According to research from Aldermore, 65 per cent of prospective first-time buyers believe that buying a home is currently unachievable and 58 per cent cannot see how they will ever be able to afford a home of their own. For first time buyers looking for a premium home for less, whilst enjoying excellent transport links into central London, homebuilder Countryside is launching the Elizabeth Gate Apartments at its Kings Park development in Harold Wood, Havering.
Elizabeth Gate is an outstanding collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouse apartments in a unique landscaped parkland setting, just a short commute from central London. The homes are a couple of minutes’ walk from Harold Wood station, which is within the Oyster card travel zone 6 and less than 35 minutes from London Liverpool Street. The station will also soon be on the Elizabeth Line, due to open in 2019, which will see journey times to key London locations slashed by up to 19 minutes.
David Everett, Managing Director of Countryside New Homes and Communities Central region comments: “The Elizabeth Gate Apartments are perfect for buyers looking for great connections to the city whilst enjoying more quiet surroundings. With Kings Park now almost complete, buyers can enjoy the benefits of living in such a beautifully landscaped development in such a desirable location.”
The Elizabeth Gate Apartments boast bright and spacious layouts, with many benefiting from exceptionally large terraces, and an excellent internal specification. The kitchens are fitted with gloss white handleless units for a sleek and modern look, and a range of integrated appliances including a brushed steel oven with a ceramic hob, combination microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The bathrooms feature ceramic floor and wall tiling, stylish white sanitary ware, and chrome fixtures and fittings. Flooring is also included throughout.
Despite their close proximity to central London, the Elizabeth Gate Apartments are in a tranquil, leafy location surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens. Havering was recently named the greenest borough in London, with more than half of it covered with woodland and green open space. Hainault Forest Country Park, Weald Country Park, Warley Place Nature Reserve and many others are just a short distance from Kings Park, providing the perfect opportunity to reconnect with the great outdoors.
Kings Park is within easy walking distance of a great range of local amenities, including a Post Office, supermarket, bakery and restaurant. Nearby Brentwood is home to a wider selection of bars and eateries, high street and independent boutiques, while for even greater choice, Romford is just a three-mile drive away, offering a vast array of nightlife, two multiplex cinemas, a wide range of restaurants, historic market and bustling Liberty Shopping Centre.
In addition to excellent rail links, Kings Park has easy access to the A12, A127 and M25 for fast connections into and around London, Kent and Essex, and to the M11 for travel to Hertfordshire and Cambridge.