THE gift of a professionally styled show home ready to move into in time for Christmas is being offered by Elan Homes in Devon.

Buyers hoping to wrap up a move before the festive season will need to be quick as there are just two homes available at Pickards at Larkbear in Barnstaple.

Both are examples of the five-bedroom semi-detached Dunham, priced at £374,995 for plot 54, with plot one, the show home available for £399,995.

Elan regional sales director Tracey Ball said: “If a new home in Barnstaple tops your Christmas wish list there’s no time like the present. Buy now and you could move in time to enjoy a festive family feast in your new home. There’s even the chance to own the show home with all the trimmings including flooring, light fittings and curtains, all chosen by professional interior designers. It’s just been released for sale, while another property in the same style has come back onto the market due to a change to the buyer’s circumstances.”

The well-equipped kitchen is at the front of the Dunham, with a combined lounge/ dining room at the rear with French doors opening out on to the garden, offering lots of natural light and easy access to the outside space. A convenient cloakroom completes the ground floor.

On the first floor there’s the family bathroom, plus three generously sized bedrooms, the main benefiting from an en-suite. Two further bedrooms, a shower room and storage space are on the top floor.

“Moving to a new home ahead of the festive season offers the perfect excuse to switch up your Christmas decorations, while keeping some family favourites. You could also test out your new kitchen by baking mince pies and sharing them with your new neighbours to spread some seasonal joy,” Tracey added.

Elan’s homes achieve a minimum Energy Performance Certificate rating of B, making them cheaper to run than most older properties. This also means they’re eligible for green mortgages from selected lenders.

Pickards at Larkbear is close to the A361 and Barnstaple train station. The wider new community Elan’s homes are a part of, will include a new primary school, a local centre with potential uses including a small shop, surgery, pharmacy and community hall; and there will be acres of open space and woodland, plus cycle paths and other facilities.

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