Residential park profile: Avon Estates Marston Edge and Welford Chase Parks
Marston Edge Park, Warwickshire
Choose your plot – and then explore the wide range of show homes… Marston Edge, in Warwickshire, is a new development, which means you can take your pick, right now, of more than 40 plots. The bases are now completed, there’s a range of show homes to browse and more are arriving shortly.
At the time of my visit in May, the first residents had just moved in, several show homes were already beautifully presented for viewing and three more had just arrived on the park ready for siting.
Marston Edge has a lovely aspect, edged by farmland. Huge – and very elegant – security gates are at the entrance of the park and the plots are designed at differing angles, many with farmland vistas.
The Iron Age hill fort, Meon Hill, visible for many miles around, is quite close to the park and can be seen from many of the plots.
There is a great choice of plots at Marston – but it’s clear that they are being reserved quickly, which is no surprise. So if you’re interested, a drive to Marston Edge, 10 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon, is best done sooner rather than later.
About the area around Marston Edge
The quaint villages of the Cotswolds are a short drive away. The Barn, a well-known antiques centre, is within walking distance of the park and is a recommended place for a coffee. Farm shops with cafés and lots of historic properties are plentiful in this region. Supermarkets are numerous, too. Stratford has a Waitrose and a Tesco, both on retail parks where parking is easy.
The location of Marston Edge is ideal for commuting to various towns, so whether or not you are retired or semi-retired, it’s a development well worth considering.
Show homes at Marston Edge Park
Omar Elveden Cottage £255,000
Number One Maple Court is an Omar Elveden Cottage. This is one of the homes that has a view of Meon Hill. It has a study – and the main bedroom has a lovely feature: a window seat; the perfect place for your morning coffee.
The Elveden Cottage’s lounge is separate from the rest of the living area, with double doors leading to the dining area and a door from the hallway. Reclaimed-style oak beams outline the fireplace, where there’s a ‘log burning’ stove.
Shaker-style furnishings enhance the traditional charm of the Elveden Cottage.
There’s a utility room, separate from the kitchen; a washing machine and storage units are housed here.
Omar Middleton £220,000
On a neighbouring plot, on the edge of the park, sits an Omar Middleton. It has a large L-shaped lounge-dining area.
The kitchen is galley-style and leads off the dining area. The kitchen surface is an interesting wood-effect, teamed with grey tiles and matt cream cabinets featuring long, slim handles that make a modern style statement.
Omar Accent £239,000
The Accent is firmly on a light and bright aspect in this home.
Two skylights are in the lounge and floor-to-ceiling windows let in huge amounts of light.
Stunning open shelves are set within the part-wall that separates the hallway from the lounge. A coal-effect ‘fire’ is set into a convex black frame; lovely!
A glass triple pendant light over the dining table is among the many stunning features in the Accent. The kitchen, which leads off dining area, is in an almost alcove style – but this is a big alcove.
This home has a study –and a lovely view of Meon Hill from the second bedroom. The master bedroom is huge, and has a walk-in wardrobe as well as an en suite shower.
Welford Chase Park, Warwickshire
“I can fish from my balcony.” Not many park home owners can say that! Tim Pinner moved to Welford Chase last year.
His home was specifically designed, by Omar, for his plot, which borders the River Avon.
“It was designed so that the whole living area, including the kitchen, has views of the river,” Tim explained as he welcomed me into his home. Steps lead down from his balcony to the river. As we chat, a couple of pleasure barges ease past.
The park is on the edge of the village of Welford-on-Avon, where a variety of social possibilities are on offer including cricket and bell ringing, which are Tim’s passions.
His home overlooks a nature reserve island where a great variety of birds can be observed. Other homes also share this view.
In a few minutes this one resident had summed up reasons why Welford Chase is an enticing place to live. And there’s more. Stratford hosts many festivals throughout the year; in the week of my visit there were two – a literary festival and the famous Festival of Motoring. Plus, eating out is easy: a pub serving great food is just across a bridge from the park.
Welford Chase is nearing completion of its first phase; eventually there will be 25 new homes here. Fishing and private moorings are a feature. Homes are set at differing angles, with lots of space between them. Sun decks are included in the prices of the homes.
Show homes include a bespoke Omar Atherstone, exclusive to Avon Estates.
Show homes at Welford Chase Park
Omar Atherstone £290,000
This home is on the edge of the park, with woodland views.
A study and an unusually large bedroom are features of the Atherstone, which also has a huge walk-in wardrobe, an element of the generous storage capacity of this home.
There are open field views from the second bedroom which, like the main bedroom, has an en suite.
The kitchen has a marble-effect breakfast bar and a huge amount of storage. The dining area has double doors to the lounge, so you can choose to use the space open-plan or separate the rooms.
Wessex Dorset £284,000
The Dorset is a distinctive home with a separate kitchen, a hallway with somewhere to take off boots, and a classically modern décor style of champagne and mulberry shades.
The spacious open-plan lounge-dining area wraps around the separate kitchen. It’s almost galley style, with units running along both sides. One end opens into the dining room; the other into the hallway.
The light oak dining furniture is classic, as is the use of mulberry shades in the upholstery.
The on-trend use of tartan-inspired fabric for the curtains mixes modernity with classic styling.
Contact Avon Estates
Avon Estates, Warwickshire Marston Edge, Lower Quinton, CV37 8LJ
Welford Chase, Welford-on-Avon CV37 8GG
Telephone: 01789 581007