PEOPLE interested in buying new luxury properties in a North Yorkshire market town are being given a unique opportunity to see their potential dream home whilst it is still being built.


On Saturday 1st October, Mulberry Homes Yorkshire is holding an appointment-only open day at its development known as The Orchard, in Reeth Road, Richmond.


People who book an appointment slot in advance will be able to don a hard hat and high visibility jacket and view the homes that are currently under construction.


Several of the 20 homes have already been sold ‘off-plan’ but Mulberry believes once people can see how the development is progressing for themselves, the remaining properties will be snapped up quickly.


When completed in September 2017, the majority of the homes will overlook the historic Temple Grounds and have panoramic views across Richmond and the Swale Valley.


Kath Stansfield, New Homes Coordinator at Mulberry Homes Yorkshire, said: “When we first announced the scheme in 2015 we held an open day and the response was fantastic, with some people reserving a home before a spade had even been put in the ground.


“We are now just 12 months away from the homes being ready to move into, but because there is no show home, until this point people have not been able to get access onto the site.


“By having this unique open day, they will now be able to see the homes that are being built, along with the sorts of amazing views that they could have if they buy a property.


“We expect demand to be high and because we only have limited appointment slots, we would urge people to get in touch with us as soon as possible.


“For health and safety reasons, we will unfortunately not be able to admit anyone to the site who does not have a scheduled appointment.”


Mulberry Homes Yorkshire is using local contractor Randall Orchard to build the homes, which range from two-bedroom apartments through to a five-bedroom properties.


The development is known as The Orchard because Mulberry will be planting apple, pear and plum trees in a communal area overlooking the Temple Grounds.


People interested in booking an appointment for the open should contact Kath Stansfield on 01609 531314.