Deck Your New Hall With Boughs Of Holly - In Time For Christmas
24 Nov 2014

Dressing the tree, cooking the turkey, hiding the presents – they’re all rites of Christmas that feel so much better in the warmth and comfort of your home.

For families looking for a new place to settle, there’s still time to enjoy all that festive tradition under a brand new roof by investigating the options available at award-winning Linden Homes’ Riverside development on the banks of the River Wey in Godalming.

The leafy collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes, as well as two-bedroom apartments, is thoughtfully arranged, with traditional architecture wrapping up contemporary, well-appointed and spacious interiors.

A selection of three and four-bedroom properties is primed for moving day so their buyers will be able to settle in before December 25th without the worry of having to revive the house-hunt all over again in the New Year.

Three of the ready-to-move plots are three-bedroom semi-detached houses in the Mole style.

Linden Homes will even pay the stamp duty on the home which comes with a garage, en suite and dressing room, and enjoys terrace views over the River Wey.

The fourth home is a four bedroom semi-detached house in the Thame style, with doors opening up from the living/dining room out into the garden. It qualifies for the government-backed Help to Buy scheme for househunters with deposits as low as five per cent.

In common with all Linden Homes properties, each Riverside home comes with the reassurance a 10-year NHBC warranty and two-year customer care warranty, plus integrated kitchen appliances as standard.

For a pre-Christmas kickstart, househunters could use the Part Exchange scheme to avoid the hassle of selling – and the estate agent’s fees. Linden Homes acts as the guaranteed buyer for old homes worth up to 70 per cent of the value of the new property.

After a value and survey is settled, Linden Homes markets the home and all the buyer has to do is pack up and move – just in time to put the presents under the tree in a brand new living room.

Alternatively, the government-backed Help to Buy scheme gives a route to climbing the property ladder for people with deposits as low as five per cent. Available on homes worth up to £600,000, it involves a government loan of up to 20 per cent so buyers only need to secure a 75 per cent mortgage. It is for home-owners as well as first-timers.

Natalie Flint, Linden Homes Guildford’s sales and marketing director, said: “Opening your presents in a brand new home would be a memorable way of celebrating Christmas. We’re ready to pull out the stops to make it happen.

“At Riverside in particular, we’re advising people to try to avoid taking a break from their househunting, simply because the homes have been so popular. The combination of quality, location and design means they don’t stay on the market long.”

The local surroundings help to explain Riverside’s emergence as a highly sought-after new neighbourhood close to the centre of the historic market town of Godalming.

For getting further afield, for instance, the A3 runs north-south and Guildford is less than 20 minutes away by car. Train commuters have a choice of two mainline stations each about a mile away, Godalming and Farncombe. Both run direct into London Waterloo in about 45 minutes.

To book an appointment or to find out more, call 0844 488 1984.


For further information, contact Claire Cathersides or Claire Oakley at Remarkable Content on 01962 893 893.

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