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Edwardian Vision

by Stephanie Bell

You really don't get much more idyllic a location for a new development than Belvoir Park which has just released its much anticipated first phase.

The magnificent setting includes a 34-acre private ancient woodland with more than 7,000 mature trees, grass and wild flower meadows, a natural spring feed meadow and bluebell woodland glades.

The development also boasts formal gardens first laid out in 1904 and now being brought up to date by one of Belfast's leading landscape architects to create an amazing shared space exclusively for the Belvoir Park community.

In keeping with the unique setting the design of the properties has been inspired by the grandeur of the Edwardian architecture and garden space that lies at its heart.

Alongside the beautiful new build detached and semi detached homes are existing properties which boast some of the most remarkable examples of Edwardian architecture and which have been sympathetically restored and enhanced for modern living.

The new homes have been thoughtfully designed and built to complement the existing listed buildings allowing Belvoir Park to offer homeowners that unique combination of an incredible architectural heritage along with peaceful countryside living.

Speaking ahead of the release of the first phase, Creighton Boyd of Neptune Group who is developing the site said: "Our vision is to create a breathtaking living space that respects, protects and enhances its natural and built heritage and most importantly provides a wonderful place for residents to enjoy for generations."

From the moment you enter Belvoir Park you get a sense of the harmonious marriage of magnificent architectural heritage and delightful countryside living which epitomises the development.

The layout in the initial phases is formed from a series of flowing, organic, interconnected spaces inspired by the best Edwardian garden city planning.

Streets are designed to feel more like semi-rural lanes and generous front and rear gardens will be enhanced with considered new planting and landscaping throughout the development to complement the original established trees and shrubs.

The design concept for the existing buildings at Belvoir Park was very much driven by the desire to retain their magnificent external envelope with as little intervention as possible.

Sensitive restoration will bring the buildings back to their original quality, using construction methods sympathetic to the original design and materials.

The buildings will be sub-divided vertically to create a series of townhouses with beautiful staircases and open plan spaces for living and reception areas with generous bedrooms above.

The adjacent new mansion buildings have been carefully designed to sit in harmony with the grandeur of the existing buildings. While having breathtaking walks on your doorstep the development is also 15 minutes from Belfast city centre.

Twenty seven homes have been released in phase one and for more information visit the marketing pavilion where agents will be on site today from 5pm-8pm, tomorrow from 4pm-7pm, Saturday from 11am-3pm and Sunday from 2pm-4pm.

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Featured Property: Phase One, Belvoir Park, Shaw's Bridge, Belfast

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