With Leicester, Nottingham and even London all within a commutable distance, a new home in Hamilton could be just the ticket for those who want to escape the stresses of city living.
Just six miles north of Leicester, new Redrow homes at Hamilton Park and Hamilton Gardens are proving popular. While the majority of purchasers have been those already living and working in the Leicestershire area, the properties have also attracted buyers from further afield, including London workers who appreciate that by spending more time commuting they’re able to spend less on their housing costs.
Pauline Turnbull, sales director for Redrow Homes (Midlands), explains: “Our new homes in the Hamilton area of Leicester really are a tale of three cities. Because they’re just a few miles from Leicester they naturally attract people who work there. Perhaps more surprising is that buyers are also relocating from other areas and commuting back to work in those places at least part of the week.
“For example, some of our homeowners make a 40 minute drive into Nottingham; while those who have an office base in London, but maybe work from home a couple of days a week, can hop on the train at Leicester and be in the capital in around 80 minutes. It’s further evidence of how people priced out of living in or close to London are expanding their search area in a bid to achieve better value for money when buying a new home.”
Between them, Hamilton Park and Hamilton Gardens offer a good choice of three, four and five-bedroom properties, with current prices from £195,950 to £519,995.
Designs are from Redrow’s Arts & Crafts influenced Heritage Collection of traditional looking homes.
Among them is the five-bedroom Blenheim, which is almost ready to move into, from £514,995.
It’s a substantial double-fronted property, with a combined kitchen, dining and family room at its heart, with adjoining utility/boot room. There’s also a separate lounge, plus a dedicated dining room which could be used as a study for home workers or a play room for families with young children. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs, both the master and second bedrooms have an en suite, with the master also enjoying the added glamour of a dressing room. The remaining three bedrooms are all generously proportioned and share the family bathroom.
Show homes at Hamilton Park and nearby Hamilton Gardens are open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. For more information about Hamilton Park call 01163674090 or see www.redrow.co.uk/hamiltonpark. Details of homes at Hamilton Gardens are available on 0116 319 1570 or via www.redrow.co.uk/hamilton.
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1.4 billion turnover and building more than 4,700 homes in 2015/16 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.