Lavender Close

Lavender Close

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Foreword

First of all, I would like to thank you for your interest in Lavender Close, as it is a project that I hold incredibly close to my heart. As a family owned business, there’s nothing more important to us than designing & building homes—something which the Martins family have been doing for the best part of a century. My father took over from his father, and then 20 years ago I did the very same. Though the business has been through many changes over the years, one thing has remained firmly at the forefront: the significance of family.

Of course, the role that a home plays within a family is vital. It becomes an essential part of their identity; of their collective story. A home provides shelter, security, and grounding. It is a peaceful place where memories are made, and warmth and laughter are shared. It is these traditional values that Martins Developments, has been built upon, and something that we take great pride in sharing with others.

Initially, we were focused on another prospective site in Faukland; and whilst we fell in love with the area, that site didn’t quite grab us in the way that we had hoped. That was when we found Lavender Close and knew instantly, that it was the right location. It was a lengthy process but we were finally able to secure the site in March of 2017. I simply would not accept second best and fought hard to secure the correct planning permission that fit perfectly with our vision for the project and the surrounding area. We had to create something of our own, and at a considerable expense, we were able to obtain the permissions that we’d wanted. You see, when dealing with an area as naturally stunning as Faulkland, you must do it justice, no matter what the cost. I hope that the hard work and the passion that has gone into this project reflects in these pages. I hope also that you fall in love with the area as we have and decide to start the next chapter of your lives here; in this cosy, but by no means boring corner of the earth. Welcome to Lavender Close.

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Smart Living

The pace of life can be relentless, so a home that is designed for ease of maintenance, equipped for the technology of the day and tomorrow, that offers space and tranquillity is essential for the harmony of self and family.

Under floor heating, air source heat pump, cat 5 cables make for comfortable living. Large floor tiles from entry through hall and kitchen make for easy cleaning while the kitchens offer convenience and practicality in layout, incorporating recycling solutions, ample storage and top quality appliances.

Superfast broadband is available within the area and is routed to all properties. Whether you need efficient connectivity to allow you to work from home, or simply for audio and visual streaming for your entertainment, our homes are wonderfully remote, but not disconnected!

Your Comfort

Home is where the heart is, as they say. Warmth, security and tranquillity are essential to personal wellbeing.

All our homes are designed and equip to provide for these needs. Alarms are fitted as standard and with effective external lighting, ample space but with great visibility, the benefit of no through traffic, pedestrian or vehicular, that comes with a cul-de-sac, Lavender Close is a comfortably safe environment, despite the merits of its rural setting.

Air source heat pumps and heating solutions provide economical warmth in conjunction with the insular properties of the buildings.

Spacious rooms, ample natural light, patio door access to decked porches conjoining internal and external spaces, tranquil living is assured.

Eco Friendly

From the outstanding quality of our groundworks, through to the choice of materials for the roof tiles, Lavender Close properties are designed to be thermally efficient. Air sourced heat pumps satisfy the small energy requirement to maintain each property. A rated insulated doors and windows and LED lighting all reduce the carbon footprint.

Top brand appliances offer the highest efficiency ratings as well as being highly effective and easy to use.

Detached garages enjoy 13 amp and higher amp supply to facilitate fast electric vehicle charging.

Some may question wood burning stoves, but sustainably sourced fuel from local suppliers reduce the guilt of a beautiful warming focal point on those cold winter nights!

Designed Spaces

Kitchens

All 8 properties have individually designed kitchens to suit their sizes. Designed not just as functional spaces, but as the heart of a home where families make and interact together.

Our larger properties enjoy separate dining rooms, which provide an option, but many families want to enjoy relaxed family dining and our kitchens reflect this.

The kitchen solutions shown for units 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 have yet to be installed and therefore prospective purchasers have the opportunity to work with us and our suppliers to choose finishes and materials to suit.

General Specifications

Content is still be refined! Please check again soon for all the technical details of the properties. If you have any particular questions in the mean time please email of telephone

Your Outdoors

All Lavender Close homes feature a bespoke landscape garden designed by local garden designer Eliza Gray. Eliza has been designing gardens for more than a decade and living locally knows the soils and climate of the area.

