Buy Into A Piece Of English Footballing History
03 Jul 2018

In just a few weeks, when Linden Homes launches Catherington Park, it will be possible to buy a beautiful new home in peaceful and historic Lovedean - a village that, during the Sec-ond World War, played an intriguing part in English football history.

Lovedean - and it’s lovely country pub The Bird in Hand - are renowned for being entrusted with the valuable FA Cup trophy during the Second World War. After Portsmouth won the Cup in 1939, it moved from Fratton Park and was brought to the village for safekeeping - away from the city’s wartime bombing. The trophy is said to have spent its days on the pub bar and its nights stashed for safety under the landlord’s bed.

70 odd years on and Lovedean is still a lovely, peaceful village, set on the very edge of the South Downs National Park and Linden Homes has chosen this sought after location for its new collection of beautiful new apartments and houses.

Catherington Park consists of a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, so there is something for everyone.

Jo Dixon Linden Homes South Marketing Manager said: “We’re launching Catherington Park in August. And because of its lovely location, its proximity to the South Downs National Park, and the fact that it’s simple to commute from, we’re expecting a lot of interest in these homes.

“My advice is that if the thought of buying a brand new Linden home in a quiet Hampshire village appeals to you, then register your interest now. Once we know you’re there, we can ensure you don’t miss out and are amongst the first to hear when the new homes are going to be released. Registering is really easy: You can do it by visiting us online.”

The village of Lovedean has a selection of great local shops (including a Tesco Express) a Costcutter store and a pharmacy. It also has its own village school, Woodcroft Primary School.

Waterlooville is just five minutes away: It offers an even wider selection of shops and ser-vices and boasts ten further primary schools, five secondary schools and two colleges.

The village of Lovedean is perfectly placed for commuters: Portsmouth (and the Fratton Park football ground) is around 15 minutes’ drive away (via the A3) while Southampton and the south coast are within easy reach and travelling to London by road or rail is very straight-forward: Rowlands Castle train station, less than four miles away, offers direct links to Lon-don Waterloo. For journeys further afield, Southampton Airport is around a 35 minute journey from the village.

For more information about the apartments and houses Catherington Park, or to register your interest in the new homes in this lovely Hampshire village, please visit the website.


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