RSS Feed

Related Articles

Related Categories

Sample luxurious Leicester living

25th July 2012 Print
The Highgrove show home

Boasting a superb specification, new Redrow homes at The Orchards are the perfect match for those who aspire to live in one of Leicester’s most sought-after areas.

Located in Waring Close in the popular suburb of Glenfield, the intimate development features just 12 large and luxurious homes.

Influenced by the architecture of the Arts & Crafts era, they’re in keeping with existing properties in the neighbourhood. And while externally they look very traditional, inside they’re bright, modern and full of family-friendly features.

The beauty of the designs can be appreciated with a visit to the five-bedroom Highgrove show home.

Pauline Turnbull, sales director for Redrow Homes (Midlands), commented: “The size of the homes at The Orchards and the level of investment they represent means that most purchasers want to view a property before committing to buy. With that in mind it’s no surprise that the first home sold is a Highgrove, similar to the show home.

“Our show home has a real ‘wow’ factor and everyone who views it is impressed by its quality and finish. From the moment visitors enter the house via the arched entrance porch they’re enthralled by the wide open hallway, sweeping oak staircase and galleried landing. And once they’re inside the property they can appreciate a colour scheme of rich creams accentuated by taupes and flashes of purple that let the house speak for itself.”

While dressing the show home to impress, its interior designers have also worked hard to create a sense of how the Highgrove would look as a real family home. The fictional family who live in the Highgrove are well travelled and a wide range of cultural references can be found in the artwork that adorns the walls. One of the bedrooms has been dressed for the family’s teenage son and features a full wall sized photo image of the local Leicester Tigers rugby team.

Raised ceiling heights help emphasise the light and airy nature of the home; while under-floor heating offers plenty of warmth.

The kitchen boasts silestone work surfaces as standard and is well equipped with integrated top brand name appliances, including oven, microwave, dishwasher, wine cooler and fridge / freezer; while floor to ceiling cabinets and extra wide drawers offer plenty of storage space.

“All five bedrooms in the Highgrove are doubles and each one has built-in wardrobes,” Pauline added. “As well as the family bathroom, there are no fewer than four en-suites; all of them equipped with elegant Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware, ceramic floor and wall tiles and high quality fixtures and fittings, while the master en-suite is designed as a wetroom.”

Prices at The Orchards start from £449,995. A Highgrove, similar to the show home, is available from £649,995. Visit to find out more.

More Photos - Click to Enlarge

The Highgrove show home The Highgrove show home The Highgrove show home