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Elan bucks the trend by building bungalows in Evesham

WITH national reports of a dearth of single-storey homes being built, a housebuilder in Evesham is working to tackle the shortage at its new development.

While other developers are reportedly shying away from building bungalows, as they are not the most profitable use of land, Elan Homes recognises the need for this type of home and more than 50% of home at its Merrybrook Grange development are bungalows.

But it’s the last chance to buy one. Just a three-bedroom detached bungalow remains for sale at the venture on Pershore Road, which, as a former show home, has been styled by interior designers.

Andre Nippe, sales director for Elan Homes in the South, said: “The latest figures from the National House Building Council show that just 1% of new builds in the UK in 2014 were bungalows. That’s reduced drastically from 1996 when they made up 7% of new homes.”

However, demand it clearly outstripping supply after a survey by YouGov for the Papworth Trust disability charity last year found that 47% of people aged over 55 sought a bungalow to live in during their retirement years.

Andrea added: “As an independent homebuilder we have flexibility to design bespoke housing developments that reflect the needs of the communities in which we build and meet local demand for different types of homes.

“In Evesham, we recognised that many people are looking for somewhere that fits their lifestyle and want an easy to manage home, with good access and no stairs.”

The three-bedroom ‘Draycott’ bungalow boasts a spacious lounge to the front, a kitchen / dining area with French doors leading out into the rear garden, a master bedroom with stylish en-suite, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

While the properties are often associated with older buyers, the Draycott is equally suited to a family in search of a comfortable home.

Surrounded by open countryside, the charming Merrybrook Grange development is close to the town centre. With its ancient market square and winding side streets, Evesham boasts an excellent selection of shops, cafes and restaurants plus fabulous scenery, boating trips and walks along the River Avon.

Evesham Leisure Centre has a choice of pools plus a 100-station fitness suite, while golfers can choose from Evesham or Twyford golf courses. For convenience, there is a local shop close to the development.

The three-bedroom Draycott is priced at £270,995.

To find out more visit the development or call the sales executive Jess on 07920 157510.