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The Croft (www.thecroftbourne.co.uk), a lifestyle living community for the over 55’s in Bourne, is hosting a special ‘antiques roadshow’ event on Saturday 13 April.
Local people who own a particular piece they would like to get valued, a family trinket they would like to find out more about, or those who simply have an interest in antiques are all welcome to attend.
A refurbished historic manor house located on site – the resident ‘hub’ of the new community – will house the antiques roadshow between 11:00 and 16:00 on Saturday 13 April.
Auctioneer David Palmer – from Batemans Auctioneers of Stamford – will be on hand throughout the day to offer free of charge valuations and advice on pieces brought to The Croft by the local community.
Janet Brown from Lambs China and Glass shop in Stamford will also be at The Croft with some examples of more modern collectables that may become antiques in years to come. Any visitors who own fairly new items of interest may wish to talk to Janet to see if their pieces have the potential to increase in value in the future.
The Croft has been developed by Larkfleet Homes (www.larkfleethomes.co.uk) and Keystone Developments (www.keystonedevelopments.co.uk).
Karl Hick, managing director of Larkfleet Homes, said: “The Croft offers enjoyable community living that allows residents to embrace their interests and hobbies. We have held many community events in the past at The Croft and the antiques roadshow event will provide local people with the opportunity to find out more about much loved pieces that may have been passed down through generations. Who knows, you might be sitting on a goldmine!
“I would urge anyone in the Bourne area who is interested in antiques, or has something they wish to be valued, to visit The Croft on Saturday 13 April for an interesting day out.”
The Croft encourages independent lifestyles and offers modern and stylish properties to suit its residents’ needs.
It consists of 68 one and two-bedroom bungalows and two and three-bedroom chalets arranged around attractively landscaped courtyards. The renovated manor house also includes a two-bedroom apartment.
The Croft is being marketed as not only a place to live but as a community of like-minded people who enjoy a lifestyle full of possibilities. Homeowners at The Croft are able to live the life they want to lead, in a secure and caring environment.
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.
Larkfleet understands that different homebuyers’ financial circumstances are varied so it has developed a range of finance schemes and options which it can tailor 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.
Some homebuyers need a little extra help in order to buy a property. Larkfleet’s independent financial advisors and solicitors will work with buyers in arranging the purchase in the most economical and tax-efficient way.
In addition, on selected plots at The Croft, 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.
Call the sales team on 01778 426995, pop in to the sales office located on North Road in Bourne or visit www.thecroftbourne.co.uk for more information on the antiques roadshow.