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Location, location, location: Semi-rural

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City living is not for everyone, and the idea of isolation is also a little extreme. For people in these situations, finding a happy medium is the key to success.

When choosing a place to live, there are many considerations to bear in mind, all of which will depend on the size of your family, their ages, and your own personal preferences.

Those with young children who aspire to own a property on the outskirts of urban life may love the idea of being a stone’s throw from a rural setting, but there are multiple factors that could combine to hamper this aspiration – which school will the children go to? What are the leisure opportunities? Where is the nearest retail centre or supermarket?


Although it is easy to overlook these factors, modern life dictates that we need access to all of these amenities without an arduous journey being involved.

On the other hand, many home buyers are unwilling to compromise when it comes to location, and will insist on being surrounded by more green than grey.

For some, the idea of being close to nature can help to create a terrific sense of wellbeing and, without it, a certain detachment can form that can affect mood and outlook.

There is evidence to support the idea, with a study carried out by NFU Mutual indicating that people who live in a rural setting are generally more optimistic about a range of lifestyle factors, ranging from health to education.

For those who want the best of both worlds, the conundrum can often be whether to sacrifice accessibility to the countryside with the convenience of urban facilities, but this does not have to be the case.

The best of both worlds

Avant Homes’ Chevin Park development is situated on the outskirts of the bustling northern metropolis of Leeds, yet just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

The award-winning development is a truly unique proposition, with apartments and townhouses that combine Victorian splendour with the very best of contemporary interior design to awe-inspiring effect.

The striking Grade II listed buildings have been lovingly restored and enhanced, with Vickers Edwards architecture brought back to life and complemented by a range of designer interiors that are true to the original architecture yet simultaneously enhance it.

This melding of two eras reflects Chevin Park’s location, in 200 acres of park and woodland that provide the perfect setting for adventures for couples and families alike and a true sense of isolation.

However, the villages of Menston and Ilkley and all their associated amenities remain just a short distance away, while the cities of Leeds and Bradford and an international airport are also nearby, helping to provide the best of both worlds for residents.

This contemporary edge is reflected in the homes themselves, with each property benefitting from high specification kitchens with designer Italian-inspired floating units, mood lighting and integrated appliances.

The combination of old-world charm with contemporary approaches has also been extended to the outdoor spaces, with bridle paths and woodland complemented by a range of sports amenities including tennis courts and football pitches.

Chevin Park is intended to be within everyone’s reach, which not only means it is accessible from both a rural and urban perspective, but also contains a range of properties, from one-bedroom apartments suitable for first-time buyers, to beautiful four-bedroom townhouses.

It means that home buyers do not have to compromise and can benefit from a vast range of choice that ensures their new property ticks all the boxes.

Find out more about the exclusive selection of properties at Avant Homes’ Chevin Park development and life in Menston:


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