News in Brief from The New Homes Scene, Week 21 2018

Posted 24 May 2018 by Keith Osborne

The latest look at launches, events and special offers for house-hunters at new homes developments all over the country...

As we head to another bank holiday weekend, now is a great time for anyone considering a brand new home to make the most of the opportunity to look at the latest launches, events and special offers at developments across the country...


New package deal for buyers at Rushden site

For buyers looking for a home in the East Midlands, a new package being offered at Crispin Gardens in Rushden, Northamptonshire by Kier Living Eastern may be the deal they need to secure the home they really want.

This offer for buyers of two- and three bedroom apartments and duplexes is available for a limited period on selected plots, to give the chance to move into a new homes complete with furniture, and may include a contribution to legal costs and stamp duty as well as flooring and curtains. Furthermore, there may also be the chance to purchase through Help to Buy or Part Exchange.

Kier Living Eastern’s sales and marketing director David Thomas says: “This is our ultimate package deal on selected plots at Crispin Gardens. With furniture packs for every room, as well as flooring and curtains, all our buyers have to do is turn up, put their clothes in the wardrobe and plug in their own television!”

Prices start from £160,000 for a two-bedroom apartment, with a three-bedroom duplex garden apartment starting at £325,000. The marketing suite is open seven days a week from 10.00am to 5.00pm.


Special offer on home at Lancashire development

The PasturesHousebuilder Rowland Homes is presenting house-hunters in the North West with a special offer on one of the homes at its development The Pastures in Wesham, located about seven miles east of Blackpool.

Plot 251 is a ‘Wallingford’ five-bedroom house type, with lots of space across three storeys and with a double garage. Priced at £399,995 and available with Part Exchange to avoid the unknowns of the property chain, this home comes with additional benefits for anyone reserving it right now: flooring, blinds and light fittings, an alarm, turf and fencing, and £10,000 paid towards stamp duty paid.

Stephen Grant, sales and marketing director for Rowland Homes, says: “The 'Wallingford' has to be seen to fully appreciate the space that’s on offer and with this fantastic deal and Part Exchange available now’s the ideal time to buy.”

The Pastures is located just minutes away from the M55, with easy access to Preston and from there, north to Lancaster and the Lake District, and south to Liverpool and Manchester.

Find out more about The Pastures from Rowland Homes 


New phase opens at Berkshire development his weekend

Saturday 26 May sees the launch of the latest phase of homes at Green Park Village, the large-scale development underway on the edge of Reading, located at the heart of the Village, and just a short walk to the planned primary school.

Lakeside Gardens, set in a peaceful location close to the Lake, features New England-inspired three- and four-bedroom townhouses together with two-bedroom coach houses. Common to each is the design of a flexible layout to suit a range of buyers, such as open-plan kitchen/diner/living room, and an impressive standard of fittings and fixtures throughout. The homes at Lakeside Gardens are priced from £395,000 for a two-bedroom coach house and £485,000 for a three-bedroom house.

Deana Everingham, sales and marketing director for developer St Edward, says: “Green Park is a brand new destination in Reading set around a beautiful lake, set amongst 60 acres of parkland. Featuring a wide range of New England-inspired homes, our key objective for this development is to create a sustainable community. The lakeside village benefits from a central market square with a proposed café, a planned primary school, community hall, trim trails, picnic areas, and water platforms, all designed to help foster community life.”

With a new station planned to link the Village to Reading and the Crossrail route that will be launched next year to the west of London, the residents of this development also have access to an existing day care nursery and a gym with swimming pool at the neighbouring Green Park business park.

Find out more about Green Park Village from St Edward 


A busy weekend ahead at Lovell Homes sites in Wales

Oakfield Grange​The sales teams at two Welsh Lovell Homes developments have a busy weekend ahead, with two show homes being unveiled at one, and a first-time buyer event taking place at another.

In Cwmbran, just north of Newport, Oakfield Grange will have not one but two new show homes from Saturday 26 May as the company unveils professional decorated three- and four-bedroom homes to house-hunters. On Saturday and Monday, visitors to the site can also find out about Help to Buy Wales and see an independent financial advisor (IFA) on site. On Sunday, the IFA is at The Mill in Cardiff, where the housebuilder hosts a first-time buyers’ event all weekend. Buyers can also find out about purchase assistance schemes and more details on the homes there, with one-bedroom properties starting at £138,000 and two-bedroom units from £172,000.

“Visiting our show homes will enable buyers to fully appreciate the tremendous lifestyle that could be theirs with one of our new homes at Oakfield Grange,” says Lovell regional sales director Julie Bowen. “Homebuyers can also find out how to make their home move more affordable by talking to our independent financial advisor and our experienced sales team. You will need to be quick to secure one of these fast-selling homes.”

She adds: “We would encourage anyone looking to take their first step onto the property ladder to come and find out more about making homeownership a reality. Visitors can also explore our stunning two-bed show apartment for a close-up look at the build quality and finishing of these stylish homes.”

Find out more about The Mill at


Shared Ownership homes for sale in Enfield

A range of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes are now available to purchase via Shared Ownership on a new development from Notting Hill Sales in Enfield, north London, which require a deposit far smaller than that required to buy an equivalent property outright.

Buyers at Broomfield can start with between a 25% and 40% share of a new home, with rent payable on the remainder at less than the market rate. Over time, they can purchase further shares as they can afford them, up to a maximum of 100% of their home. On the current release of homes, prices for a three-bedroom apartment start at £128,750 based on a 25% share of the full market value of £515,000, with a four-bedroom duplex starting from £158,750 based on a 25% share (based on a full market value of £635,000).

