Bewley Homes has officially broken ground on a new development of 120 new homes in the historic market village of Wickham.
Bishop’s Gardens is a stunning collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes will be set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within walking distance of the town centre.
Chosen by Bewley, Bishop Garden’s is a fitting name for the new development as the 14th century Bishop of Winchester was born in Wickham. William of Wykeham, which was also spelt Wickham, was the founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford – but he also had a background in construction.
Before becoming a bishop, he learned about building and was also the clerk of works when much of Windsor Castle was built. His career included working in administration of the royal finances during the reign of Edward III and he was also appointed Lord Privy Seal.
The range of modern, energy-efficient homes will be surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Hampshire’s Meon Valley.
The market village offers something different for modern living, with independent shops, coffee shops, restaurants, bars and picturesque water meadows all within walking distance. The square is lined with historic buildings and is a designated conservation area.
Shoppers can take in boutique stores and services in Bay Tree Walk and former water mill The Chesapeake Mill is an antique shopping emporium.
Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can enjoy the Meon Valley Trail with stunning scenery along a disused railway line.
Elaine Stratford, Sales and Marketing Director at Bewley Homes, said: “Bishop’s Gardens is a great location for those wanting the many benefits of a modern, energy-efficient home set in the stunning Hampshire countryside yet walkable to the centre of the historic market village of Wickham.”
Wickham is conveniently close to the larger towns of Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth and Fareham with easy links by train to London’s Waterloo.