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A home on the Downs

New on Property House Marketing’s books this month is this bespoke six-bedroom, four-storey house in Guildford, comprising over 6500 sq. ft., and benefitting from an enviable elevated position just a few yards from the North Downs in Surrey.

Alongside its picturesque views across the Downs and convenient location – just a 21-minute walk to Guildford train station – the sense of space at Northdowns Heights is what sets it apart from the rest. The home’s expansive living areas are designed not just for family living but for entertaining on a large scale too, with floor-to-ceiling glazing opening onto the rear terrace and extending this space in warmer weather.

The hub of the house is undoubtedly the sitting, dining and kitchen space, where each area is clearly defined and the dining and sitting rooms afford extensive views to the front and over the rear garden respectively. From the dining area, doors also open onto a large terrace from which the fabulous view over the Surrey Hills can be enjoyed over a morning coffee. There is also a formal dining room and study.

The leisure and entertaining space doesn’t stop there; on the lower ground floor there is a large gym and shower room as well as a media room that includes a fun bar area.

Externally, the expertise of award-winning landscape architect Kevin Murphy is clearly evident; his imaginative yet intuitive design of the rear garden uses a multi-layer approach, making the most of the space by creating distinctive, separate areas and providing a stunning backdrop for the home.

Northdowns Heights is on the market for £3.5m. For more information, or to arrange an appointment to view the property, please contact Hill Clements (01483 300300) or email info@hillclements.com.

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50% sold in a month: Demand is electric for Lovell’s townhouses in Enfield

The Electric Quarter in Enfield has created a buzz with homebuyers since its launch last month; with 50% already sold, just four, four-bedroom townhouses remain for sale and 14 three-bedroom townhouses are available. Developed by Lovell Homes and situated in an increasingly popular area of North London, these stylish, modern homes represent the last chance for potential homeowners to secure a townhouse at the development.

Prices start from £474,995 and all homes are available to purchase through London Help to Buy, which means buyers need just a five per cent deposit (£23,750) to be able to buy their own home; the Government lends 40 per cent of the home’s value (£189,998) – interest-free for five years – so a mortgage for only the remaining 55 per cent (£261,247) will need to be arranged.

When complete in 2019, The Electric Quarter will also include new community facilities including shops, a library and a nursery, as well as mature landscaping with attractive tree-lined avenues throughout the development.

Simone Dhanjal, regional sales director at Lovell Homes, said: “There has been substantial demand for our new townhouses in Enfield, mainly from first-time buyers as well as those moving up the property ladder; buyers include those previously living in a shared ownership home. London Help to Buy has enabled buyers to purchase a larger home with a smaller deposit, so it’s no surprise that we’ve already sold half the homes in just a month.”

The Eight is the four-bedroom showhome; it features a smart red-brick façade offset by dark grey roof tiles and Juliet balconies to the four upper-level windows. Internally there’s 1,420 sq ft of flexible space arranged over three levels, with floor-to-ceiling heights of a minimum of 2.5 metres. A large dining room spans the full width of the rear ground floor of the house, with French doors which open out to the garden. The open plan space leads into a kitchen, while a cloakroom and additional storage are accessed from the main hallway.

On the first floor is a well-proportioned living room and the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom. Three further bedrooms are on the second floor, together with a shower room. Bike storage and a parking space are located outside the front of the home.

From The Electric Quarter, navigating around town is easy; Ponders End Recreation Ground is 100 metres away, while a good range of restaurants, cafés and other amenities can be found on the high street. Enfield Retail Park, with its many furniture and DIY stores, popular restaurant chains and cinema, is within a mile of the development.

Also nearby is the Southbury Leisure Centre while Kingsmead School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form with academy status respectively. There is a number of good schools in the area, including Enfield County School, a girls’ comprehensive school (two miles away) and Lea Valley High School, Enfield’s first specialist sports college (three miles away).

If venturing into the City, Seven Sisters underground station is 4.5 miles away, providing access to King’s Cross in nine minutes and Oxford Circus in 13 minutes on the Victoria line. For road users, Junction 25 of the M25 is two miles north of the development.

For more information about The Electric Quarter, or to visit the showhome, please call the Lovell Homes marketing suite on 0203 811 3324 or visit their website here.

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The kitchen area at the Alton Court showhome

Help to Buy now available at Copley Hanwell W7, Ealing

Help to Buy has launched at Alton Court, enabling more homebuyers to secure a contemporary, stylish London property in Ealing with a deposit of just 5%. The Help to Buy scheme means that the government will lend 40% of the home’s value – interest free for the first five years – so a mortgage for only 55% of the full amount will need to be arranged.

The homes at Alton Court provide the first opportunity for buyers to be a part of Copley Hanwell W7, the flagship regeneration and development by Broadway Living; Help to Buy is available for 20 houses and apartments, while a further 13 homes are for Shared Ownership. Each home is designed to Broadway Living’s high-quality specification and premium finish, showcased in the two-bedroom show apartment which has recently opened for viewings by appointment.

