Show home room by room - ‘BFG’ themed home at Nightingale Rise

Posted 14 September 2016 by Ben Salisbury

Weston Homes show home at Nightingale Rise in Buckingham celebrates the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth with a 'BFG' themed kids' bedroom...

This week’s new show home room by room features an extra special property that marks what would have been the 100th birthday of the world’s number one storyteller, Roald Dahl, who was born on 13 September 1916.

Weston Homes have unveiled a newly dressed show apartment with a ‘The BFG’ themed kids’ bedroom based on the movie release of Disney’s adaptation of The BFG at Nightingale Rise, a development of 49 homes. Produced by Steven Spielberg, the Roald Dahl classic tells the story of Sophie who strikes up a friendship with a 24-foot big friendly giant.

‘The BFG’ room has been designed as a fitting tribute to famed novelist Roald Dahl, who lived and wrote locally in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. The development is positioned on Morton Road, within the heart of the historic market town of Buckingham.

Nightingale Rise is located in a private enclave minutes from the centre of town, offering a timeless feel that compliments the market town surroundings.

Designed to combine the local Buckingham vernacular with the best in contemporary design, the houses have contrasting brick and render facades with features including undulating roofscape, feature brick chimneys, dormer windows and canopy style entrance porches.

The show home covers three floors, with a spacious reception area, living area and separate kitchen/dining area and each master bedroom comes with en-suite bathroom.

Bob Weston, Chairman and Founder of Weston Homes commented: “This bedroom is what dreams are made of. As a local legend, Roald Dahl’s stories have fuelled the imaginations of many generations, and so it was a joy to recreate the magic in our development. All families who have visited the Nightingale Rise marketing suite have been whizzpopping about this room, allowing Dahl to live on in his beloved Buckinghamshire. ”

‘The BFG’ bedroom has been decorated with a feature wall depicting the BFG holding the character of Sophie in his palm, among other knowing nods to the film and story, which has been carried over to the bedding and its ‘dreams’ design. The bed has been dressed with a BFG toy and a series of Roald Dahl books. To the corner of the room, is a feature wardrobe with an array of ‘dream’ scrolls, and to either side of the bed are ‘The BFG’s’ suitcases (night stands) and bespoke lamps. 

BFG kids' bedroom (Weston Homes)

The fully fitted kitchen spaces are designed to specification by the UK’s leading specialists Oakwood Kitchens with integrated Zanussi branded appliances and a choice of quartz stone worktops. Exclusive to Weston Homes, the bespoke Fascino brand, have provided stainless steel hand-finished sink, instant boiling water tap, oversized single bowl and integrated removable chopping board.

Nightingale Rise kitchen (Weston Homes)

The bathrooms are illuminated with low level LED strip lighting, and feature heated chrome towel rails, fitted mirrors and a shaving point, concealed dual flush with “Roca Laura” wall hung WC and Laufen pro wall-hung basin with contemporary chrome wall-mounted tap. Residents can also choose from an array of porcelain wall and floor tile colours provided by RAC ceramics, both with polished and matt finishing.     

Nightingale Rise bathroom (Weston Homes)

Each master bedroom comes with en-suite bathroom that has high quality specifications, black tiled floor, clean white basic, WC and shower area and each master bedroom also includes fully fitted mirrored wardrobes. You can select from a choice of fitted wardrobes to the master bedroom and there are separate television and telephone points to the master bedroom

Nightingale Rise Master bedroom (Weston Homes)​​

Nightingale Rise has communal landscaped gardens and private rear gardens to the houses. There is allocated parking for some of the houses – including garages, carports and an undercover parking area.

The scheme is ideally situated just a brisk walk from the centre of Buckingham with easy access to the M40 or M1 motorway. Neighbouring Milton Keynes provides regular trains to London Euston (Northern Line), and links to the City and West End areas. Residents can reach central London in under an hour’s commute

Prices: From £369,995 for a three bedroom home

To view Nightingale Rise contact Weston Homes on Tel: 01279 873 333 or visit:

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