ANYONE who has ever wanted to have a new home built especially for them should take a look at Threals Lane where detailed planning permission has been granted for a collection of six bespoke custom build homes, ranging in size from 3,000 sqft to 6,000 sqft, in a countryside location close to the conservation area in Old West Chiltington Village, West Sussex.

Sales of the six plots on the 5.43-acre site is being managed by specialist custom build property consultant Fidẽlitãs; all the homes will be designed and built with traditional, handmade oak framed construction by award winning Border Oak Design & Construction.

It provides the perfect – but rare - opportunity for those interested in creating a made-to-order character-filled family home, but who require the guidance and design expertise of custom build professionals.

The development is one of the first custom-build projects in the south of England to be offered exclusively to individual plot buyers wanting to commission the design and build of their new home. The scheme is due to be launched formally next year but interested buyers can register now.

Alan Thompson, managing director at Fidẽlitãs, comments: “Clearance of the site completes shortly with the individual plot boundaries marked out; this will really bring the scheme to life and enable interested buyers to relate the site plans to the plots on the ground.

“They really are very large plots – one house has a frontage of 217 ft - and now the scrub vegetation and overgrown woodland has gone, the wide open spaces are very impressive; it’s honestly the best low density site I have ever dealt with and certainly highly unusual in the countryside.”

The Great Oak House for instance, is an exceptional six-bedroom home in the traditional Arts & Crafts style offering great character and featuring exposed oak beams, an inglenook brick fireplace, vaulted ceilings and open galleries. Spanning 5,858 sqft, it includes an impressive double height entrance hall with a galleried landing. On the ground floor there is a large living room, study, cinema room, dining room, games room and kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining pantry and utility room. There is also a gym and garden room with French doors leading out to the garden. On the first floor, there are five double bedrooms and four bathrooms, which includes a grand master bedroom suite with adjoining dressing room.

While the external design of The Great Oak House, as well as the five other Arts and Crafts styled homes, has been agreed as part of the detailed planning permission, the buyer of each home has complete creative freedom of choice in terms of the internal specification of all fixtures and fittings.

Alan Thompson said: “Few people are aware that there was new legislation in 2015 that sought to support the emerging custom-build market - and includes very generous tax breaks. Until recently new housing was generally only available from developers; this typically offers buyers little choice in the specification and internal design of their own home.

“Now, more people can take advantage of the benefits that custom build offers. Fidẽlitãs works with town planning consultants and architects to provide valuable professional support to custom builders; turning their vision for a bespoke home into reality. The rarity of the Threals Lane development is an illustration of how this can be achieved, but one that I believe will be the start of many.”

The secluded plots at Threals Lane range in size from 0.38–0.91 acres with guide prices anticipated to range from £650,000 to over £1 million. Buyers wishing to register their interest should contact Alan Thompson at Fidẽlitãs on 01403 700421/07836 626077 or