Plot 3 on a stunning, and eagerly awaited gated development nestled in the heart of the Ribble Valley in the historic village of Whalley. These individually designed homes will be finished to the highest standard, affording luxury fitments together with the latest home automation control system operating climate control, security, media and lighting. Each design is reflective of today's modern living style and takes advantage where possible of the breath taking rural views.
All houses will include living spaces as detailed below, although designs and alterations are happily accommodated within plots that have not been commenced
All houses will briefly comprise:-
Spacious hallway with cloakroom / W.C. Open plan kitchen / dining room with snug to one end, there is a utility room off the kitchen with a shower room and internal access to the garage. The living room located to the rear of the houses overlooking the garden is accessed via the rear hallway and there is a separate study of generous proportions.
To the first floor there are three double bedrooms all with their own bathroom facilities, the large master bedroom suite has a lounge area in the bedroom with Julliet balcony, a dressing room and high quality en suite bathroom with separate bath and walk in shower. To the second floor are two further bedrooms sharing a shower room accessed from the landing. On this floor there is a large play room / home cinema room running the depth of the house. There is ample storage on the second floor with store cupboards built in to the roof space.
Externally the properties are each located on a substantial plot which is orientated towards the views. Each house has a private terrace to the rear accessed from the kitchen and living room through modern bi folding doors.
To the front there are spacious driveways providing access to the large double garage and enclosed front garden.
The common theme for this development is quality, from decoration to fixtures and fittings and generous PC sums for kitchens, bathrooms and tiling the development is sure to impress. The properties general specification comprise as follows:-
Natural stone coursed walling to external perimeter with a natural 150mm cut stone plinth above. Remainder of external walling is finished in in a coloured through silicone rendering system. Stone cills, jambs & heads form most window and door surrounds as per elevation drawings, together with natural cut stone front elevation features. Chimneystack is in matching natural stonework. Roofs are finished in grey natural best Spanish slates together with a dry ridge system carrying grey capped ridging. Gutters are anthracite pvcU together with facia and soffit boards, gutters and down spouts are cast iron effect black pvc.
All driveways are finished in washed decorative aggregate stone over marshalls drivegrid system. Natural Indian stone paving flags form paths to the side and rear patio areas (Total meterage allowance of 120sq/m ). Each plot has the benefit of a natural boundary to the rear and this will benefit from additional planting. Plot dividing fences to rear gardens are 1800mm high, close boarded & tantalized. Natural stone walling to 900mm high divides each plot to the front boundaries extending to the site circle terminated with two 1700mm high gate pillars. Two external waterproof sockets are provided together with 11 no. external lights operated via the home automation (H.A. System).
SITE BOUNDARY, LIGHTING, PLANTING & ACCESS
The site is a gated community. Vehicular access is via the site security gates at the main entrance. For residents only, pedestrian access is also gained at the main entrance with a gate, allowing easy access to Oakhill School and Oakhill Leisure. Generous planted areas are to be introduced to the road bund areas and site
centre circle, together with new tree planting. A newly planted beech hedge forms the boundary to Plot 7. Natural stonewalling forms boundaries throughout the site. The main access road will be unadopted and be lit using ornate lighting standards along the pavement towards the entrance.
HEATING SYSTEM AND TECHNOLOGY
Heating is gas fired located in the ground floor plant room. Under floor heating to rooms on the ground and first floors, whilst radiators are to be used on the second floor. Towel warmers are fitted to all ensuite bathrooms, shower rooms & W.C’s. Heating operation is controlled using the H.A. System.
H.A. System forms an integral part of each house at The Oaks, and a standard package is hard wired into each home enabling residents to relax in the comfort and knowledge that their new Smart Home is being controlled & managed. With a wide range of optional extra features to suit individual budgets, the H.A. System can be configured to individual home owners requirements.
IN HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA
Ceiling speakers are situated throughout the house forming part of the H.A. System. Television points
are provided for all bedrooms together with the kitchen, study and lounge areas. The home cinema room is wired to carry full surround sound entertainment.
An ample amount of power sockets are provided to each room in a choice of finishes, two protected waterproof sockets are also provided for external power connection. Lights are installed to the external walls, together with an external circuit for any groundwork lighting. Internal down lights are fitted to all en-suite bathrooms, shower rooms, kitchen, plant & utility rooms. The garage is fitted with two LED lighting tubes, power sockets and car charging wall pod. All other remaining rooms have pendant fittings. Shower screens carry vertical LED illuminated channels where located adjacent to a wall. The Oak staircase has the benefit of LED illumination. Mains operated fire, smoke and heat detection equipment is installed where required and connected to the H.A. System allowing personal notifications in event of alarm.
