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1198A Highly Specified Development

October 2015


Brunel Crescent in Box is a unique development offering a superb standard of living, as more and more property hunters are finding out.


They were pleased to find out that didn’t mean giving up all the comforts they had grown used to. 


Famed for its Brunel-designed Box Tunnel and steeped in mining history, Box is becoming increasingly popular with those seeking a bustling village lifestyle but also wanting easy access to nearby Bath and Chippenham.



Box has very much a community orientated way of life and taking advantage of its setting in the Wiltshire Green Belt and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are local walking and fitness clubs, natural history clubs, as well as the gardening club that organises regular trips.


Locals come together for badminton, bowls and bridge and the Recreation Ground with lawned Bowling Green, tennis courts, cricket and football pitches hosts a number of formal and informal events. There is always plenty going on in the village with concerts as well as the local pantomime group and the pop-up rural cinema, and all are welcome to ‘Coffee and Chat’ at the Methodist Church.


Box also has its fair share of pubs and cafes, with The Northey Arms, The Quarryman’s Arms and The Queen’s Head among the popular spots and the Box Luncheon Club gathers at ‘White Hart’.With local butchers, post office and doctors surgery, all the amenities are on your doorstep.


Brunel Crescent The Brunel Crescent is a recently completed development in the heart of Box. This selection of apartments has been designed for over 55s and has proved extremely popular with downsizers both locally and from further afield.


The three storey crescent consists of two and three bedroom apartments each with their own outside space. Gated parking is located on the lower ground with a lift to all floors and all residents have access to the communal gardens and Pavilion which is maintained by the management company.


The build quality and thought put into these apartments is second to none; despite being newly constructed the apartments are character filled with cornicing details, Italian artisan door furniture and ceramic tiling. The bespoke designed, fully fitted, Burbridge kitchens provide for all kitchen needs and all apartments benefit from underfloor heating and are hardwired with internet and phone cabling.


Residents also benefit from the Pavilion, a separate communal space with a small kitchen, dining and lounge area for general use. The estate manager is on site to cater for any needs of the residents and organise the maintenance of the common parts. The development has a gated entrance, CCTV and secure underground parking to provide peace of mind and privacy.


The scheme is also extremely flexible; two purchasers have chosen to combine two 2 bedroom apartments to create large ground floor units. Others have chosen to purchase additional private terrace space. Blue View Properties, the developer, were requested to design and install a garden room for another and being able to make alterations has certainly been a main draw for buyers.


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“Brunel Crescent stood out because of the high quality of the finish everywhere, and we should like to live there because it is a small block of only 15 residences situated in a lovely position in a very pleasant village. So many we have looked at have been in much more urban surroundings and contain too many homes.”
Mr & Mrs Morrell, Cornwall

“My late husband judged What House's "Best Apartment competition" for thirteen years so we visited hundreds of apartments up and down the country.  With this in mind I would say that what attracted me to Brunel Crescent was that it seemed to be well built with top quality finishes but, the best thing was the view, parking facility and storage space.  So many small apartments have little or no cupboards or store rooms, Brunel Crescent has both.”
Mrs Jones, Dorset

“We went around the Crescent apartments yesterday.  We both thought the penthouse was very impressive, spacious and thoughtfully and carefully detailed, all down to you personally we suspect!  The so-called retirement market is lacking this sort of apartment, and is something I have been advocating over many years to developers.  We hope the development proves successful for you, it deserves to.”
Mr Ward, Wiltshire