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A hat trick of awards for Story Homes

October 2009

Successful in the categories of Best Apartment (Cumbria) for its Hanson Place development in Carlisle and Best Development (over five units) Summerpark development in Dumfries, winners will attend a high profile gala dinner on Friday (16 October) at the Marriott Hotel in London’s Grosvenor Square where the UK property market and its related professionals meet to receive their prestigious awards.

Louise McGuckin, Sales Manager said of winning the awards, “We are thrilled to have won an award for both of these superb developments. In the current economic climate we have to provide something exceptional to attract buyers and that is what we’ve done. Awards like this recognise our reputation for quality and value and that is why our homes continue to sell.’

Louise added ‘Hanson Place has attracted a cosmopolitan mix of young professionals, single people and downsizers and fulfils its promise to be a highly desirable address in the city, the location and specification is superb.’

The development comprises two penthouse suites and 25 one and two bedroom apartments arranged over four floors, many of which have already been purchased with only a handful of apartments remaining. With prices from only £129,950 these two bedroom apartments are excellent value for money.

These stylish apartments offer practicality and the best possible use of space with an open plan layout as well as being close to both the city centre and road links to and from the city. Being a Story Home, the accommodation and specification is carefully designed making them ideal living spaces which are versatile, practical and attractive. A through lounge and dining area and fully fitted kitchen complete with quality appliances from AEG/Electrolux Group bring a very up-to-date look to these much sought after properties. The majority of apartments have two double bedrooms, with master en suite and a contemporary bathroom which, naturally, is tiled and finished to a very high standard.

The penthouse suites offer something that little bit special for a city centre environment with one top floor apartment being dual aspect and offering stunning views over both sides of the city. All penthouse suites offer spacious accommodation and one has a lounge/dining area with separate kitchen. For those looking for more flexible accommodation or to downsize, the penthouse suites are a fantastic option, giving lots of living space, yet all on the one level and therefore more manageable.

The communal areas are of an equally high standard upheld by the management company who take care of all communal areas and general maintenance. The development has a lift to all floors, controlled entry system, remote locking intercom and secure parking area with a gated entrance for owners use only; giving peace of mind for its residents, especially those who spend a lot of their time living abroad or travelling either for work or pleasure.

Louise continued ‘Our second award winning site is Summerpark; a family orientated development which will eventually realise 1,000 homes, playing fields, several children’s play areas, woodlands, a nature reserve and community facilities. Story Homes build properties where people want to live and where communities can thrive and this gives us an immense sense of achievement.’

Summerpark continues to be a sought after exclusive development, offering an ideal location for buyers looking for a development with a future. It has just seen the eagerly anticipated release of the second phase, which continues to offer a fantastic array of styles including 3 bedroom link, 3 bedroom detached and 4 bedroom detached houses. Not only is this development ideally located but, in terms of investment, it could be a very wise decision. These executive properties feature a high specification, practical and well thought out layout, fully fitted kitchens from Symphony, sanitary ware from the Kohler Group and electrical appliances from AEG/Electrolux. Attractive exteriors blend seamlessly with their semi rural surroundings, while the versatile, luxurious interiors are designed with the modern homebuyer in mind. This development offers more than you can imagine with traditionally built properties oozing character and individuality plus spacious and adaptable interiors, which can be styled to suit the buyers’ personal style and taste and with prices starting at just £147,950 on phase 1 and £165,950 on phase 2 there’s a price to suit everyone too!!

The International Property Awards are dedicated to finding the best real estate professionals across the globe. The fact that Story Homes has won two of these coveted awards is proof that our region is not only able to compete at this level in the UK but also at International level.

Later this year, top scoring winners from the UK Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from Asia Pacific, Europe & Africa, the Americas and Arabia to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category.

For further information on any Story Homes current or future developments call the Sales Team on 01228 404555 or email