Recent research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows a 25% increase in the number of Londoners aged 30-39 moving out of the capital since 2010. With property prices in London soaring, and the average home in London valued at £581,825, it is no wonder so many buyers are leaving London in search of better value for money. Priced-out city workers on the hunt for a property that still boasts excellent travel connections should consider Horley in Surrey, where Bellway is offering a range of homes at Sovereign Place. Priced from £204,995, the houses on offer are almost a third of the price of those in the capital and are just half an hour outside of London by train.
Featuring a contemporary collection of one and two bedroom apartments and two bedroom houses, Sovereign Place is ideal for prospective first-time buyers, second-steppers and downsizers searching for their next home. With travel connections into London Victoria in as little as 31 minutes from nearby Gatwick Airport, residents can zip home from work faster than many in zone 6. What’s more, all of the properties currently available at Sovereign Place have Help to Buy, making them even more affordable.
Mark Harrop, Head of Sales at Bellway Homes South London division, comments: “The London property market is a fast-paced and high value entity. The increases that occurred in the first ten years of this century priced out property hunters at virtually all levels, in particular first time buyers looking to get onto the first rung of the housing ladder. Just half an hour out of the capital, Sovereign Place is offering customers homes for far less than those inside London, and are available with Help to Buy, so it’s easy to see why homes like these are selling so quickly. We would advise anyone interested in the homes here in Horley to contact us soon to avoid missing out.”
An ideal starter home, The Kensington is a one bedroom apartment that features a spacious open plan kitchen/living/dining area, with access to a private terrace. Kitchens are fully-fitted with contemporary units and a range of integrated appliances, including a fridge freezer, electric oven and a dishwasher.
The master bedroom is bright and airy, creating the perfect space to unwind. The bathroom is sleek and modern, with white Roca suites, contemporary chrome finishes and tiling throughout, and there is plenty of storage throughout the home.
Feeling a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of London, Sovereign Place has many independent retailers, boutiques and well-known chain stores within close proximity, including the historical Collingwood Batchellor department store. Streets are lined with chic coffee shops, restaurants serving everything from Italian to Thai, and a number of charming gastropubs, including the 700-year old Ye Olde Six Bells, so residents will find themselves spoilt for choice. For a wider range of shops and retailers, Reigate and Crawley can be reached in less than 20 minutes by car.
These new homes are ideally placed for a stress-free commute. Nearby Horley Railway Station is just a short walk from the development and frequent trains run to Clapham Junction, Gatwick Airport and London Victoria. The new homes at Sovereign Place are also ideally located close to several major roads, including the A23, M23 and M25. Nearby Gatwick Airport makes for an easy getaway for domestic, and international flights.