Builder brings brand new bungalows to Market Harborough
Market Harborough homebuyers have the chance to own one of the nation’s rarest homes – the bungalow.
Only last August, the new housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis said England needed more “quintessentially British” bungalows for older people to live in and free up bigger homes for families with children.
And, while the overall volume of homes built last year increased by 9%, the number of newly registered bungalows declined by 16% to only 2,059.
It’s good news then that Redrow is including a cluster of two-bedroom bungalows as part of its Rockingham View development in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
Tonia Tyler , sales director for Redrow Homes (Midlands), says: “Figures from the NHBC suggest that bungalows accounted for just 1% of homes built last year. The scarcity of this type of property means that those who buy one of the Arden style bungalows at Rockingham View will be part of an exclusive group of homeowners.
“Bungalows are particularly well suited to older buyers and empty nesters who want to downsize to somewhere more manageable. Everything’s on one level, so there’s no running up and down stairs every five minutes. They’re also easy to maintain and keep clean and because we install energy efficient heating systems and appliances they should be economical to run.”
Available from £194,950, the Arden is a surprisingly spacious property with a good sized lounge, separate kitchen, two well-proportioned bedrooms and a stylish bathroom.
As with all new Redrow homes, the bungalows at Rockingham View enjoy a high specification as standard, including kitchens that are well equipped with integrated top brand name appliances, plus bathrooms with quality fixtures and fittings.
For those who prefer a house to a bungalow, the development also offers a choice of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, currently from £172,950 to £427,950.
The good news for those with a property to sell is that it doesn’t matter if they’re moving up the housing ladder, downsizing to somewhere more manageable or making a sideways move – Redrow can help them secure a buyer with the minimum of fuss with its Mastermove scheme.
For a small deposit, refundable upon completion, Redrow will enlist the assistance of a tried and trusted estate agent to secure a buyer for the customer’s existing property, thus leaving them free to purchase a new home.
Located in Glebe Road, Market Harborough, little more than half a mile from the town’s Sainsbury and Waitrose supermarkets, Rockingham View is ideally placed. The local train station is just a short drive from the development, offering 35 trains a day to London every weekday with journey times from 61 minutes. Plus with a choice of schools nearby, it’s perfect for buyers with families.
To find out more about the homes at Rockingham View, visit the showhomes, open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. Alternatively, call 01858 288076 or see www.redrow.co.uk/rockingham.
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the WhatHouse? Awards 2014, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and four consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Redrow also collected the award for best marketing initiative at the 2014 Housebuilder Awards and its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence.