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Luxury housebuilder marks confidence in housing market with the launch of new Cornish development

Burrington Estates New Homes is pleased to announce the launch of its latest luxury housing development in Cornwall following positive signs of growth in the UK housing market. Ash Tree Cross, Carnon Downs today commences build of the seven, three and four-bedroom new homes for the open market and seven affordable two and three-bedroom homes.

The award-winning developer’s decision to proceed with the planned launch of Ash Tree Cross at Carnon Downs in Cornwall follows a surge in enquiries during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicating confidence and demand in the current housing market. The online portal, Rightmove, also recently reported its busiest ever day on Wednesday 27th May with over six million visits – up 18% on the same Wednesday in 2019.*

A survey of buyers also found that 28% of people who were not planning to move before lockdown are now entering the market as they look for new opportunities. Evidence shows that buyers are now even more keen to move to coastal or green areas as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with Devon and Cornwall seeing the biggest jump in interest from prospective buyers.**

Ash Tree Cross is a collection of outstanding quality contemporary family homes in the Cornish village of Carnon Downs. The village offers a sense of community and rural tranquility with easy transport links to the nearby city of Truro for prospective buyers.

Grayham Tucker, newly promoted Operations Director of Burrington Estates New Homes attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday 11th June at Carnon Downs with Group Chairman Peter Andrew, and Group Managing Director Mark Edworthy.

Grayham comments on the ceremony saying:

“It’s been a pleasure to mark the launch of Ash Tree Cross with the group directors. We have sensitively designed the new luxury three and four-bedroom family homes to complement the local village in which it serves. Customers can expect a real sense of community here at Ash Tree Cross whilst living in homes constructed to the highest quality with outstanding craftsmanship. As part of our continued commitment to the local community, we will also financially support local educational facilities to enhance the offering to local and attending families.”

Peter Andrew, Group Chairman of Burrington Estates and Deputy Chairman of the Home Builders Federation:

“The past few months have been a challenge for everyone, but we couldn’t be more proud of the continued efforts displayed by our team. From our exceptional virtual service provided to customers to the recent reopening our show homes and sales suites with new safety measures in place. Our subcontractors continued to go above and beyond to complete new homes ready for our contracted customers. The housing market continues to show promise during this time with customer demand for rural family homes with extra space to work from home ranking high on the agenda. Burrington Estates New Homes continues to go from strength to strength providing quality family homes across Devon, Cornwall, and Dorset and I look forward to seeing the Ash Tree Cross development progress and move forward together with our sites across the counties.”.

Burrington Estates New Homes is a multi-award-winning housebuilder with a reputation for delivering exceptional quality and customer service and is fast cementing itself as one of the South West’s leading housebuilders amongst its competitors. Recent awards include; HBF 5-Star Housebuilder, Housebuilder of the Year (Insider South West Residential Property Awards 2020), and the NHBC continues to recognise Burrington Estates New Homes’ excellence via its annual award scheme, with five NHBC awards achieved since 2017.

The rapid expansion of luxury new homes continues for Burrington Estates News Homes with new sites in Tiverton, Pinhoe (Exeter), Truro and Fowey, and with the last few homes remaining in Plymouth, Yetminster, Topsham and Rockbeare.

The new homes at Ash Tree Cross will be on sale from July 2020. Interested parties are invited to register their interest in their prepared plot via the website or by calling the dedicated sales office on 01872 890033.

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