Leading developer Weston Homes has unveiled a newly dressed show house in Nightingale Rise, which features a magical ‘The BFG’ themed kids bedroom, based on the movie release of Disney’s adaptation of The BFG (2016). Produced by Steven Spielberg, the Roald Dahl classic tells the story of Sophie who strikes up a friendship with a 24-foot big friendly giant.
Nightingale Rise is a development of 49 homes, offering one and two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom houses. The development is positioned on Morton Road, within the heart of the historic market town of Buckingham. ‘The BFG’ room has been designed as a fitting tribute to famed novelist Roald Dahl, who lived and wrote locally in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.
‘The BFG’ bedroom has been decorated with a feature wall depicting the BFG holding the character of Sophie in his palm, among other knowing nods to the film and story, which has been carried over to the bedding and its ‘dreams’ design. The bed has been dressed with a BFG toy and a series of Roald Dahl books. To the corner of the room, is a feature wardrobe with an array of ‘dream’ scrolls, and to either side of the bed are ‘The BFG’s’ suitcases (night stands) and bespoke lamps.
Bob Weston, Chairman and Founder of Weston Homes commented: “This bedroom is what dreams are made of. As a local legend, Roald Dahl’s stories have fuelled the imaginations of many generations, and so it was a joy to recreate the magic in our development. All families who have visited the Nightingale Rise marketing suite have been whizzpopping about this room, allowing Dahl to live on in his beloved Buckinghamshire.”
Nightingale Rise is located in a private enclave minutes from the centre of town, offering a timeless feel that compliments the market town surroundings. Designed to combine the local Buckingham vernacular with the best in contemporary design, the houses have contrasting brick and render facades with features including undulating roofscape, feature brick chimneys, dormer windows and canopy style entrance porches. The result is a high quality collection of homes that compliment their surroundings and exude the best in local architecture style and modern design.
The houses are positioned over three floors, with spacious reception area, living area and separate kitchen/dining area. Each master bedroom comes with en-suite bathroom. The apartments contain an open-plan kitchen, dining and living space with the master bedroom consisting of fully fitted mirrored wardrobes.
The fully fitted kitchen spaces are designed to specification by the UK’s leading specialists Oakwood Kitchens with integrated Zanussi branded appliances and a choice of quartz stone worktops. Exclusive to Weston Homes, the bespoke Fascino brand, have provided stainless steel hand-finished sink, instant boiling water tap, oversized single bowl and integrated removable chopping board.
The bathrooms are illuminated with low level LED strip lighting, and feature heated chrome towel rails, fitted mirrors and a shaving point, concealed dual flush with “Roca Laura” wall-hung WC and Laufen pro wall-hung basin with contemporary chrome wall-mounted tap. Residents can also choose from an array of porcelain wall and floor tile colours provided by RAK ceramics, both with polished and matt finishing.
Nightingale Rise has communal landscaped along with private rear gardens to the houses. It has trees around the perimeter of the development, providing a sense of seclusion and privacy to the development. Residents of the houses can enjoy the outside patios/decks, which are suitable for both outdoor entertaining or simply relaxing in the surroundings. There is allocated parking for some of the houses – including garages, carports and an undercover parking area exclusively for residents.
The scheme is ideally situated just a brisk walk from the centre of Buckingham with easy access to the M40 or M1 motorway. Neighbouring Milton Keynes provides regular trains to London Euston (Northern Line), and links to the City and West End areas. The new station at nearby Winslow scheduled for completion in 2019, will offer direct routes to Oxford and London’s Marylebone station.
Prices at Nightingale Rise start from £369,995. The marketing suite is open to visitors seven days per week from 10am to 5pm daily.