Over the last decade, the number of people that anticipate living in a single person household has risen to over 11 percent[i]. For many solo first-time buyers, a stylish one-bedroom house is a popular starter property, offering more space than an apartment, and a greater sense of independence. Recognising a niche in the market for this type of property, Storey Homes is providing characterful one-bedroom homes at its De Montfort Place development in Bedford, ideal for first-time buyers looking to make big savings.
With the benefit of Help to Buy available and a fantastic location, including an 11-minute walk to Bedford station offering a commute into London in less than 40 minutes, prices for the one-bedroom homes currently available start from £225,000. Close to Bedford town centre, De Montfort Place has proven particularly popular with first-time buyers. Comprising a total of 152 homes, the development offers one and two-bedroom apartments as well as one to five-bedroom maisonettes and houses. Externally, the homes blend sympathetically with the local architecture in this sought-after and established part of Bedford, maintaining rich character and creating a distinct new neighbourhood.
Katy Jordan, Managing Director of Storey Homes, comments: “One-bedroom houses are extremely rare, as most new build developments tend to offer one-bedroom apartments. Having a choice is really important for homebuyers and at De Montfort Place, we have provided a wide selection of homes that are suitable for a range of preferences and budgets. With the added benefit of Help to Buy and starting prices significantly less than the London average, De Montfort Place offers an ideal first home, as well as excellent travel connections and an abundance of amenities on the doorstep.”
The Oxford is a stunning one-bedroom, two-storey house, located behind the tree-lined Warwick Avenue. Providing a unique and stylish home, internally an open-plan living and kitchen area on the ground floor is flexible and fitted with contemporary Bosch appliances and low energy under cupboard lighting. Thoughtfully designed to create easy living to suit modern lifestyles, there is a separate utility cupboard, suitable for a washing machine or washer/dryer.
Upstairs, the spacious bedroom is complete with built-in storage, whilst the bathroom features stylish chrome fittings and white sanitaryware. A secure allocated car parking space set within the gated development comes as standard, in addition to a rear garden, another important priority for many homebuyers looking for access to outdoor space.
The town of Bedford provides a range of retail and leisure opportunities for residents, including a selection of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars. As well as frequent and direct links into St Pancras from Bedford train station, just an 11-minute walk from the homes, De Montfort Place provides excellent travel links 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.
Prices at De Montfort Place currently start at £225,000 for The Oxford. Help to Buy is available on selected plots. For more details, please visit www.storey-homes.co.uk or call 01582 742165 to register your interest.