knightsbridge II show home. It’s an extremely luxurious and well-designed property which showcases the very high specification of the homes we are building at this exclusive development. The comments we’ve received from visitors have been overwhelmingly positive.
“With the festive season now upon us, our interior designers have decorated the show home for Christmas, giving it a warm and welcoming ambience. Our garden room has been decked out with a beautiful Christmas tree complete with presents underneath, creating the scene every family looks forward to waking up to on Christmas morning.
“As for the development itself, Van Dyk Village seems to have really caught the imagination of the public. It’s an exciting project, years in the planning, which is creating a traditional village with a village green from scratch on this beautiful Derbyshire site.
“We received more than 1,000 enquiries before the site had even launched. We think that might make it the most popular new housing development in Derbyshire. Given such a high level of interest, I would encourage people to visit Van Dyk Village today and see the show home in all its festive glory.”
The Knightsbridge II show home is a superb double-fronted detached family home with five bedrooms and a detached double garage.
The spacious ground floor has a 20ft living room, with bi-fold doors to the rear garden. There’s a generous separate dining room, while the large contemporary open-plan kitchen and family room lead to a luxury garden room, which also has bi-fold doors to the rear garden. There’s also a convenient utility room, a study and a downstairs cloakroom.
Van Dyk Village will be an intriguing mix of three, four and five-bedroom homes, all from Jones Homes’ very high specification Signature Collection.
The spacious luxury homes blend a rich housing heritage with the ultimate in contemporary design and attention to detail. Prices for three-bedroom homes start from £242,995, while five-bedroom houses are available from £595,995.
For more information, visit the sales centre off Worksop Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 4TD or call 07834 620974.
Construction work is progressing well at new housing development in Golcar, where the first homes are nearing completion.
Jones Homes is building 19 new homes at Century View, off Swallow Lane and the first residents are set to move in spring 2020.
Eleven of the 19 properties were sold off-plan ahead of the development’s launch and a further two have been reserved since the sales centre opened in September.
Century View, named due to its proximity to the village cricket field, will include a range of three-bedroom semi-detached and four-bedroom detached houses. Three of the homes have been designated as starter homes, which will be sold at a discounted price to first-time buyers who meet qualifying criteria.
Jayne Swift, Sales and Marketing Director at Jones Homes Yorkshire, said: “We are pleased with the progress we are making at Century View and are looking forward to welcoming the first residents into their homes.
“The development generated a lot of interest right from the moment we announced our plans for century View, and the fact that more than half of the homes were reserved off-plan before the launch demonstrates just how popular the development has already proven to be. With just five properties remaining, we would advise anyone wanting a new home in Golcar to contact us now to avoid missing out.
“Jones Homes previously built 20 homes at Meadow View off Leymoor Road in Golcar. This development, which was completed in 2017, was especially popular because it offered the benefits of living in a new home without being part of a large estate and it appears the same will be true of Century View.
“The starter homes will be a real asset to the community. These homes will be sold at 20 per cent below the usual market value to people who could not otherwise afford to buy a home of their own.
“There is a need for more new homes in Golcar and Jones Homes is committed to ensuring that these are delivered to the highest possible standards. The quality of build will be first class and the homes will be equipped with fixtures and fittings for which other developers would usually charge extra.”
Jones Homes builds across the North of England and the South East. Its Yorkshire headquarters is located in Cleckheaton. The company was established 60 years ago and is currently expanding its presence across Yorkshire. Century View is one of seven new sites purchased by the Yorkshire division over the past year.
Harworth Football Club is celebrating after securing the backing of Jones Homes for a fifth successive season.
Jones Homes which have supported the club since starting building in Harworth in 2014, recently finished construction at Woodland Grange and are currently building at Simpson Park off Scrooby Road.
This year, Jones Homes have sponsored Harworth FC’s reserve team kit, following a donation towards upgrading the ground floodlights last year.
Chairman of Harworth FC, Jonathan Wilson, said: “The club is delighted and humbled to have the continued support of Jones Homes.
“Since Jones Homes began work at Woodland Grange, staff have always shown a great interest in the club, helping us where needed. As a club we wish them well with the new development at Simpson Park as they continue to shape the growth of the town. We are delighted they have looked to get involved with the local community too.
“As well as sponsoring our reserve team kit, Jones Homes also assisted with the funding required for the floodlights upgrade last year. We are so pleased to be associated with the company and long may that continue.”
Jayne Swift, Sales and Marketing Director at Jones Homes, said: “Building in Harworth has given us the great opportunity to continue to work with a whole range of people from the community.
“It is wonderful to be able to continue our support for Harworth FC, who play next door to Simpson Park.
“We wish Harworth FC all the best for this season and look forward to seeing how the club progresses throughout the year.”
