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This Week's News in Brief - New Homes Launches, Events and Offers 

Posted 14 February 2019 by Keith Osborne

Take a look at some of the very latest launches, events and special offers at new homes developments across Britain...

As our latest report shows, house-hunters across Britain looking for every type of new home will find a host of launches, events and special offers at developments from national and regional housebuilders...



First-time buyer ‘extras’ from Larkfleet – Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes and its sister brand Allison Homes have launched a new package of ‘extras’ for first-time buyers, valid across a range of developments in the region. It aims to give them a chance to personalise their home as well as taking away some of the worry and hassle of guying one for the first time. The offer provdes super-fast broadband, 43" LG 4K Ultra HD television, Echo Plus 2 – Alexa, a choice of paint colours; washer/dryer, legal fees paid, a choice of carpets/vinyl, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and USB sockets in several rooms. The company also provides support and advice from finding a house and a mortgage to moving in. Example developments where this offer is running are Nettleham Chase in Nettleham, Lincolnshire, Farriers Reach in Oakham, Rutland and Oakley Rise in Corby, Northamptonshire. Find out more about Larkfleet Homes and Allison Homes 

Launch event this weekend for Leicestershire development – Westleigh is unveiling a brand new development in of Stanton under Bardon, Leicestershire at a special Valentine-themed event this weekend, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February. Anyone visiting the collection of three- and four-bedroom homes at Stanton Meadows (priced from £214,950 and £305,950 respectively) can see the three-bedroom ‘Drayton’ show home, as well as being treated to an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. Help to Buy is available here. Find out more at visit www.westleigh.co.uk 

Just four homes left at Chapel-en-le-Frith development – Lovell has just four homes remaining for sale at The Coppice, its development in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire. Buyers will be entitled to £5,000 towards their moving costs, which can include solicitor’s fees, an amount towards the deposit and much more, if they reserve before Thursday 28 February. Homes will be available to move into for the spring, with free fitted flooring throughout. The homes for sale are a five-bedroom ‘ Owlbrook’, a four-bedroom ‘Kirkland’ and two of the ‘Furlow’ house type. These remaining properties are priced from £309,995, and can be purchased using Help to Buy. Find out more at www.lovell.co.uk



Help to Buy event in Bexhill-on-Sea – David Wilson Homes will hosting a Help to Buy event at its Rosewood Park development in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex this Saturday 16 February. From 11.00am to 4.00pm, anyone considering a home in this coastal town can visit the marketing suite to speak to a specialist on the government-backed equity loan scheme. Three show homes will also be open to offer buyers a first-hand look at the kind of layout and specification they can expect. The development comprises one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as three- and four-bedroom family homes, with prices starting from £172,995. Find out more about Rosewood Park from David Wilson Homes 

Open Day at Surrey development this weekend – From noon to 4.00pm this Saturday 16 February, developer London Square is hosting an Open Day at its scheme in Tadworth, Surrey. As well as a chance to speak to the sales team, visitors will be offered cheeses, breads and delicatessen and the chance to view the show homes. Two-bedroom apartments at London Square Tadworth Gardens start at £369,950, with three-bedroom houses starting from £549,950. Help to Buy is available on selected plots. Anyone reserving at the Open Day will receive a Eurostar gift voucher worth £2,000. Find out more at www.londonsquare.co.uk 

Special offer on brand new cottage in Kent – Millwood Designer Homes has a special offer on ‘Chevening Cottage’ at its Windsor Meadow development in Marden, Kent. This four-bedroom property is the housebuilder’s current Home of the Month and is ready to move into. It now comes complete with £20,000-worth of John Lewis & Partners furniture and £5,000 gift card to spend. The package includes dining table and chairs, a large three-seater sofa set, coffee tables, a double bed and an extensive variety of accessories. The property is currently priced at £539,950. Find out more at www.millwooddesignerhomes.co.uk 

Over half the units already sold at landmark Reading development – CNM Estates has announced that over 50% of apartments at its Verto development in Reading have been sold, with over half of them going to first-time buyers. This is an 18-storey, mixed-use development on King’s Road with views of the River Kennet with a variety of one-, teo- and three-bedroom apartments and a limited number of penthouses. It also has three landscaped roof gardens. The remaining apartments are priced from £270,000, with the Help to Buy available. Find out more at joint agents Haslams on 01189 601010 or [email protected] 

First-time buyers attracted to Borough Green site – Having the option of Help to Buy has attracted first-time buyers to Pearsall Place in Borough Green, Kent. The Fernham Homes development has a wide range of homes with from two to five bedrooms, with the remaining homes on its final phase priced from £299,999. They mix external design based on the local vernacular with the latest interior features, with some even boasting underfloor heating on selected homes. The home is a short walk from shops, schools, amenities and Borough Green station. The marketing suite is open Friday to Monday, from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Find out more at [email protected] 

