How To Move To A Coastal Semi-Rural Haven
28 Jun 2013

Lorton Gardens is an unusually small development of brand new homes set just north of the beautiful coastal town of Weymouth. There are just fourteen new Linden Homes here and four of them have already been sold.

These homes have been set in what used to be a quiet field and today the homes are still surrounded by an ancient hedgerow and positioned around a large central green – giving the whole development a villagey feel. As you go beyond the houses and up Lorton Lane, you reach the beautiful nature reserve of Lorton Meadows.

Lorton Gardens offers a variety of different homes to choose from: There are three bedroom semi-detached houses and four bedroom detached houses available.

While the site is quiet and semi-rural it is by no means cut off: The main bus route from Weymouth to Dorchester runs very close by and Weymouth centre is just 3 miles away by road.

But for many people the thought of living in a new home, a home built with the latest security and energy saving measures - as well as brand new guaranteed appliances in the kitchen - is a very attractive one.

But often just the thought of all the upheaval of moving – particularly the hassle of trying to sell an old home – puts them off. Anyone who has been through the process of buying and selling before knows about the heartache and frustration of losing a buyer at a crucial moment, or the frustration of having a link in the property chain breaking, leaving you helpless and vulnerable.

It is for these reasons that Linden Homes has created its Part Exchange Scheme* which is a simple solution for many new home buyers:

Linden Homes effectively becomes your guaranteed buyer – buying your old home from you at its market value. You don’t need to pay an estate agent and you will not be part of a property chain. Once your home has been valued, Linden Homes will make you an offer for it. It really is simple and it could help you move to Lorton Gardens.

Alternatively you could look at the Government’s Help to Buy scheme which came into effect this year. This is available for new properties of £600,000 or less entitling all of the homes at Lorton Gardens to qualify for this new scheme.

It is a Government backed equity scheme that enables buyers 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.

And it’s a scheme that has been taken up with enthusiasm by Linden Homes’ buyers already.

Trevor Lepley bought his new four bedroom Linden home using Help to Buy – and was one of the first in the country to do so. He says he simply couldn’t have managed it without the scheme:

“There is no way I could have afforded a four bedroom house without Help to Buy. I secured a mortgage of 3.09% and my new home is only £90 more a month than the rent I was paying out for the two bedroom flat I was in previously - a flat that was a third of the size of my new house.”

For more information on the beautiful new Linden Homes at Lorton Gardens in Weymouth, please call Linden Homes on 0845 601 4017 or visit the sales and marketing suite on site. The suite is open from Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm (4pm on Fridays).


For further information, contact Claire McCowan or Tracy Mannion at Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893 or

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