Fit and fabulous homes for 2018

Fit and fabulous homes for 2018

  • Gym traffic jumps 40% between December and January
  • But a few weeks later only 5% of total sign-ups still visit regularly (Golds Gym)
  • Rising number of buyers require homes which offer options for combining family and leisure time (Bellis Homes)

Aah, yes. The New Year.

Time to wipe the slate clean. Time to end the debauchery of the festive period; the booze, the food, the dodgy dancing…

As we emerge from underneath the layers of novelty jumpers and woolly socks we are confronted with the inevitable consequence of our seize-the-moment existence of the last two months – hello weight gain, sluggishness, bad skin and low mood.

Something needs to change; we spring into action, sign up for the gym and vow to start training for that marathon. But in between busy careers, children and long commutes we are lucky if we manage to wing one workout a week…!

So, what’s the solution?

Luckily, a new and forward-thinking generation of home builders is beginning to provide alternatives to real people with real commitments by designing homes with built-in health and fitness facilities.

Family run development and construction business, Bellis Homes, has established a reputation for building homes to the highest quality whilst providing a very personal service to their clients. It is this close rapport which tuned the Bellis team in to the rising demand for health facilities in the home.

Bellis Homes now aim to incorporate space for gyms, swimming pools, saunas or hot tubs into most of their planned residential developments and are leading the way towards new standards of home building.

“We want to offer owners beautiful and functional spaces where they can rest, play, work and exercise in a flexible manner which seamlessly blends into their daily lives, freeing them up for the things which really matter.”

Henry Fordham, Director, Bellis Homes

New homes on the market with on-site fitness facilities

Eleven Trees, Mill Hill, London
From £4.5 million

The Eleven Trees development, which was completed in June 2017, comprises three brand new detached homes, two with five bedrooms and one with six.

Designed by HAP Architects, and finished by Alexander James Interior Design, all properties include gyms with changing rooms as well as swimming pool and spa areas complete with steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs. There is even a hydro pool for those who are serious about shaving off a second or two from their PB.

Rosary Manor Apartments, Mill Hill conservation area, London
From £1.1 million – £4 million

An altered house of late 17th-century origin, Rosary Manor was purchased by The Sisters of Charity St Vincent in 1887 and expanded it into a convent. The Grade II listed building has been brought back to life by Bellis Homes and transformed into 11 luxurious apartments ranging between one and three bedrooms.

The development has its very own fully equipped gym and enjoys spectacular views across the countryside with its many rural lanes and footpaths which are ideal for jogging and cycling.

Magna House, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire
A£2.3 million

A brand new, detached family home located in the ancient and quaint village of Much Hadham.

This stunning 6-bedroom contemporary house has spacious and well-proportioned rooms which have been finished to a very high standard. There is excellent living and entertaining space including a large basement featuring a leisure area with a gym, cinema room and a wine store.

The ground floor of Magna House boasts a large living room featuring a contemporary fireplace and open plan kitchen area, with comfortable family living space with bi-fold doors opening out to the garden.

The property’s generous accommodation includes three large reception rooms situated off the impressive entrance hall including a formal dining space. Six bedrooms are set over two floors, four have their own en-suites whilst the second-floor rooms utilise one expansive shared bathroom.

For more information, contact Bellis Homes on 01279 424 733 or visit

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