The Living Is Easy, At Pentlows Meadow
23 Jul 2013

Summer time, and the living is easy... the words of the old Ella Fitzgerald song evoke a tranquil, idyllic, rural scene in the heat of high summer.

Pentlows Meadow in Braughing is in beautiful Hertfordshire – not the American deep south - but it too offers a tranquil life in a rural idyll, with or without the somewhat unreliable heat of the British summer.

This August, the development of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom terraced, semi detached and detached houses will be officially launched and, for the first time, visitors will be able to go inside the brand new show home and get a feel for these lovely Linden Homes. The homes have parking, or garages and private gardens. Some have views over the neighbouring countryside.

Gareth Jacob is Linden Homes Eastern’s sales and marketing director. He says locations as good as this one don’t come along every day:

“Because of the village location and because that village is Braughing, we have already had a lot of interest in Pentlows Meadow, with only the 3 and 4 bedroom homes remaining. Braughing itself is an award winning village: In 2012 it won Hertfordshire Village of the Year. But it’s not just a beautiful village, it is also a thriving community and boasts two pubs, a post office, a village shop and a butcher’s shop.”

To make the process of moving to Pentlows Meadow easier, the Help to buy scheme* is available on all properties priced at £600,000 or less. This Government led equity scheme aims to make it easier and more affordable to buy a new home. Purchasers can buy a new home with just a 5% deposit and a 20% equity loan – a loan that can be repaid at any time within the first 25 years.

So, you provide the 5% deposit, your mortgage company lends you 75% of the value of the house, leaving 20%, which is the portion that the Government will lend to you - 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 Help to Buy or for details of Pentlows Meadow in Braughing, please call Linden Homes on 01245 454418.

*conditions apply


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