7 September 2021

A new-build luxury four-bedroom home in the market town of Knaresborough promises to be one the most energy efficient in the area.

A new-build luxury four-bedroom home in the market town of Knaresborough promises to be one the most energy efficient in the area.

Eco-efficient Priory View, on the sought-after Abbey Road, heralds the arrival of Olbe Developments - a local family company with a mission to provide quality contemporary environmentally-friendly homes - onto the regional property scene.

Priory View, which has recently sold for more than its £865,000 asking price, has been constructed using an on-site building technique called Insulated Concrete Formwork 9ICF), a method brought to prominence by renowned property expert and TV presenter, Sarah Beeny, in the Channel 4 series, New Life in the Country.

ICF is based on hollow block or sheet components, usually made of expanded polystyrene, fastened together with metal or plastic connectors. The materials used have a reduced impact on the environment and are very energy efficient, and in the case of Priory View, it is estimated the energy costs will be less than £130 a year.

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Its state-of-the-art eco credentials continue with bamboo flooring, PV Panels and Air Source Heat Pump, enabling the property to exceed standard building regulations and reach an EPC rating of A+, making it one of the most energy efficient houses in the district.

Every detail of Priory View has been carefully considered to maximise space and natural lighting. The stylish kitchen features quality Bosch appliances and each en-suite bathroom boasts Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware and contemporary fittings: the final touches are lavishly put together to a professional interior design level.

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And whilst the everyday living accommodation is located on the upper ground floor, the bedroom accommodation is found on the lower ground floor.

Priory View was marketed by Linley & Simpson's specialist Land and New Homes division which launched in 2015 with just a single member of staff and six properties.

It now employs a growing team of six and has seen its new home sales portfolio increase to over 500, with more than three times that number in the pipeline.

It was crowned Best Land and New Homes team in the UK in the most recent residential property industry's "Oscars", drawing judges' praise for the raft of initiatives it has designed to support Yorkshire housebuilders in launching their developments to market.

David Waddington, Linley & Simpson's director of Land & New Homes, said: "Olbe Developments are to be congratulated on this, their first property development venture. Priory View really is a fantastic looking family home that has been superbly designed, and one that truly respects the environment.

"It occupies a choice south-facing plot, with an elevated position and uninterrupted views across fields towards the River Nidd and woodlands beyond, in one of Knaresborough's most sought-after residential areas."

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