Award-winning developer, Crest Nicholson, launched an exclusive new show apartment at its Orchard Gate development in Shoreham-by-Sea at the weekend to a great reception.

Situated within the last of Orchard Gate’s refurbished apartment buildings – The Refectory – the development was visited by fifty prospective purchasers in two days alone. Furthermore, the show apartment proved so popular that it was reserved on the spot by a purchaser who instantly fell in love with the property, even though it wasn’t officially for sale.

As with each of the stunning refurbished apartments at Orchard Gate, plot 75 demonstrates how effortlessly the period features and original architecture can combine with contemporary attributes to create the best of both styles. Characterised by the outstanding specification that is synonymous with all Crest Nicholson properties, the one bedroom show apartment also benefits from generous living accommodation, extending to almost 650 square feet.

Enjoying a thoughtfully arranged layout, the open plan living / dining room is spacious enough to adapt to the varying demands of its residents. The sofas can be arranged in a cosy formation around the bay window for stunning views of the garden, whilst the additional living space can be used to accommodate a dining table, ensuring that hosts are as equipped to host a cosy kitchen supper as they are at executing a lavish dinner party. Additionally, the room’s focal point, an exquisite bay window fitted with double doors, ensures that the area is flooded with natural light, enhancing the feel of extensive space still further.

Furthermore, with a 17 ft galley kitchen extending off from the living area, hosts can showcase their culinary skills whilst simultaneously remaining attentive to their guests. Fitted with luxury granite work surfaces and integrated Bosch appliances, the kitchen provides the optimum environment in which to create delicious suppers in stylish surroundings.

The bedroom itself is both spacious and light, offering a number of enclaves in which to position wardrobes, while the luxury bathroom benefits from high end Villeroy and Boch suites that are elegantly finished with a Roman glass bath screen, Hansgrohe mixer taps and shower fittings, and a chrome towel rail.

Christine Tiernan, Sales and Marketing Director for Crest Nicholson South, said: “These beautiful refurbished apartments have proved exceptionally popular throughout every stage of the build programme. They are a delightful contrast of old and new, combining unique, historic buildings with all the comforts of modern, affordable living. Anyone who is interested in viewing these charming properties should contact our sales team sooner rather than later, as they are being snapped up!”

Originally built in 1901, the renovated Refectory building still boasts all of its original character and charm. The refurbished apartments at Orchard Gate are only a short walk to the beach and the popular Holmbush shopping centre. Brighton is a mere 20 minute drive away and the local town centre offers a good range of shops, bars and restaurants. Shoreham Mainline Station is close by, with direct services to London Victoria in just over an hour.

One bedroom apartments in the Refectory at Orchard Gate are priced from £184,950. For more information or to book an appointment to meet with Crest Nicholson’s sales advisors, please call 0870 752 4384 or email

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