Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes ( will host a jazz afternoon on Saturday 17 August at The Croft ( in Bourne, Lincolnshire, for residents of the development, their friends and families, as well as anyone interested in buying a property.

The Croft is a lifestyle living development for the over 55s. As part of the development, a historic manor house has been restored to its former glory and stylishly refurbished to form a communal ‘hub’ for residents.

All visitors to The Croft manor house between 12:00 and 16:00 on Saturday 17 August will be offered light refreshments and a chance to enjoy the stylish communal facilities in the restored building. A professional jazz trio will entertain visitors and residents in the manor house from 13:30 until 15:30.

The musical trio will play popular jazz tunes and jazz interpretations of modern classics so there will be something for everyone to enjoy – the perfect entertainment whilst enjoying a glass of wine and light ‘nibbles’.

Larkfleet managing director Karl Hick said: “We aim to offer a variety of activities and events at The Croft manor house for both residents and visitors. This jazz afternoon offers something a little different and I am sure that it will be enjoyed by all.

”The manor house is the perfect location for formal and informal resident-led events and community groups. The jazz afternoon will demonstrate how versatile the manor house is and the opportunities it provides for residents at The Croft.

“I would urge anyone looking for an over 55s property to visit The Croft on Saturday 17 August to enjoy some great music and find out how The Croft might just be the perfect choice for them.”

The Croft development consists of 69 one and two-bedroom bungalows and two and three-bedroom chalets arranged around attractively landscaped courtyards.

The manor house on site has already hosted a variety of activities for residents and local people in its stylish communal facilities. There is a full schedule of community events planned throughout 2013 and homeowners at The Croft are already organising their own community groups and clubs.

As The Croft is right in the centre of Bourne, many local amenities including a local supermarket, a doctor’s surgery and a bus stop are only a short walk away, as are many shops and restaurants.

The sales team at The Croft understands that different homebuyers’ financial circumstances are varied so it has developed a range of finance schemes and options which can be tailored to suit individual buyers.

For example, if purchasers need help to sell their existing property, Larkfleet, as part of its ‘assisted move scheme’ will provide valuations for their home from two local estate agents. When the current market value is agreed, Larkfleet then manages the process of selling the existing home, right through to exchange of contracts – including liaising with the agents, advertising and negotiating with prospective purchasers. On completion of the sale of the existing home and the purchase of a new home at The Croft, Larkfleet will also pay the estate agents’ fees.

In addition, on selected plots, homebuyers can agree to pay only a percentage of the purchase price and the remaining amount is then provided as an interest-free equity loan by Larkfleet, only repayable when the property is sold.

And if people want to really get a feel for the quality homes Larkfleet provides, The Croft offers homebuyers the opportunity to ‘try out’ a Larkfleet property for a weekend – or a few days during the week.

Larkfleet’s ‘try before you buy’ scheme is perfect for those homebuyers who wish to spend a little longer learning about the area and Larkfleet properties. Larkfleet has put together an informative guide on Bourne so that customers staying in the ‘try before you buy’ property at The Croft can take full advantage of the local area.

Bourne is located only 11 miles from the historic town of Stamford, which was recently voted ‘the best place to live in Britain’ by The Sunday Times newspaper. Excellent public transport in the area means that residents in Bourne can easily enjoy Stamford’s mix of ancient and modern architecture, various cultural offerings, independent boutiques and fantastic restaurants and bars – without the top-end property costs that Stamford demands.

The Croft is a joint venture between Larkfleet Homes and Keystone Developments (

Call the sales team on 01778 426995, pop in to the sales office located on North Road in Bourne or visit for more information on the jazz afternoon on Saturday 17 August.