News in Brief from The New Homes Scene, Week 26 2018

Posted 28 June 2018 by Helen Christie

The weekly round up of launches, homebuyer events and special offers around the UK from the WhatHouse? team...

This weekend is another busy one with launches and special events taking place at new homes developments across the country, giving serious house-hunters an opportunity to look at the properties and perhaps take advantage of a current special offer.

New CALA show home now open in Bampton

Oakwood Gate (CALA Homes)CALA Homes has unveiled a new show home at its Oakwood Gate development in Bampton in Oxfordshire. The four-bedroom show home, The Nessvale has been designed by Claire Edge at Claude Hooper Interiors, who wanted to keep the property in-keeping with the surrounding Cotswold countryside.

Helen Colman, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (Chiltern), says: “This stunning new show home marks a significant stage in our newest phase of homes at Oakwood Gate, and we are thrilled to give potential buyers the opportunity to see into another beautiful show home on this development. The interior design perfectly reflects the aspirational lifestyle on offer in Bampton, as well as the light and spacious interiors we are synonymous with at CALA.

“I would urge anyone interested in one of our homes to visit the sales and marketing suite to speak to the sales team who are always on hand to give you more information about the properties available and the incentives on offer to help get you moving this summer.”

Bamton offers a variety of amenities, with cafes and bistros just a short walk away. There are extensive spots facilities, and the village is widely recognised as the fictional village of Downton.

For further information or to enquire about the properties available at Oakwood Gate, visit the marketing suite and show homes open daily from 10am to 5pm, call 01993 627 480.

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Bedfordshire homes available for reservation

Located in the popular Bedfordshire village of Houghton Conquest is Meadow Croft by Kier Living Eastern. The housebuilder has announced that homes are now available to reserve at the development. A collection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes are on offer, many of which are available to purchase using the government-backed Help to Buy scheme and Part Exchange.

David Thomas, sales and marketing director at Kier Living Eastern, says: “With countryside views, a peaceful rural setting and good access to neighbouring towns, Meadow Croft is already proving popular. We have three beautiful show homes to view, so visitors can easily see the lifestyle on offer."

There are also two-bedroom bungalows available at the development which could be ideal for those looking to downsize.

Prices for two-bedroom homes start from £325,000.

Boutique development from Network Homes launches in Ware

Hornbeam Court (Network Homes)Network Homes has launched a boutique development comprising 11 three- and four-bedroom semi-detached houses, available for sale in Ware, Hertfordshire.

Hornbeam Court is located with landscape grounds, and each house has a private garden, shed and allocated parking. Residents will be able to enjoy the best of both town and country, with beautiful Hertfordshire countryside on the doorstep. There are excellent local schools, country parks and plenty of sports and leisure facilities. Ware station is just 15 minutes from the development, and trains run direct to London Liverpool Street.

Lisa Ley, head of sales at Network Homes says: “Hornbeam Court is a brilliant development that has it all including style and location. Good schools and great local amenities make these homes an excellent lifestyle choice for buyers.”

Prices start from £499,000 and Help to Buy is available. 

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New riverside development from Bellway Homes launches

Ideally located along the River Thames, The River Gardens from Bellway Homes has launched in Greenwich. Research from The Canal & River Trust suggests that living in a property near the water has the potential to improve your mental health.

Ideal for first-time buyers and commuters, the development is a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, 39 of which will be available using the Help to Buy scheme. Properties feature modern bathroom suits, balconies and integrated appliances, and residents will benefit from a private gym, swimming pool, games court and concierge service.

Emma Denton, sales director designate at Bellway Homes, says: “The River Gardens is set in a beautiful location overlooking the Thames and offers a great place for residents to come home and relax after a busy day. Homes buyers can also enjoy the convenience of a private gym and concierge service, as well as close proximity to the buzzing capital. We are expecting a high attendance for the upcoming launch this June, so would encourage potential buyers to get down early to ensure they don’t miss out.”

Prices at The River Gardens start from £445,000. For further information and to register your interest please visit or call 0845 257 6065.

Cricket Field Grove launches in Crowthorne

Cricket Field Grove (Barratt Homes)Located in the village of Crawthorne in Berkshire, Barratt Homes has launched its newest development, Cricket Field Grove. This development is made up of 130 family homes, sports facilities and public open spaces.

It is located within easy reach of shops, schools and transport links. Residents will be able to enjoy nearby Crowthorne Wood and Wildmoor Heath, and Barratt Homes is developing eight hectares of public open space for the new community.

Barratt Homes is known for building eco-friendly and energy efficient homes, and the homes at Cricket Field Grove will feature insulated roofs and argon gas filled double-glazing with a special coating that will allow the light and warmth from the sun into the home, but minimise heat escaping.

Crownthorne station is just two miles from the development, and offers services to Reading, Guildford and London Paddington.

Prices at Cricket Field Grove are expected to start from £344,995 for a two-bedroom home, and Help to Buy is available.

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Restored homes have buyers racing to Ascot

Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern) is launching its Brompton Gardens development on Saturday 9 June. The development will offer a range of one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom new and refurbished houses and apartments, set in 19 acres of mature woodland.

