Living the Good Life

The Ocala lifestyle attracts a wide range of people, from competitive equestrians to professionals and their families, from the active adult ready for the temperate Florida lifestyle to the corporate executive looking for a second home far from the hectic metropolitan pace.

What often characterizes this wide array of new Ocalans is the desire for a lifestyle that is relatively carefree, yet offers the sort of privacy one would expect from an exclusive gated community. Both of those desires are beautifully met at The Village at Bellechase, a maintenance free enclave within the master gated community of Bellechase. Residences at The Village of Bellechase are offered the best of both worlds: A gated worry-free community within one of Ocala’s most coveted neighborhoods, offering beautiful designed elevations, and one and two story floor plans ranging in size from 1,803 to 3,500 square feet.

“The Village at Bellechase is designed to take away all of those responsibilities that typically come with a custom single family home,” says Llwyd Ecclestone, III, CEO, Ecclestone Signature Homes, builder of The Village at Bellechase.

“We’re quietly tucked away in Bellechase, amid nature preserves with miles of walking trails, in one of the most pristine and exclusive settings in Ocala. We like to think of this as a little bit of country living within the city.”

With its location in the heart of the City of Ocala and its proximity to the business district, hospitals and medical complexes, restaurants, city, county, and federal complexes, and the Paddock Mall, residents of The Village at Bellechase can easily venture to work or play. Unlike other maintenance-free developments, The Village at Bellechase is open to everyone, bringing a true neighborhood feel to the 80-homesite haven.

The available floorplans are all customizable, and all offer concrete block and stucco construction in the traditional Central Florida architectural style. A range of elevations and finishes are available including stone or brick exterior accents, shutters, decorative trims, and architectural shingle roofs.

Inside, Ecclestone Signature Homes will work with you to design an interior that best reflects your personal style, with standard features that include ceramic tile, wood cabinetry, granite countertops, GE appliances, and many custom options. All homesites at The Village at Bellechase have access to natural gas, and all city utilities are underground.

The Village at Bellechase offers affordable elegance in a luxury community for those wishing to live the finest Florida lifestyle without the usual responsibilities of lawn maintenance and landscaping. All exterior maintenance is taken care of including scheduled mowing of front and back lawns as well as the common areas, all trimming and fertilizing, pest control, and physical maintenance of irrigations systems.

Ecclestone Signature Homes is one of five exclusive custom homebuilders at Bellechase, and the builder of The Village at Bellechase. The Ecclestone name stands alone with its three-generation history of building exquisite estate homes in South Florida. Each Ecclestone home is a work of art—they are experts at designing and developing homes that enhance a community’s unique identity while expressing a resident’s individual taste.

At Ecclestone Signature Homes, the goal is always to build the best home you’ve ever owned, and year after year, the firm wins the highest honors for design, construction, and interior design. Llwyd Ecclestone, III, is a three-time recipient of the Builder of the Year award and was recently inducted into the Gold Coast Builders Association Hall of Fame. For those who already own land in Ocala, Ecclestone Signature Homes offers its “On Your Lot”program. You may choose from over 50 Ecclestone Custom Home Designs and their expert team will walk you through the building of your dream home. Call Ecclestone Signature Homes today to discuss how they can help you with the preconstruction process of your new custom home.

For more information about The Village at Bellechase or the Ecclestone “On Your Lot” program, call The Villages Sales Center at (352) 351-0180 or visit

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