CG Fry & Son opens showhome at new exclusive development in Axminster

C G Fry & Son Ltd., officially opened its new three-bedroom detached showhome with a ribbon cutting ceremony at ‘Lea Place’ development in Axminster. The small, and exclusive development of just 13 private new-build homes, is built in two adjoining cul-de-sacs with the first properties available for sale this autumn with prices starting from £249,950.

The Devon market town of Axminster is most famous for its carpets, with the original factory opened in 1755 by Thomas Whitty.  Situated a few miles inland from the Jurassic Coast, it is an ideal base for visiting the nearby counties of Somerset and Dorset.  Situated in close proximity to the town-centre with all its great amenities, Lea Place is a unique development of high-quality private dwellings with a mix of detached, semi-detached and mid/end-terrace consisting of three and four-bedroom homes, all with a garage and parking.   

Shane Morgan – Partner, Morgan York Estate Agents said: “C G Fry & Son is an award-winning developer who build energy efficient homes in harmony with the surrounding area.  Lea Place is a unique and delightful, private site and an easy walk to the town-centre by a public footpath.  With a mixture of architectural design in brick and stone and each of the detached houses is completely individual in style.  The lovely cottage-style terraces houses, which C G Fry are famous for, fit perfectly in the stunning countryside location. We now have seven properties for potential purchasers to view including plot 2 which is the three-bedroom detached showhome.  Lea Place is also registered for ‘Help to Buy’ which is an easy way for purchasers to buy their first new home or move up the property ladder.”

For purchasers who need financial help to purchase their new house, C G Fry offers the ‘Help to Buy’ Equity Loan Scheme which assists first-time buyers and those looking to move up the property ladder to purchase a new-build home. The government-backed initiative was set up to help new and existing home owners to purchase a property with as little as a 5% deposit.  To date the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme has helped around 50,000 people to buy a new home and the majority of sales were to first-time buyers representing 83% of total sales.

Caroline Hill – Director of Sales and Marketing, C G Fry & Son said: “We are absolutely thrilled with our latest Devon development, which has been eagerly awaited, particularly as Lea Place is completely made up of only private homes.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to buy a new house and live in a charming Devon town located in unspoilt countryside in the beautiful Axe Valley; an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Also it’s a great chance for buyers to take advantage of the Government’s ‘Help to Buy Scheme’ to purchase their dream home.”  

For more information please contact: Morgan York Estate Agents - T: 01297 33375

PRICES STARTING FROM £249,950 – all properties subject to NHBC 10 year Warranty


  • All houses have garage and parking
  • Front gardens planted and all rear gardens turfed
  • Choice of kitchen units from range in sales office (based on stage of construction)
  • Integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine (based on plot)/ double oven/5 burner gas hob
  • Porcelanosa wall tiles to kitchen and bathroom wet areas