Since its launch in 2013, Help to Buy has successfully supported over 90,000 first-time buyers onto property ladder, with as little as a 5% deposit. Of these purchases, the most popular home was a semi-detached house, which has shown the highest increase in popularity, representing 30% of total completions. Potential purchasers searching for a family home should take a look at the semi-detached properties available at Countryside and Home Group’s Atelier in Harlow, Essex.
Atelier is a collection of contemporary homes featuring a mix of one and two-bedroom coach houses and two, three and four bedroom semi-detached and detached houses, just two miles from Harlow town centre. Striking contemporary architecture is complemented by two central garden squares and dedicated cycle and pedestrian routes, offering residents space to spend time outdoors. The homes also offer parking spaces and a new community centre will be available to use by residents and the local community.
Stacey Mitchell, Associate Sales Director at Countryside Partnerships South comments: “The demand for semi-detached properties has significantly increased over the last couple of years. Ideal for families, downsizers and first-time buyers in search of a contemporary new home, the semi-detached can offer similar benefits to a detached house, but for much better value. Offering a perfect option for young professionals and families seeking a stylish, secure and low maintenance new home, Atelier has a variety of semi-detached homes currently available to suit potential buyer’s needs and aspirations.”
The two-bedroom Allward house design and the three-bedroom Lawrence house design are prime examples of the semi-detached homes available at Atelier. The Allward’s ground floor features a spacious open-plan kitchen living/dining area, and the adjoining kitchen is sleek, with contemporary fitted units, stainless steel accessories and a range of high-quality integrated appliances. The home has been thoughtfully designed to maximise space, featuring a useful utility cupboard under the stairs and a WC. The charming Lawrence is arranged over two floors, the master bedroom on the first floor is generously sized offering a fitted wardrobe. This floor also hosts a further two bedrooms and a family bathroom, featuring sleek, white sanitary ware with contemporary chrome accessories.
Located just two miles from Harlow Town Centre, residents are surrounded by many sought after market towns and villages packed with quaint shops, pubs and restaurants, in the heart of London’s commuter belt. The town boasts the UK’s first pedestrian thoroughfare as well as an indoor mall, The Harvey Centre and a contemporary shopping centre, the Water Gardens, all offering a range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. Atelier is located next to The Aspire Academy Primary and Secondary School for children age 4-16 and the Stewards Academy Secondary School is just a short walk from the development.
Residents of Atelier benefit from excellent travel connections, with four trains per hour leaving Harlow Town, reaching London Liverpool Street in just 31 minutes, while the town also serves as a regional bus hub for the area, with regular services to Epping tube station on the London Underground. Motorists are well catered for too, with the M11, M25 and A414 nearby.