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INDEPENDENT PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT & REGENERATION
COASTAL CITY SE1 URBAN RURAL
Redefining living in the heart of Bath Hope House is an exclusive collection of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and houses nestled within six acres of private parkland and in walking distance of the city centre. Located in the prime residential suburb of Lansdown, Hope House offers the unique opportunity to benefit from a home in the city yet with a rural outlook and surroundings.
Contact us for prices Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5ES
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WELCOME TO THE LATEST ISSUE OF ACORN LIFE In this new look magazine we take a look at our design ethos, and meet the designers who bring our properties to life. Enjoy Spotlight features on the artistic town of Bruton in Somerset, the picturesque port of Fowey in South Cornwall and the literary mecca of Hay-on-Wye renowned for the Hay Festival. At Acorn we have over 20 years of experience designing and creating bespoke new homes for you, and we invite you to look through our new collections.
Whether you’re seeking your very special first home, a flexible living space with room for your family to grow, a second home to enjoy relaxing breaks, an adaptable space to enjoy a well earned retirement, or perhaps you are looking for a profitable investment opportunity, we are sure to have the home to suit your needs. If you are looking to make a profitable sale on your land or seeking a joint venture partner with a proven track record to bring your development dreams to fruition, Acorn has the experienced and knowledgeable teams to assist you. We are passionate about our ‘different by design’ ethos. Each development is carefully and thoughtfully designed around its locality and future occupiers, whilst maintaining the high quality and bespoke design synonymous with Acorn. Many of our team members have been busy in the past year dedicating their time to several local and national charities; turn to page 62 to read more. We hope you enjoy this magazine and look forward to welcoming you to your new home in the future.
Romy Summerskill Chairman and Founder
Introduction from our chairman, Romy Summerskill
Whether you prefer life on the water or on the shore, be inspired by our collection of stunning coastal homes
The heritage of our cities intermingles seamlessly with our modern way of life. Choose your new city home
Culture lovers will be spoilt for choice when deciding which of the unique locations in SE1 to make their new home
Work Life Balance, a phrase weâ€™re all familiar with: combine your city work life with relaxed village living
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Urban Village Collection
Rural Collection Exceptional locations for that gentler pace of life; will one of these houses be your next home?
Design Feature Meet Julian and Rena, the inspiration behind our different by design ethos
Kitchen Living The new social hub of family life
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Partnerships For over 20 years we have been creating award winning developments with our partners. Would you like to be our next partner?
Transforming brownfield sites and derelict buildings into contemporary homes and creative workspaces
Take to two wheels and explore the City of Bristol and beyond
Lifetime Living Thoughtfully designed features to create your forever home
Meet the team We look at ‘Women in Construction’ and how they found their construction career path
Hay-on-Wye Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Welsh and English border. From browsing in the many renowned bookshops to hiking in the rolling hillsides, there is something for everyone
Help when buying your new home Schemes to help you get on the property ladder
Fowey Wander through the meandering streets lined with pretty galleries and enticing shops or take a trip on the beautiful River Fowey
Across the south of England and Wales there is a packed calendar of events
Flying through the air and running a marathon; the Acorn team continues to raise funds for many deserving charities
Bruton Bruton was named ‘the most fashionable UK market town to live in’ by The Times
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living Rolling waves crashing on golden sands. Salty air carrying the cascading call of gulls on the wing. Undulating sand dunes with tussocky marram grass bending in the cool sea breeze. The ever changing palette of colours across the sky, sea and land as the light changes.The calm sense of peace you feel when surrounded by the coarse elements of the ocean.
When we envision the coast, memories of salt clad skin, exploring rock pools and playing in the rolling surf drift to mind. Strolling through picturesque seaside towns nestled around quaint harbours, ice cream dripping down our hands. The soft chiming of yacht sheets against their towering masts as they are caught in the salt laden breeze. The pull of the sea, and our memories of childhood holidays, draws many back to our beautiful coastline. With nearly eight thousand miles of coastline around the UK, there is always something new to discover. Explore the miles of coastal paths that weave across the rugged cliffs and windswept heathland where pink thrift, rock samphire and the fleshy leaves of the hottentot fig stretch out in a living carpet over the sweeping landscape. Hidden shingle coves. Deserted beaches of damp sand and twisted heaps of bladder wrack filling the air with its salty scent. The UK may lack the tropical clime and big wave breaks of the worldâ€™s top surf spots, but the consistent swell of the Atlantic that rolls in along our coast makes for perfect conditions for wannabe surfers. Mastering the white water,
heading out back and discovering the adrenaline kick on catching a wave, gliding effortlessly on the cascading water. This addictive sense of calm is the reason so many get hooked and spend their lives chasing the perfect wave. Being a proud rugged island in the middle of the restless Atlantic it is no surprise we have a rich maritime history. Our coastline is now peppered with marinas and sheltered harbours, full of sleek yachts and the tinkering cacophony of sound as the boats bob on the ebbing tide. Leaving the calm waters of the marina, hoisting the mainsail, and as the boat turns on the tossing waves watching the sail billow as it fills, propelling the boat across the waves in a rhythmic skim.
Returning after a dayâ€™s sail to charming little port towns, their harbours once filled with grand sailing ships destined for distant shores. Now their quaint harbours are the perfect spot to enjoy fish and chips with gulls reeling overhead, to catch crabs with bait laden lines or to sit back and watch the sunset over the silhouette of masts rocking in the gentle tide.
There is a number of ways to spend your time at the coast. Rock climbing up steep ascents on jagged cliffs, adrenaline filled days of coasteering, diving into deep turquoise waters and exploring caves carved by the relentless sea. Riding on horseback across vast expanses of sandy beaches, or soaking up the sun on one of those hot summer days.
The best of rural and coastal living in St Ives An exclusive development of fifteen 3 and 4 bedroom contemporary family homes with beautiful rural views towards Rosewall Hill and less than a mile from St Ives Harbour. Prices from ÂŁ295,000
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3AJ
For further information contact: Acorn Blue 01637 876000 email@example.com www.acornpropertygroup.org
Horizon, Ogmore-by-Sea From £345,000 Ogmore-by-Sea, Vale of Glamorgan CF32 0PN Located in the sought after Vale of Glamorgan, Horizon has been carefully designed for contemporary coastal living and boasts panoramic seaviews.
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Seven 2 bed apartments Private terrace or balcony Allocated parking for two cars A tranquil haven just 40 minutes from Cardiff
Old Station Master’s House, Fowey From £310,000 Station Road, Fowey, South Cornwall PL23 1DF Situated in Fowey, Old Station Master’s House is a stone’s throw away from the water’s edge and is perfectly placed in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
• Thirteen 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments and duplex maisonettes • Majority have private terrace and river views • Open plan living • Allocated parking
The Penthouses, Bournemouth From £450,000 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3NA Enjoying an elevated position in the heart of Bournemouth, these penthouses have been designed with floor to ceiling windows to maximise their outstanding far reaching coastal and townscape views.
