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Oporto at Verve by Strata
Oporto at Verve by Strata
Oporto at Verve by Strata
Oporto at Verve by Strata
Oporto at Verve by Strata

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Impressive spacious lounge
Kitchen overlooking garden
Loft style master bedroom
Designed over three floors
French doors
Discover the detail and thought that goes into reimagining the Oporto
The Oporto is a three storey, four bedroom detached home, designed to suit busy modern lifestyles as well as providing the perfect backdrop to relaxing family weekends. Its spacious, light filled lounge can easily accommodate a large corner sofa, making it the ideal spot for unwinding after work, catching up with friends or getting together as a family.

The open plan kitchen and dining area has been placed at the back of the home, with French doors leading out onto the garden. Whether it’s a quick sandwich at the sun-drenched table, or a cosy evening in cooking and chatting, this beautifully designed space can be as peaceful or as sociable as you’d like it to be.

The ground floor also has a cloakroom and large storage cupboard, ideal for coats, boots, vacuums and clutter. Upstairs, there’s even more storage space, along with a single and two double bedrooms, and a family bathroom with a full size bath and natural light from its front aspect window.

Whether you need a place for teenagers to call their own, room to host overnight guests, or a spacious office, the first floor makes it easy to create the home that works for you. Climbing the stairs to the second floor you’ll find a stunning loft-style master bedroom suite, with dressing area and high specification ensuite shower room, flooded with light by its unique quadruple roof light feature.

Whether you’re getting ready for work with a refreshing shower and carefully chosen outfit from your fitted wardrobe, or revelling in a rare lie in, this room will make starting every day a pleasure.

Layout

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Exact floor plan layouts may differ per development, please check with your Experience Manager.

Ground
Ground
Kitchen / Dining
5640mm x 3103mm
Lounge
3333mm x 5093mm
Cloakroom
903mm x 1875mm
First
First
Bedroom 2
2963mm x 4324mm
Bedroom 3
3357mm x 3924mm
Bedroom 4
2754mm x 2850mm
Bathroom
2590mm x 1875mm
Second
Second
Master Bedroom
4590mm x 6896mm
Ensuite
2501mm x 1772mm
First

Oporto floor plans

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Specification

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Verve specification

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Mortgage* £1,533
Water £50
Gas & Electric £305
Council tax £181
Broadband £20

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B 81 - 91
C 69 - 80
D 55 - 68
E 39 - 54
F 21 - 38
G 1 - 20
Oporto a short film
Life at Verve
First home or family home, our contemporary collection located in Castleford has plenty to offer. From the two bedroom Livorno, perfect for a first time buyer, to the five bedroom Palermo, an ideal family forever home, Verve is the perfect community for those wanting to be close to Leeds, Wakefield and more.
Life at Verve
Customer stories
The Huntingdons
The Huntingdons
"This home is going to be our children’s childhood."
Reviews
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Spring wreath workshop…
Thank you Sheereen for organising the spring wreath making workshop at the Strata show home in Glasshoughton. The session was delivered by "The Flower shop" in South Elmsall. With the help and advice of the tutor I made beautiful wreath. Everyone has commented on how lovely it is and especially how nice it smells. I would highly recommend
5 stars on Trustpilot
Spring wreath making
Spring wreath making! Loved meeting neighbours and learning how to make a wreath. Thanks Sheereen, this was a lovely experience
5 stars on Trustpilot
Great maintenance - Strata Verve
Jeff was lovely to speak too and got the job done quick and efficiently, had some odd snags which he fixed no problem, very happy with his service :)
5 stars on Trustpilot
Verve @ Castleford
Sheereen @ Strata has been absolutely amazing from start to finish. She made the whole buying process easy and stress-free, and has always been quick to sort out any query we've had. I genuinely don't think she could possibly have done any more for us. The same can't be said for some of the aftercare from others since we've been passed on to other members of the team, but Sheereen has always been there to give people a nudge and get things moving.
5 stars on Trustpilot
What a wonderful & relaxing evening
What a wonderful & relaxing evening we had at the yoga night arranged by Sheereen at Strata Verve & hosted by the yoga instructor Sophie. Yoga mats, blocks & bottled water was provided, along with protein bars at the end of the session, which was very well received. Sophie was patient & gave clear instructions on how to move into position, with alternatives to make it a little easier or harder. The session flowed at a nice pace & I didn’t feel rushed going from one position to the next. Thank you to you both for a wonderful evening & I hope you arrange to do another session as I would definitely attend again. Many thanks. David & Becky
5 stars on Trustpilot
Strata are amazing
Strata are amazing. Sheereen before the move and Ali after the move do a wonderful job. The house is beautiful, so well thought out and beautifully designed. The Saville is gorgeous and the video does not do it justice, you really need to be in here to appreciate the light and scale. We have previously had 2 other new builds from different builders and the standard has not been anywhere close to this! Yes, a few minor snags but that is what you expect in a new build and nothing major at all. Strata team go above and beyond and even left a skip for us to fill with the boxes from the move. The whole team are so friendly and welcoming, from the landscaper to the tilers, felt at home from the start. Would definitely buy Strata again.
5 stars on Trustpilot
Strata Verve
We moved to our new house a year and a half ago and are very happy with it. We have only had minor issues and Jeff and his team have been sorting them out. They have been very quick, professional and informative with their job. Nikki from the customer care team has also been very good helping us sorting out the issues.
5 stars on Trustpilot
Verve, Castleford. Customer care operatives have been amazing.
I've experienced a lot of issues with my property which needed sorting and have had to wait a while but once the customer care team have been instructed to do work I can't fault them. Jeff and Ryan have been to my house today and are booked in tomorrow and will finally get the majority of jobs boxed off. They have gone above and beyond and have been so helpful and have been an absolute pleasure to have in my house for the day. Nikki the customer care manager has also been brilliant.
5 stars on Trustpilot
Brilliant
We recently moved into our house at Strata - Verve, and I am grateful with the service we are continuously provided by Sheereen and the Strata staff. This really helped us settle, especially after hearing of some of the horror stories!
5 stars on Trustpilot
Livorno - Strata Verve
Purchased a Livorno at the Strata Verve site last year, I am a solo buyer and was very looked after by Sheereen. Even after moving in I’m still looked after by the after care team. Everyone is lovely as well as the community.
5 stars on Trustpilot
FAQs
How do I reserve a plot online?
Once you have chosen the perfect plot for your new home, select the plot in the Current Availability section on the development or house type page. Click Reserve Now, follow the simple steps and the plot will be held for you.
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Navigate to the development or home you would like to view and click 'Book a Viewing'. You can then select a convenient time and date for you.
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You can contact the Customer Care department via email, [email protected], or by calling 01302 308508.
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Buying advice
Mortgages Made Simple

