Living on the edge - Sympathetically designed new homes in West Sussex village

Posted 16 March 2015 by Keith Osborne

For some people, the thought of a new homes development on the edge of a quintessential English village would get them writing their best “Disgusted of West Sussex” to the national press.

But The Ashmiles in Barns Green is a great example of what careful design, considered planning and a collaborative approach between the developer and the existing community can achieve when it comes to providing the new homes our country needs.

Berkeley Homes has already sold nearly one third of this collection of 69 new houses, which offers a wide range of property types with two to five bedrooms, each with the latest high-quality interior specification, a practical layout and appealing vernacular external design – not least the show home, which is a thatched ‘Starflower’ house type.

As appealing as the homes themselves is their location. The Ashmiles is located on the outskirts of Barns Green, a settlement with its own archetypal village green, village hall, pub, local store and farm shop. Berkeley is contributing to the provision of a brand new primary school to accommodate the growing population of the village, whose popularity can be attributed to its combination of semi-rural charm and proximity to the market town of Horsham.

With such an array of property types to choose from, this new development is likely to attract a diverse mix of house-hunters. First-time buyers, young and growing families and downsizers should find a home style to suit them while the village location and short journey to comprehensive commuter links with have wide appeal.

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Home choices at The Ashmiles

Two bedrooms

There are four two-bedroom house types to choose from at The Ashmiles, the ‘Waterush’, the ‘Flaxen’, the ‘Barley’ and the ‘Heather’. The different layouts with appeal to a variety of requirements, whether it be a semi-detached home with a garage, open-plan living space for entertaining, an en suite to the master bedroom or a well-appointed garden.

Three bedrooms

With no fewer than eight options, this size of house indicates the core audience of The Ashmiles. The ‘Wheatgrass’, ‘Buckwheat’, ‘Rye’, ‘Foxtail’, ‘Woodreed’, ‘Springsedge’, ‘Lavender’ and ‘Oatgrass’ mean that if you’re looking for a detached or semi-detached home with three bedrooms, there is something in this development to suit you.

Four bedrooms

The ‘Starflower’, the ‘Tussock’ and the ‘Cornflower’ are the three four-bedroom property types on offer, houses that offer extra accommodation in the form of open-plan kitchen/family rooms, separate, formal dining rooms and generous bedrooms, as well as the convenience of a private garage and extra driveway parking.

Five bedrooms

Four five-bedroom house types provide house-hunters with choice at the top end of this development, catering for the needs of those who want the luxury of a spacious layout, an abundance of rooms and a double garage. Separate living, dining and family rooms offer the option of privacy or an extensive entertaining space, while an extra bedroom can also serve as a playroom, studio or study.


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