Local housebuilder Crest Nicholson is hosting an open house event on the 19th August at its Highbrook View development in Stoke Gifford. The event will allow potential buyers to take a look around the Windsor house type, to see the benefits that three-storey living provides. For those who would prefer to imagine their dream home from a blank canvas, Crest Nicholson will also launch a new view home to help families ensure it’s the perfect fit for them.


Crest Nicholson has seen an increase in purchasers seeking three-storey homes as families become more accustomed to hybrid working and look for a dedicated office space, or for those looking for a room to prioritise hobbies or entertaining.


Three-storey homes offer homeowners a huge amount of choice when it comes to how they would like to use the layout of their home, allowing them to adapt the space based on their own requirements and add their own stamp on the property. It gives buyers plenty of flexibility compared to traditional homes as rooms can be configured into multiple uses, whether this be creating areas that bring friends and family together, or give individuals the independence and the space that modern day life requires.


Clare Brimble, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson South West, said: “We are very excited to invite buyers to our open house event this month. Recently our sales team have had an influx of purchasers making requests for three-storey living and we’re seeing a real trend for modern homebuyers looking for flexible spaces that suit their dynamic lifestyles. In particular, this interest has been from families; whether that be younger families looking to use the third floor as a retreat for parents, or those with teenagers who would like to use the space to offer more privacy or for studying.

“Our selection of three-storey homes across the South West offer exactly this, with a range of four and five bedroom homes for families of all sizes with different requirements, including Hexham, Oxford and Windsor house types.”


Having four or five bedrooms set over multiple floors means homeowners can benefit from versatile living. Taking inspiration from its purchasers, here are Crest Nicholson’s top tips for utilising the space in a three-storey home:


  • Turn a room into a gym for those into fitness, a craft room for artsy individuals or even a music room – somewhere for your kids to play their drum kit and save your ears! Another option is to convert a room into a den or cinema room, giving kids and teens their own space, somewhere to relax and bond with friends and siblings.
  • Many are choosing to turn one of the largest bedrooms of the house into a spacious home office, allowing for a degree of separation from work and home on another floor, with the added benefit of its own en-suite.
  • The top floor of the property could be used as its own haven for parents, utilising the fourth bedroom as a relaxing bedroom to get some much-needed peace and quiet and the fifth bedroom as a dressing room.
  • With modern day pressures of exams, give your teenager space away from the living area and let them have some extra privacy to focus on their studies.
  • Another benefit of the extra space third storey living can give you is the ability to have multi-generational household with many choosing to host their retired parents either permanently or as regular visitor; the third floor can make visiting parents and other guests feel like they’re in a home away from home.


The Hexham, available at Crest Nicholson’s Highbrook View, is the ideal family home, with four bedrooms spread over three floors. The top floor hosts the main bedroom with en suite along with a second double bedroom and bathroom. The two bedrooms on the first floor share a family bathroom, with each of the bedrooms being generously sized, there is an opportunity for a home office in the fourth. Downstairs, a kitchen-dining area and separate living area can accommodate the various demands of family life with the addition of a convenient ground floor cloakroom.


The Windsor, also located at Highbrook View, is a sizeable family home with five double bedrooms, two bathrooms, study, separate utility room and substantial living spaces.  The open plan kitchen, dining and family room features French doors which open out into the rear garden. Bay windows provide elegance, interest and light. But perhaps the greatest attraction is the main bedroom which features an en suite shower room and a dressing room. This five bedroom detached property has a single garage and two parking spaces.


For purchasers that would like to get a taste of three storey living, The Windsor view home will be available to explore on 19th August. In addition, for those that prefer a more traditional layout, the five-bedroom Buckingham home will also be available for potential buyers to view. The event will be open from 10am-5pm and bookings are available online or drop-ins are available.


Prices for a four bedroom home at Highbrook View start at £475,000 and at £675,000 for a five bedroom house. Home buyers can use a number of schemes to help them secure their dream home, including SmoothMove, Deposit Unlock, Deposit Booster, Part Exchange. For more information, visit the sales suite, which is open Wednesday to Monday from 10am until 5pm. Alternatively, call 01174537758 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/HighbrookView.