Ever Thought Of A New Build Home Near The Sea?
03 Sep 2012

Imagine you’ve decided to move to Chichester: Maybe you’re selling the family home and heading south for the coast and something a bit smaller. You have in mind a Georgian townhouse or a Victorian terraced home. These properties have lovely features and possibly a large garden – but are likely to need some work. Even though it’s chilly in winter, they’ve got lovely old fireplaces - but the house will need extra insulation. Those beautiful sash windows may need repairing. The damp course needs attention. The pointing is ok, but for how long? The central heating is fine, but not the most efficient.

It’s worth all the work though, because of the location: central Chichester, not far from the coast – fairly close to the water.

But what about overlooking the water – actually on the water’s edge? How would you feel about a waterside home close to the centre of this lovely city, but without the stress and hassle of refurbishment work or the costly repairs and the expense of running an older property?

If it hadn’t occurred to you to look at a new build home before, Reflection – Linden Homes’ development on the edge of the Chichester Ship Canal – may well be something of a revelation.

Reflection is a collection of waterside town houses and apartments on the water’s edge of this picturesque and peaceful canal. Since it was launched it has proved phenomenally popular and the properties here have sold fast. In fact, it has been so successful that there are now just seven houses and six apartments remaining. Buyers have said how impressed they are with the wonderful versatility of these homes. Each one is well designed and finished to the usual high specification and standard that is characteristic of a Linden Home.

The homes look very good, but they are also practical and secure. Each one comes with a ten year NHBC build warranty and a two year customer care warranty – as standard: And each has the latest technology in terms of appliances – cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, all of which are guaranteed.

The way new homes are built these days and the regulations that builders have to comply with means that every new home is more energy efficient and greener than ever: It’s estimated that new homes are six times more energy-efficient and generate more than 60% less CO2 emissions than older style homes.

Another consideration is the fact that someone buying a new home can move in as soon as it is complete – they don’t need to wait for anyone to move out. As for selling the old property; Linden Homes can offer its Part Exchange Scheme*. This is designed to make it easier to move house. Linden Homes will become the guaranteed buyer of your existing home, will have it valued and then make you an offer. They’ll deal with the estate agents and pay their fees – taking much of the pressure of moving off your shoulders.

Because of its central location, Reflection is just a short stroll from Chichester railway station. The A27 is just a stone’s throw away so you can easily reach Brighton (heading east) or, heading west the M27 and the A3(M) to London. Southampton Airport is just over 30 miles away and London Gatwick and London Heathrow are approximately 50 and 70 miles away respectively.

For more details about Linden Homes’ Reflection on the Chichester Ship Canal, please visit the sales and marketing suite on site – it is open every day from 10am until 5pm (4pm on Friday).

*subject to scheme rules


For further information, contact Naomi Wellman or Tracy Mannion at Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893 or Naomi.wellman@remarkablegroup.co.uk

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