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Metis Homes Opens Doors to Show Home at Forest Edge Development, Fordingbridge

Hampshire-based Metis Homes has opened the doors to the show home at its flagship development, Forest Edge. Located in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, the £21.5m scheme comprises 63 houses and apartments.

Located on the outskirts of the picturesque riverside town, at the northern gateway to the New Forest, over 40% of the Forest Edge homes have already been sold off plan. A range of two-bedroom apartments, priced from £300,000, and four-bedroom detached family homes priced from £610,000, are currently on release, in advance of build completion dates scheduled for autumn 2023. A selection of phase two homes are now also released for sale.

The show home is the Elm design - a spacious three-bedroom house, with contemporary interiors styled by In House Design Co. The colour palette follows a forest theme, featuring muted tones of off-whites, beiges and striking feature walls, including a dark grey wall in the kitchen and an olive-green wall in the second bedroom. Texture has been added in the form of various wooden elements, including pieces of furniture and art. Furnishings, including cushions and pillows, have been selected to add a pop of colour throughout the home.

David Oakley, Sales and Marketing Director for Metis Homes, said: “We are thrilled to be opening the doors to the much-anticipated Forest Edge show home, as it will enable us to showcase the quality of these beautiful homes to prospective purchasers. Fordingbridge is such a vibrant and popular community, as well as being a tourist spot. This development presents an opportunity for first time buyers, families and downsizers to live in an energy-efficient new home and enjoy everything that the town and the New Forest offers.

“In addition to viewing the new show home, the progress being made on site means we can walk people around the development, so they can fully appreciate how spacious the available homes are and get a feel for the stunning surroundings. People will be able to really imagine themselves living here.”

The Elm occupies a corner plot on the development. The open plan layout features a large kitchen/diner, with a living room running adjacent across the entrance hall. There is also built-in storage and a downstairs cloakroom. The first floor leads onto a principal bedroom, with built-in wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom. There is a family bathroom, second double bedroom, and a third smaller bedroom - perfect for a home office space, or child’s bedroom.

Internal specification features for the new homes include fibre broadband, and all flooring included, which is from a range of Karndean luxury vinyl flooring and premium carpet choices. Bathrooms feature contemporary sanitaryware and complementary Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles, while the designer kitchens have integrated white goods and Neff cooking appliances. All principal bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes, while the four-bedroom homes also benefit from built-in wardrobes to bedroom two. 

On completion, the unique development will have an abundance of green open spaces including two play areas and a purpose designed dog agility course, all surrounded by mature woodland trees. Footpaths leading to inspiring New Forest walks can be joined right from the development boundary. The traditional architecture and red brick elevations of the houses and apartments are inspired by the local vernacular. 

The 63 homes at Forest Edge are designed to achieve an EPC rating of B, with benefits including electric vehicle charging points, high levels of insulation and thermal efficiency, and green mortgages offering more favourable rates. The four-bedroom houses have the added benefit of solar PV panels, which will enable the future residents to generate a proportion of their own electricity use, significantly lowering their carbon footprint.

Travel beyond Fordingbridge is convenient, with the A338 located within easy reach. Salisbury is 12 miles north, while Southampton is 22 miles to the east. Bournemouth Airport and the coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch are located 18 miles south. A bus stop is conveniently located within a few minutes’ walk of the development.

Metis Homes was recently awarded the Gold Award for Customer Satisfaction by In-house Research for the seventh time, and crowned ‘Number One Housebuilder for Customer Recommendations', from 94 national entrants. To coincide with the 2023 In-house awards success, Metis Homes has also been given a HCS Safety Forum Award for outstanding work and receiving 100% on its annual safety audit. 

Headquartered in Fair Oak, Hampshire, Metis Homes was founded in 2008. The multi-award-winning housebuilder has been funded by the RO Group since its inception. The RO Group is a privately-owned family business specialising in property, which has been in operation for 90 years. In 2021, Metis Homes acquired an established building contractor to become a complete house building business, creating a platform to deliver 100 homes per annum. 

Forest Edge is located off Salisbury Road in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1LX.  A new show home is open to view seven days a week from 10am – 5pm. To book an appointment and find out more about Forest Edge visit: