A free hot tub* will be included for every reservation made before the end of May at award-winning Linden Homes’ exclusive million-pound Heath Wood collection in rural West Sussex.
A quarter of the luxury family houses near the pretty village of Felbridge have already been snapped up. With just seven left and awareness of the development growing across the country as far afield as Manchester, interest is soaring.
Competition is likely to intensify further thanks to special incentives on offer, subject to conditions, over the next May bank holiday weekend when Linden Homes hosts three open days on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday (May 23rd-25th, 11am-5pm).
Heath Wood is executive living at its finest: five-bedroom homes showcasing the highest quality craftsmanship. The collection is shared between two private addresses set back from a peaceful country lane.
Househunters have been arriving at Heath Wood from as far north as Manchester as well as London, Sevenoaks, the eastern side of Kent, and many local addresses too.
They’ve been drawn by the large gardens, expansive rooms, lavish fixtures and fittings, and thoughtfully detailed architecture which embrace the local character. Inside, the sleek kitchens are bespoke with granite or quartz worktops and fully integrated appliances.
One of those who bought off-plan for her five-bedroom house was Shelley Sill, who is set to move in with her husband and four children later this year.
She said: “We part-exchanged, which was useful; it would have made it much more complicated without having part exchange. If we had not sold by the time the new house was ready, if we had a long property chain that dragged on, and having four children – it was easier for it to be cut and dried.”
Linden Homes’ Part Exchange scheme is where the housebuilder acts as a guaranteed buyer to save months of hassle with property chains and estate agents. Three homes have been sold this way so far.
Sarah Howell, Linden Homes Guildford sales executive, explained: “Part exchange has been very popular for people who despite having the finances to buy the homes they’ve set their heart on are actually quite time poor for the process that’s involved. They just want it to be as easy as possible and that’s where Part Exchange comes in.
“In fact, since the general election there has been a surge of interest more broadly as customers have been encouraged by the greater certainty in the market. We’re hearing much more committed language – which means the remaining homes are likely to be snapped up by those who act the fastest.”
For commuters, the popular market town East Grinstead, just two miles away, has a train service to London Bridge and Victoria. Alternative stations such as Three Bridges and Gatwick also provide an excellent direct service
“Being on the edge of the village and the rural lifestyle is a big attraction,” added Sarah. “But Heath Wood also has absolutely brilliant connections. It’s excellent for those doing a lot of international business. London is within easy reach and Gatwick airport is just 10-15 minutes’ drive.
“The high specification and location of the properties is really wowing people. No one has walked out of the show home and not loved it, in the colder months, everyone truly appreciated the luxury of underfloor heating.
“Heath Wood has appealed to people in their early 40s with young families and also 50s and 60s; people still working whose family have moved out but they still want room for them – and their children – to stay for Christmas and holidays.
“We’ve also had a lot of interest from people who are downsizers. They still want a lovely, sizeable house whilst utilising some of the equity from their old home towards world travel or a home abroad.”
Felbridge itself borders the High Weald, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is close to local schools, shops and transport links. East Grinstead completes the picture with its 14th century buildings alongside eateries, bars, a theatre and cinema, gym and shopping.
Sarah continued: “For families, there is a real draw from the proximity of top private schools, as well as a number of local state schools rated by Ofsted as outstanding and good.
“Heath Wood is certainly meeting a demand. Our visitors agree buying a new home is more rewarding, without the drain of time and money that older homes tend to suffer from.
“Linden Homes purchasers agree that Heath Wood is inspirational and designed for modern living with a number of en suites, utility room and dressing rooms, for instance.”
To find out more and to book an appointment to view the show home, call 0844 488 1672.
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