Hamptons International have released research showing that during the last 12 months an increasing number of Londoners are buying homes outside of the capital, in order to get more for bang for their buck. Many of the families escaping London are also in search of a less urban lifestyle, to enjoy a more relaxed pace of life. Located in Laindon, Essex and with easy access to London, Bellway’s Dunton Fields offers the ideal location for house-hunters searching for a home, and a location, that is family-friendly.
Dunton Fields is a collection of contemporary properties, ranging from one and two bedroom apartments, up to five bedroom homes, sure to appeal to first time buyers, professionals and families alike. To ease the pain of moving costs Bellway will also pay Stamp Duty on selected plots, representing a saving of up to £ £13,249.75.
Gemma Bannister, Divisional Sales Manager for Bellway Essex comments: “Dunton Fields has proven popular with families looking for a more leafy escape from the city. With many open green spaces, and child-friendly activities surrounding the development, Dunton Fields is the ideal home for families, big or small, and has access to all the modern amenities that city escapees need. We have a collection of stunning, well-appointed four and five bedroom family homes, which will not disappoint those London leavers looking for a quieter environment and better value for money.”
The four-bedroom Fitzgerald is a great example of the impressive homes available at Dunton Fields. The large open-plan kitchen/dining area provides the ideal space to spend time together as family whilst preparing and eating dinner, as well for dinner parties. Elegant French doors provide lots of natural light, and open out onto the garden, which has plenty of space for children to play. Kitchens are built to a high specification, including a range of integrated appliances, including a fridge-freezer, dishwasher and a double oven. The separate dining area offers space for more formal dining events, and the spacious living room offers a space for relaxation and quality family time.
The second floor features the master bedroom, with integrated wardrobes and a full en suite bathroom. The larger family bathroom caters to the final three bedrooms also found on this floor. All bathrooms are thoughtfully designed and furnished with a contemporary white bathroom suite, and tiling to the walls.
For families who are looking to move up the ladder and have a secure income but don’t have access to a large deposit, Help to Buy is a great option to help them secure their dream home at Dunton Fields.
Homebuyers can purchase property with a 5% deposit, and then receive an equity loan from the UK government up to 20% of the value of their new home, which leaves them only needing to secure a 75% mortgage from a bank or building society, taking the pressure off those who may be struggling to save for a typical deposit, which can be around 25%.
Families are well catered for in the local Laindon community, with many respected schools within close proximity, including Laindon Park County Primary School, Merrylands Primary School, and Noak Bridge Primary School. For older students, the James Hornsby High School is only a two minute drive from home. South Essex College offers a range of further and higher education courses and can be reached in around 30 minutes by car.
While surrounded by the idyllic Essex countryside, Dunton Fields is also excellently placed to benefit from a range of impressive local amenities, perfect for those used to living in the City. There are several supermarkets located within a mile of the development, and Basildon’s main retail district is within eight minutes’ reach by car. The centre of Basildon offers a variety of bars and eateries, while Festival Leisure Park, just six minutes’ drive from Dunton Fields, boasts a bowling alley and an 18-screen cinema, ensuring that everyone is entertained in half-terms and summer holidays. For sporting enthusiasts, Gloucester Park in the town centre provides 250 acres of open space, including a 6.5 acre fishing lake, tennis and netball courts, cricket and football pitches, and a bowling green.
Just 30 miles away from London, Dunton Fields makes for an excellent commuter location. The nearby Laindon railway stations offer a direct commute into London, reaching London Fenchurch Street in approximately 35 minutes. The homes are also located close to the A13 and the A127, gaining access to East London and Docklands, while both roads link up with M25, giving access to all areas of the capital.