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Five 2 bed duplex penthouses Key access lift Private terrace perfect for entertaining on Allocated parking
The Carracks, St Ives From £295,000 The Carracks, St Ives, Cornwall PL26 3AJ Perfectly situated to enjoy everything St Ives has to offer. Boasting beautiful rural views towards Rosewall Hill and yet less than a mile from St Ives harbour and town centre. • Fifteen 3 & 4 bed terraced, semi & detached houses • Open plan living • En-suite bathroom/s • Majority with parking for 2 cars • Environmental, low maintenance homes
Harbour Lofts, Poole COMING SOON High Street, The Quay, Poole, Dorset BH15 1AB Linking Poole’s historic quarter with its beautiful and vibrant quayside waterfront, the apartments within Harbour Lofts will boast uninterrupted views over the harbour. • Nine 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments and ground floor retail unit • Open plan living • Majority with private terrace • Register your interest now
Duporth COMING SOON Manor Farm Road, Duporth, Cornwall PL26 6AH Centred around a Grade II listed clock tower and courtyard, these new homes from our Lifetime Living Collection are in an enviable location near the picturesque village of Charlestown and overlook St Austell Bay. • • • •
Collection of 2 and 3 bed apartments and houses Lifetime Living Majority will have sea views Subject to Planning - Register your interest now
Marine Place, Clevedon From £725,000 Marine Place, Clevedon, Somerset BS21 7PP Set on the seafront within the cliff face the townhouses at Marine Place have been uniquely designed to take advantage of the beautiful views of Clevedon’s Grade I listed pier and the Bristol Channel beyond. • Nine 4 bed townhouses • Separate reception room • Private terrace and balconies • Allocated parking for two cars • Within walking distance of the boutique shops, bars and restaurants on Hill Road
The Links, Porthcawl COMING SOON Rest Bay, Porthcawl CF36 3UP Adjacent to the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, The Links enjoys extensive views over Rest Bay from Porthcawl to the Gower and across the Bristol Channel. • • • • •
Collection of studios and 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments Open plan living Allocated parking Subject to Planning - Register your interest now A renowned surfing beach
The Dunes, Perranporth COMING SOON Ponsmere Road, Perranporth, Cornwall TR6 0BW Aptly named The Dunes, this development is set amongst the three miles of undulating golden sands of Perranporth Beach. • • • • •
Thirty six 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed apartments and houses Beachside location Open plan living Private terrace Allocated parking
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Lee Bay COMING SOON Lee, Ilfracombe, North Devon EX34 8LR Perfectly situated within a stone’s throw of the sea and set within their own communal gardens, these new homes will make the perfect place to relax and enjoy the rugged and beautiful North Devon Coast. • • • •
Collection of 2 and 3 bed apartments and houses Majority will have sea views Allocated parking Subject to Planning - register your interest now
North Quay COMING SOON North Quay, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8TA Located in the heart of the Georgian seaside town of Weymouth, North Quay has uninterrupted views over the marina and is a short walk from the golden sands of Weymouth Beach and the town’s historic quarter. • • • •
Collection of 1 and 2 bed apartments Majority with views over Weymouth Marina Allocated parking Subject to Planning - register your interest now
THE PENTHOUSES AT THE CHOCOLATE BOX
Sky high living in Bournemouth - ready now Situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan coastal town with breathtaking sea and urbanscape views is an exclusive collection of five stunning duplex penthouse apartments. Prices from Â£450,000
8-10 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3NA
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Cities are cultural melting pots. Vast expanses of cosmopolitan living, there is so much on offer in these urban hubs. Thriving arts scenes, vibrant night life, a plethora of tempting eateries and artisanal cafĂŠs, a multitude of attractions, all served by excellent transport links, make cities an irresistible place to be part of.
Our cities have grown over rich historical pasts to thriving centres. The sumptuous heritage of these places now intermingles seamlessly with modern shopping precincts, commercial centres and can be seen in the rich architecture and wealth of museums which are key to creating the vibrant communities that we enjoy today. Find that shopping fix in stylish shopping quarters where leading brands dominate sprawling high streets, whilst independent shops and boutiques intermingle in hip backstreets and arcades. There is something to cater for every taste, from high end fashion, ultra cool homewares, eclectic vintage shops to on trend lifestyle stores.
With so much in easy reach, and an abundance of good schools and safe open spaces nearby, cities are perfect places to raise cultured, independent spirits. There is always something to keep them entertained and strong family orientated communities mean there is always someone to escape for coffee and cake with.
Gastronomists love the abundance of achingly cool gastro pubs, stylish restaurants and vibrant cafĂŠs to be discovered in our cities. Palettes will be tempted by mouth watering menus showcasing the latest food trends, created by expert chefs.
Rail, bus, tube and cycle paths criss-cross the city, everywhere can be within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean it is easy to escape the city confines, enjoy the rugged country beyond, before returning to the hubbub of city life.
If culture is more your thing, cities offer a profusion of contemporary galleries, theatres and entertainment venues, with a diversity of shows, events and festivals on throughout the year to quench your thirst for cultural stimulation.
City living offers so many benefits, with a rich culture, excellent transport links, thriving local economies and many places easily commutable by foot, all your lifestyle needs can be easily met.
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Brandon Yard, Bristol Guide from £270,000 Anchor Road, Bristol BS1 5TT Set in a prime water front location in the centre of Bristol, Brandon Yard has unrivalled views towards the SS Great Britain. • Fifty six 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments and two 2 bed houses • Conversion of two listed buildings and new build apartments, the last piece of the regeneration puzzle on this side of the harbourside • Landscaped courtyard for residents
Loft House, Bristol Guide from £200,000 College Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 9BU Located next to the Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground, Loft House features the conversion of Brunel House an historic Grade II listed stone building. • • • •
Hope House, Bath Guide from £385,000 Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5ES Hope House features a refurbishment and conversion of a Grade II listed building together with a collection of carefully designed new build houses and apartments within walking distance of the city centre. • • • •
Fifty four 1,2,3 & 4 bed apartments and houses Private allocated parking Landscaped communal gardens with tennis court Panoramic views over Bath
Sixty 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments Close to the popular Gloucester Road Allocated parking to 2 & 3 bed apartments High ceilings & Mezzanine floors
The Gardens, Bath From £1,650,000 Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 2BY Forming part of the Hope House development, The Gardens is an exclusive collection of contemporary homes situated in six acres of parkland within walking distance of Bath city centre. • • • • •
Four 4 bed Bath Stone houses Open plan living over split levels Garden and terrace Private gated driveway with 2 car parking spaces A unique opportunity of tranquility within the city
Cathedral House, Cardiff Phase 2 From £265,000 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HB Situated on the fringes of Pontcanna, affectionately known as the ‘Chelsea of Cardiff’, in an important conservation area, Cathedral House is surrounded by Victorian townhouses and mature trees.
• Four 2 bed apartments and one penthouse • Within walking distance of the city centre • Outside space to the majority of homes
Highview Studios, From £280,000 Romeyn Road, Streatham, SW16 2NU Half a mile from Streatham Hill Railway Station and with access to Central London, the new apartments at Highview Studios are perfect for commuters and investors alike.
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Six studio and 1 bed apartments Private terrace Open plan living Communal cycle rack
Sitting on the south bank of the River Thames, moments from the hustle and bustle of the city, SE1 is the cultural heart of London.
Stretching from Vauxhall Bridge to St Saviours Dock and encompassing the South Bank, Tower Bridge, Bermondsey area, Borough Market and Southwark, SE1 has undergone a regenerative revolution in recent decades and is now one of Londonâ€™s most desirable postcodes.
Once an industrial area of wharves and warehouses, the area also has a rich cultural history. From its industrial hey day of the 19th Century, the area slipped into decline after WWll, the docks and industrial buildings left abandoned. Investment in the area over the past few decades has led to a complete regeneration of the area. Decaying wharves and Victorian warehouses have been reimagined as luxury contemporary living and office spaces. Culture lovers will be spoilt for choice in an area with such a vibrant cultural scene. In Bankside, visit Shakespeareâ€™s Globe Theatre, wander across the stunningly designed Millennium bridge or visit the Tate Modern, home to a world-renowned collection of modern and contemporary art. The iconic brutalist architecture of the Southbank Centre is a cultural melting pot, home of the Royal National Theatre, Festival Theatre and the striking modern glass structure of BFI Southbank. The area is
abuzz with festivals throughout the year and is sure to have something for all to enjoy. SE1 is also a gastronomistâ€™s heaven, with a selection of trendy eateries offering a swathe of culinary delights. Bermondsey is a veritable smorgasbord of world foods and hip bars. How about a visit to Lobos to indulge in some authentic tapas? Tucked under a Victorian railway arch, this trendy restaurant is all stained wood and exposed steel, with intimate booths clad in oxblood leather upholstery. Or how about OXBO in Bankside, a bright open restaurant of exposed brick and Danish inspired teak furniture. The menu is a delish assortment of traditional pub favourites with a vibrant modern twist. SE1 is ideally situated within Zone 1, with a multitude of easily accessible transport options including tube, bus , train and water. It is also only a short walk from the City and West End.
