Connells launches virtual viewings at Barrelmans Point

Following its launch this weekend, Connells Ipswich is delighted to now offer virtual viewings for new development, Barrelmans Point.

Taking place from the local branch on Princes Street, virtual viewings will give prospective purchasers the opportunity to have a walk-through of the new homes, explore the site’s facilities and really get a feel for the development. With 33% of properties in the first phase already reserved off-plan, Connells Ipswich is expecting sales to continue at pace and is urging anyone interested to book a viewing soon to avoid missing out.

A joint venture between Wavensmere Homes and Galliard Homes, Barrelman’s Point is a restoration of the former HMS Ganges Naval base which has sat derelict for more than 20 years. Located in the heart of the Shotley Peninsula, the development will comprise a total of 300 two, three, four and five bedroom houses, offering homes to suit a range of buyers and providing the opportunity for residents to connect with a piece of local history whilst living in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Grant Mynott, New Homes Board of Management Partner for Connells, says: “Since launching, we’ve had some brilliant feedback from buyers about our virtual walk-throughs of the development, and we’re really excited to showcase this unique method of viewing while the site is still under construction. The interest in these homes has been phenomenal, as evidenced by the fact that we’ve already reserved a third of the first phase off-plan. For anyone interested in purchasing a home at Barrelman’s Point, we highly recommend booking a virtual viewing at our branch – the remaining homes are set to be snapped up very quickly and this is the best way for people to get a feel for the site before reserving.”

Barrelmans Point is located in the picturesque village of Shotley, at the heart of the Shotley Peninsula which is sandwiched between the River Orwell and the River Stour. The area is renowned for its unspoiled scenic views and water activities, and attracts significant tourism every year. Shotley itself is famous for its strong community feel and peaceful way of life and, with plenty of shops, restaurants and other amenities just nine miles away in Ipswich, local residents can benefit from having ‘the best of both worlds’. Further afield, Colchester is approximately 25 miles away with access via the A12 which continues to Chelmsford (49 miles) and Brentwood (64 miles).

Prices for homes and Barrelmans Point start from £280,000 and the first completions are due in spring 2023. For more information and to book an appointment at the virtual viewing event, please contact Connells Ipswich on 01473 233966 or email

Bob Walsh

Group PR Manager