Ellison Place - Q&A
Ellison Place is Longhurst Group’s new development, right in the heart of Lincoln city centre. It offers a combination of two and three bedroom homes on a Shared Ownership basis on the site of the city’s former dairy.
We spoke to New Homes Officer Alison Parry to find out a bit more about the development and its attraction…
Tell us a little about Ellison Place and the homes it offers
Have you ever heard the phrase “location, location, location”? Well, Ellison Place is located right in the heart of Lincoln, with an eclectic mix of heritage and metropolis right on your doorstep. Imagine sharing your postcode with the beautiful grounds of Boultham Park, whilst still enjoying the convenience of various retail parks just a short drive away.
Low on essentials? Well, there is a supermarket literally a stone’s throw from Ellison Place and, what’s more, if you want to head into the city centre for a bit of retail therapy, you’ll be there in just a 15-minute walk.
Our homes at Ellison Place offer both style and substance, with a charming mix of townhouses, detached and semi-detached homes. Every home we build has been constructed with you in mind – from design right through to landscaping.
If we wouldn’t live in them, we just wouldn’t build them.
What are the highlights of Ellison Place and the surrounding area? What can homeowners expect from their new home here?
By purchasing a home at Ellison Place, you’ll be benefiting from becoming part of a fantastic community of like-minded home owners. The development may be small, but is remains spacious and even accommodates plenty of visitor parking.
The fact the grounds are elevated also means there are breath-taking views of Lincoln Cathedral, right from your doorstep.
It’s not uncommon for new build properties to lack character. But that is why here at Ellison Place, we’ve made sure our homes are full of charm, whilst still providing all the modern specifications you’d expect. We provide contemporary fitted kitchens and bathrooms as standard, but in addition provide a built-in gas cooker and hob as well as flooring to your kitchen and bathroom.
That way, there’s one less thing for you to worry about when you move. As for turf, we know this can be another added expense, so we’ll lay fresh turf in your garden for you.
Additionally, all of our homes come with a 10-year NHBC warranty as well as a 12-month defect period as standard. We’re confident you’ll love your home, but we are pleased to give you that extra peace of mind in the unlikely event you encounter any issues.
The name is Ellison Place – can you explain the reasoning behind that?
We wanted to give the development a name that had a link to the local area. After plenty of discussion, we decided it would be appropriate to name it after the Ellison family – a prominent name in Lincolnshire heritage in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Ellison name first had a presence in Lincoln thanks to Richard Ellison I, after he purchased the lease of the Foss Dyke Canal from Lincoln Cooperation in 1741. His son, Richard Ellison II, went on to become MP for Lincoln from 1796 to 1812 before going on to purchase the Boultham Park estate in 1820 for his son – another Richard, this one being Richard Ellison III.
As Ellison Place neighbours the stunning grounds of Boultham Park, we thought it would be fitting to name our development after such an iconic name linked to so much of Lincoln’s history.
The house type names are also along a similar theme – again, can you tell us more?
In keeping with the theme of Ellison, we decided to name our house types after affiliations of the Ellison family. We wanted to keep the link consistent throughout the whole development and as such, came up with the following names:
The Thorne – the town in which Richard Ellison I and his son was born.
The Sudbrooke – After Richard Ellison I married Hester Walker, he bought the Sudbrooke Holme estate, where he resided with his wife for nearly a quarter of a century.
The Abel – In 1755, Ellison I founded the bank of Smith, Ellison and Brown with his partners Abel Smith II and John Brown.
The Kirkstead – In 1792, Ellison I purchased Kirkstead Estate on the outskirts of Woodhall Spa.
We hope that people looking at our homes on Ellison Place will enjoy the link with the history of the local area.
For anyone interested in finding out more about Ellison Place and the opportunities available there, how can they get in touch?
We’d love to speak with anyone who is interested in finding out about Ellison Place and there are several ways you can contact us at Longhurst Group. We have a dedicated sales line which is 0345 601 9095 as well as an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, make sure you join us for our exclusive Facebook Live event on 30 April where you’ll have the opportunity to ask me anything relating to Ellison Place and our fantastic home ownership opportunities.