Jones Homes is building a range of three and four-bedroom homes at Simpson Park. The development is part of the wider regeneration of the former Harworth Colliery site, a scheme which was recently named Regeneration and Restoration Project of the Year at the Insider Media East Midlands Property Awards.
Born and bred Londoner Shaun Brown has found his dream home on the rural Isle of Sheppey, allowing him to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
The former IT consultant and software engineer moved out of London in June to a new home at Jones Homes’ Kingsborough Manor development in Eastchurch.
Shaun and his partner Gary McDonald, sold their two-bedroom flat in central London, investing the proceeds in their new Hartford Regent II four-bedroom detached house, with money to spare for furnishings, a new car and then some.
Shaun, who has taken an early retirement to start his new life on the Isle of Sheppey, said: “One of the main things we were looking for was open space. In London you can become so accustomed to small spaces and I really wanted to get away from that.
“We visited several new-build developments in and around Kent and felt the homes at other developments had too many small rooms and not enough living space.
“This house has so much space to live in. Our favourite room is the garden room where we can sit with our breakfast looking out into our south-facing garden, but we are also massive movie fans, so our living room doubles up as our very own movie theatre that we love just as much.”
The couple have not moved into their new house alone, having been accompanied by their eight-month-old Husky, Troy.
Shaun said: “As a society we socialise through our dogs and that couldn’t be truer here. There are lots of dogs on the development and there are amazing walking routes with the most beautiful views.
“On the day we moved in Troy went into the back garden and rubbed his face into the grass and sniffed the air and the sea breeze and I looked at him and I thought, you are right Troy, the air is so much cleaner here.
“It is so peaceful and quiet, and the people are so friendly. In London everyone is so busy that they don’t have the time to stop and appreciate what’s around them – whereas here, the people say hello and they sent us welcome cards when we moved in. It’s a different world.”
As Shaun has now retired, the couple put a lot of thought into this move, looking for the perfect home to spend the rest of their lives in.
Shaun said: “I have lived in a few new-build developments in my life and I knew what to expect as part of the process, but what I didn’t expect was the family feel that Jones Homes provided.
“You can tell it’s a family business because it doesn’t have that corporate feel. The sales advisors were so friendly and helped us with every step, making it so seamless.
“This is one of the most stunning places with beautiful sweeping hills for as far as the eye can see. It’s the perfect place and home to retire in.”
Jones Homes is building a range of spacious four and five-bedroom detached homes at Kingsborough Manor, which is located just off Eastchurch Road.
For more information visit jones-homes.co.uk.
The newly appointed Sales Manager at Jones Homes Southern says he is looking forward to a long and prosperous career with the company.
Greg Parkes, 26, will have responsibility for the privately-owned housebuilder’s developments across Kent and Sussex.
He joins the company with seven years’ experience in the industry under his belt, having worked his way up from Sales Executive to Trainee Sales Manager. Prior to that, he was a retail manager with Marks & Spencer.
Greg, who lives in Maidstone and is a keen golfer in his spare time, will be based at Jones Homes Southern’s regional office in Swanley.
He said: “This is an important step in my career and I’m really pleased to be making it with Jones Homes. They have an excellent reputation within the industry and are renowned for the fantastic quality of their product.
“As Jones Homes is a privately-owned company, you get to work very closely with the people at the top of the business, and as a result, feel much more involved in the decision-making process.”
“My aim is to have a long and prosperous career with Jones Homes and I’m looking forward to establishing myself in my new role and making a positive difference to the company.”
Sara Stanhope, Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes Southern, said: “Greg’s impressive track record in the industry, which includes several years working in the very competitive London market, combined with his previous management experience, made him the ideal candidate for this role.
“We are delighted to welcome him to the team and look forward to working alongside him to help grow the business in the years ahead.”
More information about career opportunities with Jones Homes can be found at jones-homes.co.uk/careers/
The foundations have been laid at a new housing development in Lenham, ready for the first homes to go on sale later this year.
Construction work is now underway at Jones Homes’ Westwood Park development, off Ham Lane, where Jones Homes Southern is building 70 new homes.
Westwood Park will include a range of three and four-bedroom houses, with the first plots due to be released for this winter, when a sales centre will open on site.
Sara Stanhope, Sales Director for Jones Homes Southern, said: “Building work has now started to deliver these new homes at Westwood Park, which neighbours our existing Westwood Grange development in the village.
“We are proud of the links we’ve already built in the village and are looking forward to further strengthening our relationship with the local community through this new development.
“There’s a growing need for new homes in this part of Kent, especially three and four-bedroom houses for couples and families, and we have carefully designed the properties we are building here to meet this rising demand.
“With work progressing well on site, we’re now looking forward to welcoming the first visitors to the development later this year. In the meantime, people can visit our website and register their interest to ensure they receive the latest information about the launch as it becomes available.”
As part of the planning agreement for the development, Jones Homes will make contributions of around £290,000 to support local infrastructure, including education and healthcare, open spaces, traffic improvements and libraries.
