There’s the old saying when it comes to moving house: location, location, location, but now the numerous lockdowns and the success of homeworking have taken the phrase to new heights!
Across the UK, location has never been a bigger factor to move than it is in 2021. There has been a rise nationally in the number of people wanting to move near the water and the focus is firmly on lifestyle. The last 18 months have also proved to us just how important space is and searches have shown homebuyers are looking for larger homes, with a study – or a spare bedroom to use as a home office – high up the wish list. In short, location has never been more important and size matters.
Rightmove reported its busiest ever first half of a year in July, with four bedroom homes and more seeing a 39 per cent surge in sales and the average time it takes to sell your home down to just 34 days in the south west.
One development that has noticed the trend is Linden Homes’ Sandrock development on the leafy outskirts of Exeter, close to Pinhoe.
Sales and marketing director, Emma Smith, explained: “It’s all about the hybrid lifestyle at Sandrock, enjoying the best of both worlds – coast and country, work and play!
“Providing the perfect work/life balance, the development enables homebuyers to work nearby, as it’s within walking distance of Sowton business district, while living an active lifestyle and enjoying the charms the area has to offer. Whether it’s rowing down the River Exe, kitesurfing in Exmouth, trekking around Woodbury Common, enjoying an Exeter Chiefs game at their homeground, or watching the world go by at Exeter Quay.
“There’s local produce available at Darts Farm, culture at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum or the National Trust’s Killerton House, amazing food at Michael Caines’ Michelin-starred Lympstone Manor restaurant, paddle-boarding in Budleigh or the incredible Haldon Forest to explore. It’s also just a short walk to Pinhoe train station and provides easy access to the M5, A30 and Exeter airport.”
Emma continued: “Homebuyers are prioritising lifestyle and it’s no surprise that Sandrock’s proved so desirable, with many beautiful beaches close by. Whether you’re a professional who wants to live near the water, but with a short commute to work; you’re looking for a family home where you can go for a paddle in the sea after school; or you’re retiring and want to live in a thriving community with some picturesque country walks nearby, the development boasts a fantastic collection of quality homes to suit a range of needs and budgets.”
Sandrock features 62 characterful properties, surrounded by mature hedgerows and trees, and includes bike stores and stands, so residents can use the new cycle path next to the site and go on to explore the local Exe Estuary trail.
There are currently four and five bedroom detached homes available. Built to a high specification and full of character, with Juliet balconies and bay windows, the properties are finished in rough cast render and rustic country brick.
Emma added: “It’s all about quality and lifestyle at Sandrock so visit us to soak up the atmosphere – it’s a very special place to live.”
For more details or to book an appointment, available seven days a week, call 01326 741314.
Contact: Emma Mackay, Linden Homes, 077383 12960; firstname.lastname@example.org
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