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Pope Street, Tower Bridge COMING SOON 5-12 Pope Street, Tower Bridge, SE1 3PR With roof top views of the London skyline in the Bermondsey Street conservation area, the properties at Pope Street offer flexible living. • • • •
Six spacious townhouses An opportunity to design your internal layout Finished to your individual specification Register your interest
Long Lane, Borough COMING SOON 150- 152 Long Lane, SE1 4BS Located in the heart of London’s South Bank in the shadow of The Shard surrounded by the epitome of London village life. • Seven 2 & 3 bed apartments and two commercial units • Finished to a high specification • Private terrace • Register your interest
Trilogy, Borough From £550,000 25-27 Harper Road, Borough, SE1 6AW Acorn are proud to be embarking on an exciting joint venture with one of Britain’s oldest charities, Trinity House. • 3,000 sq ft of commercial space • Terrace of 3 distinctly different apartment buildings • Register your interest
Hepple & White, Borough From £2,400,000 146-148 Long Lane, SE1 4BS Two lovingly restored Grade II listed 3 and 4 bed Georgian townhouses with rooftop terraces that blend stunning period details with the finest modern luxuries. • Featuring a blend of stunning period details with the finest modern luxuries • 5 minute walk from the renowned Borough Market • Central location with good transport links
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URBAN VILLAGE City life with a village twist
Once quiet hamlets beyond the northern boundaries of London, Crouch End and Muswell Hill have slowly become absorbed into the ever expanding city. But, with their tree lined avenues and eclectic high streets, these little cultural oases have retained their community feel and blossomed into hip urban villages. Red brick Edwardian terraces line leafy quiet residential streets. Traditional gables painted in muted hues of grey and earth tones. Bustling high streets with a variety of independent shops offering Scandi-inspired furnishings, vintage books, stylish coffee shops and more. The abundant local green spaces are an idyllic retreat from the hubbub of city life. In Crouch End life revolves around the Victorian Clock Tower in the centre of the town. Foodies will delight in the diverse array of eateries on offer and the multitude of coffee houses. There is a vibrant cultural community here, showcased each year in the annual Crouch End Festival. The boutique Art House Cinema, a striking former Salvation Army dance hall, and Picture House, a revitalised uber-
cool industrial building have a diverse mix of indie films on show, leaving cinema lovers spoilt for choice. Leafy Muswell Hill has a relaxed friendly vibe to it. Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon relaxing in one of its many parks or open spaces, before heading to a family friendly cafĂŠ on the Broadway for a gorgeous treat. Again, the village is awash with boutique eateries, independent shops offering a delicious diversity of fine foods, stylish clothes and housewares. With excellent local amenities, vibrant friendly communities and beautiful outdoor spaces it is easy to see why these Urban Villages lure so many people to their relaxed lifestyles.
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Edison Works, Crouch End From £500,000 Edison Works, Crouch End, N8 8AE A rare opportunity to purchase a contemporary home in the highly desirable area of Crouch End • • • • •
Two 3 bed houses and two 1 bed apartments Open plan living Separate utility room Allocated gated parking Ideally situated for shops & restaurants on The Broadway
New Road, Crouch End COMING SOON New Road, Crouch End, N8 8TA Situated on a residential no through road in the heart of trendy Crouch End, this development is a restoration and refurbishment of a locally listed Georgian house and a new build development. • Four family homes and five spacious apartments • 5 minute walk from the vibrant Broadway Parade • Enjoy panoramic views to the City from Alexandra Palace just a couple of miles away • Register your interest
Station House, Muswell Hill From £685,000 115 Fortis Green, Muswell Hill, N2 9HW Located in the Fortis Green Conservation Area, Muswell Hill boasts a relaxed village-like atmosphere. • Seven 2 and 3 bed apartments and two 3 and 4 bed townhouses within a restored former police station • Within easy access of an abundance of local amenities • Well served by high performing schools • Less than a 10 minute walk from East Finchley station
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RURAL living Idyllic green countryside stretching for miles, interspersed with gnarled oaks and overgrown hedgerows. The distant murmur of life, occasionally interrupted by a passing car or the sudden crowing of a pheasant. The call of skylark, yellowhammer or the keeling cry of a buzzard drift across the still air of the open landscape. It is easy to lose sense of the changing seasons in cities. Shortening day lengths and dropping temperatures the only real signifier of the passage of time. In the wilds of the country, reconnecting is easy. Spring arrives with the first snowdrops pushing up through the still frozen ground. Summers arrival is heralded with the heady scent of wildflowers in hedgerows, where delicate butterflies dance on the breeze. All too quickly the seasons change again, woodlands transform into a flaming palette of colour as autumn descends. Soon, fallen leaves begin to crunch underfoot as the biting frost of winter returns.
Country paths in the New Forest
Hidden footpaths criss-cross the rolling countryside, the simple pleasure of walking the dog can become an adventure across fields and woodlands. Where the landscape climbs steeply forming rugged hillsides, take the opportunity to hike across the windswept heathland, enjoying the stunning vistas stretching out below.
The delights of North Devon
Once bustling market towns that served the farming community are discovering a new demographic moving in. Those wanting to escape the humdrum of their city existence are opting to relocate to the idylls of rural life. Many popular country towns are within easy commutable distances of larger towns and cities, and the new lease of life is reviving once sleepy villages. Traditionally themed gastropubs are now popular spots to relax on a sunny summer evening, boutique galleries and independent shops with Farrow and Ball decorated frontages line ancient high streets. Local traditions have seen a surge in popularity with events such as cheese rolling, bale pushing and even Christmas light switch-ons bringing in visitors from far and wide.
The River Otter, Ottery St Mary
Contemporary family living Overlooking the River Otter, combining traditional and modern living, Otters Holt is an exclusive collection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes all within a short walk of Ottery St Mary and its historic High Street. Prices from ÂŁ210,000 to ÂŁ480,000
Mill Street, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1GQ
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Acorn Bristol 01404 514 996 email@example.com www.acornpropertygroup.org
Bookers Edge, Hay-on-Wye COMING SOON Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5BZ Lying on the south east bank of the River Wye and at the northernmost point of the Breacon Beacons National Park, Hay-on-Wye is set in a unique position on the border between England and Wales. • • • • •
Twenty five 2, 3, 4 and 5 bed homes Open plan living Private gardens Allocated parking Register your interest
Cubis Bruton, Phase 1 Guide from £295,000 Cuckoo Hill, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0HF Located in the heart of Somerset in the unique market town of Bruton, the houses will be modern in style whilst integrating into the local landscape.
