The benefits of buying off-plan

The benefits of buying off-plan

Buying your new home before it has been built, often known as off-plan has become increasingly popular. Not only for individual home owners, but for corporate investors to achieve greater returns, but some are discouraged by the idea of buying a product they haven’t seen.

As the government drives to get more new builds onto the market, more people from major investors to first time buyers are weighing up the pros and cons of buying property off plan.

Off plan purchasers are becoming progressively commonplace, although it isn’t as straightforward as traditional house-buying, with advances in technology, developers such as Burrington Estates New Homes offer computer generated images (CGIs) so the purchaser can visualise the finished product, plus virtual tours bringing the homes to life using 3D imagery. The financial advantages of investment can outweigh any uncertainty, buying off plan enables purchasers to secure high quality properties before they are built at the most competitive prices as opposed to buying second hand, meaning the best potential profits.  Buying this pro-actively during process also provides an option of personalisation, with more choice available such as kitchen ranges, flooring, bathroom and technology choices.

The Grove in Rockbeare, is the latest off plan development of Burrington Estate. An intimate collection of five luxury detached homes where Part Exchange and Assisted Move is available please visit for more information.

Burrington Estates New Homes host ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Burrington Estates New Homes host ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Last Friday (28th September) the Burrington Estates New Homes team took part in ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ supporting a brilliant charity; Macmillan which helps those affected by Cancer.

We held not one, but four coffee mornings across our sales offices; EXIII Topsham, The Quarters in Plymouth and Trispen Meadows in Cornwall and our headquarters; Dean Clarke House in Exeter. Not only did the team home bake some delicious sponges and biscuits but also helped in eating them too! Donations were received from our site teams, local businesses and the general public.

Thanks to you, we raised an impressive £334.17.

A great achievement for MacMillan Cancer support.

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The Cathedral View apartment that’s won our hearts

The Cathedral View apartment that’s won our hearts

After scouring the West Country for their dream retirement pad, London couple Edward and Angela Kalfayan have found period perfection in the heart of Exeter – a luxury apartment redeveloped by Burrington Estates.

Their three-year property search for the ideal place to retire to has criss-crossed the South West, with the couple staying in 28 different cities, towns and villages, ending slap-bang in the centre of Exeter, and Edward and Angela Kalfayan couldn’t be happier with the outcome. They’re on the verge of moving into a luxury development by Burrington Estates of a Grade II listed building with stunning views of Exeter Cathedral.

Bristol has the headlines but is very sprawling and in our opinion lacks the heart which beats in Exeter. You may be interested to know that our fascination with your City has emerged over eight years of looking  to downsize and after 2-4 day stays in 28 different Cities, towns and villages, seven of them for more than four times.

Edward says, “We’re moving from a very fine Victorian property in Wimbledon to be closer to my wife’s family. Over the last few years, we have explored every location west of London which people have recommended to us, and we’ve found Exeter to be head and shoulders above the rest. It ticks all the boxes for our particular tastes and lifestyle – being right here, with wonderful views of the Cathedral and the Green and with all the city centre has to offer.”

Angela adds, “Edward stayed at the Royal Clarence a few years ago and loved the area. He noticed a sign saying this building was up for sale so we arranged to view it. It was a complete shell at the time, but as we walked in we could see its amazing potential. We could immediately envisage how it could be the most beautiful apartment. Edward was taken by it first and when I came in, I was doubly taken! I thought, ‘Gosh, this would just be superb for us!”

Having found the right property, the couple put complete trust in Burrington Estates to carry out a successful renovation of the landmark building. Burrington Estates and their architects had their work cut out to carry out a sensitive conversion into seven luxury apartments, which perfectly blend old and new. Edward and Angela recall it being in an atrocious state without a single right angle anywhere!

Angela says, “We went to look at Burrington Estates’ renovation of Dean Clarke House in Southernhay and could tell by the quality of the materials they’d used that they don’t cut corners on their developments. We had total confidence in them that they would do Cathedral View justice. As we committed to buy the apartment early on, we were able to choose exactly what we wanted in terms of the lay-out and fixtures and fittings, right down to the dust extraction system, which Edward – as a retired engineer – considered essential. We were impressed, above all, by the fact that Burrington Estates was driven by an ambition to achieve excellence.”

They experienced the same level of customer service from Wilkinson Grant, the agents who patiently steered them through their search for the right home in the South West. Edward says, “Like Burrington Estates, Wilkinson Grant impressed us with their integrity, placing great emphasis on us as clients and giving us satisfaction.”

Now just weeks away from moving in, Edward and Angela are excited about their new future in Devon, where they are already starting to feel at home. “Whenever we’ve stopped to talk to people or asked them a question they’ve been very open and friendly,” says Edward. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the welcome we’ve had here.”

“We feel incredibly lucky. It really is a privilege to be able to live in a building and a city like this,” adds Angela. “Buying our new home through Burrington Estates has been a fantastic experience.”

Edward has the closing word: “The fire at the Royal Clarence has had such an enormous impact on the city centre. This development is helping to give the area back its confidence and restoring people’s civic pride. Exeter is a great undiscovered haven but we don’t want to tell too many people, in case we spoil the gem that we’ve found here!”

