Hayfield appoints Richard James as selling agents on £30m residential scheme in the Wiltshire village of Blunsdon

January 4, 2021

Hayfield has appointed estate agency group Richard James to be its selling agent on the £30m Hayfield Wood development. Comprising 70 luxury homes, a new community shop and café, the 16-acre scheme is situated in the picturesque and historic Wiltshire village of Blunsdon.

Richard James is a family-run business, employing 110 people across eight locations in the county. Hayfield Wood will launch to the market on Saturday 9th January, with the first homes scheduled to complete in the spring.

Having received Detailed Planning Approval from Swindon Borough Council earlier this year, construction work is already well underway. Located off Sams Lane in the old historic core of the village, the exclusive scheme has been named Hayfield Wood because of the array of mature trees that are being retained and incorporated within the expansive 16-acre development area.

Prices for the first release of three to five-bedroom family homes will range from £370,000 to £625,000. Two-bedroom homes will be included in future releases and all the new homes across the development will benefit from the smartest electric vehicle fast-charging points available, ultra-fast broadband, energy-efficient underfloor heating and sound-proofed studies.

Kelly Sharman, Sales & Marketing Director for Hayfield said: “We are really looking forward to the launch of Hayfield Wood, because we already have a high level of interest from people waiting to place a reservation. Richard James is the ideal selling agent for us to work with because of the team’s knowledge of the local second-hand market, as well as new homes. They will be able to advise prospective purchasers who want to upgrade to Hayfield Wood when their current home needs to be placed on the market.”

The density of the development is 11 dwellings per hectare. With government guidance seeking 30 dwellings per hectare, the scheme is significantly lower than typical new build schemes, as the homes have been designed around a large area of Public Open Space, balancing ponds and landscaping features, which is typical of Hayfield’s multi-awarding winning development portfolio. The Hayfield Wood scheme is also well-contained by mature trees on all site boundaries and lies adjacent to the Blunsdon conservation area.

Blunsdon lies six miles north of the centre of Swindon, with the A419 forming the village’s southern boundary. The sought-after village was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Following thorough analysis of the existing high-quality architectural vernacular, the selection of house designs are being constructed in a mix of red brick and reconstituted stone, taking inspiration from traditional properties in the village.

The collection of homes will feature Hayfield’s luxurious specification, including bespoke Manor Interiors kitchens, ROCA and Laufen bathrooms, Minoli ceramic tiles, heritage bronze ironmongery, key lighting features and Farrow & Ball paint.

Chris Pomphrey, Land and New Homes Director for Richard James said: “We are so excited with this new instruction, as Hayfield Wood is set to become the most desirable new development across the whole Swindon area because of its spacious layout, abundance of landscaped open space, mature trees and luxurious specification. It will raise the quality standard across the Wiltshire new homes market and give locals the opportunity to upgrade to a stunning new home, while also meeting the pent-up demand from house-hunters looking to relocate to this well-connected and popular village.”

Hayfield currently has 554 new homes under construction on eight prime development sites in Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire. 

To stay informed about the new homes coming to Blunsdon, please call 0800 161 5425 or register your interest on www.hayfieldhomes.co.uk.