Research conducted by Lloyd’s Banking Group has revealed house prices across English market towns have soared by 23% on average over the past ten years[i]. Attracted by the promise of a picturesque setting, an appealing community spirit and highly rated schools, market towns have become increasingly sought-after in recent years – with a price-tag to match. For savvy homebuyers seeking to bypass the premium in these areas and reap the rewards of equity growth, Go Homes has recently launched its distinctive collection of 13 homes in the charming market town of Hertford. Available to purchase with the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, prospective purchasers at Carriage Court will find themselves making no comprises, requiring only a 5% deposit, coupled with a 75% mortgage and 20% equity loan to secure their home.
Comprising a collection of 13 sophisticatedly crafted two to four-bedroom houses, each property at Carriage Court has been individually designed to complement its local environment. Previously home to the iconic coach-works and showrooms of local brewery, Henry McMullen, the development includes a stunning historical conversion as well as new build villas in the Georgian style. Set behind the villas, are three mews houses. Designed with a contemporary, industrial exterior, the properties feature a brick façade and a linear lantern light with clerestory windows along the top of the steeply pitched roofline, reflecting the architecture of McMullen’s Brewery.
Oliver Hookway, CEO of GO Homes, comments: “Homehunters have flocked to English market towns over the past decade, attracted by the idyllic rural setting combined with excellent commuter connectivity, and the investment potential. All homes at our Carriage Court development, located in the sought-after market town of Hertford, are available with the Help to Buy scheme, providing homebuyers an excellent opportunity to own a property without facing a hefty premium.”
Hertford’s unspoilt location offers homebuyers a plethora of boutique shops, restaurants, pubs, riverside walks and museums to explore. Situated nearby an abundance of open green space, Carriage Court is perfectly placed for outdoors enthusiasts in search of greater space to breath. An impressive area of parkland, Hartham Common is located 1.6 miles away, while Panshanger Park, found just 1.5 miles away will offer residents an extensive countryside park, featuring lakes, a river and wildlife.
While offering all the benefits of countryside living, Carriage Court is a commuter haven, extremely well placed for homebuyers travelling in and around London. Just a short walk from Hertford East and Hertford North train stations, homebuyers can connect to Moorgate, London King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street in under an hour. Equally as well-connected by car, Carriage Court is situated just off the A10, where residents can connect to the M25, encircling almost all of Greater London, in under 30 minutes.
Prices at Carriage Court start from £475,000 for an oversized two-bedroom house and the Government backed Help to Buy scheme is available on all properties. For more information, visit www.go-homes.co.uk or call 01279 600466 to arrange a viewing.