It’s no surprise that just a month since their launch most of the new houses at Allingham Mews in the village of Odiham, Hampshire, were snapped up off plan.
Nestled between a quintessentially English high street and the rolling fields of a 12th century deer park, they have been speedily secured since landing on the market in April by property hunters spotting the promise of the perfect rural lifestyle.
Created by award-winning housebuilder Linden Homes, the plots have green countryside on one hand and Odiham’s delightful range of charming shops, pubs and restaurants on the other.
One exra attraction is that despite its small size, Odiham enjoys excellent commuter links via the M3 and M4, with direct train services into London Waterloo in under an hour from nearby Hook and Winchfield railway stations. It also has access to good schools.
It means nine out of the select collection of 15 high quality properties have quickly been reserved. With interest still high and just half a dozen left, time is running out for anyone hoping to do the same.
Chris Nicklin, national partner at the Odiham branch of Strutt and Parker estate agents, explained: “Some people have been looking at Odiham for quite a length of time waiting for the right opportunity – and this is it. It’s something that’s not been seen before in this format.
“Allingham Mews has really captured the imagination, particularly of downsizers but with younger professional people in the mix too. It’s down to the skill of the architecture and the concept of a unique courtyard development within the heart of the village.”
Visitors will be immediately impressed by Allingham Mews’ enviable position that leads directly off the Hampshire village’s traditional High Street.
The varied architecture will unfold as the development leads towards the deer park (where lucky buyers enjoy sweeping views) – from the classic brick of the Hurst and Barnard styles to the stained wood barn character of the Doddington and Amberley.
In common with all Linden Homes’ developments, each Allingham Mews property comes with integrated kitchen appliances as standard plus a 10-year NHBC warranty for peace of mind, as well as a two-year customer care warranty.
Shaped by local design and materials, the high quality properties blend easily with the surrounding fine historic buildings that have earned the picturesque community its well-deserved Conservation Area status.
To the west lies Basingstoke and to the north is Reading; both with an array of shopping, dining and entertainment options. To the south rolls out the glorious South Downs National Park with its views, footpaths and attractions.
Linden Homes Guildford sales and marketing director Natalie Flint said: “It’s no surprise the new homes at Allingham Mews have sold so fast. They mix location, character and quality into one irresistible package.
“We’re very proud to have delivered such a popular collection of properties, but you only have to look at the speed with which buyers have been taking them off the market to see how superb they are. We’re urging people not to delay or they’ll miss out.”
The government-backed Help to Buy scheme is eligible on homes worth up to £600,000 to assist househunters with a deposit as small as five per cent secure a place of their own.
For current home-owners Linden Homes’ Part Exchange scheme offers one quick, hassle-free agreement that takes out estate agents’ fees and the problems with chains.
To find out more, call 0844 644 1729.
For further information, contact Claire McCowan or Claire Bradley on 01962 893 893.
22 May 2014