Thursday, 28 January 2016

Last chance at The Haybarn

There is just one plot left at The Haybarn, which is situated on the outskirts of the pretty rural town of Oakham.

Plot 8 is a stunning, airy and light four bedroom barn conversion placed in this Larkfleet Exclusive development.  It features a double garage and is on the market for £550,000.  However if you reserve the barn in January, you will receive £5,000 towards our ‘Just for You’ vouchers to help you personalise your new home.

Oakham is just seven miles from Rutland Water, one of Europe’s largest man-made lakes which is home to a popular sports centre, miles of scenic walking and cycle routes and large areas of wet and wood land.  Oakham itself boasts excellent primary and secondary schools, plenty of independent shops and a number of quality restaurants. 

If you are looking for a rural lifestyle near to the cities of Birmingham, Leicester, Peterborough or Cambridge, then Oakham is perfectly placed to take advantage of the good rail and road links running through the town.

If you would like to look around, email us at or call us on 01572 722262

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Join the celebrations of the 300 year anniversary of England's most famous gardener at Burghley

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is one of our most famous gardeners and landscapers.  This year sees the 300th anniversary of his birth and Burghley House will be celebrating his achievements with a number of events.

Burghley House is within easy reach of many Larkfleet Homes new home developments and offers a huge range of activities for all the family throughout the year.

For those with an interest in this controversial landscaper, Burghley House is offering talks, full day experiences, garden lectures and tours of the state rooms with a focus on his work inside and outside.

These tours are always popular so it is worth investigating what’s on now and making your booking before the house officially opens in March

Friday, 22 January 2016

Industry experts predict 2016 is the year to buy

The annual industry expert round ups shown in most of the mainstream media say much the same thing – 2016 is a great year to buy.  With mortgage rates remaining low, consumer confidence rising, government help available through schemes such as the ‘Help to buy’ and house prices rising but steadying, it will make sense for buyers to fulfil their new home dreams this year. 

Stamp duty has been one area which has made buying a little easier for new home buyers.  The changes in 2015 which altered stamp duty so it levies progressively, like income tax, with percentages stepping up above thresholds is reaping rewards.  The biggest savings have come to those buying homes up to the £500,000 threshold, which pretty much includes every first time buyer. 

Other incentives outlined include the low rate mortgage deals available and the various schemes available through the government and individual home builders, such as Larkfleet Homes, which are designed to make your purchase easier and more affordable.

House prices are still predicted to rise, with the East Midlands and East Anglia, where Larkfleet is predominately active, looking at rises of between five and six per cent* which means a new house will continue to be a great investment as well as your new home.

* information – Savills research

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A stunning new home in the UK's best place to live!

What more could you want!

Stamford is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the UK - even the loo blocks are Grade II-listed!  It really is a town steeped in history and full of life.

However, the hard facts are great too.  For those who commute to work in the local towns and beyond, transport is made easy by rail links to London, Peterborough, Leicester and Lincoln.  In fact, it is just a 55 minute train commute from to London from nearby Peterborough.  Road travel is made easy by using the nearby A1 main road which gives access to all the neighbouring towns.

For professionals looking for a more rural lifestyle whilst maintaining their city work lives, Stamford offers the perfect location. 

If you are looking for a new home in Stamford, then take a look at our Anvil Mews development.  Anvil Mews is a small exclusive development aimed at those looking for a luxury lifestyle in a modern home.  There are just six homes left and if you reserve your new home by the end of this month, we will pay your stamp duty! 

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Larkfleet welcomes SSE to Larkfleet House

The Larkfleet Group recently welcomed the board of SSE Enterprise Contracting to its Bourne head office.  

Adrian Brotherton, director of special projects at Larkfleet and Philip Garner, sales director at SSE Enterprise Contracting instigated the meeting with the idea of knowledge sharing and introducing SSE to the Larkfleet research and development projects within the energy sector.

Larkfleet CEO Karl Hick gave a presentation outlining the various projects currently underway and gave the meeting a brief history of the company.  Adrian and his colleague Matthew Hick then described the various R&D projects underway at Larkfleet, including those associated with flood risk.

Included in those attending the meeting from SSE Enterprise Contracting (SSE) was managing director Dennis Breugelman who followed up with the Larkfleet team and suggested SSE should be partnering with companies such as the Larkfleet Group.

Operating from a national network of 50 regional hubs, SSE Enterprise Contracting is one of the UK’s largest mechanical and electrical contractors.  From heating, lighting and air conditioning to power infrastructure, renewable energy and facilities management, it has an extensive scope of services. Some of the country’s largest organisations, from every business sector, depend on its expertise to ensure the effective operation of their buildings.

Monday, 11 January 2016

New Year, new home.

If one of your new year resolutions this year is to move into a new home, then take a look at our Buttercross Park development just on the outskirts of Oakham.  Buttercross Park has new homes available for every budget and family size, from our two bedroom starter homes to four bedroom town and end of terrace houses. 

If you are a first time buyer aiming to get onto the housing ladder this year, then the Towcester, which is built in a coach house style, will be perfect for you.  It comes with solar panels fitted as standard and has that all important single garage.  In fact, plot 37, the Towcester is our ‘House of the Week’ which comes flooring included from our standard range if you reserve this week.

For those looking at family homes, there are three-bedroom homes available along with the four-bedroom Perth, Brecon and Kelso.  The styles and layout of these house differ so you are bound to find one to fit your family lifestyle.

All are available with our ‘Help to buy’ Scheme.  For further details or to arrange a visit, contact Heather, Pam or Mike in our sales office on 01572 722262 or via

*t&c’s apply

Friday, 8 January 2016

Fighting the floods

Pictures of homes submerged in water in many parts of the UK have featured in our newspapers and on TV screens for the past several weeks. They have drawn attention to how vulnerable some parts of the country are to flooding.

We have been looking at this problem for a while at Larkfleet. We reckon there are things that can be done to make homes more resistant to flooding if it occurs and things that can be done to reduce the risk of flooding in the first place.

Last year we appointed a specialist to help us develop houses on platforms that can be raised above the water level when an area floods. We're not able to sell you such a house right now - but one day soon ..

Adrian Brotherton has joined Larkfleet to help develop housing that can beat the floods.