Speed is of the essence to take advantage of a rare property opportunity in the heart of the picturesque Hampshire village of Odiham.
Just off the charming high street, award-winning Linden Homes has mixed modern convenience with traditional character to create Allingham Mews: a unique courtyard collection offering a particularly enviable lifestyle.
Chris Nicklin, national partner at the Odiham branch of Strutt and Parker estate agents, explained: “Some people have been looking at Odiham for quite a length of time waiting for the right opportunity – and this is it. It’s something that’s not been seen before in this format.
“Allingham Mews has really captured the imagination, particularly of downsizers but with younger professional people in the mix too. It’s down to the skill of the architecture and the concept of a unique courtyard development within the heart of the village.”
Chris isn’t the only property watcher to see the potential of Allingham Mews – so the clock is ticking. In fact, in just the first month following their launch, nine out of the select collection of 15 high quality homes were sold.
Retired nurse Pat Jones is one of the lucky buyers who can’t wait to move in after deciding to sell her 17th century high street home in favour of purchasing off-plan a brand new, energy efficient, low maintenance property.
“I felt that if I could not get one of the Allingham Mews properties then it was the last chance for me to move. Odiham is a very difficult place to buy in, with very few properties that would have been right for me. I did not have to move, so it had to be right,” she said.
Hers is a handsome three-bedroom house in the Calshot style which nestles amid the thoughtfully designed range of architecture that perfectly complements the Conservation Area village and local historic buildings.
Pat added: “It was ease of maintenance and good insulation that was important. Also here is where my friends are and my family is just 20 minutes away in Basingstoke. I also liked the location of house because it’s not overlooked and has a garden which is south-facing.”
Allingham Mews was ideal because, in common with all Linden Homes’ developments, each property comes with a 10-year NHBC warranty for peace of mind, as well as a two-year customer care warranty.
Linden Homes Guildford sales and marketing director, Natalie Flint, said: “There’s been a lot of talk about what a rare and special opportunity Allingham Mews is, and I think this explains the popular reaction.
“The homes are beautifully located, stunningly designed and well connected, plus there are good schools. But the clock really is ticking on the remaining properties so we’re advising people to get in touch quickly to avoid missing out.”
As well as the convenience of Odiham’s well-appointed high street with its delightful range of charming shops, pubs and restaurants, on the other side of Allingham Mews are the rolling fields of a 12th century deer park.
Odiham enjoys excellent commuter links via the M3 and M4, with direct train services into London Waterloo in under an hour from nearby Hook and Winchfield railway stations.
To the west lies Basingstoke and to the north is Reading; both with an array of shopping, dining and entertainment. To the south rolls out the glorious South Downs National Park.
To find out more, call 0844 644 1729.
For further information, contact Claire Oakley or Claire Cathersides at Remarkable Content on 01962 893 893.
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