Jenny Murphy, head of sales and marketing at Notting Hill Sales, says: “The homes at Broomfield have been thoughtfully designed to accommodate a variety of buyers. With the Shared Ownership scheme available, the homes are especially ideal for those ‘middle-movers’ wanting to purchase a larger home but still feel outpriced in today’s market. Each property enjoys its own private outdoor space and bright open-plan living and dining areas that are great for entertaining or spending time together but also offer that element of privacy. Residents also have access to a bespoke shared outdoor courtyard, perfect for spending time relaxing in and a secure environment for children to enjoy being outdoor.”

Though coming with bicycle storage and off-street parking, the development is located within walking distance of a variety of local amenities and leisure activities. It is also within easy reach of a number of transport links, such as Tube stations at Bounds Green (Zone 3) and Arnos Grove (Zone 4) and the railway station of Bowes Park, which together provide a range of routes to the centre of the capital in as little as 20 minutes.

Find out about a range of Notting Hill Sales developments


New homes in Newton Mearns announce by David Wilson Homes

Mallets RiseAnyone planning to find a new home close to Glasgow will be pleased to hear that David Wilson Homes will be launching a new development in Newton Mearns towards the end of the year.

The housebuilder, part of the five-star rated Barratt Developments has announced its plans for Mallets Rise, which will offer a selection of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes.

Estelle Sykes, sales director for David Wilson Homes, says: “Newton Mearns has long been known as one of Scotland’s most sought after residential areas, making it the perfect location for a new luxury development. House-hunters in East Renfrewshire will be delighted with the attention to detail we have included in the homes, the community and the landscaping – no detail has been left untouched.”

Newton Mearns is on the southern fringes of Glasgow close to the M77 and rail links. It is also well placed for access to Glasgow and Prestwick airports, as well as the west coast and some famous golf courses, such as Troon and Turnberry.

Find out more about David Wilson Homes’ current developments


Special offer at Matlock development

William Davis Homes is reporting a great deal of buyer interest in its Treetops development in Matlock, the county town of Derbyshire, with a number of sales already at the scheme, which is located in an elevated position on the edge of the Peak District.

Treetops is a collection of two- to five-bedroom homes and between its 14 bespoke designs and layouts and its scenic views and proximity to the National Park, has attracted a great deal of East Midlands buyers’ interest. House-hunters can visit the site daily from 11.00am to 5.00pm to take a look at the ‘Chatsworth’ and ‘Longford’ show homes. Help to Buy and Part Exchange schemes are available, and there’s a special offer for reservations before 31 May, with the housebuilder offering a £1,000 John Lewis voucher as a bonus.

“The response to Treetops has been exceptional and homes are selling rapidly,” says sales consultant, Stephanie Holland. “We’ve taken several reservations for premium position properties, welcomed returning customers ready to purchase their next William Davis home and helped those interested in buying more than one home on the development!”. Senior sales Sally Brookes adds: “With new properties being released regularly to keep up with the extraordinary demand at Treetops, we’re encouraging all those considering making a move to Matlock not to miss out, and benefit from the added opportunity to make their new home even more distinctive with their choice of John Lewis products.

Current availability includes two-bedroom, semi-detached homes from £197,000, four-bedroom detached executive homes from £350,000 and three-storey, five-bedroom family homes from £550,000.

Find out more at


Show home and marketing suite opens in Bath

Hope HouseA luxury development in historic Bath, which has already seen serious interest from buyers and had a number of plots secured off-plan, has now opened its marketing suite and show home.

Hope House is an Acorn Property Group led development in partnership with Galliard Homes. It will bring 58 one- to four-bedroom apartments and townhouses, combining the conversion of the Hope House Grade II listed building with a collection of sympathetically designed new build homes, all with a high specification. The development is nestled within six acres of private parkland and comes complete with private tennis court, undercroft parking, lift access and a concierge service. Residents will also benefit from impressive views across the city.

Robin Squire, regional managing director of Acorn Bristol, says: “Hope House offers an exemplary standard of living in a highly sought-after location. Perfect for professionals, couples or those looking to downsize, with all the amenities of Bath’s thriving city life right on your doorstep. This development is proving hugely popular with several properties already sold off-plan.”

The current release of homes at Hope House ranges from £340,000 to £1.75m.

Find out more at


First-time buyer event at Cheshire development this weekend

Elan Homes is welcoming first-time buyers to a special event at its Westminster Place development near Chester this weekend, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May, where they can speak to a team of experts to talk them through the homebuying process.

The event sees independent financial advisors from RSC on hand to speak to potential buyers about what they can afford, representatives from Help to Buy agent Plus Dane to talk through the government backed scheme, and the Elan sales team present to talk through the homes currently on sale there. The homes five remaining homes available at Westmonster Place are stamp duty exempt for first-time buyers, with three- and four-bedroom designs priced from £279,995.

Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, says: “Understanding mortgage rates and which mortgage product or lender is right for you can be confusing, particularly if you’re a first time buyer. We want to arm our customers with enough knowledge to empower them to be able to buy their first home. We’re offering a one-stop shop at Westminster Place with experts who can assess visitors’ finances and the level of deposit they would need to secure a home here; if they will pay stamp duty and explain how Help to Buy works and strip down the buying process to make it simple and straightforward.”

There’s currently a special offer for buyers, too: subject to plot, buyers could be in line for further savings as Elan is offering to include carpets and vinyl flooring, plus turf to rear garden and £1,000 towards legal fees, while for anyone reserving at this weekend’s event, Elan will also include an Alexa voice service to play music, make calls, set alarms, check your calendar, manage to-do and shopping lists and more.

Find out more at


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