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Location and choice the key to new homes success, says local agent

ELAN Homes has announced the summer launch of its new development in Bruton, Somerset, where local agent Roderick Thomas says demand is outstripping supply.

Roderick is preparing himself for early interest in Steinbeck Walk, not least because of its perfect location and wide appeal.

“This is a charming development on the edge of the village of Bruton, surrounded by beautiful countryside, so that alone will make it extremely popular,” says Roderick.

“But add to that the fact that these homes will be attractive to such a wide range of people, and I would anticipate very keen levels of interest.

“It will appeal equally to retired couples from within and outside the local area, and those now on their own. But it will also be attractive to commuters because of the ease of access to London, Bath and Bristol, families due to its excellent schools and young people from Bruton who are preparing to set up home.”

Situated on the edge of the village, the select Steinbeck Walk development will feature just eight four-bedroom detached homes and one two-bedroom coach house apartment.

The name of the development was inspired by John Steinbeck who, near the end of his life, described the six months he spent in Bruton in 1959 as the happiest of his life.

Roderick concludes: “This is wonderful location and the development offers a variety of prices and sizes of homes to appeal to such a wide sector of the market. Not only that, but the homes offer style and quality too in a well-established residential area.

“They have a very modern design for modern living, and they are economical with low maintenance and are very easy to run.

“The housing market in the area is very strong at the moment with very little for sale so there will be huge interest in these homes, and the fact that it is a small development with only nine properties for sale continues to add to its attraction. The likelihood is that they will not be on the market for any length of time.”

Andrea Nippe, sales director for Elan Homes in the South, says: “We have a well-established reputation in Somerset, and are committed to building more high quality homes in the county to meet strong demand. Our focus is very much on designing homes perfect for modern family life, that combine traditional exteriors with bright, carefully laid out, modern interiors.”

Roderick Thomas is assisting Elan by offering interested purchasers a dedicated service in handling the sales and liaising with the onsite sales team when the development is launched to ensure a smooth and stress free purchase process.

To register an interest in Steinbeck Walk call Roderick Thomas Estate Agents at their Castle Cary branch on 01963 351993. Alternatively register your interest with Elan by calling 01275 337230, emailing or visiting