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19 July 2000

Five magnificent new houses are to be created in Arkley, one of the most exclusive of London's leafy suburban pockets, tucked away to the east of the A1 between Totteridge and Barnet. This is a very affluent address, characterised by sought after detached houses hidden behind mature trees and high hedges. Property in this area rarely becomes available for sale at this level of the market and demand for houses consistently exceeds supply.

Countryside Residential (North Thames) Limited has purchased a 2.45 acre brownfield site in this premier location. The land was previously used to accommodate a small convalescent hospital. Planning permission has now been granted for Countryside, which has just won the Evening Standard's 'Best New Home of The Year' award, to transform the land to provide five detached houses of characteristic elegance.

Each new property will stand in approximately half an acre of surrounding gardens with mature trees and a private drive leading to a double garage. Timber decking with the option of a built-in spa bath in each garden, will contribute to the sophisticated outdoor setting.

Managing Director, Chris Crook, comments, "It is fundamental to get the design of the houses exactly right in a location such as Arkley. It is the greenery, space, tranquility and architecture of the houses that characterise this exclusive suburban pocket and every detail of our new homes has been carefully planned to contribute to this charm."

Inside the five-bedroom houses will be equally impressive; generously proportioned rooms with particularly high ceilings are featured throughout the houses with a separate bathroom to nearly every bedroom. On the ground floor, the houses incorporate three large reception rooms and a study in addition to a spacious kitchen / breakfast room with its own walk-in pantry.

Chantry Wood is conveniently located within half a mile of the A1 and M1 and within 3 miles of junction 23 of the M25. Its situation is ideal, in a quiet pocket surrounded by trees and backing onto open farmland. Less than two miles away lie the town centres of Barnet, Borehamwood and Elstree, with central London beyond. Tube links from High Barnet (Northern Line) provides direct trains to Euston, Kings Cross and central London.

The houses at Chantry Wood are scheduled to be completed in July 2001 with sales commencing in May next year. Prices are anticipated to be in excess of £1million.

For sales enquiries or to register your interest for the forthcoming houses please telephone: 01277 690 660 Email:
or visit the Countryside website:

For further information contact:

Helen Moore, Sales and Marketing Director, Countryside Residential: 01277 690 619
Julia Arnold, Sky Communications Ltd.: 020 7731 6999

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Information correct as at 19/07/2000