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A Very Active New Homes Market In Sought-After Surrey

Posted 5 February 2021 by Keith Osborne

We round up some of the latest news and information from the new homes market for house-hunters across Surrey...

Surrey has great renown as a place to live, with some of the Homes Counties’ most prestigious private estates in addition to successful towns, beautiful villages and some exceptional countryside. All this combined with excellent transport connections, even from some of its more remote locations.

The WhatHouse? Team has gathered some information and the latest news on current and upcoming new homes across Surrey.

A survey by Compare My Move revealed Guildford, located only a 35-minute train ride from London, has been named the best place in the country for city dwellers to relocate to, taking into account the average house price, median salary, download speed and the annual average hours of sunlight. The findings have been welcomed by Clearview Developments, where 50% of its Bargate House scheme has been sold within a time frame of only two weeks, whilst offers on others leaving only one unit left for sale.

Bargate HouseBargate House

Jason Tema, director at Clearview Developments commented: “The demand for our Guildford project has been overwhelming. Although we have always witnessed a high demand from house hunters, we can see that the market has become extremely competitive due to an increasing number of city dwellers looking to relocate. In addition, we have noted a stark increase in savvy investors who are shifting their focus from investment properties in London to the regional housing markets such as Surrey.”

The final unit available here is Plot 1, a three-bedroom apartment with office space. It has three en suites, two of the bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes and one comes with a fitted wardrobe. There’s also a cloakroom, open-plan living area, allocated parking and access to a communal garden.

Find out more about Bargate House from Clearview Developments.

London Square has announced a special offer worth thousands of pounds at its apartment development in Staines-upon-Thames. The multi-award-winning developer will pay the mortgage for a year for buyers of the final one- and two-bedroom apartments, all ready to move into. These feature an excellent specification, with generous open-plan living areas opening onto a private balcony. Prices start from £325,000. Purchasers who complete by 26 March will have their mortgage paid for the next 12 months.

London Square Staines Upon ThamesLondon Square Staines Upon Thames

Now over 95%, London Square Staines Upon Thames is a £120m development, with beautifully landscaped private communal gardens and roof terraces, 24 hour concierge and a residents' gym. The scheme is in a high street location, close to shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs, with a four-minute walk to Staines station, and a 35-minute commute to London Waterloo. There are picturesque riverside paths for running and walking, and historic Runnymede and Windsor Great Park are close by. Find out more about London Square Staines Upon Thames.

Crest Nicholson is preparing a brand new development for launch in Godalming in April 2021. Situated on the banks of the River Wey, Catteshall Court will comprise one- and two-bedroom apartments (all with their own balcony), and two-, three- and four-bedroom houses. The first phase of this project will consist of 80 properties, with works underway and the first completions expected in July 2021. The whole development is scheduled to complete by July 2023.

These homes are a 15-minute walk from Godalming town centre and high street. For families with children, there is also a variety of schools and nurseries nearby including Godalming College and Busbridge Infant School, both rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Catteshall CourtCatteshall Court

Eileen Guihen, sales and marketing director at Crest Nicholson South, commented: “We are so excited to launch this striking collection of homes at Catteshall Court. There really will be something for everyone, at every stage of their lives. Boasting a fantastic central position to Godalming, and with so many amenities and such a beautiful countryside nearby to explore, we’re expecting lots of interest in the development so would encourage potential purchases to register their interest as soon as possible.”

Prices at Catteshall Court are expected to start at £260,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and £510,000 for a three bedroom house. Select homes will be available to purchase through the government’s new Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, or Crest Nicholson’s Part Exchange and SmoothMove schemes. Find out more about current Crest Nicholson developments in Surrey.

This month, St William unveils Courtyard Gardens, a new gated development in the heart of Oxted, where selected properties will be available via the re-launched Help To Buy initiative. New builds are a rarity in this charming country village nestled at the foot of the North Downs but with speedy rail services into London.

Courtyard GardensCourtyard Gardens

Each apartment also benefits from private outside space, whether that be in the form of a balcony or roof terrace. The homes are located in a secluded position moments from Oxted high street and set around private central gardens, and a short walk from the railway station. Once complete, Courtyard Gardens will deliver 111 residences.

Prices for a two-bedroom apartment at Courtyard Gardens start at £437,000, with Help to Buy available on selected plots. Find out more about Courtyard Gardens from St William.

There’s an opportunity to get on the property ladder via Shared Ownership at Ascot House in Staines upon Thames, a development by Clarion Housing. Situated in a prime position, the studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments have been designed to maximize the space, with flexible open-plan interiors, high-end integrated appliances and private outside space for every home in the form of a balcony or terrace.

Ascot HouseAscot House

Staines offers a plethora of amenities to explore including a bustling shopping hub alongside quieter pockets of green and Thameside paths and cycle routes. Ascot House is a four-minute walk to Staines station, offering a 35-minute commute to Waterloo.

Prices start at £76,250 for a 25% share of a studio apartment (full market value £305,000). Find out more at www.ascothousestaines.co.uk or 0333 3638269.

Thanks to the period drama Bridgerton on Netflix, there’s been a surge of interest in the grand Regency architecture of the buildings featured in it.

Magna Carta Park, from residential developer Royalton Residences, is 57 homes set on an exclusive, 57-acre private estate of woodland and landscaped gardens in the heart of Surrey, close to the site of the eponymous King John treaty. Comprising 23 houses, 10 townhouses and 24 apartments across three mansion blocks, the properties range from one-bedroom apartments of 1,141 sq ft to five-bedroom houses with over 4,495 sq ft of living space. The luxurious development has been achieved via the partnership of celebrated architect Julian Bicknell and Associates and prestigious interior designer, Louise Bradley.

Magna Carta ParkMagna Carta Park

A significant amount of the architectural design embraces the Regency period and would be an ideal abode for a Bridgerton or Featherington. The clean, stuccoed fashion of this era is seen across the development and adds a sense of luxury to the homes. Furthermore, the layouts have been arranged to provide each household with beautiful views over the estate, as well as access to large areas of garden or private terraces that lead onto the expansive English countryside. The Magna Carta Park estate enjoys sweeping views over Windsor, with a picture-frame view of Windsor Castle and the Long Walk from the Great Lawn at the centre of the development. Prices range from £1million to £4.5million. Find out more at magnacartapark.com.

With the proximity of green spaces becoming increasingly important to many house-hunters, Epsom Reach from Shanly Homes offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments which could be ideal for first-time buyers and downsizers, within easy reach of Epsom town centre and surrounding rolling fields, a famous racecourse, recreation grounds and numerous parks.

Greg Kaye, head of sales at Shanly Homes comments: “Residents at Epsom Reach will benefit from apartments that have been completed to a high specification and with flexible layouts that lend themselves to home working, whilst still providing plenty of space to unwind. Epsom Reach is well positioned for residents to take full advantage of the superb range of green space not far from home.”

Epsom ReachEpsom Reach

Those who do have to commuters have a host of services to use from Epsom station, under a 15-minute walk from Epsom Reach, providing residents with mainline train connections to London Waterloo, London Bridge, London Victoria and Guildford. The M25 is approximately nine minutes away.

Prices at Epsom Reach start from £330,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, £399,950 for a two-bedroom apartment and £495,000 for a three-bedroom apartment. A show apartment is available to view by appointment. Find out more at www.shanlyhomes.com.


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