Show home room by room - Lime Tree Court, Ampthill

Posted 24 August 2016 by Ben Salisbury

WhatHouse? takes a look at this chic boutique development from Storey Homes and finds out some of the style details room by room…

A new show home by Storey Homes at Lime Tree Court, Ampthill in Bedfordshire offers hotel-style living behind a secure gated development.

The Basswood makes up four terraced and semi-detached homes at Lime Tree Court and puts practicality and style at the forefront of its design.

Each home has a garage, utility room and lots of storage space on the ground floor. The first floor of each features a spacious kitchen and dining room, leading to the rear garden, a WC and separate living room leading onto a balcony, offering lots of living space, particularly for a town house.

The second floor has two master bedrooms, both with en-suites and dressing room areas and on the third floor there are two more double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom.

The Basswood has been decorated to accentuate the ‘dramatic, hotel-inspired interior’ that, according to the Basswood’s interior designers, Killer5, homeowners are now looking for.

“Long gone are the ‘beige box’ interiors!  Today purchasers are looking for the contemporary feel you get when you walk through the entrance of a chic, boutique hotel,” explains Rebecca Pearce, design director at Killer5

“We felt the designs of the homes at Lime Tree Court needed to reflect this, providing a stylish, luxurious feel. Inspiration was taken from a colour palette of coppers and charcoals, which are very on trend at present. We wanted to create an element of drama with the darker colours to ensure the show homes stood out from the crowd.”

The living room leads through to a spacious balcony and features those strong darker colours to make a bold statement for the feature room of the house. Beautiful attention to detail is evident in the intricate, plush and detailed fixtures and fittings included in the living room. Additional living space is created by the balcony.

Basswood balcony

The contemporary, dramatic design is prominent in the master bedroom with a striking feature wall. It is generously proportioned, boasting a private dressing area and en-suite shower room. The clever design utilises space effectively and the luxurious finish enhances the sumptuous feeling the room gives.

Basswood bedroom

The high specification kitchen, from renowned German kitchen company Hacker, is individually designed and fitted with integrated appliances and features a dark and light colour combination that is both modern and striking. There is lots of clever storage space to maximise the size of the kitchen.

Basswood Kitchen

Like all rooms in the home, the bathroom enjoys a high quality specification featuring contemporary white sanitaryware, finished with chrome fixtures and Porcelanosa floor and wall tiles. It is a beautifully designed room with slanted walls and a white ceiling to maximise space and light.

Basswood bathroom

The homes are within walking distance of the town centre and in a highly sought after location, the market town of Ampthill, full of independent boutiques and many other leisure facilities and is just six miles from the M1 and 50 minutes away from St Pancras, London, on the train.

The Basswood is priced from £599,950. For further details, visit


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