The Red House at Worting Road
The Red House at 89 Worting Road now provides highly specified contemporary suites with furniture, appliances, bills and technology included – available to rent today
Each suite at The Red House is themed with a colour while the communal facilities have been tastefully furnished
A collection of stylish, executive suites has launched in Basingstoke, raising the bar of rental standards in the town to a new high. The early Victorian detached villa on Worting Road had stood derelict for over 15 years, suffering abuse at the hands of squatters and falling victim to numerous fires. Thanks to the vision and determination of local developers Phil and Lynda Emptage, the building has been restored and extended to offer Basingstoke a brand new concept in rental accommodation. Gone is the boarded-up eye sore and in its place is a handsome dwelling that has been transformed beyond recognition.
What is so different about this collection of suites is the all-inclusive aspect. Aimed at professionals and tenants looking for a better class of room to rent, The Red House offers a level of comfort and service akin to a good hotel. Paul Broomham – the Letting’s Director at appointed agent Jones Robinson – says that in his 15 years of industry experience he’s never come across such well appointed suites: “The all-inclusive concept on offer at The Red House hasn’t been seen before in Basingstoke and it would be a challenge to find a similar development across the whole of Hampshire. The calendar month rent opens the door to a luxurious style of living more associated with hotel rooms. Some of the services on offer are hard to resist and the standard specification illustrates that rental accommodation can be as good, or even better, that the best new-build apartments available to buy. The Red House is perfect for professional tenants looking for a Monday to Friday crash pad or for renters seeking an upscale entry point into the Hampshire lettings market.”
Each of the 11 suites comprises a bedroom, en-suite bathroom and a full furniture pack, with a contemporary decor using natural materials and neutral colours. Each suite has been dressed with bright accessories giving each individual space its own identity while lending a boutique feel to the decor. The communal facilities are exemplary – a beautifully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar opens out onto a large dining area on the first floor, while laundry stations on the ground and first floors are equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
“Nothing has been overlooked at The Red House,” adds Paul. “These suites offer the ultimate in turn key, low maintenance rental living. The landlord here is going the extra mile to improve the standard of living in Basingstoke. There’s even the option to choose a weekly housekeeping/cleaning package and have the bed made up with crisp white cotton linen each week. All rooms include a 19″ flat screen TV/DVD; tea and coffee making facilities; a full-length mirror, cabling for Sky TV; BT Infinity fibre optic broadband, and a full furniture and accessories pack. Tenants can literally turn up and move in straight away, with the added convenience that all bills are included in the monthly rent. The Red House takes the best bits of serviced apartments, hotels rooms and show homes, and brings them to the Basingstoke lettings market.”
Even the outside area at The Red House has been upgraded in rental terms. Practical facets, like eight car parking space and secure cycle storage, are joined by a built-in barbeque, bespoke built oak garden furniture, automatically-operated security lights, landscaped gardens and a rotary clothes line.
Anyone interested is renting a suite at The Red House should contact the Jones Robinson Lettings Department on 01635 581991, or email the team via the website – jonesrobinson.co.uk