Like the world famous Red Arrows air display team whose former base is nearby, buyers have been landing in their droves at Linden Homes’ Victory Fields development in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Since the high quality collection in Upper Rissington, near Oxford, was officially launched with the help of local school children, over 70% of the homes released in the first phase of the development have been reserved with the award-winning national housebuilder.
Victory Fields holds the promise of thriving streets encompassing over 300 homes. Buyers will be looking to the Linden Homes properties in particular for their customary character, quality and all-inclusive value.
Set to complete the neighbourhood are a new primary school, a village square with local shop, a proposed public house, gym and nursery, as well as green space dotted with play areas, wildlife ponds and tennis courts.
Surrounded by rolling countryside, the friendly prospect has particularly attracted families – with the sales office reporting lots of mums-to-be arriving with their partners curious to see the beautiful show home and explore the site, which commands some outstanding views.
They particularly appreciate that a brand new Linden Homes property also means money and energy-saving features such as gas-fired condensing boilers and fitted UPVC double glazed windows.
For that useful hand up, the government-backed Help to Buy equity loan scheme can support people with a deposit even as low as five per cent. Since its launch it has assisted with more than 15,000 reservations across the UK.
It works by the government providing an equity loan of up to 20 per cent of the value of any new-build home worth up to a maximum of £600,000. This can be repaid at any time or when the home is sold, and there is no interest payable on the loan for five years.
With the equity loan added to their deposit, buyers are in the much better position of only needing to agree a 75 per cent mortgage from a bank or building society to secure their dream home.
Linden Homes Thames Valley sales and marketing director, Steve Garton, said: “We were confident the special attractions of Victory Fields would make the homes very popular – and that’s exactly how it’s turned out.
“The combination of quality, location and surrounding countryside is a magic mix for buyers. But lots of families are also wisely looking towards the future of thriving community where residents will enjoy plenty of facilities and green space.
“Youngsters growing up at Victory Fields will avoid the crowds and noise of the city but still be close enough to beautiful places like Oxford and Cheltenham. There will never be a shortage of things to do!
“Plenty of buyers have already seen the advantages, so I’d advise househunters to come for a visit soon and see Victory Fields and the show homes for themselves.”
Victory Fields is surrounded by unspoilt fields and a rich and long history. But it’s not cut off: travelling to and from Victory Fields is straightforward thanks to main road connections to the M40, the M4 and the M5.
The nearest train station is at Kingham, from where services can reach London Paddington in about an hour and a half. The nearest international airports are Birmingham and London Heathrow.
Victory Fields lies between Cheltenham and Oxford. Nearby villages include Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water where there is an outstanding secondary school, as well as a doctor’s surgery, parish church, and cricket, football and tennis clubs.
To find out more, call 0844 417 5741.
For further information, contact Claire McCowan or Claire Bradley at Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893.
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