Property editor Caroline Culot went back to the Dial House in Reepham nine months on to see the transformation taking place.

It was last October that I reported on the innovative work going on at the Dial House in Reepham where Iain Wilson is transforming the grand period building in the centre, formerly the Old Brewery House, into a desirable destination whether you are planning to spend a night away, have a meal or tea and cakes or even thinking of buying a property there.

Mr Wilson is part of the team behind Byfords and The Kings head in Holt, The Pigs at Edgefield, recently acquired The Ffolkes, Hillington, Sponge, Holt and The Assembly House, Norwich. However, what they are doing in Reepham is really quite different.

The transformation of the main building itself is almost complete with eight luxuriously furnished rooms on a Grand Tour theme and the latest addition will see a hairdressers The Country Salon and Reepham's The Green Room dress shop go into newly converted rooms upstairs.

These businesses will be open to residents and non-residents from August 1. But for me, I love revisiting development projects because it's incredible how quickly they move on and it was fabulous to see just how much Mr Wilson has achieved since last autumn - in fact he admits they are ahead of schedule.

Don't forget the main building offers a super tea room of home baked delicacies and a restaurant but phase one of the project saw the conversion of part of this Georgian building into six properties. This is now complete with the inner courtyard of little private gardens, a building site when I last visited, very well established and so pretty now.

You can walk through this so it has a feeling of a little community but each garden space is private too with shrubs and plants and an area for sitting and letting the world go by.

All of these properties are sold except just one left, The Well House, for sale for £650,000 and offering four bedrooms, all with en suites. This is the only property with its own drive located down to the left of the main building as you look at it from the square. You have a gorgeous open plan designer kitchen/sitting/dining room. What it offers is a beautiful mix of something contemporary but in a period building and the lifestyle is particularly unique because you can eat in the Dial House, just a few steps away, so you can feel part of a community yet you have the privacy of your own home too.

It's a very clever development because it is completely integrated into the existing community and it enhances it.

Already, the second phase of five new builds is complete with just one townhouse still for sale and work has now started on the final phase of development, phase three of six more new builds which are three storeys, so larger than phase two. Boasting approximately 2,000 sqft each, prices start from £435,000 and two have already sold.

• There is an open weekend on Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31 from 10am-4pm. All are welcome and there is an open evening on Monday, August 1, from 5pm for the Green Room dress agency and The Country Salon - again all are welcome.