New Homes In Sonning Common Offer The Rural Dream Of Village Living
06 Nov 2012

Property-hunters have within their grasp village life at its finest as Housebuilder of the Year Linden Homes unveils Maple Wood, an idyllic collection of houses in Oxfordshire.

The delightful mix of two and four-bedroom properties on ‘Gardeners Copse’ is being launched on the edge of the countryside community of Sonning Common, with the stunning Chiltern Hills on their doorsteps.

The village is surrounded by fields and woodland but also close to fashionable Henley-on-Thames with its famous regatta, and not far from the bustle of Reading with its shopping, nightlife and mainline route to Paddington station in the heart of London.

All properties come with Linden Homes’ customary quality and attention to detail fully-fitted kitchen appliances, turfed gardens, and superior fixtures and fittings.

Also available on selected properties of up to £500,000 is the government-backed NewBuy fixed rate mortgage scheme designed to enable purchases with just a five per cent deposit –whether for first-time buyers or those moving up the property ladder.

Current property owners can also take advantage of the Part Exchange service offered on selected homes where Linden Homes will be the guaranteed cash buyer so customers can sell up and move on in one quick and easy hassle-free agreement.

The scheme takes out estate agents’ fees, the trouble of selling, and the danger of property chains going wrong and scuppering hopes for a new dream home.

Buyers will not only enjoy the blank canvas offered by new-build homes, but also the professional advice, high energy efficiency, and the peace of mind of a 10-year NHBC build warranty and two-year customer care warranty that come as standard.

The homes are designed to echo the traditional English brick and pitched-roof local architecture and quaint clusters of cottages, providing a quiet retreat for residents to relax with their families and friends.

Sonning Common has a primary school which next year will be celebrating its centenary, and its very own Cub pack. There is also a health centre and local shops within walking distance of Gardeners Copse, including a butcher, baker, post office, and quaint village pub.

The area is dotted with golf courses, with Reading boasting a marina, and Sonning Common also well positioned between the M4 and M40 for access into London, the south-west or towards the north.

Linden Homes Thames Valley sales and marketing manager, Sharon Eldred said: “These properties are situated in a delightful village in a beautiful part of the country. Add to that the homes’ quality and style, and we think buyers will soon see what a special offering this is.

“This is a very popular part of the country to live so we expect demand to be high. I’d advise people to register their interest early and give themselves the best chance of securing one of these stunning homes.”

To find out more call our sales team on 0844 417 8636.


For further information, contact Claire McCowan or Lyndsay Scanlan Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893. Email or

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