• Phase 1 features 3 and 4 bed houses • Flexible open plan design to suit a variety of lifestyles • Conceived by landartist and architect Mark Merer • Easy access to the eclectic offerings of Bruton high street and Hauser and Wirth • Direct route to London from Castle Cary station
Otters Holt, Ottery St Mary From £210,000 Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1AB Situated adjacent to the River Otter within a short, picturesque walk of the historic high street, good local schools and countryside. • Thirty three 2 bed coach houses and 3 and 4 bed houses • Contemporary living in a traditional setting • Open plan living • Many feature outside space and river views • Allocated parking
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‘The best designs usually come from an instinctive response to these issues so ‘different by design’ becomes a natural evolution rather than a simple application of standard solutions’
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Acorn creates spaces people want to live in. Open, airy, contemporary spaces incorporating innovative design and quality, bespoke details, thoughtfully designed to compliment their environment whilst embodying sustainable modernity. The creative minds behind Acorn’s award winning developments are Julian Hampson, Group Design Director, and Rena MakwanaMistri, Group Interior Designer. Both have years of industry experience, Julian specialising in urban design and regeneration and Rena working on a number of residential and commercial design projects before joining the Acorn Team. Behind every development is Acorn’s ‘different by design’ ethos. Combining the location, opportunities and ideas with the fundamental elements of light and space, the design starts to take shape and reveal itself. ‘The best designs usually come from an instinctive response to these issues so ‘different by design’ becomes a natural evolution rather than a simple application of standard solutions,’ says Julian. In this way, each development is a unique response to its environment and its constraints, creating a distinctive development that enhances its location and presents a unique vision of the buyers lifestyle. Whether a luxury beachside retreat, an elegant cosmopolitan townhouse or urban loft apartment, Rena
carefully designs the interiors to capture the essence of the desired lifestyle and the trends in its surroundings. Acorn properties are thoughtfully designed with buyers’ needs in mind. Rena cleverly designs interiors to offer optimum use of space, and enhance and complement the airy, open plan layout. Working with quality suppliers, Rena ensures Acorn properties offer immaculate contemporary interiors finished to the highest standard. With an expert team of innovative creative designers, Acorn has cemented their status as one of the UK’s leading, award-winning developers, creating beautiful bespoke properties.
KITCHEN living Today, kitchens are more than just the space we prepare food in. Kitchens are living spaces. Places where families gather, where friends socialise and where we can relax with a chilled wine at the end of the day.
Acorn kitchens are tailored to your lifestyle. The space is carefully thought out to complement the natural flow of the house, to maximise space and to offer a stylish, functional room. Acorn living spaces are light, airy and open plan, creating an area that is practical for families, entertaining or even working in; a space that is the social hub of your home. Every Acorn kitchen is finished to a beautiful high specification with sleek, contemporary units, spacious worktops, space saving storage and fully integrated appliances.
Whether you are organising the children before school, are a culinary pro whipping up a sumptuous meal for friends, or simply grabbing a quick bite to eat, Acorn kitchens are designed to suit your every need. The contemporary styling and subtle colour palette of each Acorn kitchen allows you to create an individual space that reflects your own style and lifestyle. To truly make your house a beautiful home.
HAY-ON-WYE Set amongst the rolling green countryside of the Welsh and English border, the meandering River Wye winding past on one side and the imposing peaks of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains to the other, Hay-on-Wye boasts some breathtaking scenery. But it is best known as a Mecca for bibliophiles. Home of the famous Hay festival, a literary gathering that draws celebrated writers and book lovers from around the world; it is also home to an inordinate number of second hand book shops in such a tiny slip of a town. Transformed from a quiet Welsh village to a book lover’s paradise by the quirky Richard Booth in the 60s, the streets are lined with a rich assortment of boutique bookshops. Booth’s book shop remains the jewel in the town’s crown, stacked full of literary delights in the traditional exposed beam shop. Elsewhere in the village, you can discover rare vintage 19th Century literature by the likes of Dickens, Hardy and Byron at Boz Books, find thrilling murder mysteries at Murder and Mayhem, lose yourself inside the 15th Century panelled Hay-on-Wye booksellers and find a trove of wonderful children’s literature in The Children’s Bookshop. Yet there is more to this fascinating little town than its abundance of bookshops. Hay sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers visitors a wealth of opportunities to explore the glorious countryside. Kayak down the swirling waters of the River Wye or hike through the rolling hillsides. Get the adrenaline pumping mountain biking down one of the many trails. Spot wildlife in the lush native woodlands or climb the steep cliff faces of the gorge. The 177 mile rambling path of Offas Dyke winds close to the town and offers walkers spectacular views of the verdant countryside.
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Contemporary rural living in Hay-on-Wye Lying on the south east bank of the River Wye in the market town of Hay-on-Wye, Bookers Edge is a collection of twenty five 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes with rural views across the Black Mountains. Launching Autumn 2017 - register your interest
Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5FF
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PARTNERSHIPS, COMMERCIAL & LAND For over 20 years Acorn has been creating bespoke, unique award winning residential and commercial developments, spaces people really want to be in. With offices in London, Cornwall, Bristol, Cardiff and Southampton, Acorn is always keen to hear from land owners and agents who have land or buildings suitable for development. With a proven track record as a development partner, our experienced and imaginative team makes Acorn the ideal partner for your future project. Acorn always seeks to make the most of every opportunity and will work with, and on behalf of, land owners to ensure they get the best return on their land. With funds readily available they can make immediate decisions and offer a number of potential purchase structures including: outright purchases, subject to planning permission purchases and joint venture partnerships. More than 50% of Acorn’s developments are joint ventures or partnerships. Recent developments have been in collaboration with landowners, introducers, local authorities, public bodies, housing associations, banks and funders. Acorn’s professional and innovative team of
planning experts, designers, project managers and sales negotiators make us the perfect team with the experience and knowledge to realise your dreams and make them a reality. Treating partners as clients is fundamental to the success of Acorn’s joint ventures. This allows us to assess and understand our client’s needs and provide each partnership with a unique and flexible approach. Acorn has years of experience developing and regenerating a host of sites, including brownfield, industrial and new build locations. The team have a unique understanding of the complexities involved in realising a sites potential and bringing it to fruition. With regional offices Acorn has in-depth knowledge of the local area and community need, and the planning expertise to ensure a profitable development and a greater return on your site.
Creating beautiful bespoke spaces people want to live and work in is something Acorn excels at, with several mixed use developments under their belts. â€œ The commercial space we purchased from Acorn provided us with a blank canvas to put our personal stamp on, creating a unique working environment for our businesses and employees. Having the existing services such as on site car park, lifts and serviced common areas in the centre of Bournemouth is ideal for our needs and has encouraged us to purchase an additional commercial floor for our future growthâ€? Adam King, Media Lounge.
In Bournemouth, the highly successful Chocolate Box development incorporated two floors of open plan office space. This was purchased by Media Lounge, an e-commerce and website content management company. Upcoming developments with commercial space include the stunning Dunes development in Perranporth with its beach side restaurant. Benefitting from spectacular views across golden sands and rolling Atlantic surf, this new restaurant is sure to be a hit with tourists and locals alike. The Harbour Lofts development in the quaint seaside town of Poole offers space for a coffee shop or retail unit in its superb harbourside location. With plenty of passing footfall thanks to the tourist market and the passenger ferry pick up and drop off point, it is a very viable prospect.
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WORK WITH US At Acorn we believe that in order to be an industry leader we need a diverse, talented team who inspire and deliver innovative ideas and drive our business forward. We donâ€™t just look for skilled people, we look for driven, motivated individuals, and in return we provide them with the space to develop their skills and inspire them to be the best they can. We believe in removing barriers and providing the kind of benefits that support our team members through all lifeâ€™s stages; we offer generous maternity packages, healthcare plans, pension schemes and personal development support.
At Acorn we have recently started working in conjunction with Women Returners, ensuring we recruit the very best skills across the board. Giving back to the communities we work in is a fundamental part of the Acorn ethos, and we actively encourage our team members to get involved in community work.
“Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.” Simon Sinek
In an industry still perceived to be male dominated, only 11% of construction employees being female, we buck the trend with an amazing 45% of our team being women. We are now introducing two days paid leave to allow our team to support local charities, devote time to community projects or take part in fundraising events.
To us, diversity is the key ingredient in our innovation, a diverse mix of people with a diverse mix of ideas leads to better discussions, decisions and creativity in our business.
