eMoov’s latest National Hotspots Index has revealed the areas in the UK experiencing the highest property demand from home hunters. The East London Borough of Redbridge has been revealed as one of the top for London buyer demand, experiencing a staggering 42 percent increase since the second quarter of 2017. Located on the border of Redbridge, Oaklands Hamlet is a highly sought-after new development by homebuilder Countryside, offering a range of family homes on the outskirts of Chigwell that are ideal for discerning buyers.
Nestled between Hainault Golf Club and open countryside, yet just 30 minutes from central London from nearby Hainault tube station, Oaklands Hamlet benefits from an enviable location. Stretching across an impressive 25-acres of green open space, this exciting new community offers a range of one to five-bedroom family homes. Boasting traditional architecture and featuring an attractive village green, a variety of impressive one to five-bedroom properties are currently available.
Chris Bladon, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities Eastern Region said: “Known for its award-winning parks, open spaces and excellent transport links, it’s no surprise the Borough of Redbridge is in high demand for homebuyers. Situated on the cusp of this leafy borough and the charming town of Chigwell, Oaklands Hamlet combines the best of both worlds, enjoying a rural location which is also close to London. With each of the homes at Oaklands Hamlet offering a stylish, modern dwelling, it’s easy to see why the development has been popular with discerning homebuyers.”
One of the new house designs is the Hargreaves, an impressive five-bedroom detached family home. The ground floor of this executive home provides an open-plan kitchen, family and dining room with double French doors leading to the garden. The expansive separate living room which leads to the garden, a cloakroom and double garage complete the ground floor.
On the first floor, a superb dual-aspect master bedroom benefits from a luxurious en suite shower room and fitted wardrobes, while two additional double bedrooms share the modern family bathroom. There is also a home office, ideal for working from home or use as a hobbies room. The top floor features two additional double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room ideal for visiting guests or a teenage den. All of the homes offer an outstanding internal specification, with thoughtfully designed interiors that maximise space and light. There are a variety of layouts to choose from with some houses benefitting from conservatories.
The new homes are surrounded by public open green space, with two country parks, a bandstand, a bridleway and cycleway. Oaklands Hamlet is ideal for families, with a variety of independent and state schools nearby, including Fullwood Primary School, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and Chigwell School, rated ‘Excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. There are also a wealth of sporting and leisure activities to enjoy in the area. Hainault Golf Club is adjacent to the development, while the Topgolf Entertainment Centre in Chigwell also hosts cricket and hockey clubs. Meanwhile just over 2 miles away, Hainault’s Redbridge Sports Centre boasts a state of the art gym, and Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre offers windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and powerboating.
Despite Oaklands Hamlet’s rural feel, it has excellent transport links, with journeys into London Liverpool Street from nearby Hainault tube station taking just 30 minutes, and Night Tube services running every Friday and Saturday. A shuttle bus service runs between the station and Oaklands Hamlet. By car, the A12, M11 and M25 junction 28 near the Dartford Crossing are easily accessible, London City airport is just 13 miles away, and Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow are all within easy reach.