With green issues part of the homebuying agenda for many purchasers, there's a great deal of interest in new homes that incorporate environmentally friendly features, not only minimising the impact on nature, but also saving running costs for the owner. The Beacons, set in the village of Cowling, is a select development of 14 traditionally built new homes in North Yorkshire, from Skipton Homes, which the company claims are their "greenest homes to date".
Built in a conservation area, the homes are constructed from natural stone and all feature solar or photovoltaic panels to provide power, leading to a coveted A-rating for energy efficiency. They not only utilise renewable sources to provide power for your home, but any excess energy produced can be put back into the National Grid, further reducing bills. The company estimates that the energy produced by a four-bedroom home could generate income of around £29,000 over 25 years.
There are three properties available at this development; one four-bedroom home and two three-bedroom houses, and prices start from £179,950. The ‘Craven', the last remaining four bedroom home, is set over 1,020 sq ft on two storeys, with an integral garage. The ground floor features a large living room leading to an open-plan kitchen and dining space, with patio doors onto the garden behind. Upstairs you'll find three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and family bathroom. The master bedroom benefits from an en suite shower room.
The remaining two three-bedroom homes are both the ‘Alexandra' house type, which feature fully open-plan living to the ground floor, ideal for those who like to entertain. The second floor has two double rooms, one single bedroom and family bathroom, bringing the total living space to 833 sq ft.
Cowling is a beautiful village in rural North Yorkshire, in easy reach of Colne, Skipton and Keighley. A little further afield are Burnley, Bradford, Leeds and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Anyone wanting to find out more about the remaining properties should take a look at the new show home, open from Thursday to Monday, 10.00am to 5.00pm.