By investing and giving them the environment to thrive and develop themselves, we ensure our team stays with us, allowing us to grow our business with a dedicated and experienced team. This can be seen with the number of team members who have been with us for the long haul, our longest serving has been with us 19 years, while many others are now reaching their 15, 10 and 5 year anniversary.
Promoting an inclusive culture helps Acorn to thrive and we are proud of our track record from our Chairman, through to Directors, Project Managers, Designers and Support Staff, the women who make up Acorn are helping to keep us at the cutting edge of the property industry.
FOWEY Nestled tightly to the steep sided slopes along the deep flowing river, the historic port town of Fowey is a quaint labyrinth of winding streets lined with medieval merchant houses, traditional pubs, pretty galleries and vintage shops huddled on the quayside. Dating back to the 14th Century, Fowey has a strong maritime history; trade, fishing, piracy and mining have all played a part in shaping this charming little town. The North Coast is known for its crashing surf and rugged cliffs. The South offers more tranquil waters with hidden sheltered creeks and calm sandy beaches. An idyllic place to explore by the power of sail, the deep natural harbour here hosts a colourful collection of pilot cutters, schooners, crabbers, sleek modern racers and jaunty fishing boats bobbing on the tide. The annual Royal Regatta draws crowds from all around. The streets and quayside throng with tourists and sailors alike, keen to glimpse the sleek J Class racing yachts, the wooden hull classics or to enjoy the festivities. The Red Arrows make a highly anticipated appearance too. The town is intensely proud of its connection with Daphne Du Maurier, the celebrated author resided nearby for many years. The annual literary Fowey Festival was inspired by the writer and now plays host to countless writers, artists and performers from around the country. The ancient merchant houses of the steep narrow streets are now home to boutique galleries full of driftwood style art, quaint antique shops, fashionable children’s stores, dainty tea rooms and the obligatory sailing shops. Enjoy fresh seafood and locally sourced produce at one of the town’s many traditional pubs that nestle seductively in the myriad of old houses. The Ship Inn, the town’s oldest pub, dates from 1570 and still features charming lead paned windows and that cosy pub feel.
Contemporary coastal living in Fowey This exclusive collection of six 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and duplex maisonettes in a beautiful historic building together with seven new build 2 bedroom apartments with river views is less than 100m from the water’s edge. Prices from £310,000 to £650,000
Station Road, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1DF
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CYCLE ROUTES Bristol is the perfect city to get out and explore by bike. Named the UK’s first ‘cycling city’, Bristol boasts an extensive network of routes both in and around the city. From family friendly cycle paths, on-road routes or adrenaline packed mountain biking trails, there is something on offer for everyone.
Explore the City
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The Harbour Loop is a short 2.7mile route that takes you on a tour of the stunning harbourside area of Bristol. Leaving from Queens Square it heads across Pero’s bridge and around the cultural hub of Millennium Square. Following the waterfront path it passes through the redeveloped quayside and our exciting new Brandon Yard development where you’ll get a great view of the SS Great Britain across the water, up to Brunel’s Lock and the Pump House pub before meandering around to the other side of the harbour. Take in the myriad of quirky houseboats and vintage tug boats that dot the river before heading up past The Matthew and to the M shed with the imposing steam cranes outside before heading back across the old swing bridge and back into town.
This easy harbour loop can be extended up to a 15.2 mile route through taking in the Avon Gorge and abundant opportunities to enjoy the views. Passing Brunel’s Lock the route takes you up the Portway and through the imposing gorge, try and spot the Clifton Rocks Railway hidden in the cliff face. At the end of the Portway the route takes a steep climb before following the motorway across the River Avon. From here you can enjoy the stunning vistas stretching out below. The route then swings down to the old wharfside village of Pill before weaving through the beautiful wooded path in Leigh Woods with ample opportunities to spot local wildlife. Pass underneath the stunning feat of engineering that is the Clifton Suspension Bridge before returning back along Spike Island and following the route into town.
Bristol and Bath Railway Path This 13mile off road route links Bristol and Bath and is an easily accessible pathway for all the family. With numerous access points along the way, you can make it as short or as long as you want, or as much as little legs can manage! Discover a variety of impressive sculptures along the way including the Staple Hill seating designed by local school children, a giant stone drinking centurion and a large brickwork diving fish near Fishponds. Starting at St Philips Road the path is a little haven of tranquillity in the busy city. Take in long forgotten railway stations; Warmley station still stands and is a handy little refreshment stop in summer months. At Bitton, part of the track has been restored and is now home to the Avon Valley Railway. Continuing down to Bath the pathway winds its way through beautiful Somerset countryside; spot the 300 year old Saltford Brass Mill, a quaint huddle of buildings, before arriving in Bath. Here you can soak up the masses of historical culture on offer. Visit the famous Roman Baths, a museum or two or take a leisurely stroll round the plethora of boutique shops and sumptuous eateries. Don’t forget to stop by Hope House, our unique development nestled within six acres of parkland on Lansdown Road, Bath.
For Mountain Biking Enthusiasts
Ashton Court & Leigh Woods
50 Acre Wood
For the more adventurous off roaders there are some brilliant mountain biking trails. Suitable for complete novices but offering some bare knuckle down hill challenges, hone your skills on the rocky steps, winding berms and multitude of drops and climbs. Ashton Court, a sprawling estate on the fringes of Bristol, has an easy blue graded Nova trail for beginners to the more challenging Super Nova.
If you are looking for something a bit more challenging, then the 50 Acre Wood trails at Abbots Leigh is a step up from the Super Nova and Yer Tiz of Ashton Court and Leigh Woods. Easily reachable from Ashton Court by the 7 mile family friendly Timberland path that winds through the Avon Woods. Hand built by a local volunteer group, this trail features lots of natural elements to test your skills. Thick gnarled roots, rocks and sticky mud as well as technical climbs and fallen logs for you to attempt to navigate (at speed!) through the woods.
A short hop away from Ashton Court, Leigh woods offers the blue graded Yer Tiz trail as well as another red graded Gert Lush trail splitting off from the main path. Here, the Keener Skills loop is a moderately graded area where you can improve your skills and practice on its variety of small drops, rock gardens and rollers before returning to the main trails.
LIFETIME living Once the children have flown the nest, selling up and following your dream of a coastal retreat can be a tempting idea. Cornwall offers an idyllic seaside lifestyle, perfect for those seeking to enjoy their golden years. Quaint hamlets, hidden coves and plentiful opportunities to relax and enjoy the slower pace of life beckon. Acorn Blue’s newest development at Duporth on the south coast of Cornwall offers the highest standard of living in a beautiful location, exclusively for the over 55s. Nestled above a secluded private beach, the collection of 2 bed ‘lifetime living’ houses and apartments offer the high specification and luxury living synonymous with all Acorn developments, whilst incorporating subtle design differences. Thoughtfully laid out with wider halls and staircases, spacious bathrooms and a floorplan designed with future adaptation in mind.
Locally, the development sits a short distance from the historic port town of Charlestown and has easy access to the local amenities of St Austell. Designed with a community feel in mind, the development sits around a Grade ll listed clock tower and landscaped open courtyard, with each property benefitting from its own private, low maintenance outdoor space. For those looking for a more active lifestyle, neighbouring Porthpean offers a golf course and sailing club, while the rugged coastline and stretches of sandy beaches can be explored by the nearby coastal path.