We have partnered with RSC New Homes, an independent mortgage advisor, to enable you to find the best mortgage rates from the main lenders in the market, in just 60 seconds.

A soft credit search will be carried out, which does not impact your credit score.

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Assisted Selling Plan

A bespoke selling plan for homeowners

The Assisted Selling Plan is designed to help homeowners climb the property ladder. As part of the scheme, we will organise the sale of your existing home, making sure you receive the best possible price. This will allow you to reserve your new home with us.

We will create a personal selling plan, including a review of the property market in your area and an agreed sale price for your home based on two independent valuations.

We will work closely with the nominated estate agent to arrange all viewings and enquiries. All offers will be presented to you, and our Customer Experience Manager will guide you through the negotiation process. 

Once you accept an offer we will track the sale of your home, while you start planning for your brand new one. If your chosen home is ready within a four-month period, we may offer to buy your existing home in part exchange.

Assisted Selling Plan
Part Exchange

Part Exchange. If we profit, so do you.

Choose our Part Exchange Package and you’ll receive:
 
• 50% of any profit we make when we sell your old home
• Independent and transparent valuations
• No estate agent fees or hassle
• A long weekend to move
• £1000 towards your removal costs
• Professional house clean when you’ve moved out

Part Exchange
Assisted Selling Plan
Local area
Living in Castleford

Located just six minutes outside Castleford's thriving town centre, life at Verve has plenty to offer, for work, leisure and family time. With easy access to the M62, the area of Glasshoughton is a popular choice for commuters, and great local schools make it a perfect location for growing families to call home.

Whether you love to be active or prefer to take in a movie and enjoy a meal, there is something for everyone at Xscape Yorkshire. Just a few minutes’ drive from Verve, Xscape offers everything from rock climbing and trampolining to skiing and snowboarding, along with a choice of restaurants and the adjacent Junction 32 shopping outlet.

An Introduction to Verve
Explore the surroundings
Glasshoughton has something for everyone to enjoy in their free time, with a choice of family friendly local attractions, and stunning Yorkshire landscapes within easy reach.
 
RSPB Fairburn Ings is a popular place for families to take a relaxed walk together and spot nature in a beautiful landscape. Rich in wildlife, the reserve is home to hundreds of different birds and mammals, as well as the minibeasts which make their home in the Bug Village. Wander the fully accessible 500 metre Discovery Trail, explore the play area with den building and climbing wall or pick up some nature friendly equipment in the shop to make your new garden a haven for wildlife.

