THE Yorkshire division of national homebuilder, Bellway has officially opened the doors of one of its most eagerly anticipated developments; Scalebor Grange in Burley-in-Wharfedale.

Interest in the 37-home development, which is being built on the site of the former Scalebor Hospital on the village’s Moor Lane, has been high since Bellway first revealed its plans, and now that the sales office is open and the first properties released, Yorkshire sales manager, Paula Murdoch says her team are rushed off their feet.

“You expect a lot of interest in a new site, but it’s been incredible here in Burley-in-Wharfedale,” she said. “Obviously the future of the Scalebor Hospital site has been of huge local interest ever since it closed in 2009, but the overwhelming feedback we’ve received is that people love our plans, are keen to see what we have on offer, and whether relocating to Scalebor Grange is the right move for them.”

Amongst the first properties released on the development are The Keswick and The Linton. Both four-bedroom semi-detached homes, they are built over three floors, feature flexible living space and spacious social areas, and are available from £339,995.

“As all of the properties for sale on Scalebor Grange are four-bedroom homes, families have very much been the focus of the designers and architects, and I firmly believe we have the kind of mix that will appeal to a wide range of buyers,” added Paula.

All of the homes on Scalebor Grange are being built from natural stone in order to ensure the development sits comfortably within its village setting. Advantageously, the homes also provide significant energy savings over older properties due to their high specification and eco-friendly design.

“A recent report from the National Home Building Council (NHBC) stated that on average a family would save £1,400 per year in energy bills in a four bedroom new build as opposed to living in an older home,” continued Paula.

“When you take this into consideration, add in the location and prices on Scalebor Grange, and just how lovely Burley-in-Wharfedale and its surrounding areas are, then I’d confidently suggest that Scalebor Grange will quickly transform from being one of our most eagerly anticipated sites into one of our fastest selling.”

For further information on Scalebor Grange visit, call 07730 815954 or pop along to the sales office, which is open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 5pM.