Recent data from Aldermore Banking Group Plc has revealed 34 per cent of first time buyers believe it could take them five or more years to get on the property ladder. For home buyers struggling to achieve the dream of owning their own home, whilst enjoying easy access to commuting links to London, Bellway Homes’ new development, Sovereign Place in Horley, Surrey, offers a perfect solution. With only four apartments remaining, it is the last chance for property hunters to buy a home with the support of the Help to Buy scheme. Homebuyers with a minimum 5 per cent deposit may be eligible to receive an equity loan from the UK government of up to 20 per cent of the value of their new home, leaving them only needing to secure up to a 75 per cent mortgage.
Sovereign Place offers a contemporary collection of brand new homes located within the economic business area dubbed The Gatwick Diamond, on the doorstep of Horley town centre, Gatwick Airport and Horley station. Residents needing to commute can access the city in under an hour and there is several major roads surrounding the development including the A23, M23 and the M25. Offering easy access to London, Brighton and beyond with Gatwick Airport also only a short drive away, Sovereign Place is in a superb setting for any first time buyer seeking better value for their money outside the capital.
Nicky Chapman, Head of Sales at Bellway Homes South London Division, comments: “We are really pleased to be able to offer Help to Buy on our last remaining homes at Sovereign Place, providing a helping hand to first time buyers looking for a route onto the property ladder. The apartments, in particular The Buckingham, make an ideal first time buyer home offering a stylish yet affordable option for young house hunters struggling to make that first step.”
The Buckingham is a great example of the remaining one-bedroom apartments available at Sovereign Place. The home comprises an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area with doors opening onto a Juliet balcony, created to make best use of the available space. The kitchens are fully fitted and complemented by a selection of integrated appliances including a Zanussi fan oven, gas hob, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, as well as a handy utility cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine. Modern bathroom are complete with Roca white sanitaryware, Bristan brassware and tiling to flooring and walls.
Horley is well known for its café culture and has a good choice of restaurants and gastro pubs, including the 14th Century pub – Ye Olde Six Bells. The three AA-rosette Mulberry Restaurant at Langshott Manor Hotel is less than two miles from home, and the exquisite Michelin-star Restaurant Tristan can be found in nearby Horsham. The Archway Theatre and a wide range of both independent and chain stores – including the historic Collingwood Batchellor department store – are within easy reach. Extensive facilities at Reigate, Crawley and Haywards Heath are all a short car ride away.
Sports fans at Sovereign Place will delight at the thriving community that Horley has to offer. Residents will have a choice of cricket, squash, badminton, football, tennis, and hockey clubs, all within close proximity to home. Horley Recreation Ground is situated just half a mile from the development and is home to Horley Bowling Club, and the surrounding area also boasts a number of golf clubs. Finally, for residents looking to keep fit, Horley Leisure Centre is just over a mile from Sovereign Place and offers two swimming pools, a gym, a multi-use sports hall and exercise studio.