Award-winning developer opens new show homes for viewing

Looking for your dream home? You can now take a look around two new show homes in the village of Forton, near Garstang. You can even help design your own property

Promoted by Kingswood Homes
Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 10:50 am
New homes at the Hollies in Forton, Lancashire
New homes at the Hollies in Forton, Lancashire

'The Hollies' by award-winning Preston-based developer Kingswood Homes is a collection of just 38 three, four and five-bedroom luxury homes situated around a communal open green space close to the centre of Forton Village, on the edge of the stunning Forest of Bowland.

Kingswood has just opened the doors to its three-bedroom Haybarn and four-bedroom Byre show homes which give visitors a feel for what life would be like in this sought-after semi-rural location.

The homes at The Hollies are from Kingswood’s Farmstead Range, taking their design inspiration from traditional Lancashire farmsteads and barns.

Master bedroom at the Hollies development by Kingswood

With 12 different house type designs, the development offers individuality and an aesthetically pleasing and varied streetscape tailored for the location.

Lesley Myers, head of sales at Kingswood, said: “The homes at The Hollies combine traditional charm and character with stylish contemporary internal designs created for modern family living.

“The development is situated in a fabulous location, within walking distance of Forton Village with its primary school, village hall and cricket club, but also close to the A6 giving commuters quick and easy access into both Preston and Lancaster or onto the M6.”

Visitors to the Byre show home will immediately notice the feeling of space in this light and airy property.

The kitchen diner in the show home at the Hollies by Kingswood Homes

After entering the home through the wide and inviting hallway with a handy utility and WC, a door opens into a show stopping open plan kitchen dining area ideal for entertaining or chilling out with the family. There is also a large comfortable living room to the ground floor.

Upstairs there are four excellent sized bedrooms with an en suite to the master room.

In a clever twist to new build homes, Kingswood is offering customers at The Hollies the opportunity to change the internal layouts to match their individual requirements with its innovative Shape Your Home concept.

A ‘work/play’ option would see the Byre benefiting from an office or children’s play room on the ground floor with a reconfiguration of the kitchen diner space. There’s also the opportunity to create a snug area in the ‘family’ design ground floor layout.

And that’s not all. The Byre home can also be tweaked from a four to a three-bedroom property to allow every bedroom to benefit from an en suite in what Kingswood calls the ‘Sleep Lux’ option.

Lesley said “Everybody’s needs in a home differ to some extent and with Shape Your Home you can choose the exact internal layouts that will meet your requirements, whether that be for private working or play space, added luxury with en suite facilities or family spaces to relax.

“Shape Your Home is available on a number of homes at The Hollies and has already been utilised by the first buyers at the development who have helped design their own dream properties.”

The Haybarn is another house type which can be reconfigured through Shape Your Home.

The show home features three bedrooms with an en suite to the master bedroom but for those wanting an extra room it can be turned into a four-bedroom property whilst still retaining its en suite luxury.

Such is Kingswood’s reputation for high quality build and specifications (the company recently won an award for the best development in the North West at the NW Property Awards) a number of the new homes at The Hollies have already been reserved before the show homes opened.

Lesley added: “With Help to Buy support available on certain plots reserved before the end of this year and the temporary stamp duty holiday offering substantial savings, now is the perfect time to make a move to a Kingswood home at The Hollies.

“It is rare to find a new development in such a great location with an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on your doorstep but with excellent access to the cultural and leisure attractions of two major cities.

“The Hollies really does offer the best of both worlds.”

Prices at The Hollies currently start from £215,995. For more information or to book an appointment to view, call 01524 233775 or visit