First age-exclusive development announced for Dinas Powys

The team behind some of Cardiff’s most sought-after properties is bringing its first age-exclusive residential development to Dinas Powys.

Portabella, in collaboration with Principality Commercial, is transforming the former Bryneithin Nursing Home off St Andrew’s Road, which closed in 2013, into Arbor Vale, a 24-property development for people over the age of 50.

Arbor Vale will offer homeowners the opportunity to live in an age-exclusive development designed with relaxed living and entertaining in mind. It will allow residents to feel part of the wider Dinas Powys community while also enjoying the privacy and seclusion of living at the end of a tree-lined driveway.

Portabella said the development will particularly appeal to people looking to downsize or rightsize.

David Loosemore, managing director of Portabella, said: “We’re looking forward to creating a community for like-minded people who want a low-maintenance, energy-efficient home within a high-quality development in a sought-after location.

“The concept of ‘rightsizing’ comes from people living in houses that have become too large for their needs who don’t necessarily want to compromise on the size and quality of their living and entertaining space when looking to move. Often people just need to reduce the number of bedrooms.”

The scheme, designed by Penarth architect, Nigel Arnold,consists of three and four-bedroom townhouses and two-bedroom apartments. Portabella’s in-house interior architect Leanne Rudman has created Arbor Vale’s interior specification to appeal to people seeking a contemporary-designed property. All properties will boast high-specification finishes and materials and include appliances provided by hand-picked suppliers including Roca, Laufen, Quinn and Bosch.

Leanne said: “To reflect the needs of many people to rightsize, there will be fewer rooms but will all be light and spacious meaning that downsizing definitely doesn’t mean downgrading. The development as a whole also benefits from being low-maintenance and energy efficient meaning you can rightsize your bills too.”

This development is the latest in a long line of collaborations between Principality Commercial and Portabella, including The Terrace, The Crescent and St Winefride’s in Pontcanna and Dixie in Cardiff Bay.

Gareth Redding, senior portfolio manager at PrincipalityCommercial said: “We are delighted to be working with Portabella on this development to provide new, quality housing. Dinas Powys has a great sense of community and by transforming the Bryneithen Home site there will be more high-quality homes available for people who are looking to downsize.”

There will be a community event for people to find out more about Arbor Vale at Lee Hall, Dinas Powys on Tuesday 20 September between 4pm and 7pm.

Arbor Vale is being managed by sales agents Burnett Davies with Easton, located in Dinas Powys, with a sales suite opening to members of the public next door to the agents in October.

For further information or to register your interest please contact Burnett Davies with Easton on 029 2051 2222.

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