AN intimate development in Staffordshire has proven an instant success with one of just eight new homes already snapped up.

The Sidings, on Rotten Row in Lichfield, is an Elan Homes development of just eight homes. Dozens of people had enquired about the properties and in response to the demand, they’ve been released for sale “off plan”.

Determined not to miss out, one eager buyer reserved their new three-bedroom home in Lichfield at the launch.

Elan regional sales director Tracey Ball said: “The volume of enquiries for such a small-scale development demonstrates there’s a demand for new homes in Lichfield and that Elan has established a strong reputation in Staffordshire. One property has already been reserved and we’re working with other people keen to move here to help them understand the different floor plans. We’d encourage anyone considering buying here to contact us without delay. Work on site is progressing and we anticipate that the first residents will move into their homes by the spring.

“Those with an interest in local history will be pleased to learn that we’ve given a nod to some figures from Lichfield’s past in the naming of our house types. Like the city’s Garrick Theatre, the three-bedroom semi-detached Garrick house type is named after the 18th century actor David Garrick, who was brought up in Lichfield. The two-bedroom Johnson honours Samuel Johnson, who’s considered one of the most influential figures in English literature.”

The two-bedroom Johnson, priced from £330,000, features a combined kitchen and dining room at the front, with the lounge benefitting French doors leading out to the rear garden. Upstairs, the main bedroom benefits an en-suite, effectively leaving the family bathroom to serve the other bedroom.

In the three-bedroom Garrick, available, from £380,000, the lounge is at the front, with an open kitchen and dining room at the rear with French doors opening onto the garden.  

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, one with en-suite, plus the family bathroom.

Both properties benefit a downstairs cloakroom.

Subject to build stage, buyers will be able to make their home their own from the start by selecting from a range of options and upgrades. This includes choosing the finish of the kitchen, bathroom tiles, wardrobes and flooring.

Elan’s new homes in Lichfield achieve a minimum EPC (energy performance certificate) rating of B, making them eligible for green mortgages, which can offer lower interest rates than a standard mortgage.

As the development name suggests, the homes at The Sidings are being built close to the Birmingham Cross City railway line. Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley stations are within easy reach, making the development an ideal commuter base, plus the amenities of Lichfield city centre are just a five-minute walk away.

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