Eliza has been working with Martins’s Developments to create beautiful and practical gardens. When you buy a new home, it is important to feel that you can immediately enjoy the outside space as well as the inside space. Eliza has created individual gardens which have their own unique identity, but still provide new homeowners the opportunity to stamp their own personality on each plot. The gardens are designed to be functional yet attractive, with different areas for you to relax and enjoy your new home and garden.

Eliza selects plants which are low maintenance and suitable for each plot. Where trees are required, smaller specimens with multi-season appeal, such as

Acer griseum and Prunus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ were preferred. Low maintenance plants such as geraniums, lady’s mantle, hydrangeas and box were chosen, as they have all year aesthetic appeal as well as their practical appeal.

For advice on maintaining selected plants and your garden in general visit https://www.rhs.org.uk

Hydrangea Paniculata is a deciduous woody plant with toothed, mid to dark green leaves in opposite pairs or clusters of 3, and flowerheads in large, conical panicles, produced in late summer and early autumn, made up of showy, pinkish-white sterile flowers scattered amongst the smaller creamy-white fertile flowers. S E Asia.

Aucaba Japonica is a medium-sized evergreen shrub of compact habit with narrow, bright green leaves. Flowers small, purple, female succeeded by clusters of bright red oval berries.

Fagus Sylvatica Pendula is a large deciduous tree forming either a broad crown with wide-spreading main boughs draped with long, pendulous side-branches, or more upright with steeply drooping branches. Leaves elliptic, green

Prunus Avium Plena is a spreading medium-sized deciduous tree with profuse, pure white double flowers in pendulous clusters. Leaves green, turning red and orange in autumn

Pyrus Chanticleer is a narrowly conical medium-sized deciduous tree with glossy dark green ovate leaves, usually colouring well in autumn. Abundant clusters of white flowers followed by small brown fruits, ideal for medium and smaller gardens.

Parthenocissus Quinquefolia are vigorous deciduous climbers with either tendrils or disk-like suckers, and lobed or palmate leaves which often colour brilliantly in autumn. Inconspicuous green flowers are sometimes followed by attractive blue or black berries.

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Stunning Location

Lavender Close is located in the picturesque village of Faulkland, Somerset. This breath-taking location is enveloped in endless fields of green, fused with the calming aroma of lavender that rolls in with the breeze from the neighbouring, five-acre Lavender Farm. It’s only fitting that the natural properties of lavender promote stress-relief, relaxation, and healthy sleeping–all of which can surely be found in this remarkably pleasant situation. The nearby villages of Norton St Phillip, and Hemington, both have two of the finest primary schools in the region. Lavender Close is also conveniently located for access to secondary schools, including Prior Park, Monkton Combe and King Edwards. In addition to that, there are other senior schools located in Bath, which can be accessed by public school bus through Norton, or the A36. Other surrounding towns include Frome (a cultural delight in its own right), Bradford on Avon, and Warminster — all of which are tied together with gorgeous country lanes that offer countless views of Somerset’s impeccably charming countryside.

Village life in Faulkland centres around the community green, the pond, the village hall and Post Office, as well as the two local pubs: The Faulkland Inn and Tuckers Grave. Both unique and jointly perfect amenity to enjoy on your doorstep!

Proximity to Bath and Bristol bring obvious opportunities in retail, entertainment, culture, food and so much more. What really rewards the location is the characterful and varied amenity in the smaller nearby villages and towns, from small independent shops and offers in a market town like Frome, to the Soho Club owned Babington House.

Communications can be a limiting factor in any rural setting, but with good road access to park and ride facilities in Bath and Bristol, plentiful parking at Frome and Westbury railway stations, London is under 2 hours away, door to door, and with Bristol Airport some 45 minutes drive away, Faulkland truly is a perfect location.