Andrew Saunders-Davies, chairman of Berkeley Homes says: “We are very much looking forward to the launch of Brompton Gardens which given current levels of interest, we are expecting to be a popular choice with discerning homebuyers in and around Berkshire. Ascot and the surrounding area offers numerous benefits for families and London commuters who can benefit from close proximity to London whilst being able to easily access some of the finest events that Berkshire and neighbouring counties has to offer. It makes for a great balance of work, life and play.”

Brompton Gardens is well located in Ascot, with Winsdor Castle less than 20 minutes drive away, and the famous Ascot racecourse is just five minutes away by car.

Prices at Brompton Gardens are expected to start from £525,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and from £695,000 for a two-bedroom house.

For more information, or to RSVP and book your appointment at the launch event 9th June 10am – 5pm, call 01753 784417.

Taylor Wimpey opens the doors to its new sales centre at Gilden Park

Gilden Park (Taylor Wimpey)Residents from around Harlow have been invited to step inside the brand new sales centre at Taylor Wimpey’s latest development in Harlow. The launch event at Gilden Park will take place from 10am on Saturday 30 June and will give people from the local community the opportunity to be among the first to find out more about the development and reserve one of the first few homes available.

The development consists of a range of homes, from one-bedroom coach houses to four-bedroom family homes. Michael O’Leary, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey East London, says: “We are delighted to be opening the doors to our new sales centre for this special launch event at Gilden Park in just over a week. It’s the perfect opportunity for people looking for a new home in the area to find out all they need to know about the development and the various moving solutions available from Taylor Wimpey.”

Help to Buy will be available on eligible properties.

To find out more information about the event being held at Taylor Wimpey Gilden Park, CM17 0JF, call the development sales executive on 01279 216 186.

Early release of new phase at Park Quadrant Residences

New properties at an historic Glasgow residential development located in the prestigious Park Circus area have been released after the first phase sold out.

The demand for the properties at Park Quadrant Residencies has been so high, with almost 1,500 buyer enquiries since being launched for sale, that the release of the next phase of the development has now been accelerated.

Gordon Coster, director at Ambassador Developments Park Quadrant Limited, says: “We are very proud to be completing this missing piece in Glasgow’s history. Park Quadrant Residences has experienced considerable interest from prospective buyers since launching last August, resulting in our decision to accelerate the next release of properties for sale.”

The latest release of homes shows off an impressive selection of properties, including two- and three-bedroom apartments, spacious two-, three- and four-bedroom duplexes, set over two levels with private gardens to the front and private terraces to the rear. There are also penthouses available which span the entire floor of each block and offer stunning views from outdoor roof terraces.

Prices at Park Quadrant Residences start from £410,000. The marketing suite is open 11am to 6pm Monday and Friday, 11am to 7pm Thursday and 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

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Event and reservation offer for retirees in Scotland with McCarthy & Stone

Beacon Court (McCarthy & Stone)McCarthy & Stone is warming up for Wimbledon with an event and reservations offer designed to get buyers on the move. Events are being hosted at five developments across Scotland.

Visitors to the events can take part in a Game, Set and Scratch competition to have the opportunity to win up to £12,000 off an apartment, as well as instant prizes that include a bottle of prosecco, a box of chocolates or a £10 coffee voucher.

Tours of the developments will be available and prospective buyers will be able to enjoy traditional Wimbledon treats, including strawberries and cream, a glass of a Pimms served in the lounge at each development, and a fun quiz.

Lorraine Paterson, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy & Stone Scotland, says: “Our choice of locations has never been so impressive and our range of stunning apartments offer thoughtful features that really do make a difference to buyers over 60.

“Our Wimbledon warm-up events in five key locations aim to offer those buyers over 60 the opportunity to come along and see for themselves how great a move to retirement living could be.” 

Wimbledon warm-up events will take place at:

Darroch Gate in Blairgowrie, Beacon Court in Anstruther, and Greenwood Grove, Newton Mearns on Friday 29 June 2018

Tantallon Court in North Berwick and Conachar Bank in Perth on Saturday 30 June 2018 from 2pm-4pm each day.

For further information about the McCarthy & Stone developments across Scotland and the Wimbledon warm-up events please call 0800 201 4740.

Show home launch in Southmoor Village

On Saturday 30 June, Hayfield Homes will open the door to its five-bedroom show home in its latest collection of new homes, known as Hayfields, in the village of Southmoor.

These new homes have been created to complement the countryside, and the interiors have been designed with open-plan, modern living in mind. Interior design agency, Alexander James, styled the five-bedroom show home.

Harriet Dickson, sales manager at Hayfield Homes, says: “After the success of our first developments, we are hugely excited to be launching Hayfields in Southmoor. Hayfields offers the perfect blend of remarkable quality and attention to detail, set in a wonderful village location, making it the perfect place to call home.”

Hayfields is situated on Faringdon Road, Southmoor, Oxfordshire, OX13 5BH and the show home will be open daily from 10-5pm from 30 June.

For further information, please call 01235 550 550 or email [email protected]

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