A quintessentially British staple to our countryside, the thatched cottage dates back to the Bronze Age, carefully mastered over the years to what we recognise today as the chocolate box idyll. But thatching isn't just confined to an historic art form - leading housebuilder Berkeley Homes has included a very special three-bedroom thatched home as the centre point of its Woodhurst Park development in Warfield. Titled 'The Glanville', this one-off purchasing opportunity embraces traditional architectural features, yet with the specification and convenience of 21st century living.
Set in a beautiful country park setting with acres of landscaped open space, Woodhurst Park embraces typical elements of a charming English village, including a country park, children's play areas, an orchard park, tree-lined riverside cut and nature trails. At its heart lies the village green and duck pond, adjacent to The Glanville. The property's warm golden thatch is emblematic of Berkeley's desire to recreate the principles of historic communities. Benjamin Ivey, Director of Sales and Marketing at Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern), comments: "This site is totally unique to the area, cleverly mixing architectural styles and materials for wide market appeal. We had a vision of what we wanted to create here; homes that would stand the test of time, and what better inspiration than looking to the successful styles of the past that have endured for centuries."
The white rendered finish and thatched roof of The Glanville stand out proudly against the handsome red-bricked character of the homes which surround it. As with all homes at Woodhurst Park, the thatched cottage has been built in accordance with the Dorset Model and Building Regulations. Many believe that thatching needs to be replaced every 10 years, however the life expectancy of the roof thatch here is an impressive 40 to 50 years.
Whilst the external is designed to naturally evolve into the scenery, the contemporary proportions and fixtures inside the property have been built for modern family living. Fully fitted kitchens have stone worktops, integrated appliances and luxury flooring, whilst sleek bathrooms include top of the range Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware. Other features of note include underfloor heating and a versatile landscaped patio area.
Woodhurst Park is perfect for families, benefiting from a brand-new primary school on-site, Warfield C of E Primary School, all set within 65 acres of beautiful grounds. The development remains extremely accessible to nearby amenities and further education, less than 2 miles from Bracknell Station for commuters.
The Glanville is ready to move into and available using Help to Buy with a minimum 5% deposit. An Open House weekend for the property is taking place on Saturday 15th February. To register your interest or to find out more, please contact the Berkeley sales team on 01344985166 or visit www.berkeleygroup.co.uk.