BRUTON Old stone cottages crowd tightly along its winding ancient streets, while the River Brue tumbles sinuously through the little town. Tucked away in middle rural Somerset, this unassuming medieval town is now a popular weekend haunt of the London metropolitans seeking a country getaway. Put on the map by the opening of the world renowned Hauser and Wirth Gallery in 2013 and now a short journey from London, Bruton has seen its popularity flourish in recent years. Bruton built its wealth on wool and farming. The once sleepy village is a collection of traditional stone houses, grand converted chapels, old coaching houses and medieval cottages. Set in the middle of the ancient and evocative countryside of Somerset; Glastonbury Tor a mere stone’s throw away, Bruton has always had that hippy, bohemian vibe to it. In the wake of the arrival of the Hauser and Wirth Gallery the town has transformed into an artistic haven of artisanal eateries, organic food stores, stylish antique shops and boutique hotels. Now, the town has been declared ‘the most fashionable place to live in the UK’ by the Times. Wander around narrow streets of the village and discover the achingly stylish Caro, offering a sumptuous collection of carefully curated homewares, or the vintage treasure trove of Phillips and Skinner, with its eclectic collection of antique and vintage goods. Foodies will delight in the quaint French patisserie of Truffles, the homely Matt’s kitchen, an intimate unpretentious restaurant in the owner’s front room or the renowned At the Chapel, an uber stylish eatery come deli, wine merchants and bakery in a converted gothic chapel. Traditional cream teas and beautifully crafted cakes are the speciality of the idyllic country Cole Manor Tea Rooms, an award winning café on the banks of the River Pitt. The gallery itself is situated in beautifully restored 18th Century farmhouses and barns on the fringes of the village. The gallery hosts a stunning collection of modern and contemporary art in the sensitively renovated barns and sumptuously landscaped garden, as well as holding an array of events and workshops throughout the year. 46
Contemporary country living in Bruton Set in a natural amphitheatre overlooking the town, this innovative scheme conceived by landartist and architect Mark Merer, artist Lucy Glendinning and Acornâ€™s design team provides a unique approach to rural living. The carefully designed 1 bedroom apartments and 3 and 4 bedroom houses at Cubis Bruton are low energy and highly sustainable. Phase 1 Guide price from ÂŁ295,000
Cuckoo Hill, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0AF
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MEET THE TEAM In this issue we will be looking at ‘Women in Construction’, and how Acorn leads the industry for female employment in what can be considered a male dominated world. Meet the women who help make Acorn the innovative developer it is.
Development Coordinator // Acorn Cardiff
Development Manager // Acorn Bristol
What is the best bit about your role? Working on the developments that are set in amazing locations on the Welsh coast and in city centres.
What is the best bit about your role? I like that my role is so varied and I get involved with every part of the development process.
What inspired you to work in the construction industry? My grandpa set up his own structural engineering practice and I used to love visiting his office when I was younger. What is your favourite activity outside of work? I play hockey for Penarth Ladies Hockey Club.
What inspired you to work in the construction industry? My dad is a Property Developer so I have been brought up with it. What is your favourite activity outside of work? Cycling – especially going on summer bike rides with friends. In your opinion list the following in your region;
In your opinion list the following in your region; Best place to eat: Carluccio’s in Cardiff Bay Best place to visit: Cowbridge Best local produce: Chocolate chip welsh cakes from the fabulous welsh cake shop in Cardiff Bay Favourite Acorn Development: We are developing an iconic Grade ll listed building in Rest Bay, Porthcawl, which has amazing views over the Bristol Channel and the neighbouring golf course. Do you have any advice for anyone looking for a career in construction? Work experience before I graduated university has really helped develop my career and has opened a lot of doors for me.
Best place to eat: The Old Market Assembly – it has a great atmosphere, good value for money and all ingredients are local. Great wine too! Best place to visit: Bristol Harbourside on a sunny day! Best local produce: Thatchers Favourite Acorn Development: Hope House is the most impressive development. Do you have any advice for anyone looking for a career in construction? Go for it! It’s a great industry to work in.
Kelly Brown Project Manager // Acorn Bristol What is the best bit about your role? I love the variety in my job, no two days are the same; every day is a new challenge where you need to find a solution. I also love the fast paced nature of the industry. What inspired you to work in the construction industry? I had no desire to work in construction, my family were in construction and I just thought it was for men (associating it with swearing and wolf whistling) so I went to university to do the opposite, Law. When I finished my degree I was offered a job as a QS and decided to give it a try. Within a week I was hooked and went back to university part time to study Quantity Surveying. Before this, I didn’t know there was a whole other side to the construction industry. What is your favourite activity outside of work? Spending time with my family and going on adventures with my 2 year old son - which normally involves a hammer and building. In your opinion list the following in your region; Best place to eat: Bravas - An amazing tapas bar in Bristol and Eat a Pitta Best place to visit: We love to go for walks at Snuff Mills or around the waterfront. Best local produce: Thatchers Favourite Acorn Development: Brandon Yard Do you have any advice for anyone looking for a career in construction? Don’t believe that it is just what you see, there are so many opportunities for different roles and the construction industry is really well suited to driven females who are organized, analytical, strong and willing to learn. It’s a fantastically diverse industry. Also the industry welcomes career changers; a lot of skills are transferable to construction. The industry still needs to catch up with offering women more equal/better benefits compared to ‘traditional’ female roles in other sectors but it won’t change unless more women join.
CREATIVE REGENERATION The vast majority of Acorn’s schemes have involved the regeneration of brownfield sites, converting redundant buildings into luxurious homes and office space.
St Joseph’s Gardens
Acorn has played a significant role in the regeneration of London’s South Bank and many parts of North Cornwall’s coastline. Working with local communities, Acorn promotes real positive change through creative regeneration. By recognising the distinctive character of an area, Acorn design each development to complement its locality. Having restored a number of buildings of historical significance, Acorn works to preserve local heritage and ensure the long term viability of the communities it works in. In Cornwall, the Old Station Master’s House was a derelict building at risk of collapse that had significant historical importance to the town. Through meticulous and sensitive reconstruction, Acorn has ensured the building will remain a part of the heritage of the town for generations to come. The Grade II listed St Joseph’s House in Portishead is a former convent school situated in beautifully landscaped gardens. With their expertise, Acorn has transformed this site into a stunning collection of contemporary homes, whilst the restored house now comprises five modern apartments.
The South Bank area of London suffered major decline and was full of abandoned wharves and warehouses. With its expertise in recognising a site’s potential and innovatively restoring historic and listed buildings, Acorn has successfully converted and restored a number of derelict industrial buildings; Bermondsey Exchange is a stunning example of one of their contemporary warehouse conversions. The Valentine and Newspaper House in SE1 are prime examples of innovative, stylish new build developments that contribute to the regeneration of an urban area. With a vast array of developments in SE1, Acorn has no doubt contributed to the revitalisation of the area, which is now one of London’s most sought after postcodes.
The Valentine Before
The Valentine After
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BUYING A NEW HOME WITH ACORN PROPERTY GROUP
We all know that buying a property, whether it be your first home or forever home, is a huge commitment and sometimes we all need a bit of help. At Acorn we’re proud to offer two helpful buying schemes that are designed to assist you in buying your first or next home. Buy your first home or your next home with just a 5% deposit through Acorn using the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme. The scheme is available to first time buyers as well as homeowners looking to move to a newly built property with a price of up to £600,000 in England and £300,000 in Wales. With a Help to Buy Equity Loan the Government lends you up to 20% of the cost of your newly built home, so you’ll only need a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest. You won’t be charged loan fees on the 20% loan for the first five years of owning your home. To reflect the current property prices in London, the upper limit for the equity loan for new home-buyers within Greater London has increased from 20% to 40%.
