SIX new family properties, built in period style, are setting a benchmark for village developments in Wiltshire.

The Old Dairy, which is being marketed by Knight Frank, is set in Wilcot village in Wiltshire's Pewsey Vale. The substantial four and five bedroom homes have each been built in different historic styles designed to blend into the surrounding landscape, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Scores of viewers are expected at the open days for the Old Dairy development, on September 17 and 18.

Debbie Capon, sales manager for Knight Frank's Solent office, said: "These are uniquely beautiful homes with every attention paid to architectural detail to ensure they blend seamlessly into a village landscape which has evolved over centuries. They have become a benchmark for such developments.

"They are also in an idyllic location, situated off a quiet rural lane leading to the church at the heart of the village but within easy reach of all amenities.''

The properties each have an entrance hall, sitting room, dining room and study, utility, bathroom, cloakroom, two en suites and large kitchen/breakfast room. Five also have family rooms.

The village has access to major centres including Marlborough, Newbury, Salisbury and Bath. Pewsey Station provides a regular service to Paddington and the M4 can be accessed from junctions 14, 15 and 16.

The remaining properties are available from £610,000. For further details call Debbie Capon at Knight Frank on 023 8048 8760.