New Harrogate housing development is unveiled

Home buyers can now reserve an interest in property in Harrogate's newest housing development.

Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 3:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 3:05 pm
The Watling Grange development in Harrogate is a collection of two bedroom apartments and two, three, fourand five bedroom homes.

Award-winning national housebuilder Persona has started unveiling a development of approximately 350 homes and says the official launch will take place at the end of September.

But houses at Watling Grange, a collection of two bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five bedroom homes are already available to be reserved to buy outright - with some homes available through shared ownership.

Since setting up in 2018 Persona has developed everything from starter homes in Hull to £1 million pads in Essex.

Located on the outskirts of town off Skipton Road, the new houses in the first phase cluster of Watling Grange are designed to provide shelter, frame key views - and benefit from landscaped pedestrian routes and views of The Meadows, a spacious green space with a network of footpaths, cycle ways, allotments and community gardens.

Priced from £280,000, Watling Grange is built on a 46-acre former quarry site, which once helped build Harrogate’s existing iconic architecture.

The houses will reflect the stone architecture which has given the town its much-admired look.

David Waddington, of Linley & Simpson, who are supporting the launch of Watling Grange said: “We are delighted to launch this fantastic development to market.

“Persona may be a new name to Harrogate, but its team brings to this bullseye location at Watling Grange a proven track record in bringing new homes to life.

“For the first time, Harrogate homebuyers will be able to experience first-hand its novel approach which puts the whole community at the very heart of the scheme – before during and after its creation.”

The development has a range of different house types which offer versatile living spaces, perfect for the new work life balance that is becoming more important in the ‘new normal’.

Homes have also been designed to reflect modern lifestyles, with free-flowing open plan living, large dual aspect windows, as well as high specifications throughout.

Joe Cook, executive director of development at Persona, said: “We have been blown away by the attention Persona’s homes have received nationally. We knew we had something special but we didn’t expect to have such a high profile within two years.

“We want to be different to all the other large housing developers across the UK and ensure we are building the right homes in the right places.”

For anyone wanting to get a first look at the development, a full-sized scale model of the finished site is available to view in the Harrogate marketing suite of Yorkshire estate agents Linley & Simpson.

For more information about Watling Grange visit or call 0800 030 8888.

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