22 spacious and sensitively designed new homes in this stunning village set on the eastern edge of the city of York. Offering beautiful views across peaceful countryside, The Paddocks presents an increasingly rare opportunity: high-specification new homes in a picturesque rural setting, all just a short drive from York city centre.
The development will offer a selection of three, four and five-bedroomed homes, each boasting a superb standard of finish both inside and out. Clever design makes excellent use of each property’s already generous space, particularly in the ground floor layouts which offer light and airy family rooms. The Paddocks’ distinct layout – extending the established street scene of Melbourne village – means that every property enjoys spacious boundaries and a superb degree of privacy.
Each home also comes with the opportunity to purchase an additional plot of land at the rear, allowing interested parties to greatly extend an already generous garden at an affordable price.
HIGH FIELD HOUSE
With two en suites and four large double-bedrooms, the Thornton is an ideal home for those who need room to grow. Kitchen, dining and living rooms flow together on the ground floor, opening to a wide garden and patio area. A single garage sits at the front.
EXTERNAL • Built with sand faced clay bricks and clay pantile or natural slate roof • Yorkshire stone cills to traditional sliding sash windows with high performance double glazing and finished in bespoke external colour • Generous south facing rear gardens with views over open countryside • Option to purchase additional land to the rear • Gravelled driveway and generously sized garages (where applicable)
INTERNAL • Oak internal doors throughout with polished chrome ironmongery • Oak laminate flooring throughout the ground floor (20 year manufacturer’s guarantee) • Deep skirting boards and wide architraves painted in Farrow & Ball colours • Interior paintwork selected from Farrow & Ball colour palettes • Optional wood burning stoves to living rooms (subject to house type) • Oak newel posts and balustrade with painted spindles • Insulated Easi-joist metal web first floor joists with increased acoustic performance and moisture resistant flooring
KITCHEN • Choice of Howdens Fairford units (25 year manufacturer’s guarantee) with chrome handles • White solid quartz worktop and upstand • Traditional white ceramic sink with mixer tap • Integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher • Freestanding dual fuel range cooker (for selected house types) or integrated cookers and stainless steel extractor • Plumbing to utility rooms for washing machines BATHROOMS • Contemporary white sanitaryware throughout • Mains pressurised showers with large slimline trays and clear glass cubicles • Choice of wall and floor tiles from a selected range from Ceramique International
HEATING • LPG fired Worcester Bosch boiler with 10 year guarantee • Zone controlled thermostat heating to all floors • Chrome heated towel rails to bathrooms & cloakrooms
ELECTRICAL • Flush LED spotlights to kitchen and bathroom ceilings • Integrated smoke alarms on all floors • NACOSS home intruder alarm system • Flush-fitting chrome or brushed steel power sockets and switches throughout • Pre-wired satellite connections to living room and selected bedrooms • Telephone points to living room and selected bedrooms • Power and lighting to garages • Contemporary lantern style external lighting
GENERAL SPECIFICATION • 10-year structural defects warranty underwritten by independent insurers • ‘Silent’ timber floor construction to all upper floors using metal web joists to reduce noise • Solid concrete ground floors with high performance insulation • Cavity/loft space insulation to current building regulation energy performance standards
Melbourne is an attractive village within close proximity of York, Market Weighton and Pocklington. A bus service runs to York city centre, while the A1079 offers quick access to the A64 and beyond. For families, the village boasts a well-regarded three-star primary school, and many highly rated secondary schools can be found in the surrounding area. Melbourne residents enjoy a strong sense of community, with cricket, football and bowling clubs all present, as well as boat trips that run through nearby canals departing from the much-loved local pub.
Leaving York on the Hull Road (A1079), at the Grimston Bar roundabout take the third exit and immediately follow signs for Elvington on the B1228. Travel through both Elvington and its neighbouring village, Sutton Upon Derwent and continue right through into and out of Melbourne village where The Paddocks development will be seen on the right.