Prestbury property is a national winner

Cheshire property development company, Huntsmere, has won a prestigious award at the What House? Awards, the Oscars of the housebuilding industry, for Ravenswood in Prestbury. This is Huntsmere’s second consecutive win in the Best Luxury Home category, having picked up an award last year for Westfield, a property in Alderley Edge.

The Best Luxury Home is one of the most hotly-contested awards with the judges looking for ‘the house that has everything, that is simply the best in every aspect, with no expense spared on quality and luxury, but at the same time, offering value for money, albeit in an exalted price range.’ 

Chris Oakes of Huntsmere attended the awards ceremony, held at London’s Grosvenor House hotel last Friday (20th November). Commenting on the award, Chris said: “I am delighted to be bringing this prestigious award back to the North. There are some fabulous properties in the south Manchester area and I was thrilled to fly the flag for our area. To be recognised at an event which celebrates the very best new homes in Britain is a real accolade.

Ravenswood was on the market earlier this year priced at £3.75 million. The judges commented that: “Ravenswood is packed with originality and innovation behind its stylish, traditional elevation. All the usual ultra-mod-cons are here, but this house offers something more.”  They loved the swimming pool’s underwater music and its “…astonishing stretched rubber ceiling,” and were particularly impressed with Ravenswood’s outstanding green credentials.

The past 12 months have been particularly exciting for Huntsmere and they are currently looking at a pipeline of properties worth in excess of £50m. Ravenswood is now occupied, 4 private commission projects are at planning stage or under construction, and a further two speculative ‘mini mansions’ are underway in Alderley Edge. On top of that Huntsmere has secured planning permission for an underground house in Bowdon which has received much media attention over the last month.