You’ll find one of Yorkshire’s favourite children’s attractions, Diggerland, is just eight minutes from home by car. The family can ride giant diggers and dumper trucks, and take the wheel of their own mini diggers, go-karts and more. Eight miles away is The Wonky Donkey Visitors Centre, where you can take a guided tour of the farm and meet the donkeys, goats and ponies being rehabilitated there. 

A two minute drive away is Xscape, a vast leisure complex offering everything from urban climbing, laser tag and glow in the dark adventure golf to skiing, sledging and riding the skycoaster. There’s also a cinema and an array of restaurants to enjoy, as well as the Junction 32 shopping outlet across the road.
Explore The Surroundings at Verve
Education
There is a selection of great local schools in Glasshoughton, including the Half Acres Primary Academy and Ackton Pastures Primary School, both of which are just a five-minute drive from home.
 
For 11-18 year olds there are a number of options, including the St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form Academy, just two minutes away by car or a 20-minute walk. Castleford Academy is also just a six-minute drive away, or 15 minutes by bus.

Wakefield College, is the largest college in the district and was rated Good by Ofsted. As well as its Wakefield City Campus, it also has campus in Castleford, just a mile away from Verve, and offers vocational courses, apprenticeships and foundation learning in addition to its sixth form. 
 
For higher education, the University of Leeds is ranked 13th best in the UK and is just a 23-minute drive from Glasshoughton. The University of Bradford is also just 30 minutes away by car. 
Education at Verve
Health and wellbeing
For your family’s medical needs, you’ll find a range of GP surgeries in the area. The Castleford Medical Practice and Riverside Medical Centre are both just seven minutes’ drive from Verve, while Pinfold Surgery is just eight minutes away.
 
Your local dental practice is Bupa Dental Care Castleford, which is just a six-minute drive from home and is taking new patients.

For fitness and wellbeing, JD Gyms at Xscape is less than a mile from Verve, offering state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, over 300 classes a month, spacious changing rooms and free parking. 
 
Normanton Leisure is only five miles away and a spacious, six lane, 25m length swimming pool, ideal for all ages and abilities. The centre also has a training gym which has a range of equipment, as well as Pilates, HIIT, group exercise and group indoor cycling.

If you’re looking for something different, why not try martial arts? You’ll find Chuldow Martial Arts Castleford is just a three-minute drive from home.

Whitwood Golf Course is less than a ten minute drive away. A par 70, it’s suitable for players of all abilities, and there’s also a 9 hole footgolf course, as well as a clubhouse offering a warm welcome to members and visitors alike. 
Health and Wellbeing at Verve
Connectivity
The M62 is just five minutes from Verve, meaning you have fast and easy access to major UK towns and cities, including Bradford which is around a half hour drive, Manchester which can be reached in just over an hour and Hull is less than a hour away. 
 
For train travel you’ll find your local station, Glasshoughton, is just four minutes from home and runs regular Northern Rail services to Leeds and Knottingley. For travelling further afield, Leeds central station is just 20-minutes from home by car, from where you can reach a range of UK cities by train including London (2 hours 30 minutes), Birmingham (2 hours), Sheffield (40 minutes) and Manchester (50 minutes).
 
When it comes to traveling abroad, whether it’s for a family holiday or business trip, Leeds Bradford airport is a 45-minute drive from Verve and offers a range of international flights.
Transport Connections Near Verve
Shop local
For grocery shopping, there is an Asda Superstore and Morrisons supermarket, both just five minutes away by car.

Visit Junction 32 Yorkshire Outlet Shopping, just a few steps away from Xscape, and enjoy a peaceful, stress-free and convenient shopping experience. With over 80 of your favourite high street and designer brands including M&S, Gap, Nike, Levi’s, Barbour, Skechers and Jack Wills all offering savings of up to 60% off the RRP, it’s one of Yorkshire’s best loved retail destinations. 

If you’d like to pick up some interior accessories for your new home, or something to brighten up the garden, there is a large B&Q store located just next to Xscape. The retail park also has a range of food outlets, including McDonalds, Pizza Hut and KFC, and The Winding Wheel is a family friendly pub restaurant serving grilled dishes, salads, burgers and steaks.

You’ll find many locals go to Farmer Copley’s, a family run farm shop around ten minutes from Verve for their fresh produce. They’re also famous for their pumpkin picking events in October, along with regular events such as Barn Dances, Dog Shows, Tractor Rallies, Easter Festival and Festival on the Farm, and of course, the Moo Café.
Shop Local Near Verve
Explore the surroundings
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A book about Oporto

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Oporto floor plans
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