SEWERAGE & DRAINAGE
Surface water drainage is provided via standard collection components, piped into sub-terrain attenuation chambers formed in each plot rear garden. Sewage is collected via standard components pumped to the local authority adopted sewer.
All mains services are on site, and connected to each home.
An allowance of £30,000 is included for supply and fitting of kitchen and utility units. This figure is to cover base/wall units, plinths, cornice, pelmets, worktops, and appliances and double composite sinks.
All bathrooms, en-suites and shower rooms come complete with fully tiled walls and floors. Shower areas are all constructed as wet rooms complete with tiled floor forming trays and 10mm safety glass screening. WC’S come with half tiled walls and fully tiled floors.
The lounge chimney is constructed utilizing a class 1 flue system, enabling the installation of either a traditional solid fuel fire or a wood-burning stove. A gas service is also installed to facilitate the installation of a gas fire as an option.
WINDOWS AND DOORS
The grand front entrance features an ultra thermally efficient composite Linora door from Express Bi-Folding Doors Elite range. High efficient powder coated aluminum XP View Bi-Folding doors provide high levels of light to all of the rear ground floor rooms, while inward opening aluminum French Doors of the same specification are afforded to 1st floor rear bedrooms. Cutting edge powder coated aluminum series 600 casement windows are installed throughout, incorporating ultra efficient low e double glazed units. Utility and garage personnel doors are once again of composite construction provided from the Solidor range stable door and Flint styles respectively. The roof window to the 2nd floor landing area is provided by Roto windows and carries remote control operation. Garage doors are Hormann thermally efficient composite, of sectional design, and electrically operated via the HA System.
Carpets are not included but recommendations and fitting can be arranged.
Ceiling and walls are decorated using matt emulsion to customers choice. En-suite Bathrooms & Shower rooms utilize Diamond Eggshell technology making them more resistant to a wet environment. Oak doors and staircase products are finished in Diamond glaze giving a clear and protected finish. Remaining woodwork carries a white satin finish.
INTERNAL DOORS & IRONMONGERY
Fire doors are as standard. Oak finish with a choice of styles. Ironmongery is polished or satin chrome, once again with a choice of styles.
Gyproc Cornice coving is fitted to all rooms as standard, whilst architectural designer coving replaces in the hallway, lounge, landings, master suite & master suite dressing room.
Closed tread staircase flights with English oak newels, hand & base rails and LED illuminated.
Construction warranty is provided for under a 10 year mortgage guarantee scheme.
The HA System has the ability to be expanded to cover a wide range of options. Please discuss your requirement with the sales agent. A list of all other extras are available upon request.
The Oaks is a gated community and is not adopted by the local authority. The maintenance of the gate road, pavement, sewer pump, surface water and street lighting, together with upkeep and tendering of the landscaped areas will be carried out by the site service company. An annual contribution is required to contribute towards these costs.
A contract of sale will only be issued to those parties able to proceed with the purchase on the expectation that an unconditional exchange of contracts can be achieved within four weeks. A non refundable reservation fee of £20,000 is payable prior to solicitors being instructed. Further details upon request.
We reserve the right to make alterations and amendments to the specification listed.
The picturesque village of Whalley is widely renowned for being one of the most desirable places to live in Ribble Valley. The village has three public houses, all popular within the local community, a fantastic wine shop, wine bars and individual shops and hairdressers. There is a primary school and Post Office, medical centre and Co-Op. There are excellent leisure amenities such as sports fields and children’s playgrounds as well as cafés located in the village centre.
The nearby market town of Clitheroe is well placed for commuting offering excellent communication links with all East Lancashire business centres and the rest of the country by road and rail. Clitheroe offers a varied range of amenities including an excellent range of shops, bars, cafe's and salons as well as supermarkets and the impressive Bowland Brewery leisure complex.
The area is a renowned “Foodie Heaven” with excellent pubs and restaurants, many set within the ANOB of the Trough Of Bowland. The Ribble valley is an affluent area with a café culture and rural heritage and is a desirable and aspirational place to live and visit. East Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire business centres as well as the northern motorway network are within striking distance.
Travel distances are approximate, Blackburn 5 miles / Skipton 22 miles / Leeds 47 miles / Manchester 29 miles / Leeds Bradford Airport 39 miles / Manchester International Airport 42 miles/ Kendal and the Lake District 60 miles. M6 North and South 11 miles. Schools locally have an excellent reputation and there is a wide variety of both state run and independent to choose from. There are numerous village primary schools, two secondary schools, as well as highly regarded public schools including Oakhill School and Nursery. Clitheroe has a medical centre, swimming pool, library, golf club and a wide range of recreational facilities with lovely open countryside in the Ribble Valley, with the Yorkshire Dales and West Coast on the doorstep.