Bargate has nurtured a reputation for the quality of its developments. Patiently rejecting land offer after land offer, until prestige sites become available; then creating distinct developments, reflecting the uniqueness and charm of their locale. Nowhere is this more evident than at Deer Walk. Rachel Davies describes the painstaking process involved:

“At Bargate, we talk a lot about our responsibilities. Not only to our buyers and the communities, but also our responsibilities to the architecture of those communities.

With Deer Walk, we had a strong vision from the outset, wanting each home to feel individual, reflecting the eclectic mix which you find in a market town like Bishop’s Waltham. The undulating rhythm of rooflines; the mix of traditional materials; the detailing, taken from small cottages to the grand merchants’ houses.

Indeed, characterful buttresses have been added to walls; rural granite-style kerbs used, rather than concrete; and estate railings incorporated. Seemingly small details, yet ones that re-inforce the grandeur of the development.

Whilst traditional in outlook, these homes benefit from an array of contemporary styling features such as kitchen/diners with islands, first floor terraces and walk-in dressing rooms.

We don’t design homes based on what’s easy to build. Instead, we carefully consider how people will live in the home and what’s important to them.

So, each house type – be it a two-, three-, four- or five bedroom home – not only becomes a home, but an aspirational home too.

Moreover, home by home, each property has individual, distinguishing features, from the stunning terrace of The Wykeham; to the rollover steps in the gardens of The Langton and The Beaufort.” Exuding a passion for her company’s ethos and product, Rachel concludes:

“We genuinely care about what we do. It’s about doing things the right way and not cutting corners. In years to come, I believe that people will see Deer Walk as a classic Bargate development – a contemporary interpretation of the architectural diversity of a medieval market town. Quite fitting, really, for homes with the Bishop of Winchester’s hunting grounds as their backdrop!”​