News in brief from the new homes scene, Week 29 2017

Posted 20 July 2017 by Keith Osborne

Another busy week for launches, events and special offers at new homes developments across the UK...

It’s another busy week in the new homes industry, so if you have set your heart on purchasing a new build home, check out this week’s launches, special offers and events taking place around the country…


New range of homes released for sale in Mill Hill

Developer Be has released a new collection of apartments starting from £425,000 in Mill Hill, north-west London. The one and two-bedroom homes at The Claves in the larger Millbrook Park development are set within parkland and within easy reach of public transport into central London.

Tina Dedman, sales and marketing director at Be, says: “The Claves, Millbrook Park NW7 reflects everything we seek to provide in our homes – an outstanding location, lively community and great facilities in tune with modern lifestyles. The tranquil setting and quick links into central London, together with the high quality of the homes, will appeal to many homebuyers.”

Each of the properties has a balcony or terrace, with top-floor apartments having wraparound terraces with panoramic views towards the heart of the capital. There’s an impressive specification in every room, matched by a concierge service and communal gym, and the availability of secure parking underground. All the homes are set around a courtyard garden.

Mill Hill East station offers regular Northern Line services into the West End and The City, and the M1 is three miles away, while the local area has an abundance of shops, amenities, and good state and private schools.

Find out more at ; 020 8168 0377 (Savills)


Part Exchange event in Scarborough this Saturday

Cornelian FieldsLiving by the North Yorkshire coast is an appealing thought for many, and those with a home to sell while securing a new property in the area will be interested in attending the special Part Exchange event organised by Kebbell Homes at its Cornelian Fields development in Saturday 22 July.

The housebuilder’s Part Exchange scheme not only makes the buying process simpler, it can also save purchasers a fortune in estate agency fees, and eliminate the risk of a buying chain breaking, with a guaranteed price and convenient moving date.

Cornelian Fields offers a range of three- and four-bedroom homes in Middle Deepdale, just a mile from the sea and within easy reach of the Cleveland Way National Trail. Prices start at £225,000 for the current choice of homes.

Linda Tillisch, northern sales manager at Kebbell Homes, says: “Our Part Exchange scheme is proving to be very popular as it is a great way for homebuyers to move quickly into their dream home with no hassle. Homebuyers also don’t need to worry about estate agents fees. Our Part Exchange event will be a great opportunity for prospective homebuyers to meet our expert sales adviser Jill, who will be more than happy to answer any questions about the scheme.”

Find out more at ; 01723 586858


Final homes for sales at luxury Peebles development

Queensberry Properties has just released the last three detached villas at its popular Hydro Gardens development in Peebles, on the Scottish Borders, which are set in the grounds of the Peebles Hydro Hotel and built to the luxury one might expect at such a prestigious venue.

There are just eight four- and five-bedroom detached villas on the development, set in landscaped gardens and overlooking the Gytes playing fields and the Tweeddale countryside and the Southern Uplands beyond.

Hazel Davies, sales and marketing director of Queensberry Properties, remarks: “Sales activity at Hydro Gardens has remained consistently high from the launch onwards, for good reason; simply, opportunities to secure a prestigious property in such an enviable location don’t happen very often in Scotland. In keeping with all Queensberry Properties’ residential projects, this is a truly inspiring development located in a breathtaking setting and offers a broad selection of prestigious properties for sale.”

The new homes released range from £510,000 to £585,000. Two apartments and two houses from previous releases are also available from £213,000 and £385,000 respectively.

Find out more at ; 01721 721100


New homes development launched in Alton

Martin Grant Homes has unveiled a brand new development of 82 homes in Alton, Hampshire, with six different house types with three, four and five bedrooms.

Maple Fields will be set in 31 acres and comprise two three-bedroom house types, ‘The Woodston’ and ‘The Netherfield’; three four-bedroom options, ‘The Hartfield’, ‘The Thornberry’ and ‘The Salisbury’; and one five-bedroom model,  ‘The Pemberley’. Each has double-door access to the rear garden, with private parking and a high-quality interior specification. Prices start at £354,950.

