Creating Badelynge Yard

Creating Badelynge Yard

An exclusive development of new homes close to the village duck pond in Urchfont, Wiltshire is to be marketed under the name Badelynge Yard.

Some 14 new homes are being created in Urchfont, which has been described as the “quintessential English village” and Redcliffe Homes have revived a traditional old English name for the project.

Badelynge (pronounced bad-ling) is an old collective noun for a group of ducks. The word had fallen out of popular usage by 1869 when Thomas Wright published the Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English.

The new homes, which will include two, three, four and five-bedroom properties are being created close to the duck pond and a new duck house, which Redcliffe Homes has affectionately christened “Duckingham Palace”, is also being designed and created.

Joint agents Strakers and Carter Jonas have begun marketing the properties and will be releasing the first phase of homes on September 24..

The homes have been styled to reflect their agricultural setting and heritage, and will include a thatched house at the entrance of the development, a barn conversion and a new home cleverly designed as a mirror image of the barn conversion.

Redcliffe aims to create desirable homes in sought after locations while respecting local traditions.

Posted by Thyme Morris