We can help you sell your existing home quickly and efficiently through our partnership with the PX hub and our Assisted Move scheme allowing you to reserve the home of your choice for a fixed period, so you don’t miss out your dream Acorn home. Benefits of Assisted Move: - Contribution towards estate agency fees - An accurate and independent valuation from at least 2 local estate agents - Marketing through multiple estate agents - Negotiation and qualification of all offers to ensure you achieve the best possible price - Your desired Acorn home withdrawn from the market whilst you existing home is sold
EXAMPLE 5% BUYERS DEPOSIT 20% GOVERNMENT LOAN 75% MORTGAGE FROM COMMERCIAL BUYERS DEPOSIT Terms & Conditions Help to Buy: YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. Credit is secured against your home. Subject to status, Help to Buy Terms & Conditions and available on selected properties only. Eligible applicants will be offered an equity loan up to a maximum of 20% of the purchase price (based on the open market value). Applicants are required to fund at least 80% of the purchase price by means of a conventional mortgage, savings/deposit where required. The equity loan is provided by the HCA and held as a second charge. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other promotion. Full details will be provided on request. Assisted Move: The PX Hub will only be responsible for the payment of your estate agency fees if you legally complete your new home purchase as agreed with Acorn. If you fail to complete the purchase of a new home from Acorn or if the scheme is withdrawn, and the estate agents instructed by The PX Hub have successfully introduced a buyer for your current home which proceeds to completion, you will be liable to pay the agent’s fees. Please refer to your agreement with your developer. The fee may be capped, or you may be liable to pay The PX Hub fees if you legally complete on your existing home before you exchange contracts for the purchase of your new home. In such cases The PX Hub will submit their fee invoice direct to your solicitors for payment from the proceeds of sale.
Four to six weeks to go Book a removals firm. You can confirm the date and time nearer legal completion day. Start collecting heavy duty boxes for packing your belongings in. If you’re in rented accommodation, give notice to your landlord (remember to check your rental agreement as you may have to give notice earlier) Buy or update your home insurance policy Start packing up any non-essential items Get rid of any possessions you no longer need. Can they be donated to a charity shop or given to friends and family?
HELPFUL MOVING TIPS
If you’re buying new furniture, starting ordering it now so you can arrange a delivery date for when you move in.
One to two weeks to go Arrange for your mail to be redirected Update your addresses for things like your bank, TV licence, insurances etc Register to pay council tax for your new home If you’re relocating, de-register from your doctor, dentist and optician. Don’t forget to find new ones! Your Acorn new home demonstration tour will be arranged Arrange time off work and pets to be looked after whilst you move Confirm your removals booking Pack all your valuables/documents in one place for safekeeping Finish packing and mark up boxes with which room they need to go in Clean your old home Pack an overnight bag of essentials Make a list of everyone who should know you’re moving and send them a change of address card
On the day Make a note of your meter readings Final quick clean Make sure you have all the keys ready to hand over Check everything is locked up
Moving house has a reputation of being stressful but it doesn’t need to be! Careful organisation and forward planning can relieve last minute panics.We’ve put together a handy moving checklist that will help you remember what needs to be done and when.
Pack a box of refreshment. Moving is thirsty work!
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PROPERTY LADDER Whether you’re taking the first step to owning your own home or moving to a home you’ve aspired to, Acorn creates beautiful new homes across a broad spectrum of sizes and prices. The following pages highlight a range of our current properties for you to make the next move on life’s property ladder.
Loft House, Bristol
Cubis Bruton, Somerset
Hepple & White, 146-148 Long Lane London SE1 4BS
3 The Gardens £1,650,000 Hope House, Bath BA1 2BY
2 Edison Works £950,000 Edison Works, Crouch End N8 8AE
3 Station House £875,000 Station House, 115 Fortis Green, Muswell Hill N2 5HW
2 Marine Place £725,000 Marine Place, Clevedon BS21 7PP
1 Old Station Master’s House £650,000 Station Road, Fowey, South Cornwall PL23 1DF
3 The Penthouses £475,000 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3NA
7 Otters Holt £480,000 Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1AB
3 Horizon £390,000 Ogmore-by-Sea, Vale of Glamorgan CF32 0PN
16 The Carracks £350,000 St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3AL
2 Highview Studios £280,000 Romeyn Road, Streatham SW16 2NU
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2 Highview Studios £280,000 Romeyn Road, Streatham SW16 2NU Half a mile from Streatham Hill Railway Station and access to Central London this home is ideal for a commuter or as an investment. • • • • •
Ground floor studio apartment Kitchen with integrated appliances Private terrace Underfloor heating Communal cycle rack
16 The Carracks £350,000 St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3AL This detached family home embraces both the rural and coastal aspects of living in St Ives. • • • • • •
3 Horizon £390,000 Ogmore-by-Sea, Vale of Glamorgan CF32 0PN Located in the sought after Vale of Glamorgan this first floor apartment has been designed for contemporary coastal living and to maximise the views. • • • • •
2 double bedrooms Open plan living Panoramic sea views of the Ogmore coastline Private balcony Allocated parking for two cars
3 double bedrooms Open plan living Separate utility room En-suite to both master and second bedrooms Off street parking Beautiful rural views towards Rosewall Hill
7 Otters Holt £480,000 Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1AB Embrace family life with this riverside home; within a short walk of the historic high street, good local schools and countryside. • • • • • •
4 bedroom townhouse Open plan kitchen/dining room Kitchen/dining/family area with access to garden Rooftop terrace with river views Formal living room with access to balcony Integral garage
3 The Penthouses £475,000 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3NA Located in the heart of Bournemouth, enjoy the far reaching coastal and urbanscape views from this duplex penthouse. • • • • •
2 double bedrooms En-suite to master bedroom Full height windows allow natural light to stream in Private terrace, perfect for entertaining Allocated parking
1 Old Station Master’s House £650,000 Station Road, Fowey, South Cornwall PL23 1DF Situated in the picturesque town of Fowey, this duplex maisonette has high ceilings. • • • • •
3 double bedrooms Open plan ground floor layout perfect for socialising Private terrace Allocated parking for two cars Private external storage room
2 Marine Place £725,000 Marine Place, Clevedon BS21 7PP Set on the seafront this townhouse has beautiful views of Clevedon’s Grade I Listed pier and the Bristol Channel beyond. • • • • •
4 double bedrooms Private balcony and terrace Open plan kitchen/dining area Living room with ample glazing and a vaulted ceiling Allocated parking for two cars
Apt 3, Station House £875,000 115 Fortis Green, Muswell Hill N2 5HW This duplex apartment is perfectly positioned in a leafy corner of London. • • • •
2 Edison Works £950,000 Edison Works, Crouch End N8 8AE This warehouse style mews house is located in the heart of Crouch End. • 3 double bedrooms • Open plan living • Separate utility room • Contemporary fitted kitchen with Siemens integrated appliances • Allocated gated parking • 5 minute walk to Broadway and the clock tower
2 double bedrooms Family bathroom and en-suite Open plan kitchen/living/dining area Private garden and terrace
3 The Gardens £1,650,000 Hope House, Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 2BY This contemporary house is situated in six acres of parkland within walking distance of Bath city centre. • 4 double bedrooms • Dressing area and en-suite to master bedroom • Luxurious master bedroom suite with dressing area and en-suite • Garden and terrace • Private gated driveway with 2 parking spaces
Hepple £2,400,000 Hepple & White, 146-148 Long Lane SE1 4BS A beautifully refurbished Georgian townhouse situated in the heart of London’s South Bank. • 3 double bedrooms • Study • Sympathetically restored panelling, architrave, skirting and decorative cornices • Separate study, perfect for home working • Private garden and rooftop terrace • 4 minute walk from Borough Station
