It’s not just great schools and travel links that push up property prices. According to online estate agents Zoopla, homes near popular farmers’ markets are drawing in foodies and pushing up house prices even more too. Zoopla has found that homes near farmers’ markets are more than 26% higher than prices in the wider county area.
For buyers looking to invest in property close to markets offering fresh, local produce they should look to Storey Homes development in Ampthill. Lime Tree Court, in Station Road, is only a short walk to the centre of the sought-after market town of Ampthill, where the Ampthill Charter Market trades weekly. The private, gated development now has only three, five bedroom homes available offering plenty of room inside and out. Each Basswood home is spread across four floors and comes with a garage, spacious living areas with ample storage on each level, and are in perfect proximity to a unique shopping experience with a number of specialist shops, interspersed with everyday outlets.
Katy Jordan, Managing Director of Storey Homes, comments: “Ampthill is a highly-prized address with a market that has been running here for many years. The weekly market offers plenty of locally grown produce, homemade cakes and biscuits, preserves, fresh fish and seasonal plants, so it is great to hear that having such a great amenity on your doorstep is now helping people build up more equity in their homes.
“Homes at the development are proving popular with 11 homes now sold. The Basswood design is part of the last phase of the development and we urge anyone considering purchasing in this area to come and see our stunning show home to avoid disappointment.”
The Basswood offers plenty of storage, a garage and a utility room on the ground floor. A spacious kitchen and dining room leading to the rear garden, a WC and a separate living space, which leads out onto a balcony, all occupy the first floor, allowing for an ease of living, previously unheard of in most townhouses.
There are two master bedrooms to the second floor that both include en-suites and dressing room areas; two further double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom are located on the third floor. All of the homes at Lime Tree Court enjoy a high quality specification, with individually designed kitchens, fitted with integrated appliances. Stylish bathrooms feature contemporary white sanitaryware, finished with chrome fixtures and Porcelanosa floor and wall tiles. Each property has been designed to be highly energy efficient and sustainable materials have been used in construction wherever possible.
Ampthill offers a plethora of leisure amenities, making the new homes ideal for family living. For outdoor pursuits, the town plays host to a range of sports, including rugby, tennis, cricket and bowls. Woburn Safari Park and Centre Parcs are also close by for family entertainment.
There is a great selection of Ofsted rated Good schools, such as The Firs and Russell Lower Schools, while adjacent to Lime Tree Court is Alameda Middle School. Redbourne College, an Outstanding higher education facility, is a short walk away. Nearby Bedford boasts even more schooling options including a range of independent schools.
The town is also ideally located for those who travel, with the M1 just six miles from home. Trains from Flitwick station, just 10 minute’s drive or a short bus ride away, offers direct connections into London St Pancras in around 50 minutes. For frequent fliers, Luton Airport just 18 miles away.
The Basswood is priced from £599,950. For further details, visit www.storey-homes.co.uk.