Show home unveiled at Ewhurst – Surrey house-hunters now have a new show house to view, with Millwood Designer Homes just opening one at Cherry Tree Lane in Ewhurst. Designed by Vogue Interiors, the ‘Goring’ is a spacious four-bedroom family property with landscaped garden and double garage. It has an open-plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, utility room, separate dining room, drawing room with Inglenook, private study and cloakroom. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have en suite and fitted wardrobes and there’s a family bathroom. The development offers one- to five-bedroom homes, and prices currently start at £320,000, with an option of Help to Buy on selected homes. Find out more at www.millwooddesignerhomes.co.uk

85% sold at Rainham development – Redrow has sold 85% of the homes at its Manor Park development in Rainham, Kent, with many units going to first-time and young buyers. Just 20 homes remain for sale there, a selection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes properties. Examples are the five-bedroom, three-storey ‘Highgate 5’ from its Heritage Collection of designs, another the two-bedroom ‘Stratford Lifestyle’ from its Lifestyle range. All remaining homes will be completed by this autumn. Rainham is well located for the M2 and A2 as well as High Speed rail services from its station. The remaining homes at Manor Park start at £364,995, with Help to Buy available on selected plots priced under £600,000. Find out more at www.redrow.co.uk 


Part Exchange event in Chigwell on Saturday – From 11.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 16 February, house-hunters in Essex are invited to a special Part Exchange event at London Square Chigwell Village. Anyone with a home to sell in order to move into one of the four- and five-bedroom homes at this private, gated development can talk to the sales advisors about eliminating the ‘property chain’ with London Square buying their old home, saving hassle and estate agent fees. These homes are set in landscaped grounds walking distance of independent Chigwell School and highly rated state primary and secondary schools. One example of the remaining homes at this popular site is the ‘Coleridge’ four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, priced at £1.22m. Find out more at www.londonsquare.co.uk 

First-time buyer weekend in Suffolk – Persimmon Homes is welcoming first-time buyers to its Persimmon Grange development in Framlingham, Suffolk this weekend, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February. In addition to the opportunity to speak team about all their options for buying a new home, including using the Help to Buy scheme, there’s a mortgage advisor on hand and the housebuilder is also offering some added extras for people reserving their new home over the weekend: carpets and vinyl flooring, a wardrobe fitted in the master bedroom and turf to the rear garden all at no extra cost. The development has a collection of three- and four-bedroom family homes available, priced from £209,995. Find out more at www.persimmonhomes.com 

Site now open in Thorpe-le-Soken – Bellway has just opened up its Henderson Park development, taking shape on Landermere Road, to the north-east of the Essex village of Thorpe-le-Soken. There’s now an opportunity to take a close look at what it offers, with a sales centre, fully decorated show home and unfurnished view home to represent the 98 two- to four-bedroom properties coming to the development. The development is now open from Thursday to Monday, 10.00am to 5.00pm. Find out more at bellway.co.uk 

Launch of new homes in Harlow this weekend – Saturday 16 February sees the launch of Base, a new collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, and three and four-bedroom houses at the growing Newhall neighbourhood being built by Countryside, which will deliver around 700 homes across eight phases. Harlow Town station is just a ten-minute drive away from these new homes. Most of these new properties have an open-plan layout, en suite master bedroom, private garden/terrace/balcony and allocated parking. Prices at Base at Newhall start from £230,000. Help to Buy is available. Find out more at www.countrysideproperties.com 


Homebuyer event at Mill Hill development this weekend – House-hunters wanting to know more about how Taylor Wimpey’s Part Exchange and easymover purchase assistance schemes work are invited to a special event at the housebuilder’s Millbrook Park development in Mill Hill this Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February. There is currently a range of two-bedroom apartments and three-, four- and five- bedroom houses available there, priced from £730,000. The Part Exchange and easymover event will be held at the development’s sales and information centre between 10.00am and 5.30pm. Find out more at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk 



Unveiling of new homes in Herefordshire – Elevate Property Group has announced the planned completion of its 18 new homes at Alban House in Hereford and invited interested buyers to buy off-plan now, with a high level of interest already in the development. With completion set for November this year, the scheme will benefit from the restored facade of the building fire-ravaged in 2010. There is a choice of seven one-bedroom apartments, seven two-bedroom apartments, three two-bedroom penthouses and a two-bedroom cottage in the courtyard. Find out more at www.elevatepropertygroup.co.uk 