Historical

The area surrounding Lavender Close has a rich, historical tapestry that spans from the Anglican Cathedral in Wells, to the World Heritage City of Bath; the latter of which is home to many glorious, historical buildings of note, including the Theatre Royal, The Jane Austen Centre, and of course, the world-renowned Roman Baths. That said, you needn’t look very far if you’re looking for a historical fix. In fact, just 15 minutes away from the village of Faulkland, you’ll find the Farleigh Hunderford Castle overlooking the River Frome, which was constructed between 1377 and 1383. That and the neighbouring village of Norton St Phillip has one of Britain’s oldest taverns, The George Inn, which is said to be over 700 years old! These are just a handful of the historical delights that Somerset has to offer, so, if you don’t mind a short car journey, then you’ll have plenty of captivating day trips at your disposal.

Culture

The historic city of Bath, dating back to Roman times and still reflecting Roman culture through its buildings, spa and traditions. The even larger city of Bristol, dating back to early Saxon times, and a significant trading gateway for many centuries through its location at the point where the Avon meets the Bristol Channel.

The beautiful city of Wells, Salisbury and even Cardiff and Exeter are accessible to Faulkland, and with that their theatrical, musical, artistic, creative and historic richness is all there to be explored and enjoyed.

Traditional culture is augmented by the new. The Artisans, the Independents, the Creatives of the Westcountry.

And note that we have not mentioned Glastonbury…………darn!

Shopping

If shopping is an activity that you like to indulge in from time to time, then you’ll be pleased to learn that there is certainly no shortage of hot spots in the area surrounding Faulkland village. First of all, you have the shopping centre in Bath, which is teeming with retailers large and small, from one of-a-kind boutiques, to major high street names. Then, if you don’t mind travelling further afield, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Bristol, which is approximately 50 minutes’ drive from Lavender Close, and home to the Cabot Circus Shopping Mall, Bristol Shopping Quarter, and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. Additionally, there are plenty of seasonal shopping opportunities as well, with Bath and Bristol both hosting delightful, bustling Christmas markets, and the Frome Independent Market which takes place on the 1st Sunday of every month.

Countryside

What is arguably the most enticing aspect of living in Lavender Close, is the marvellous countryside that surrounds it. There are rolling hills, patchwork fields as far as the eye can see, wild wetlands, and dense forest areas. Everywhere you turn, there’s wealth of colour which cycles throughout the seasons, demonstrating a depth that is unique to Somerset. That, and there are so many ways to enjoy it. There are countless nature & wildlife parks in Somerset, from Ham Wall Nature Reserve, Longleat, and Cheddar Gorge (to name a few). You’ll never be short on places to discover—all of which will be a short distance from a local pub where you can rest up and share a family meal whilst recovering from your adventures.

Adventure

If you’re the adventurous type, then Somerset is arguably the best place for you to be. On your doorstep you have access to a wide variety of activities, from archery, Kayaking, and caving; to climbing, paddle boarding, and axe throwing. For hiking enthusiasts, you have the Mapsie Den Paths which begin a short distance from Faulkland village, and many other popular trails throughout the region. If that’s not exciting enough for you, then you can enjoy an exciting, adrenaline filled microlight air experience flight over the beautiful Somerset countryside with Great Western Airsports. Again, these examples are merely the tip of the iceberg. It’s up to you to get out there and explore!

Village Living

The village of Faulkland boasts a thriving & friendly community, and a charismatic, family-run public house, The Faukland Inn, which dates back to the early 19th century. There you can enjoy a traditional country pub experience in a welcoming environment. Alternatively, Tuckers Grave, is another pub which is said to have been built in the early 18th century, a charming establishment that is one of the few remaining ‘Parlour’ pubs remaining in the UK. 

Faulkland village has a quaint green area with quiet benches, a swing, two mysterious standing stones of unknown origin, and a darling duck pond. There’s even an old phone box which has been converted into a handy local book exchange.

The village hall in Faulkland serves as a post office on Mondays and Wednesdays, and there’s a shop just five minutes up the road. Another wonderful aspect of living in Faulkland Village, is its proximity to the Lavender Farm & Café. This world-renowned, five-acre lavender farm not only looks glorious, but inherently shares a delightfully soothing aroma throughout the surrounding region—the perfect setting for a quiet, colourful, and comfortable life, nestled deep in the heart of Somerset.  

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