In the South East, a region that is well-known for its robust housing market, developers are continuing to provide a good choice of brand new homes – which go some way towards meeting the substantial demand for high quality housing there.
Despite the current post-Brexit unease, many prospective buyers remain undeterred and keen to taking advantage of the lower mortgage rates now available.
This latest round-up of brand new homes across the South East includes starter homes and apartments as well as large and luxury family properties in leafy villages.
Rembrandt House in Watford, Hertfordshire (Henley Homes)
Housed in the famous former print works that were once responsible for printing Vogue and other glossy magazines in the 1930s, Rembrandt House is a well-loved Watford landmark that is now being carefully restored to create a collection of 43 one-, two- and three-bedroom loft-style apartments and duplexes.
With the imminent extension of the Metropolitan line in 2020, Watford is set to become an even better-connected and sought-after location, and these chic, contemporary apartments will appeal to many London commuters as well as investors. The development is already within easy walking distance of Watford Station, which offers London Underground Metropolitan line services into central London.
And work is due to start later this year to extend the Metropolitan line to Watford Junction, connecting Underground services to Overground services, creating two new London Underground stations on Cassiobridge Road and Vicarage Road, both of which are close to Rembrandt House.
Prices: From £265,000
Find out more at www.henley-homes.co.uk ; 020 7368 4830
The Loftings in Maidenhead, Berkshire (Redrow Homes)
These contemporary apartments are in a great location right in the heart of Maidenhead, next to the railway station. With Crossrail services expected to launch in 2019, just in time for the completion of the development, The Loftings looks set to appeal to commuters. The development is within walking distance of Maidenhead town centre, and also close to the heart of London, making it well-suited to young professionals and couples working locally or in the capital.
In the centre of Maidenhead there is a wide choice of restaurants, shops and bars as well as cinemas and other entertainment venues - while back home residents will be able to kick back and relax on their private balcony.
Prices: From £289,950
Find out more about The Loftings from Redrow Homes
St Mary's Park in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire (Barratt Homes)
A collection of four-bedroom homes is available at this new development in a traditional village setting close to a good range of everyday amenities, pubs and cafés. With plenty of green, open space to enjoy, St Mary's Park is also close to excellent transport links, with easy access to both the M3 and the M25. The nearest railway station is at Winchfield, about a mile and a half south of the village, while the small town of Hook is only about three miles away, offering alternative shops and facilities, including several schools.
Hartley Wintney is a large but attractive Hampshire village that is surrounded by beautiful woodland and open countryside. With a typical, wide Hampshire main street, the village is home to numerous local businesses and pubs as well as a church and various shops, including several well-respected antique shops. At the southern end of the main street there is a village green and a duckpond.
Prices: From £729,995
Find out more about St Mary’s Park from Barratt Homes
Norbury Place in Fetcham, Surrey (CALA Homes)
The former WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year is now offering house-hunters the chance to buy the show home at this boutique development, the five-bedroom ‘Cavatina’. This home is ready to move into right now as it comes with full show home furniture, curtains, blinds, carpets, light fittings and even artwork. Part exchange is available to buyers on this property.
The ‘Cavatina’ is set out over three floors and has impressive rooms over three floor, including a living room with feature fireplace, a study, bay-fronted dining room and a master bedroom with en suite and dressing room. Two other bedrooms also benefit from en suites.
Lisa Painter, sales manager for CALA Homes (Thames), said: “We have been overwhelmed by the interest we have received in Norbury Place, particularly from those looking to move further out of London to get more for their money, but still enjoy the excellent communication links. Norbury Place is a well-connected location that represents a truly wonderful place to live and grow as a family in style.”
Find out more about Norbury Place from CALA Homes
Aspen Place at Woodhurst Park in Warfield, Berkshire (Berkeley Homes)
Set in a beautiful country park, and surrounded by about 65 acres of landscaped open space, this development offers a great choice of quality homes incorporating a high specification.
Aspen Place, one of the current phases of homes available, is made up of homes that are situated close to the leafy copse, offering a green and natural setting with links to the expansive Country Park and the landscaped Greenway. Every home benefits from allocated parking, and the location is convenient for access to the M3 and the M4. There will be a new primary school, and commuters can reach Waterloo in just 65 minutes.
Prices: From £370,000
Find out more about Woodhurst Park from Berkeley Homes
Wadhurst Place in Wadhurst, East Sussex (Newcourt Residential)
Award-winning luxury housebuilder Newcourt Residential is currently creating a flagship development on an 18-acre site in the village of Wadhurst, including a restoration of a former manor house and boarding school, and new-build homes.
Karl Elkhadraoui, managing director at Newcourt Residential says: “Wadhurst College will be the jewel in the crown of our residential developments and reflects our ambition to grow and expand. We are delighted to be undertaking the restoration of such an important local building and reinstate it to its former glory while at the same time providing much needed family homes for the area."
Wadhurst station is only an hour away from London Charing Cross. Once complete, the site will include 43 luxury homes, including a mix of five-bedroom detached houses; two-bedroom mews houses in the stable conversion; and 13 two- and three-bedroom individual apartments in the refurbished listed college building.
The new builds are designed to fit seamlessly alongside existing local architecture while at the same time taking advantage of the elevated position and far-reaching views across an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Prices: From £450,000
Find out more at newcourt.co.uk ; 01372 237888
St Clements Lakes in Greenhithe, Kent (Bellway Homes)
The Help to Buy scheme continues to assist thousands of people in getting the new homes they dream of, and this initiative is available now on a selection of family homes from this housebuilder’s Platinum Collection.
Emma Denton, head of sales for Bellway Homes Thames Gateway, says: “The Platinum Collection offers a great choice for prospective purchasers, from those looking for a family home within a tranquil setting, to retirees who do not wish to compromise on space and style.”
This collection of homes is centred on open-plan living, with a number of house types is two- and three-storey layouts to appeal to a wide range of house-hunters. The impressive standard specification is enhanced through options from Bellway’s Bespoke Additions range, including granite worktops, integrated wine coolers, additional fitted wardrobes, fully turfed gardens and floor and wall tiling upgrades.
Prices: From £479,995
Find out more at www.bellway.co.uk ; 0800 043 7777