Chris Hamilton, managing director of Martin Grant Homes, says:  “We are very excited to be launching a new development of homes in this charming town. We expect to receive interest in the properties from buyers looking to escape the capital for the better quality of life offered by Hampshire, as well as from local purchasers, moving from nearby towns such as Basingstoke and Farnborough, impressed by the contemporary specification and excellent value for money offered by the development.”

Maple Fields is just a five-minute drive from Alton station, where trains run to London Waterloo in around 67 minutes.  The town is situated on the A31, with Winchester half-an-hour away and Portsmouth, Southampton and Reading reachable in under an hour. Heathrow is also one hour’s drive away.

Find out more at  ; 01306 730822


A new development opens near Horsham

Solomon's SealBroadbridge Heath is a new community being created to the west of Horsham, with the benefit of West Sussex countryside, great schools and excellent transport connections on the doorstep, and it is here that Bellway Homes has just launched its new Solomon’s Seal development.

With a variety of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, this scheme is bound to appeal to a wide range of house-hunters, and prices on the first releases start at £334,995.

Head of sales for Bellway Homes South London, Mark Harrop, says: “Solomon’s Seal is in a fantastic location for a variety of buyers who are looking to enjoy the benefits of living in a peaceful village setting. We had a great response on the launch weekend and there has been lots of interest since. The development itself provides idyllic surroundings for savvy buyers who are making the choice to move away from the busy London suburbs, keen to live in a place where great facilities and attractions are on your doorstep.”

Horsham has a mix of historic buildings and all the choice that modern shoppers expect, as well as a diverse range of leisure facilities in addition to the abundance of nature in the surrounding area. It is well connected to the coast, with Brighton around 30 minutes away, and to central London (about 50 minutes by rail) and Gatwick Airport (just 15 minutes away).

Find out more at ; 0333 577 2113


A new show home open in Ealing

Broadway Living has opened a new show home at its Alton Court development in Ealing, with house-hunters in west London now invited for viewings in the two-bedroom apartment.

Alton Court is the first phase of private homes at Copley Hanwell W7 and comprises 33 apartments and houses, with 20 set for private sale and 13 allocated for Shared Ownership. Profits from the private sale homes and private rentals finance the construction and running of affordable homes. The first new homes will be ready in the first quarter of 2018, will full prices starting at £339,000 and Shared Ownership starting at £118,650 for a 35% share.

The show home benefits from excellent natural light and has an entrance hall which leads into the main living area, an open-plan kitchen/living room layout featuring triple glazed floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony. Both bedrooms are well lit via large windows and the master bedroom has an en suite shower room.

The area has a number of public areas and green spaces, and the regeneration area has Castle Bar Park railway station at its centre, with the Central Line Tube service (and Crossrail/Elizabeth Line from 2019) available from Ealing Broadway, about ten minutes away by bike.

Find out more at


Buyers in Whetstone set for a Part Exchange weekend from Taylor Wimpey

Oakleigh Grove​Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July are dedicated to a Part Exchange weekend at Oakleigh Grove, a development in Whetstone, north London from national housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.

House-hunters can visit the sales information centre of the site both days, from 10.00am to 5.30pm, to speak to the team about the company’s Part Exchange initiative and the range of three- and four-bedroom homes at the development. Under the scheme, the company will offer a price based on independent valuations on the purchasers current home, and then coordinate the sale/purchase and save the buyer the estate agent’s fee. On the Saturday, and independent financial advisor will also be on hand.

Jack Costello, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “The process of selling, buying and moving to a new home can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience, but our Part Exchange initiative takes away the stress of finding a buyer by eliminating the property chain altogether. It means customers can just look forward to moving to a brand new low-maintenance house. However, the popularity of the initiative means the exquisite properties we have remaining at Oakleigh Grove are likely to sell fast, so I’d urge would-be movers to pay us a visit during our Part Exchange event to find out more.”

Prices for these three- and four-bedroom homes start at £740,000.

Find out more about Taylor Wimpey’s current selection of new homes 


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