The development at Copley Hanwell W7 will involve eight phases, each with its own distinct sense of identity. On completion, the neighbourhood will offer a collection of refurbished and newly-built homes providing a range of tenures. Whether a refurbished or new home, each will offer a contemporary design and a high specification, and will be set within attractive public space.

Broadway Living is a pioneering developer of high-quality, mixed-tenure homes which is wholly owned by Ealing Council. Representing a new approach for council-led development, Broadway Living’s innovative model means that, using the profits made on private sales and rental properties, it can deliver more affordable housing for Ealing’s residents. The developer’s plans for a diverse range of homes across Ealing will meet the needs and aspirations of a range of residents and buyers with desirable, contemporary places to live.

Ealing is considered one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the capital. Conveniently located within easy reach of the centre of London, Hanwell itself offers over eight sq km of green space and is home to a mix of cafes, pubs and eateries to suit all tastes and budgets.

Castle Bar Park train station is situated at the centre of the development, offering direct services to London Paddington in 22 minutes. Copley Hanwell W7 is just a ten-minute cycle from Ealing Broadway station, which is connected by the Overground, District and Central Line train services, while Hanwell station, along with West Ealing and Ealing Broadway, will offer high-speed Crossrail services into central London and beyond from 2018.

The homes at Alton Court will be ready for occupation from Q1 2018, and are priced from £339,000. To visit the showhome at Alton Court or to find out more about Broadway Living and its developments across Ealing, visit www.broadwayliving.co.uk.

View of parks from Vista, Chelsea Bridge

Happy Love Parks Week!

It’s ‘Love Parks Week’ from 14th-23rd July, an annual campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) to encourage Brits to go outdoors and show some love to their local green spaces. From dog-walkers to joggers, play-groups to cricket clubs, the event is all about communities appreciating the joys that their local park provides for them.In addition to the outdoor festivities, KBT’s Green Flag Awards, which commend well-maintained green spaces across the country, have awarded a record number of winners at this year’s ceremony; over 1,797 parks and gardens receiving recognition as quality outdoor spaces. Below is a selection of homes that boast incredible proximity to green oases, allowing residents to love their local park all year round.

Vista by Berkeley Homes is a collection of luxurious one, two and three-bedroom apartments with an enviable location just moments from Chelsea Bridge. In many homes, floor-to-ceiling windows follow the curvature of the apartment, leading onto a striking wraparound terrace, offering unparalleled views of Battersea Park, an urban oasis of beautiful gardens, trees and lakes, which sits just opposite the development. Prices start from £895,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Please call 020 3883 7452 for more information or visit Vista.  

Kensal Rise W10 by developer Be is a collection of contemporary one and two-bedroom apartments set on the highly-coveted Chamberlayne Road – ‘the hippest street in Europe’, according to Vogue. Offering the very best in modern city living, the apartments are just steps away from an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants and less than 15 minutes from the charming greenery of Queen’s Park. Many of the apartments have a large balcony or private terrace and some of the homes are dual aspect. Adding to the outside space, the homes are arranged around a beautifully landscaped communal garden. Prices start from £550,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Please call 020 8168 0032 or visit Be for more information

 

 

It’s not just Tudor roses at the Hampton Court Flower Show…

American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that, “the earth laughs in flowers”, and with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show in full swing at Hampton Court Palace this week, it’s not hard to see why. As well as the annual RHS Floral Marquee, filled with a gorgeous display of British and international flower varieties, this year’s event boasts masterfully-designed show gardens, an on-site farmers’ market and even a tropical butterfly sanctuary. We thought we’d add to the celebrations with this selection of homes whose gardens are teeming with beautiful plants and flowers.

Deepfield House is a spacious 1930s family home that sits on the edge of the Surrey village of Cranleigh. In addition to four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a roof terrace serving the master bedroom, the property has an idyllic garden space that encompasses a tiled patio, water feature and a summer house, set within 5.3 acres of grounds. The property is currently on the market with Grantley, with a guide price of £1,500,000.

Also on the market with Grantley is Hartwood, an elegant home occupying one wing of a magnificent Grade II Listed Georgian mansion in Shalford. Set within 13.5 acres of grounds, including private entertaining terraces and spectacular communal gardens draped in purple wisteria and bursts of floral colour throughout. The property is for sale at a guide price of £2,000,000. For further enquiries about either property, please call 01483 407620 or visit Grantley’s website

Prime Place Sevenoaks is a collection of one and two-bedroom apartments offering a luxury specification more usually associated with exclusive London developments, including a dedicated concierge service, hotel-style foyer, private business suite and under croft parking. At the heart of the development are beautifully landscaped gardens arranged over two levels. The lower Zen style courtyard provides a quiet, contemplative space with attractive circular planters and seasonal planting while the upper garden is designed as a sociable area, the perfect place to meet with friends where the soft night-time lighting creates a peaceful ambience, for relaxing on warm evenings. Prices start from £445,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. To make an appointment to see the new two-bedroom show home, please call 01732 789715 or visit their website for more info.