The development will feature a landscaped area to the north-west of the site, while hedges to the east and south will be preserved and there will be nest boxes for swifts to the north of the development, where the houses will look out onto the Kent Downs.
To register for updates on the new homes coming soon at Westwood Park, visit jones-homes.co.uk.
As a project sales manager in the building industry, you’d expect Jon Robinson to know a good new home when he saw one.
So when he calls the house he bought ‘exceptional’, you can take notice.
Jon (57) bought the three-bedroom semi-detached Baycliffe house at Jones Homes’ Appledown Grange development in Marden, near Maidstone, earlier this year.
He said: “I think it’s an exceptionally well built and designed house and with a great use of space - the kitchen/dining room right across the rear of the house was exactly what I was looking for”.
“All the bedrooms are a good size; even the third bedroom, which I’ll be using as an office, and it’s also got a very good size garage.”
The Baycliffe design is eye-catching from the outside, with the triangular shape of its white clad exterior reminiscent of the sales of a yacht.
Inside, the kitchen/dining room has French doors to the garden, while there’s also a spacious living room and a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs, the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, and there are two other good-size bedrooms and a main bathroom.
Jon used the Help to Buy scheme to purchase the house which he said had helped him buy a better property than he would otherwise have been able to.
The scheme allows buyers to secure a new-build home with a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent is provided by a Government loan which is interest free for the first five years.
Jon said he bought a new-build home because “it’s reassuring to have a 10-year structural guarantee for the property as well as the developers own Customer Care service”.
He said he had learnt over the years that any new building could have little snags, and it was then a question of how quickly the developer rectified these snags.
He said: “At Marden the customer care team are very responsive and the customer care rep I deal with is both very likeable and multi-talented!
“Just as importantly, the sales team looked after me really well along my own journey, keeping me updated and ‘in the loop’ all the time. It’s a critical factor for any purchaser”
Jon is also a fan of the large village of Marden. “Technically it’s a village, but it seems to have the amenities of a small town, whilst maintaining a ‘village’ atmosphere and spirit” he said.
“I needed a quality house home where I could walk out of the front door into a community. Marden has a great new sports club, shops, an amazing cafe, two really good pubs, a social club and an all-important railway station.
It’s a 10-minute walk from Appledown Grange to the station, and then just 55 minutes to Charing Cross. The development also has good links to the road network, including the A21, the A229 and then to the M25.
“I just found that Appledown Grange and this particular house ticked all my boxes,” he said. “I would definitely recommend the house and, equally, the developer and their build quality to anyone.”
There’s a choice of three, four and five-bedroom homes currently available to reserve at Appledown Grange, Marden. For more information, contact the sales office, open every day from 10am to 5.30pm, on 01622 831507 or visit jones-homes.co.uk.
Jones Homes Southern has unveiled a new Signature Collection, showcasing a range of homes with exceptionally high specification.
The collection will be rolled out in larger homes across the company’s developments in the South East.
The first Signature Collection show home has opened at Jones Homes’ flagship Kingsborough Manor development in Eastchurch, Kent. The next development to feature the range will be Folders Grove, in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, where two Signature Collection show homes are due to open later this year.
Sales and Marketing Director Sara Stanhope said: “Jones Homes has built its reputation on creating homes which demonstrate the highest standards of design and specification.
“At Kingsborough Manor, we have spent 20 years building large executive homes to help attract new residents to the area and to meet the needs of people who already live in Eastchurch.
“This approach, which was masterminded by the local authority, has enabled us to create a thriving new community at Kingsborough Manor. As we move into the final stages, we identified a need to raise the bar even further and the new Signature Collection was our response.”
The Signature Collection homes feature luxurious extras as standard. Bathrooms have been designed with full height Porcelanosa tiling, Villeroy and Boch sanitaryware and Hansgrohe taps. The Aqualisa digital showers and digital bath fillers add an additional level of indulgence. For home entertainment, there’s even the option of adding an integrated home sound system, which can be operated from around the house.
The open-plan Symphony kitchens combine style and functionality, with integrated Neff appliances, including a wine cooler and induction hob.
The star of the Signature Collection at Kingsborough Manor is the garden room, which floods the homes with space and light through the expansive windows and bifold doors. There are also wider driveways, remote control garage doors and external floodlights.
Sara Stanhope said: “The new Signature Collection has been extremely well received at Kingsborough Manor and we are confident it will be just as popular when we unveil the homes at Folders Grove.
“The range has been driven by our customers’ feedback and it will continue to evolve, but the principles of luxurious fixtures and fittings, complemented by additional space and light, will remain at the heart of the collection.”
Four and five-bedroom homes at Kingsborough Manor range from £600,000 to £660,000. For more information on Jones Homes Southern developments and the Signature Collection see jones-homes.co.uk