The average property asking price within the inner commuter belt is predicted to rise by 20% from this year to 2021, the highest predicted increase outside of central London, according to Savills. Coming soon to this lucrative region, in Waltham Abbey, Essex is Bellway’s Hazlemere Marina. The development boasts a stunning waterside location, and a 30-minute train journey to central London. The contemporary homes and their predicted increase in value will sure to be of interest for current homebuyers looking to invest.
Hazlemere Marina will comprise an exclusive collection of one and two bedroom apartments and three to four bedroom houses, ideally suited for a range of homebuyers. The homes, launching in March, are expertly finished, offering modern, open-plan spaces, designed for contemporary, low-maintenance living. Waltham Abbey is a superb location, with brilliant local amenities, transport connections and leisure facilities.
Emma Denton, Head of Sales at Bellway Homes Thames Gateway, comments: “As the London exodus continues, the commuter belt areas are rapidly becoming property hotspots, offering much more affordable prices and rural scenery, yet are still within easy reach of the capital. We’re very excited to offer a new range of stunning homes set in the heart of this popular region, which are sure to appeal to first-time buyers, up-sizers and those looking to tap into the investment success the inner commuter belt is predicted to deliver. Hazlemere Marina is undoubtedly going to attract large amounts of interest and we’d encourage homebuyers to register their interest now.”
Both the apartments and houses will incorporate integrated kitchen appliances and en-suite bathrooms, expertly finished to a superior specification. Many of the apartments will benefit from private balconies or terraces, ideal for soaking up the unique waterside views. The development itself will also boast landscaped communal gardens, which provide an ideal spot for residents to enjoy in the warmer months.
Waltham Abbey boasts a range of attractions and convenient essentials, all within a stone’s throw from the development. Shopping is centred on nearby Sun Street with its selection of independent retailers, bars, cafés and restaurants. A market is held every Tuesday and Saturday in Market Square, providing residents with a countrified touch, not found within London’s sprawling capital.
For families, several well-regarded schools can be found in the local area, including Waltham Holy Cross Primary School, Four Swannes Primary School and Oasis Academy Enfield. A wealth of child-friendly leisure facilities can also be found nearby, including Waltham Abbey Gardens, which stages regular wildlife activities, and Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool, which has a gym and exercise studio.
For further active pursuits, Lee Valley White Water Centre, which staged London’s Olympic water sports, is a 10-minute walk from home and offers a range of sports, such as kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, white water rafting, open-water swimming and scuba diving. The centre is part of the Lee Valley Park, which extends for 10,000 acres across Essex, Hertfordshire and parts of London, and which includes a number of sports venues, country parks and wildlife habitats.
Ideal for commuters, Hazlemere Marina is a 10 minute walk from Waltham Cross railway station, with frequent services running into London Liverpool Street in under 30 minutes. Nearby major roads include the A10, the M11 and the M25, while the nearest airport is Stansted, 25 miles away.
Starting prices at Hazlemere Marina will be confirmed closer to the time of launch.