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LONDON ACORN BLUE BRISTOL CARDIFF SOUTH
23rd – 27th // RHS Chelsea Show 26th – 28th // The Masked Ball, Porthleven 25th May – 4th June // Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye - Visit ACORN on our stand! 26th May – 11th June // Bath Fringe Festival, Bath 26th – 28th // Bournemouth 7’s 27th // Love Saves the Day, Bristol 27th – 29th // Tunes in The Dunes, Perranporth 28th May – 5th June // Fal River Fest, Falmouth 29th // Bruton Packhorse Fair – Visit ACORN on our stand! 31st May – 3rd June // Royal Bath and West Show, Shepton Mallet
1st – 15th // Gower Festival, Swansea 1st // St Paul’s Carnival, Bristol 4th – 9th // RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 6th – 9th // NASS Festival, Shepton Mallet 7th – 8th // Rock Oyster Festival 7th – 8th // British Beach Polo Championships, Poole 8th – 9th // Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, Weymouth 8th // RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 8th // Pride in London 14th – 15th // Lovebox, Victoria Park, London 14th // Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival 15th // Bath Carnival 21st – 23rd // Bristol Harbour Festival 22nd – 28th // Charlestown Regatta Week 24th – 27th // Royal Welsh Show 27th – 30th // Port Eliot Festival 27th – 30th // Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle 27th – 30th // The Senior Open Championship, Royal Porthcawl Golf Club - Visit ACORN on our stand! 28th – 30th // Leopallooza, Holsworthy 28th – 29th // Farmfest, Bruton
JUNE 2017 2nd – 4th // Lets Rock Bristol, Ashton Court Bristol 3rd – 16th // The Championships, Wimbledon 3rd – Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival 3rd – 4th // X Music Festival, Cardiff 4th // Swanage Bay Triathlon and Swcycle 8th – 24th // Hampton Court Palace Festival 8th – 10th // Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge 9th – 11th // Chestertons Polo in the Park, Hurlingham Park 16th – 18th // Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth 16th – 17th // Electric Beach Festival, Newquay 18th // Rotary of Bristol Breakfast Dragon Boat Festival, Baltic Wharf - go Team Acorn!!! 20th – 24th // Royal Ascot 21st – 25th // Glastonbury Festival, Somerset
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
AUGUST 2017 3rd // Kaya Festival, Bridgend 4th // Fireworks, Bournemouth Pier 4th – 13th // Falmouth Week 5th // Dorset Food and Arts Festival, Poundbury 9th // Vale of Glamorgan, Agricultural Show 9th – 13th // Boardmasters Festival, Newquay 10th – 13th // Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 10th – 13th // Boomtown Fair, Southampton 13th – 19th // Fowey Regatta & Carnival Week 17th – 20th // Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons 24th – 26th // Dartmouth Royal Regatta 25th – 28th // Cardiff Harbour Festival hosts Extreme Sailing Series 27th – 28th // Newlyn Fish Festival 28th // Madness presents ‘House of Common’, Clapham Common 31st August – 3rd September // Bournemouth Air Festival 31st // Summerbreeze on the Quay Fireworks, Poole
Bath Christmas Market
1st – 3rd // Poole Blues Festival, Poole Quay 2nd // The Downs Festival, Bristol 2nd // London Folk Festival 2nd – 3rd // Dorset County Show, Dorchester 7th – 10th // Bestival, Southampton 8th – 10th // Factoberfest at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol 8th – 17th // Jane Austen Festival, Bath 8th – 10th // Newquay Fish Festival 9th // BBC Proms in the Park 16th // Bermondsey Street Festival, London 22nd – 24th // Great Cornish Food Festival, Truro 24th // Pearly Harvest Festival, London 29th September - 8th October // Bath Children’s Literature Festival 29th September – 1st October // Looe Music Festival 29th September – 1st October // Neath Food and Drink Festival, Neath
4th // Bath Fireworks Display 22nd // Truro City of Lights 23rd November – 22nd December // Salisbury Christmas Markets 26th // Hay on Wye Winter Food Festival Nov – Dec // Bath Christmas Markets Nov – Jan // Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park Nov – Jan // Winter at the Southbank Centre 10 Nov - 3rd Jan // Cardiff Winter Wonderland
27th – Welsh Grand National, Chepstow TBC // Bristol Christmas Markets 7th – 10th // Padstow Christmas Festival TBC // Fowey Christmas Market 25th // Peter Pan Cup, Hyde Park 25th // White Christmas Dip, Bournemouth Pier 26th // Barry Island Boxing Day Swim 16th Dec - 27th Jan // Winter Lights at Canary Wharf
1st // New Years Day Parade, London 10th – 14th // London Boat Show, ExCel London 17th – 21st // London Art Fair, Business Design Centre 26th – 28th // Bristol Slapstick Festival
OCTOBER 2017 1st // Salisbury Half Marathon 1st // Cardiff Half Marathon 2nd – 8th // London Cocktail Week 7th // Autumn Classics, Chippenham 12th – 15th // Falmouth Oyster Festival 14th – 21st // Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth 28th // Festival of the Dead, Bristol 26th – 29th // Wales Rally GB 27th October – 9th November, Dylan Thomas Festival, Swansea
Bournemouth Pier Fireworks
FEBRUARY 2018 4th // London Winter Run 10k 15th – 18th // London Classic Car Show, ExCel London
MARCH 2018 Six Nations, Principality Stadium, Cardiff and Twickenham, London – 11th Feb & 10th March
Great Cornish Food Festival
14th - 17th April // Falmouth Folk and Cider Fayre Porthleven Food and Music Festival RHS Flower Show, Cardiff
Zip Wire Challenge
RNLI Sail Day
Cheque presentation to Cornwall Community Foundation
Christmas Jumper Day
Christmas Jumper Day
Working within local communities and proud to support some fantastic charities, such as:
CHARITIES Working within local communities is key to the ethos of Acorn, and over the past year we have supported our team members in some fantastic charitable endeavours. In Cornwall, Acorn Blue continues to support the Cornwall Community Foundation through its membership of the Cornwall 100 club. This year also sees them adopt a local school in partnership with Construction in Excellence South West. Christmas saw the team model some fabulous seasonal knitwear getting in the festive mood all in aid of Save the Children. Santa himself even made an appearance while he dealt with some IT issues! This year Acorn is supporting the lifesaving work of the RNLI and is helping to raise vital funds through a multitude of fundraising efforts. In Newquay, Acorn Blue is making a donation to the charity for every apartment sold at their One Lusty Glaze development. With this development now completely sold there is a large cheque making its way to the local RNLI station. Claire Davies, James Groombridge and Peter Thomas from Acorn’s regional office in Cardiff took part in the RNLI’s challenging sponsored Sail Day at Penarth. Teams took to the high seas on one of 28 yachts all competing to win the Bill Davis Cup.
In total they helped to raise nearly two thousand pounds for the charity that supports teenagers, young adults and their families who have been affected by cancer. Harry Sedman, Development Manager for Acorn Bristol, took part in the Berlin Marathon raising much needed funds for the Marmalade Trust, a charitable organisation who challenge loneliness and social isolation in elderly and vulnerable people.
“The Berlin Marathon was an incredible experience to be a part of. It was particularly special being able to share the day with so many other runners raising money for their individual amazing charities. Berlin itself was a really interesting city to visit given its deep and difficult history. The marathon weekend offered a real opportunity to celebrate freedom.”
Acorn Blue is hosting two sporting events this summer in aid of the RNLI. In May there will be a sponsored cycle event at Lanyhdrock estate followed by a golf day at Truro Golf Club later in the month. Proceeds of both are going directly to the RNLI.
Not content with that, Harry gave his time on Christmas Day to the Marmalade Trust, spending quality time with elderly people who would otherwise have been on their own. Harry is also a member of Bristol Junior Chamber and undertakes a variety of community work through them.
September 2016 saw a number of Acorn staff take part in exciting sponsored events to raise funds for local charities. Acorn Blue’s Wayne Rundle and Rowena Arthur flew through the air in a zip wire challenge for local Cornish charity Tanya’s Courage.
The Bristol Team will also be sporting their best fancy dress costumes when they take part in Bristol Rotary Dragon Boat Festival in June in Baltic Wharf, with the funds raised being donated to The Southmead Hospital Charity for Prostate Cancer.
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Published on May 25, 2017