How Our Show Home Could Change Your Life...
01 Mar 2014

When you walk into the new show home at St John’s in Chelmsford several things are likely to happen at once: To say the experience is an assault on the mind and senses is overplaying it – but for most people who are seriously looking for a new home, a visit to the St John’s show home will provide a feast for the eyes and ample food for thought.

The initial thing to strike you when you walk into any Linden Home, is the finish and the layout of the interior: Customers tell us their first impression is one of space and light.

The high specification finish certainly has allure – but it is there for practical purposes too. Take the kitchens, for example. All the appliances are integrated into the design of the room. The washer/dryer; the oven, hob and extractor fan; the dishwasher; the fridge freezer have all been cleverly incorporated into the layout which looks really nice – but it also means there is more storage for your own stuff and more surfaces for preparation. The appliances are guaranteed too – as is the home itself, which comes with a ten year builder’s warranty.

Award-winning Linden Homes have been designed with thought and care, taking into account how we live today. In line with the current UK building regulations, Linden Homes are designed to be extremely energy efficient and like most new homes, are six times more energy efficient than existing homes and produce over 60 per cent less CO2 emissions than older properties.

The homes look good, are cleverly designed and they work really well in terms of energy efficiency. But how does the development rate?

St John’s is a collection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 2, 3, and 4 bedroom houses – so there is a good variety to choose from. It used to be the site of the old St John’s hospital and while Linden Homes has been building new homes, it has also been busy refurbishing some of the old buildings too.

St John’s is just a mile and a half from the train station – and once you’re on the train, Liverpool Street is just 34 minutes away. For travel further afield, Stansted is only twenty miles from Chelmsford. It is no surprise then that this development, so conveniently located and made up of well-designed homes, has been a great success already.

In case you feel that you are in danger of getting carried away, there is some very practical help at hand, in the form of Help to Buy*, the Government’s scheme aimed at making it easier to buy a new property.

The scheme is a Government backed equity scheme that enables home buyers (including first time buyers and home movers) to purchase a new home with just 5% deposit and a 20% Government equity loan – a loan that can be repaid at any time within the first 25 years and its interest free for five years. It has already helped nearly 13,000 people purchase a new home.

If you are looking at the show home and wishing you could buy something like it, but can’t bear the hassle of selling your existing home, there is a solution for that too: Linden Homes runs its own Part Exchange Scheme*.

Under the scheme Linden Homes becomes your guaranteed buyer and takes on the task of having your existing property valued and marketed. You won’t have to arrange viewings for your existing home and you won’t need to pay any estate agents fees. It is a scheme that has worked really well for many Linden Homes’ buyers. They have said that knowing some of the stress and frustration of selling would be removed actually inspired them to go ahead with plans to buy a new home.

To see what all the fuss is about at St John’s in Chelmsford – and to view the show home for you, please come along to the sales and marketing suite. The suite is open daily from 10am to 5pm. You can also call to find out more about these Linden Homes, make an appointment or register your interest in the development by calling 0844 488 1738.


For further information, contact Claire McCowan or Emma Cox at Remarkable Group on 01962 893893.

References to “we”, “us” or “our” are to the part of the Vistry Group (including Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, Countryside Homes, Drew Smith or one of Vistry’s joint venture companies) from which you are intending to purchase a new home. References to "you” and “your” are to the prospective buyer or buyers of a new home from us.

All images are used for illustrative purposes only and are representative only. They may not be the same as the actual home you purchase and the specification may differ. Images may be of a slightly different model of home and may include optional upgrades and extras which involve additional cost. Individual features such as windows, brick, carpets, paint and other material colours may vary and also the specification of fittings may vary. Any furnishings and furniture are not included in any sale. Please check with our sales consultants for details of the exact specifications available at the development(s) for each type of home and the associated prices.