...In Old Bexley
Only two apartments remain up for grabs at Heritage Gate in Old Bexley where superb transport links place residents on the very doorstep of London’s magnificent centre.
The high quality properties from award-winning housebuilder Linden Homes are literally around the corner from a train station where commuters can catch direct services to Charing Cross taking just 35 minutes.
The pair of apartments left both have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and are in the Mascal Court collection.
For buyers who act fast, there is even the chance to celebrate Christmas in a brand new home surrounded by a neighbourhood that possesses an unusually village-like character so close to the heart of the capital.
First-time property owners Jo Thompson (24) and Peter Barrett (32) moved into their two-bedroom ground-floor apartment earlier this year and were delighted with their home, the location and its enviable transport links.
Project manager Jo said: “We’ve both lived in Bexley before and we wanted to move into Bexley village, which is so nice. We really like it and there’s the countryside nearby.
“It’s been very exciting buying our new home. My mum and dad have been to see it and we’ve had lots of friends round. They have all really liked it. It’s such an airy and bright apartment.
“I would definitely recommend Heritage Gate. It’s got a bit of a country feel. It’s easy to get out and about for work and leisure – you can get to Greenwich on the bus for the O2 Arena, for example.”
Despite its proximity to the heart of London, Heritage Gate enjoys a beautifully landscaped setting with direct access to footpaths alongside the meandering River Cray.
As a gated development, parking is preserved and young children can play safely away from traffic in the landscaped surroundings. A video entry system to all apartments ensures added security. All floors at Heritage Gate are easily accessible via lift.
A short walk away are many traditional shops, pubs and eateries, as well as local parkland. Heritage Gate also enjoys easy access to the A2 which quickly links to Dover’s ferry terminals, Folkstone for the Eurotunnel, and the M25 for national destinations.
Each home comes with a contemporary fitted kitchen with stylish flooring throughout, all appliances are fitted as standard and each home comes with a 10-year NHBC guarantee and two-year customer care warranty give peace of mind too.
Jo and Peter used the government-backed Help to Buy scheme to go from renting in Sidcup to owning their apartment with just a five per cent deposit. Jo said: “We could not have bought at Bexley without Help to Buy. It was a massive incentive.”
Help to Buy works by the government providing an equity loan of up to 20 per cent of the value of any new-build home worth up to a maximum of £600,000. This can be repaid at any time or when the home is sold, and is interest free for the first five years.
With the equity loan added to their deposit, buyers are in the easier position of only needing to agree a 75 per cent mortgage from a bank or building society to secure their dream home.
Linden Homes South East managing director, Steve Bangs, said: “Heritage Gate offers such an enviable mix of location, transport links and quality that I doubt these last two apartments will be on the market long.
“Househunters should hurry to see for themselves why they offer such great value. With Help to Buy, a deposit as low as five per cent could put you on at a genuine gateway into London.”
For more information or to arrange an appointment to view the show home, please call the sales team on 07966 561576.
For further information, contact Claire Bradley or Claire McCowan at Remarkable PR on 01962 893 893.
20 November 2013
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