Showhome encourages buyers to put down roots at The Oaks

House buyers flocked to the launch of the much-anticipated new Kingston show home at The Oaks in Sharnbrook, where 11 homes have already been reserved off plan.

Independent housebuilder Dandara was overwhelmed by the response to the opening of The Kingston five-bedroom detached home, one of only 51 properties being built at the development, just 9 miles north of the lively Bedford town.

Simon Pendlebury, Managing Director at Dandara Northern Homes Counties, commented: “We were pleased to see so many interested buyers coming along to the launch at The Oaks. It’s a beautiful home in a very sought-after location – so we were expecting a warm response.

“Our designers have created an incredible family home that isn’t just stylish but somewhere people can actually imagine living.  The Kingston offers a warm welcoming atmosphere with lots of nostalgic touches which really chimes with the current mood as people come out of the pandemic.”

Designed by Claude Hooper Interiors, The Kingston blends elements of classic British design with the latest contemporary fabrics and wallpapers in heritage greens, fuchsias and vibrant oranges to create a beautifully curated home.

This spacious property has a welcoming reception hall leading to the bright living room with its eye-catching raspberry velvet sofas, floral footstool and traditional panelled wallpaper. At the heart of the home is the impressive 34ft long open-plan kitchen/dining and family room which opens out to the landscaped garden.

There is a separate utility room, study and there is even a quirky area under the stairs for man’s best friend complete with bed, lead rack and gallery of pet portraits!

Upstairs the generously proportioned principal bedroom features a bold floral wallpaper which compliments the deep green velvet headboard and warm pink bedcovers creating a tranquil space to relax. The guest bedroom has a sophisticated boutique hotel look, with an aqua and navy colour palette.

A young child’s room makes a real statement with its striking orange, green and white striped wallpaper and artwork inspired by iconic items exhibited at the Design Museum in London including a cassette, a traditional radio and a classic Mini motor car.


A playroom pays homage to the past with its maths book style grid wallpaper and vintage games and prints, including a hopscotch mat. This theme is carried into the girl’s room which has a soft dreamy atmosphere, with a wooden doll house and reading corner, the perfect place to curl up with a book.

The Kingston also benefits from a double garage, driveway parking spaces and a private rear garden.

The first buyers will be moving into The Oaks this Summer. Each of the homes sits on generously sized plots, with airy open-plan living spaces, spacious gardens and a garage or driveway parking spaces.

The Oaks is set in the picturesque village of Sharnbrook, with plenty of green space within and surrounding the development. Perfect for families, there are a range of excellent schools in the area from nurseries to sixth forms.

Excellent road links are available from the development, with easy access to A6 for journeys to Bedford, Luton and Kettering. Northampton can be reached via the A45 and Cambridge via the A14. Bedford town train station offers services to Brighton, Corby, Gatwick Airport and London St Pancras.