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Act Fast For Final Opportunities In Buckinghamshire

Posted 24 November 2020 by Keith Osborne

A number of housebuilders are offering a final chance to buy particular homes and beat the deadline for buyer incentives...

For house-hunters planning to buy in Buckinghamshire, now is the time to take a serious look at some ‘last chance’ offers at developments across the county.

With its mix of splendid, secluded countryside and major towns with excellent amenities and transport links, there’s a lot to appeal to a very wide range of people seeking an ideal new home.

L&Q has just two homes ready to move into on the current phase of its Saxon Reach development in Milton Keynes. Now subject to a reduced reservation fee of just £99, the four-bedroom houses are available with Help to Buy. Priced from £460,000, these houses are both available under the current format of Help to Buy, which has a price threshold of £600,000 and can be utilised by first-time buyers and those selling a current home. However, the revised scheme next year will have a regional limit of £437,600 for Milton Keynes and will only be available to people taking a first step on the property ladder.

Dartmouth'The Dartmouth' at Saxon Reach

Named ‘The Dartmouth’ house type features generous living space throughout, with a large reception room positioned on the first floor. Bedrooms are set on all three floors, with the potential to convert the ground floor bedroom into a home office or second reception, while the master bedroom on the top floor, accompanied by an en suite, creates a peaceful retreat from the rest of the house. Separate kitchens and living rooms offer additional space for the family to retreat to and enjoy their new gifts, and a spacious cooking area for the Christmas dinner.

Christine Osborne, sales and customer services director (Counties) at L&Q, commented: “With a community of residents having already moved into Saxon Reach, our last remaining homes are ready to move into now and could be the perfect Christmas gift to yourself. With Help to Buy, Assisted Move and Part Exchange available, we’re delighted to be offering an affordable route onto the property ladder in Milton Keynes.”

Find out more at lqhomes.com.

Dandara’s development, The Grove, is in Haddenham and offers a range of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes as well as two-bedroom bungalows.

Each room is thoughtfully designed for contemporary living and there are a variety of internal layouts for buyers to choose from, so the development can be suited to individuals, families, first-time buyers, and those looking to downsize. Each home benefits from garages, car ports or allocated parking, as well as high-quality internal features including high specification kitchens with appliances and large windows allowing for excellent natural light. Help to Buy is available on selected plots. Prices start at £340,000.

The GroveThe Grove

Haddenham is one of the largest villages in England which features charming Wichert cottages, artisan shops and cafes, as well as pubs and restaurants. Perfect for families, Haddenham has a range of local schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, all within a short drive. The Buckinghamshire countryside offers a range of nature trails, rolling hills, canals, and cycle paths with views of the Chiltern Hills and local villages. Excellent transport links are available with Haddenham and Thame Parkway railway station just a 15-minute walk away, which has services to London Marylebone in 46 minutes and Oxford in 29 minutes. Road links offer direct access onto the M40 in just 8 miles at junction 8A Oxford.

Find out more at www.dandara.com.

For buyers looking to secure a home with open space on the doorstep, David Wilson Homes’ Lavendon Fields could be the choice, as 44% of the site will not be built on, offering extensive green space, but with the convenience of proximity to the town centre and highly rated schools

Located in Olney, in the centre of a Milton Keynes-Bedford-Northampton, there are current four homes for sale with four or five bedrooms, priced from £482,495 to £729,995. A couple are still available with Help to Buy, if reserved by 30 November. These include the ‘Shenton Special’ at £482,495, featuring an open-plan kitchen/dining/family area with French doors onto the garden, bay-fronted lounge , three double bedrooms (one with en suite), a home office/fourth bedroom and separate bathroom. This comes with upgraded kitchen with integrated appliances worth £4,030, a single garage and private driveway with parking for two cars.

Lavendon FieldsLavendon Fields

Top of the range right now is the five-bedroom ‘Manning’ at £729,995. It’s a very spacious house with a kitchen/breakfast family room and separate lounge both with French doors to the south-facing garden, a utility/boot room, dining room and downstairs study. Upstairs, in addition to the four-piece family bathroom are four double bedrooms (two with en suite bathroom/shower room) and a single room. This home has a detached double garage and private driveway with parking for four cars.

In the hamlet of Longwick, a few miles south of Aylesbury, on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, just one home remains for sales at the exclusive development from Rectory, called The Pastures. In all, it comprises just nine family homes, and the last one available in ‘The Padbury’, a four-bedroom detached house with double garage.

The PasturesThe Pastures

With a living space of over 1,800 sq ft, this home has a sizeable, triple-aspect open-plan kitchen/dining/family room with the benefit of a separate utility room. There are French doors to the rear garden from this room, as well as the separate living room. Upstairs, the principal bedroom has a luxurious en suite with both a bath and a shower, and there is also abundant fitted wardrobe space. The other three bedrooms are all doubles, with an en suite to bedroom two. There’s also a family bathroom. This home is priced at £750,000.

Longwick is just north-west of the market town of Princes Risborough, which provides shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants, and is surrounded by countryside, spectacular views and historic landmarks. Monks Risborough railway station, with regular trains into London Maryleboneis, is located l=just over a mile away.

Find out more at www.rectory.co.uk.


Case study

Recently moving from renting a one-bedroom home in Hemel Hempstead, Jade and partner Gemma have made friends, old and new as they embrace a slice of rural community living as the first residents to move into David Wilson Homes’ Orchard Green development at Kingsbrook in Aylesbury.

Jade, a corporate sales manager, said: “We’re so excited to be part of an inclusive community with a countryside feel. The house is huge compared to the property we were living in whilst saving. We can finally call our house, home.”

Buying off-plan, the couple made their decision quickly after viewing the show home. Jade added: “We saw the show home and instantly fell in love. We knew that was the home type for us, we loved the layout and now we’re settled in and everything is decorated, we’re pleased we made the right choice.

Gemma and Jade“The space and the layout of the development is brilliant, we’ve been looking towards getting a big dog, potentially a Husky or a grey Labrador, as the next step to settling into our new home. We can’t wait to explore the open countryside and Nature Reserve once they’re completed.”

“We joined the community Facebook page as soon as we moved in. It wasn’t long before we realized Gemma’s friend from Watford was living in the house opposite! We had no idea until we had already moved in.”

Karly Williams, sales director at David Wilson Homes North Thames, said: “The devoted and inclusive community that is starting to develop at Kingsbrook is just the icing on the cake, for such an incredible development. With a dedicated residents association and the inception of a new parish council expected very soon, Kingsbrook has proven itself as a successful, standalone community that’s only set to grow.”

Find out more about David Wilson Homes Orchard Green @ Kingsbrook.


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