A home that’s a home from the minute you slip your shoes off

The Appleton showhouse at The Maples in Fulwood
The Appleton showhouse at The Maples in Fulwood

Walking through the front door of the Appleton showhouse at The Maples in Fulwood, visitors could be forgiven for kicking off their shoes and heading straight for the fridge.

This family-friendly house already feels like a home, and Arley has taken considerable care to ensure The Appleton provides a warm welcome with its comfortable furnishings and contemporary interior design.

Now this 1,540 sq ft property really will become home for one family, as it is released to the market following the sale of almost all other houses on this charming development.

One of just 13 detached homes which make up The Maples, the Appleton showhome frames the entrance of the development, showing off its beautiful landscaped front and rear gardens. With a double integral garage and driveway spaces for at least three additional cars, the Appleton certainly provides enough space for the parking requirements of the modern family.

The pretty facade is constructed from a heritage-style brick and finished with design touches such as traditional brickwork detailing, Tudor boarding and timber edging along the roof eaves.

Inside, the Appleton showhome provides spacious living on the ground floor, and four double bedrooms and three bathrooms upstairs.

The impressive kitchen features a white granite worksurface and breakfast bar, and walnut units, and boasts a separate utility room with backdoor access to the garden.

A large lounge at the back of the property opens onto the garden through French doors. The standalone dining room provides a great space for entertaining, while a separate study and downstairs WC also lead off the main entrance hall.

The Appleton is a classic two-storey home with all sleeping quarters on the same level. Standing alone at the front of the property is the grand master bedroom, with a private ensuite.

With no shared walls and the garage below, this room offers a peaceful retreat from the lively activity of the rest of the house.

Bedroom two is ideal for guests with its own ensuite, while bedrooms three and four share the good-sized family bathroom, complete with bath and separate shower in Roca sanitarywear.

On the market for £360,000, the Appleton showhome will come with all carpets, curtains, light fittings, pictures and mirrors included, plus fitted wardrobes in bedroom one and a host of additional extras.

Visitors can even take a virtual tour of the Appleton by going to the Arley website to watch The Maples movie.

All Maples properties also include safety features such as mains-wired smoke detectors, multipoint door locks and motion sensor external lights, and ecofriendly measures like air source heat pumps, double glazing, water-saving taps and smart meters, all as standard.

Buyers of Arley Homes’ properties can benefit from its part exchange scheme which provides a guaranteed sale for an existing property, and completion dates are arranged around the buyer to help reduce the stress of the move.

In addition to the 10-year NHBC warranty for the building itself, and a variety of warranties on individual fixtures and fittings, Arley also provides a two-year commitment to WHAT.

The popularity of this development has seen 11 of the 13 homes already sold. Sales adviser Carol Pope recommends interested parties get in touch quickly: “The Maples is a beautiful development is a really lovely location and understandably has been popular.

“We’ve only recently completed construction of all the homes and yet there are only one or two left to sell.”

For more information call 01772 861 944 or visit Thursday to Monday, 10am - 5pm.

The Maples is on Lightfoot Lane in Fulwood, Preston, PR4 0AE. Visit www.arleyhomes.co.uk.