A few years ago a beach hut near Dorset’s Hengistbury Head went on sale for £130,000 – and the record price for a beach hut on this stretch of coast is an amazing £165,000. Extraordinary when you consider that the only way to reach these huts is by boat or by the small, local land train; you can only use them for a few months of the year; and there is no running water.
A wiser investment perhaps is to be found just five miles west along the coast in Boscombe Spa Village, at Linden Homes’ contemporary Breeze development. At Breeze there is a selection of smart two bedroom apartments and duplexes – most of which have sea views: It’s just 400 yards from the beautiful sandy beach and a short walk from Boscombe.
Not only is there hot and cold running water at Breeze, but most of these beautifully finished, spacious apartments and duplexes have ensuite bathrooms and balconies. All homes also have their own parking spaces.
And although the weather is pretty chilly at the moment, it won’t be long before spring makes its first appearance and, as the nights draw out, thoughts of sun, sea and sand return. Now might be just the right time to consider buying one of these smart, new apartments in a traditional British seaside resort.
It needn’t be a hassle either. In fact Linden Homes has created a series of incentives to help you move in 28 days; whether you will be living there full time or are looking for a second home.
At Breeze, Linden Homes is offering the FirstBuy* scheme. This is a new government led equity loan scheme offering up to 20% of the purchase price of your new home and is aimed at helping buyers onto the property ladder. It enables first time buyers to secure a conventional mortgage by paying a smaller mortgage deposit.
Under the scheme, Linden Homes will deal with the estate agents and pay their fees; help you get the best price for your old home and help you secure your new home.
So, from the moment you select your new home at Breeze, Linden Homes can help to guide you through the entire process, from putting your own home on the market to moving in to your new chic, contemporary, comfortable coastal apartment.
Now doesn’t that sound more tempting than buying a beach hut?
For more information on Breeze at Boscombe Spa Village call 01202 301 432.
*subject to conditions.
For further information, contact Tracy Mannion or Naomi Wellman at Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893
23 February 2012