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A rural idyll at your fingertips

19th June 2008 Print
A rural idyll at your fingertips Leaving behind urban suburbia and moving to the countryside for a tranquil life in the great outdoors used to be the retiree's dream but many younger families are now dreaming of the same thing.

Overworked, exhausted and burnt out by city living, more and more thirty-somethings and their families are forsaking urban routine in pursuit of a slower pace of life.

Moving to a rural area is often the chance for a new life, an opportunity to start up a new business or spend more time with the children. Whatever the reasons, rural living is now synonymous with a higher quality of life. And if you are dreaming the same dream, your perfect home may be waiting for you in a perfect rural sport near a small Herefordshire town.

Comprising just 44 homes, Abbots Court is a scenic development by Persimmon Homes, located just a short drive from the delightful market town of Leominster. Offering a selection of traditional two, three and four bedroom homes available in a variety of styles, the site is ideally placed for people wishing to move to the countryside without losing access to nearby towns and good local facilities.

The Forge showhome has recently opened for viewings and househunters are encouraged to drop in for a taste of rural life in this flagship four bedroom housetype. A traditional detached property, it boasts a sizeable lounge and an equally roomy breakfast / kitchen area which cater perfectly for a busy family and have patio doors leading into the garden. The ground floor is also home to a dining room, a cloakroom and a utility room.

The first floor offers four well-sized bedrooms, including the master bedroom with a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom. As well as the main bathroom, the house boasts a guest bedroom with its own en-suite facility.

"The Forge is one of Persimmon's most sought after house designs due to its traditional, family-friendly layout. All three Forge housetypes at Abbots Court come with a double garage, a driveway and well-sized gardens," says Alison Reading, sales director at Persimmon Homes South Midlands.

"All our homes are practically designed and built to a high specification to meet the everyday needs of our purchasers. I would recommend this development to any buyer who wants to live in a peaceful and green location."

Leominster is a scenic town which dates back to the seventh century, characterised by a varied mix of architectural styles ranging from medieval simplicity to Georgian splendour. With its bustling atmosphere, a good selection of cafes, pubs and antique shops, beautiful countryside and tourist attractions nearby, it is an ideal place for relaxed living with easy access to more urban delights via a good road network.

Eight homes have already been reserved at Abbots Court since the site opened last year. Prices of two bedroom homes at Abbots Court start from £139,995 and the four bedroom is priced from £285,000.

For details of all properties available at Abbots Court visit to download a brochure.

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A rural idyll at your fingertips