House Type of the Week – The Thehane

House Type of the Week – The Thehane

Trispen Meadows near Truro offers a collection of high quality 2,3 and 4 bedroom homes in the quaint village of Trispen. With Perranporth and Newquay beach being just a 15-minute drive away, and Truro city being 4.5 miles away, this really is the perfect place to call home.  


As unique as it is stunning, Thehane is a first-floor coach house that boasts a spacious, open plan living, dining and kitchen space with a breakfast bar. There are two good sized bedrooms in this contemporary home. The first of the rooms is a single bedroom with access through to the family bathroom. The large master bedroom features a spacious storage cupboard, built in wardrobe and high quality ensuite bathroom which is flooded with light from the skylight.

Traditional render meets contemporary with double glazed energy efficient windows and stylish internal fittings. The Thehane is the perfect home for a small family or couple that are ready to reserve today.

In every Burrington Estates new home, high specification comes as standard, premium flooring is included in all of the homes as well as a British designed kitchen with quality integrated appliances. The master suite features a fitted wardrobe and a luxurious ensuite with motion sensor lighting. The finer details include premium fixings, oak veneer doors and smart heating controls together with landscaped front gardens and turfed rear gardens.

With only two homes available, prices start from £210,000 and Help to Buy is available.

To view the show home and for more information please email or call 01872 890033.

Luxury New Homes in Derriford

Luxury New Homes in Derriford

The spirit of Notre Dame is captured by the modern, contemporary and beautiful homes that sit in Looseleigh Lane, a desired residential area on the outskirts of Plymouth. The upmarket location boasts a handful of detached, four and five bedroom homes where luxury living meets a dynamic existence.

Gated access leads to the private driveways of the large homes, all with generous gardens and double garages. The intimate development of just under one hector is encircled by mature trees, creating a calming and peaceful vista.

Highfields £800,000; five bedroom home

Oaklands £750,000; four bedroom home

The Yews £799,950; five bedroom home

All homes feature an open plan kitchen/dining/family room with bi-fold doors that lead out on to the mature landscaped gardens. The spacious landing with glass balustrade takes you to the family bathroom, generous sized bedrooms and master ensuite.

In every Burrington Estates new home, high specification comes as standard, premium flooring is included in all of the homes as well as a British designed kitchen with quality integrated appliances. The master suite features fitted wardrobes and a luxurious ensuite with motion sensor lighting. The finer details include premium fixings, oak veneer doors and smart heating controls.

To book a viewing or for assistance on selling your home, speak to a member of the sales team, please ring 01752 931031 or email us today, or visit Estates are selling Notre Dame from their neighbouring development; The Quarters.
The sales office is open Mon – Sun, 10am – 5:30pm
The Quarters, Manadon Park, Plymouth, PL5 3UF.

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New Homes in Trispen, Cornwall.

New Homes in Trispen, Cornwall.

Following our recent successful show home launch at Trispen Meadows, interest in the high-quality homes were well received, seeing residents travelling both locally and afar to see the brand new, stylish show home on the outskirts of Truro.

The Burrington Estates sales team, estate agents; Humberts and Site Manager welcomed questions and revealed the high-quality show home to potential buyers and have already secured a number of reservations.

Trispen Meadows presents 85 distinctive two, three and four bedroom homes in an idyllic location, offering rural landscapes and a hint of city life with Truro being just 4.5 miles away.

The beautiful two bedroom home; the Frogmore boasts an open plan living room and dining space with a set of double doors leading out to a turfed rear garden, upstairs there are two generous bedrooms with the master bedroom complete with an ensuite bathroom.

The Thehane is a first floor coach house, priding itself with an open plan living, dining and kitchen space with breakfast bar. There are two good sized bedrooms in this contemporary home, a beautiful home in the making.

The three bedroom home, St Allen is a spacious property, perfect for modern living. French doors lead out onto a turfed rear garden and on the first floor there are three well – proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom whilst the master bedroom hosts an ensuite. You may prefer Trevella; a stylish contemporary home with classic features. This is a grand three bedroom home which features bi-fold doors which lead out to the garden from the open plan living and dining space, it offers triple aspect views with the addition of a bay window. Upstairs the bedrooms are generous sizes with a family bathroom and an ensuite bathroom in the master bedroom.

If you are looking at a four bedroom home, then the Truthan is for you. The detached home features a spacious living space with triple aspect views, bay windows, bi-fold doors and French doors. The kitchen has a quality integrated appliances and has a separate utility room. The four sizable bedrooms and family bathroom makes this the perfect home for a growing family.

Also on offer is The Coombe; a dignified home with a light and airy entrance opening into a large living area and study. The double doors lead to an open plan kitchen and dining space whilst the upstairs consists of four bedrooms, including the master bedroom with luxury ensuite.

High specification comes as standard within every Burrington home, the kitchen includes integrated Bosch appliances, a choice of ceramic tiles or wood flooring (depending on build stage) and LED downlights in every home. Luxury craftsmanship is highlighted in the bedrooms with built-in wardrobes to the master and luxury carpets fitted throughout. The stunning bathrooms are finished with a chrome heated towel rail, Porcelanosa tiles and convenient comfort motion sensor lighting in the bathroom and master ensuite. Energy efficiency is at the core with gas fired central heating with energy efficient boiler and smart heating controls  – all built with you in mind.

The sales office is open from Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. To view the show home or to secure your dream home at this high quality development, please contact the sales team on 01872 890033 or email, or to view the sales brochure visit our website