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What families want: St Irvyne’s ticks all the boxes

27th October 2014 Print
St Irvyne

When it comes to buying a home, it would seem the features that women look for in a home are not the same as what men want. According to recent research from website, there are differences between the sexes in what features of a property are considered desirable. Househunters looking for somewhere that ticks all the boxes should look to the new family homes at St Irvyne’s in Broadbridge Heath near Horsham.

According to the research, nearly a quarter (24%) of men said a double garage would be a major bonus, compared with just one in seven (14%) women. On the other hand, more than one in five (23%) women said that they would be impressed by a walk-in wardrobe - a feature that just one in 10 (10%) men found desirable. The spacious four and five bedroom homes at St Irvyne’s come fully equipped with both double garages and walk-in wardrobes to keep mum and dad happy and also have space for a playroom for the kids.

Andrew Loveday, Sales and Marketing Director of the New Homes & Communities division at Countryside comments: “We appreciate there can often be different sets of priorities and wish-lists even within the same family when it comes to buying a home, which is why we have thoughtfully designed the homes at St Irvyne’s to appeal to each member of the family. Garages and fitted wardrobes are important features, but the key is designing a home that suits the way a family lives its daily life, with some open plan living areas to spend time together, but also separate rooms where family members can have their own space.”

The ‘Colonial Collection’ at St Irvyne’s is the executive range of four and five bedroom homes, each offering between 2,600 and 3,100 sqft of well thought-out living space for the modern family. The homes are arranged in a picturesque family friendly village style development, set within mature landscaping and well served by local amenities.

With traditionally inspired architecture, the homes have colonial style exteriors clad in white weatherboarding that exudes timeless style. Interiors of the ‘Colonial Collection’ homes benefit from grand entrance halls, impressive staircases and feature glazing to front and rear elevations, generous living spaces and French doors opening out onto beautiful gardens, together with log burners and grand fireplaces. The kitchen/dining area is always the heart of a family home and here stylishly well-appointed kitchens come with a high quality specification and plenty of space for family get-togethers.

A feature that might impress the man of the house, the spacious double garage is integrated into the house with access usually via the utility room. Many of the master bedroom suites feature separate dressing areas fitted with large wardrobes to tick that box for the lady of the house, as well as a luxurious en-suite. Some homes have light-filled conservatory areas and some have studies, but all offer the flexibility for a family to use the space how it best suits them.

There are a wide range of activities and amenities for all the family in and around the sought after village of Broadbridge Heath. . From the high-street shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants of nearby Horsham, to parks, golf courses and leisure facilities, the area caters for all. Nearby Slinfold Golf & Country Club is one of Sussex’s finest and Southwater Country Park offers wide green open spaces to stretch the legs. The local eateries span all tastes from award-winning gastropubs to historic inns and continental cafes.

St Irvyne’s provides an ideal location for those who are looking to enjoy the countryside lifestyle without losing the connections to London and the continent. By road, the A24 provides direct access into London to the north and Worthing to the south. Gatwick is only 17 miles away and Heathrow just under an hour. There are regular bus routes from Broadbridge Heath into Horsham, where frequent rail services operate from Horsham to London Victoria and London Bridge in around 55 minutes.

The Colonial Collection four and five bedroom executive homes are priced from £675,000 to £900,000. Prices for the three bedroom homes currently start from £410,000. For further sales information, visit

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