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Should you buy developers’ showhomes on a housing development?  A quick search online will highlight there are many differing views on this.  As the showhome at Court de Wyck in Claverham has just been released for sale we thought we’d help to unpick some of these arguments once and for all.

The purchase of a new home is probably the largest financial transaction that most people will ever make and for those that have difficulty visualising from a floorplan, buying the finished showhome helps a buyer to see exactly what they’re getting.  But the benefits don’t stop there.

Showhomes bring an abundance of benefits

As the American business magnet Warren Buffett famously said, “price is what you pay, value is what you get.”  When you buy a showhome, not only will you be getting a fabulous home, but also you’ll benefit from the many upgrades a developer puts into the property to demonstrate its most luxurious products.

At Court de Wyck for example, the four-bedroom detached Prestbury home is a showstopper. Upgrades to the kitchen include quartz worktops, a large induction hob, double oven and the washing machine and tumble dryer are included in the sale.  This is a ready-made home, with luxurious blinds and curtains provided throughout, as well as carpets, luxury Amtico flooring and tiled floors to bathrooms and the downstairs cloakroom.

Interior design dream

How many of us have dreamed of having an interior designer work their magic on our homes?  The select roster of interior designers used by Newland Homes create schemes which are aspirational but liveable, with beautiful colour palettes, luxury flooring and tactile wallpapers.  They reflect the ambience of the development as a whole too.  People who have moved into a newly constructed home are usually advised to pause before painting, as new houses need time to settle.  Not in a showhome however, as this process has usually taken place and the showhomes are also maintained to a high standard throughout their life.  In turn, this offers buyers a ‘turn-key’ purchase meaning they can move in and put their feet up.

Mature, landscaped gardens

Furthermore, a landscaped, mature and established garden is a thing of beauty, requiring a significant investment of both time and money.  As gardens are seen as an extension of a home, gardens in showhomes are treated with the same lavish attention as the interiors.  It’s not uncommon for Newland Homes to spend tens of thousands of pounds on landscaping and maintaining a showhome garden.  This is the case just like the one at Court de Wyck, ready for its forever owner.

Marcus Evans, Sales and Marketing Director for Newland Homes, debunks some of the most commonly voiced myths about buying a showhome. “These properties are the jewel in the crown for any development.  We often hear rumours that they are all show and no substance, but that’s absolutely not the case for Newland Homes.  These are our showpieces; they are constructed to our exacting standards, have full warranties, and our teams keep them in tip-top condition.  The showhome is ironically the property that everyone wants to buy, but it’s the last one we as the developer want to sell.”


The Prestbury showhome at Court de Wyck has just been released for sale priced at £625,000.  Both the showhome and the next door Prestbury marketing suite look out over open space and the Claverham May Day Field, a well-loved community space which holds village celebrations.

Each detached home at Court de Wyck has up to eight solar panels, making a significant contribution to the sustainable credentials of these homes.  Homes also come with integrated eco-bins in the kitchen, to help facilitate new habits of recycling waste and where possible have rain harvesting water butts plus composter areas in the garden.  Furthermore, car charging points for hybrid or fully electric cars are pre-wired for customers.

To book your tailor-made appointment of the showhome at Newland Homes’ Court de Wyck development please call 01934 331809.  Tailor-made appointments are available daily from 11.00am to 5.00pm.  For further information please click here


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