Masterchef finalist Angela Langford gives a cooking demonstration to, from left, Tracey Gray, Judith Hurley, Bridget Blazey and Sales Consultant Michaela

ELAN Homes are hoping their delectable new show home has the right ingredients to tempt buyers after it was launched with the help of a local celebrity chef.

Former Masterchef finalist Angela Langford test drove the new show home kitchen at Pippard’s Court in Somerton, Somerset, while giving visitors a seasonal cooking demonstration and some delicious samples to try.

Catherine Marshall, sales director for Elan Homes in the South, said: “It was wonderful to welcome Angela to our new show home kitchen so she could put it to the test and give visitors to our launch event some fantastic culinary tips.

“Angela has cooked for some of the nation’s top chefs during her Masterchef appearance and she created some fabulous dishes for our homebuyers to try.”

Angela - whose parents once ran a successful restaurant and hotel in Somerton - owns her own skincare brand, has a pop-up restaurant and, along with being a regular guest at food festivals, has been a guest judge on BBC1’s Masterchef following her original appearance on the show when she reached the finals in 2014.

As well as demonstrating how to make a selection of summer dishes at Pippard’s Court, including bruschetta with goats cheese, roasted grapes and rosemary, crispy duck and mango salad and elderflower pannacotta with rhubarb, Angela shared recipes and tips with visitors.

“It was a lovely and entertaining way to launch our brand new show home at this select development,” Said Catherine. “We’re delighted that we have several people interested in purchasing one of the new properties now they have seen a completed and fully furnished townhouse and the high specification on offer.”

Pippard’s Court is part of Somerton’s new Artistic Quarter in which people can live, work and play; and which includes The Stepping Stone Group and Arts Care Education (ACE).

Seven luxury townhouses will feature traditional architecture and stone features to blend harmoniously in with their surroundings, while inside they will boast attractive living spaces with elegant décor and stylish and contemporary fixtures and fittings.

The Croscombe show home with integral garage offers individual living across three floors.

The ground floor affords an attractive garden room with bi-fold doors leading out to the garden, while a shower room adds to the flexible living space, complemented by a light and airy study.

Upstairs on the first floor is a spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area and, on the second floor, the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a further bedroom which has a handy shower room.

Prices at Pippard’s Court start from £385,000. Elan offers a number of initiatives to make buying a brand-new home both easy and affordable.

To find out more about Pippard’s Court visit the show home from Saturday to Tuesday,10am and 5pm.  Alternatively, call 07775 420803 or visit

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