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Discover how the quality of a Heritage New Home shines through in our new video

With over 22 Million households (84%) in the UK with internet access and with the average person using 3.1 devices to connect to the internet we have come to accept that most buyers begin their property search online.   Of course you can search for our products and homes through our own website or property portals such as Zoopla, Rightmove and onthemarket.com but how can we ensure that we grab the buyers attention and  showcase our outstanding quality which sets us apart?

We were recently approached by a video production company that offer high quality, presenter led videos with aerial footage taking by drones to create a five minute video of one of our completed homes at Holland Park.   Although we had professional photos taken of this plot we felt that buyers would be able to appreciate the flow of the open spaces and get a real sense of scale and how rooms relate to each other by capturing it on video.

We really couldn’t be more thrilled with the result of this video.  Rather than just relying on photos that only can tell half the story the video is far more emotive and you feel that you get a better understanding of our company, our ethos and the design and specification of our homes in a short video then you would from flicking through a brochure.  All marketing tools have their place.  A brochure gives you more precise details with regards to room  dimensions and technical specification but the video puts it all into some sort of perspective.  It really brings our homes to life and we have found that potential buyers are more likely to visit us at our sales centre once they have  a more in-depth feel for the home especially if they are travelling from out of the area.

Please take a look at our video and let us know your thoughts.  We feel very proud to share it with you and to add another tool to our marketing box!

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Exe marks spot for new green valley site

Tradition meets modernity in a new development of homes set in the beautiful countryside in Devon’s Exe Valley. St Aubyn’s Rise near Tiverton is a new development of two, three, and four-bedroom properties by Heritage Homes. With all the mod cons, these new homes will combine rural surroundings and contemporary modern living.

Jo Hole, sales and marketing manager for Heritage, said: “This is the second phase of a longer term building project. The design of the homes is traditional, but they are very contemporary and sleek on the inside, with top of the range fixtures and fittings.

“I was up at the site the other day, and the views really are quite incredible across the Exe Valley (see Jo’s picture on the opposite page). You can see across open countryside and hills from this elevated position.

“We will be opening a new show home within the next month and our existing show home and sales centre is open seven days a week, 10am to 4.30pm so come along and see for yourself !”

The first phase of the project is nearby St Aubyn’s Wood, which is now finished; St Aubyn’s Rise is well under construction, and is attracting interest from people ready to lay their money down. The first properties will be ready to move into towards the end of this year.

The new homes’ designers have incorporated the style and character of older homes in the surrounding area. Materials include York handmade brick and roughcast render, and the “stable” units feature traditional Northcott smooth red brickwork. The roofs are natural slate.

The homes also feature top ecocredentials and efficient engineering, with features such as underfloor heating, high-quality gas boilers and Rockwool insulation, thermostatic radiators, and log-burning stoves. Each property is different, but in harmony with the whole of the development.

“They have a very high standard of workmanship, and feature premium fixtures and fittings,” said Jo. Each homes’ rooms are well-proportioned, with modern living in mind. There are sitting rooms and pleasant eating areas, lots of light and beautiful flooring and carpets.

They also make the most of their space.

“Even the smaller properties feel very generous and roomy, with no cramped areas,” said Jo.

No expense has been spared on the fixtures and fittings. The contemporary German designer kitchens have “handleless” units and pan drawers with soft close runners.

There are Silestone quartz or granite worktops and splashbacks, and integrated appliances. Residents will be able to choose from a range of colours for worktops and kitchen units, depending on the stage of construction.

The bathrooms are contemporary Vitra suites with Porcelanosa tiles and wall-mounted WC and designer basins. An optional cost upgrade is available for matching vanity units under the basins.

There are Grohe contemporary brassware, shower valves and fittings, and a sleek, high-quality monoblock basin mixer tap.

The bathtubs are a double skin acrylic bath, offering a special touch of luxury. A wall-mounted, thermostatic bath-filler mixer tap has an independent “hair wash” shower fitting.

