Bedfordshire has been crowned the best region in the UK for purchasing a property through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. Recent research from Totally Money examined each district across the country to generate a list of hotspots for the scheme; Central Bedfordshire offered the highest number of Help to Buy loans with 1,710 per individual, making buyers’ first step on the property ladder far more achievable. Storey Homes has contributed to the county’s selection of affordable homes with De Montfort Place in Bedford, which is ideal for buyers looking to get more for their money through the Help to Buy scheme.
Potential buyers can also feel confident in the quality of properties available with Storey Homes, as the Federation of Master Builders confirms buyers are twice as likely to be happy with their new build home if purchased from a small or medium sized house builder.
Katy Jordan, Managing Director of Storey Homes, comments: “We understand the challenges that come with buying a new property, and we are thrilled to provide a beautiful selection of quality homes with the special offer of Help to Buy. Bedford offers a great place for travelling into the capital, and a range of leisure activities that residents can do locally. Whether purchasers are looking for the perfect family home or a stylish apartment with an easy commute, De Montfort Place is designed for a range of personal styles at an affordable price.”
De Montfort Place offers a selection of 152 houses and apartments, most of which come with the government’s Help to Buy equity loan that provides movers with the chance to purchase with as little as a 5% deposit and an additional 25 affordable homes. The development is designed to meet the needs of families, downsizers and first-time buyers. Set along tree-lined streets, apartments benefit from open-plan interiors, separate utility cupboards and allocated secure parking. Similarly, the outstanding houses are great for families, with a large amount of living space inside and out, and secure parking for two cars.
The attractive market town of Bedford provides a range of retail and leisure opportunities for local residents, including shops, restaurants, cafés and bars. Bedford also hosts the annual International Kite Festival and bi-annual River Festival – the second largest outdoor event in the UK. Fans of the outdoors can enjoy 360 acres of lakes, meadows and woodland at the award-winning Priory Country Park, just a 12-minute drive from De Montfort Place. Renowned for having the finest riverside settings, home owners can also spend time along the River Great Ouse and explore its many parks.
De Montfort Place offers excellent transport connections, with a convenient 11-minute walk to Bedford train station. From there, residents will benefit from frequent links into London St Pancras, with a fast train journey time of just 39 minutes. For travelling by car, major roads are easily accessible from the development, with the M1 within a five mile drive, and Luton Airport approximately 40 minutes away.
Ideal for families, Bedford is home to a number of well-regarded schools, including independent school Polam School only a short five-minute walk from the development. For further education, Bedford College is a 12-minute drive away.