Nestled amid landscaped parks and open space, new homes in a Northamptonshire village offer a peaceful alternative to London living.
Still only around an hour from the capital by train, River View at Barton Park in Barton Seagrave features four and five-bedroom properties that make the perfect commuter base.
Quite apart from enjoying a quieter, more relaxed pace of life, house prices here are almost 50% lower than the average of those in London Transport zones 1 and 2.
Tonia Tyler, sales director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), explains: “The Lloyds Bank commuter towns survey ranks nearby Kettering as one of the most affordable towns for those working in the capital. Our new homes at River View offer buyers the chance to escape the hustle and bustle. Homeowners can embrace village living and enjoy countryside views; yet are only 70 minutes from the city including driving to the station.
“Prices at River View are massively less than central London, where the average price is circa £722,000. A rail season ticket from Kettering costs around £5,000, which means at current rates a commuter would have to travel for more than 60 years to wipe out the difference. Plus, the premiums paid for property in London mean it’s highly likely that by moving out of the city buyers will find that their money goes further and they’re able to buy a bigger, better brand new home in Barton Seagrave.”
River View offers a choice of three, four and five-bedroom homes from Redrow’s sought-after Heritage Collection. Current prices star from £377,950 for a five-bedroom detached Highgate.
The Highgate is an impressive double fronted property and offers 1,946 sq ft of accommodation over three floors.
At the heart of the property is an open plan kitchen, dining and family area. This expansive, multifunctional sociable space has a warm and welcoming feel with a natural flow from the kitchen to the dining area and on to the family area. For quieter moments or more formal entertaining, there’s a separate lounge. A utility, providing a dedicated space for the washer and dryer, plus a downstairs cloakroom complete the ground floor.
On the first floor there’s the master bedroom with glamorous dressing room and en-suite; two further bedrooms; plus the family bathroom.
With the two bedrooms on the top floor sharing a shower room, the morning rush for the family bathroom could be a thing of the past.
All of the properties at River View fall under the £600,000 threshold for Help to Buy. The Government backed scheme enables buyers to take out an equity loan for up to 20% of the purchase price. Crucially, the loan is interest free for five years. Plus, those who purchase in this way should only need a relatively small deposit of around 5%.
Nestled amid landscaped parks, lakes and open space, the homes at Barton Park enjoy a tranquil village setting. Plus with schools within walking distance and children’s play areas forming part the development, it’s also well suited to buyers with families.
The showhomes at River View are open daily 10am to 5.30pm. For more information call 01536 618518 or see www.redrow.co.uk/river.
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 five 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.