Restored Manor House To Provide Perfect Setting For Tea And Cakes At Larkfleet Development In Bourne

Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes ( is celebrating summertime with a very English afternoon of tea and cakes on Sunday 18 August at The Croft (, a lifestyle living development for the over 55s in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

As part of The Croft 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 between 12:00 and 16:00 on Sunday 18 August will be able to enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee and a choice of delicious cakes in the restored manor house. The lounge and patio areas will provide the ideal location for residents and visitors to enjoy the refreshments.

Although plenty of cakes will be provided by Larkfleet, visitors and residents of The Croft are encouraged to bring along their own homemade efforts as well for others to share and eat. Larkfleet will award small prizes to the best cake bakers.

The manor house 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.

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 afternoon tea and cakes event offers the perfect opportunity for visitors to appreciate the community feel of the development and what it offers residents on a daily basis.”

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

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 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.

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 perhaps even longer.

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.