Woodgate wins Best Out of London Home at Evening Standard New Home Awards

The showhome at the Villas on the Green, at Woodgate in Pease Pottage, has won the top prize in the Best Out of London Home category at the prestigious Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2022.

This annual competition celebrates the best new homes in London and the South East. In the competitive Best Out of London Home category, Thakeham took the prize among larger housebuilders for its delivery of an outstanding, remarkably designed family house outside of the capital.

The Villas on The Green

These impressive four-bedroom homes are exceptional for their Scandinavian influence and non-traditional layout. Rising to two or three storeys, the properties echo the grandeur and presence of Edwardian villas which deliver expansive space for the footprint. The external architecture is Nordic in style, providing a modern twist through angular facades and large expanses of glass that allow natural light to flood into the homes.

Creating a calmer lifestyle

Rob Boughton, CEO at The Thakeham Group, said:

“More space, a calmer lifestyle, being part of a community and close to nature are all high on the wish list of our buyers. At the same time, they seek quality, a high specification and the convenience of very good amenities and transport links. The Villas on the Green meet all these criteria and more. The striking contemporary design, less common in country developments, will appeal to people who want a countryside lifestyle but a more unusual home, one that stands out from the crowd and is sure to impress. As a result, we’re particularly proud to have been awarded in this category.”

Stunning Style Two Villa Showhome

The superb winning three-storey showhome features an expansive second floor dedicated to open-plan living space. Understated elegance blends with ‘hygge’ to create a cosy and comforting feel. Turning convention on its head, this floor boasts a large kitchen, dining and living room, ideal for entertaining and for family life, with elevated ceilings and large expanses of glass providing ample natural light. Bi-fold doors lead out onto a sizeable roof terrace, with far-reaching views overlooking the village green.

The ground floor comprises a large double bedroom with en suite shower room, an office/snug which leads out onto the secluded rear garden, as well as a utility room with access through to the garage. On the first floor, the main bedroom suite features a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom, while two further double bedrooms are served by a family bathroom. A formal living room is also located on this floor.

Woodgate community

Woodgate is a new community within easy reach of the extensive amenities in Crawley (three miles) and historic Horsham (seven miles). A state-of-the-art new primary school opened at Woodgate in September 2021, and future amenities will include a community hub and café, together with a community-managed village shop. Extensive open space will include a new village green with surrounding play areas, trails, pathways and cycle routes linking the development to the 370-acre Tilgate Forest.

Find out more about the Villas on The Green here.