Sales milestones reached at three sites – The West division of leading Scottish housebuilder CALA Homes has announced a strong start to the year in sales at three of its sites, which have all reach milestones in the first few weeks of 2019. Lethame Green in Strathaven now has 50% of its 53 four- and five-bedroom detached family homes sold; 75% of units at the luxury Dullatur Greens development in Cumbernauld, which has 12 different house types, are now reserved; and Kinnaird Oaks in Larbert is also now three-quarters sold. Find out more at www.cala.co.uk 

Early Bird option at Stoneywood site – Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has an ‘Early Bird’ offer on new homes at its Carrongrove House development, Carrongrove House  in Stoneywood, Falkirk. Buyers who want to secure the property they want can choose between one- and two-bedroom apartments and duplexes at the development, which is transforming a B-listed mansion house from the 1860s. The development will retain and recreate period features, with Gothic-arched sash-and-case windows, high ceilings and large, graceful rooms– complemented by the very best contemporary design and luxury finishes. Prices on application. Find out more at www.macmic.co.uk



New view home launches in Chippenham this Saturday – Barratt Homes is unveiling a new show home at its Birds Marsh View development in Chippenham, Wiltshire on Saturday 16 February. As a bonus, anyone reserving a property that day gets free flooring. The view home is a four-bedroom semi-detached ‘Kingsley’ house type, with open-plan kitchen/dining room separate utility room, lounge, two double bedrooms and two single bedrooms. It is priced from £334,995. Birds Marsh View is a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes. Find out more about Birds Marsh View from Barratt Homes 

Reserve off-plan at Tavistock development – David Wilson Homes as released the first homes at its Embden Grange development in Tavistock, Devon, and buyers can reserve the one they want off-plan through local agents Abode. The development is bringing three-, four- and five-bedroom homes to the site, close to local shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and well placed for Plymouth and areas such as Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley. Prices on application. Find out more about Embden Grange from David Wilson Homes

‘Move for Free’ incentive at Christchurch age-exclusive development – Platinum Skies is offering an opportunity for buyers to ‘Move For Free’ for the last two properties at Monterey, its development for over-55s in Christchurch, Dorset. These remaining apartments are available through the developer’s part-buy/part-rent scheme, prices start from £132,500 for a 50% share of a one-bedroom apartment (based on a full market value of £265,000). Find out more at www.platinumskies.co.uk  

First phase launched at Salisbury retirement development – Platinum Skies has just launched the first homes at Chapters, its latest retirement development, situated in the Wiltshire city of Salisbury. Located in the grounds of the grade II-listed, 19th Century Finch House and close to Salisbury station, this 197-unit development offers apartments, cottages and larger houses and has an on-site bistro, activity suite, treatment rooms and private lounge areas. Prices here start from £112,500 for a 50% share of a one-bedroom home (based on a full market value of £225,000). Find out more at  [email protected] or www.platinumskies.co.uk 

Open Weekend at Gloucestershire scheme – Newland Homes is hosting a chance for house-hunters to ‘fall in love’ with its choice of remaining homes at the Twyning Green development in Twyning, near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, this Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February. The ‘Hanborough’ has four double and one single bedroom (or potential study), the master bedroom double walk-in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. It also has a kitchen/breakfast room with conservatory area and separate utility room, a sitting room and separate dining room. The four-bedroom ‘Winchcombe’ is a detached home with similar features. This week, the housebuilder is offering stamp duty contributions and flooring included. Find out more at www.newlandhomes.co.uk 

Cornish site popular with buyers – Wainhomes has found the local property market and value-for-money of the village of Probus compared to other places in the  area a major draw for property buyers in Cornwall. Its Tregony View development is on the outskirts of the village and has a four-bedroom show house, ‘The Davy’, priced at £345,995 to show the specification that purchasers can expect. These homes are six miles away from Truro. Prices start at £255,950 for the remaining two-, three- and four-bedroom houses. Find out more at www.wainhomes.net 



Final two properties at Abergavenny development – Edenstone Homes has just two unsold homes at its gated Wedgwood Park development in Abergavenny, which combines the conversion of the former Mansion House to apartments and a selection of new build homes, all set within gardens exclusive to residents. The final homes available are a three-bedroom detached ‘Earlswood’, priced at £360,000 and a four-bedroom detached ‘Bonvilston’, priced at £415,000. Find out more at edenstonehomes.com 

New show home in Dinas Powys – Edenstone Homes has unveiled a new show house at The Woodlands, its development of three- and four-bedroom properties in Dinas Powys, where it has recently released the first phase. It’s a four-bedroom ‘Farnham’ house type, fully decorated and furnished, which as an open-plan kitchen/dining/family room, separate lounge, utility room, and the master bedroom has an en suite and dressing area. Prices currently start from £330,000 for a three-bedroom detached ‘Broughton’, and from £355,000 for a four-bedroom detached ‘Carcroft’. The show home is open daily from 10.30am to 5.00pm. Find out more at edenstonehomes.com 

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