The Grohe multifunction shower valves ensure you’ll have just the speed you like with plenty of pressure.

The front door, in oak-effect finish. has a high security locking mechanism, and large stainless steel pull handle and ironmongery.

There are also French windows and sliding bi-fold doors in some properties, which are finished in white or grey foil wrapped RAL.

The gardens will be landscaped, with turf and shrubs at the front, and bark mulched beds at the rear. Paving and patios will have contemporary slabs, and the properties include a garage with electric doors.

“These are beautifully-built homes which will have low running costs and low maintenance, but which are located in one of Devon’s most attractive spots,” said Jo.

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£30,000 Cashback Now Available on Plot 2 Holland Park

To celebrate the outstanding success of Holland Park we are offering a one-time only £30,000 cashback on completion by the end of October 2014 on Plot 2.  

The Barrington

This spacious contemporary corner plot has square footage and bags of it!! Five double bedrooms (two boasting luxury en-suites), integral garage, magazine-dreamy kitchen, dining and living areas.  Then there is the additional living space to use for whatever you choose - cinema room, library, child free zone or luxury office.  This thoroughly modern choice is yours. But as well as space, there’s heart to this house thanks to its desirable location and the high spec design details cleverly added to bring the outside in.

Bi-fold doors to the sun trap rear garden double your living space, large corner dual aspect windows make a spectacular  canvas for the views over the open space towards Exeter Golf and Country Club’s 17th fairway and the beautiful galleried  hallway and landing offer curb appeal outside and wow appeal in.

Add to the mix state of the art Swiss Quality V-Zugg and Liebher appliances, luxurious Vitra bathroom fittings and uber stylish limestone finish ceramic tiles throughout the ground floor (under floor heating makes it cosy as carpet under foot)  and you have yourself a dream family home in dream family surroundings.

Sales Centre open daily 10-4pm so come and take a closer look 01392 822066.

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Arise St. Aubyn’s!

Building is well under way at Heritage Home’s latest development, St. Aubyn’s Rise at Tiverton.

If you like rural surroundings but love contemporary, modern living then St. Aubyn’s Rise will tick all the right boxes.

Nestling in mature woodland within the grounds of a beautiful country estate lies this outstanding development of 2,3 & 4 bedroom homes. These exclusive brand new homes have been sympathetically and carefully designed to reflect the style and character of the traditional homes throughout the surrounding area but inside they boast an exceptional specification you would expect with modern contemporary living.


First class eco credentials and striking contemporary style include features such as underfloor heating, eco-friendly log burning stoves, German designer kitchens with integrated Siemens appliances, luxury Vitra bathrooms and fully landscaped gardens as standard and are all part of the deluxe package that makes a Heritage property your ideal home. Each property has carefully detailed features and finishes and each is distinctly different but remains harmonious within this secluded haven of a development.


We are anticipating a high level of enquiries now that the brochure is hot off the press and potential buyers can see the unmistakable level of quality and style that have earned Heritage Homes an enviable reputation.


For a full colour brochure and price list please contact the sales centre on 01392 822066.

Build completion from December 2014 onwards (subject to plot specific build programme).

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The Rise of the Bathroom

Gone were the days when bathrooms were purely a necessity and style and luxury were focused on other areas of the home.  Bathrooms are big business in 2014 and are fast becoming luxurious contemporary spaces designed to exceed your expectations. Whether it’s a long hot soak in the tub (in our free standing deep bath) or a refreshing shower (walk-in of course) luxury is at the top of the list.
 
But it is never a case of style over substance.

Vitra are internationally recognised for their sophisticated designs and concepts which have earned the brand some of the world’s most prestigious design awards.

Being Turkish in origin Vitra has been inspired by their bathing culture where their bathrooms are regarded as a place to unwind and pamper yourself.  Vitra bathroom suites with wall hung WC & wall mounted designer basins are fitted as standard at Holland Park.

Sleek white bathroom suites set against stunning large format tiles from Porcelanosa  ensure that the bathrooms achieve the necessary ‘wow factor’.

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