WITH four sales in just 24 hours, new homes in Barnstaple are hot property.

Demand at Pickards at Larkbear is such that along with snapping up homes that are currently on sale, buyers have been making “Early Bird” reservations to have first refusal when their preferred property is released for sale.

Those who reserved at the Elan Homes development at the earliest opportunity have started moving into the new community.

Elan regional sales director Tracey Ball explained: “Pickards at Larkbear forms part of an urban extension of Barnstaple, helping to address the housing shortage locally. The demand we’ve seen has been phenomenal and demonstrates that there’s a real need for more homes. Properties are being reserved as soon as they’re released for sale – we took four reservations in just 24 hours recently.

“The show home opening and first residents moving in have been key milestones for the development. There’s a real buzz about the place, with people keen to find out about the next releases. We’ve been explaining to potential purchasers how our homes are released in phases in line with the build programme and keeping them updated of our progress. In many cases they have already identified which house they want to make their home and have been eager to make an Early Bird reservation so that they’re in pole position to secure that property when it’s released for sale.”

The Elan homes at Pickards at Larkbear are part of a wider 820-home new neighbourhood being developed across a 58 acre site, off Old Torrington Road.

The overall scheme will also include a new primary school; local centre with potential uses including a small shop, surgery, pharmacy and community hall; there will also be acres of open space and woodland, plus cycle paths and other facilities.

Pickards at Larkbear will feature 57 homes ranging from two-bedroom properties to substantial five-bedroom homes.

For more information or to make an appointment with the sales team to view the Dunham show home see www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/pickards-larkbear.

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