New Homes' Launch Adds To Odiham's Village History And Heritage

It’s thanks to the royal enthusiasm for hunting in medieval times that Odiham’s newly launched collection of homes, Allingham Mews, enjoys such sweeping views across the neighbouring 12th century deer park.

Created by award-winning housebuilder Linden Homes, the 15 private houses’ enviable position leads directly off the Hampshire village’s traditional High Street. After much anticipation they are now on the market and available to buy.

Shaped by local architecture 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.

The regal connection provided by the deer park continues with the nearby ruins of a castle built by King John in about 1200AD and exists into the present day through the village’s proud association with the Royal Air Force base nearby, RAF Odiham.

It hosts the UK Chinook Force, providing vital heavy lifting for the armed forces as well as emergency civilian response. The village is home to personnel from the base, which in 2000 was awarded The Title of Dignity by the parish council to honour the close community ties.

Despite its small size, Odiham is known for its pleasing range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as access to good schools.

It also 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.

New residents at Allingham Mews will also discover the many miles of open countryside that surround the village, ideal for walking and riding, including access onto the towpath of the Basingstoke canal.

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.

Local and national estate agents, Strutt and Parker have been instructed to support the launch and sales of the new development.

Chris Nicklin is a national partner at the Odiham office and explained what an exciting proposition Linden Homes is delivering: “This is a rare opportunity on Odiham high street to own a brand new home within reach of all the wonderful amenities the village has to offer. This new development expands the freedom of choice locally, opening up the market for people to move here.

He continued: “We like to say Odiham has the three c’s – culture, communications and countryside. It’s then no wonder then, that we are already seeing huge amounts of interest from a cross section of potential buyers including many downsizers in the Allingham Mews development. Easy to maintain homes set in an idyllic village, coupled with access to London and the South Coast – it really ticks all the boxes.”

Competition to secure one of the new two, three and four-bedroom houses is expected to be intense, partly thanks to the high specification interiors, characterful design and Linden Homes’ customary attention to detail.

Linden Homes Guildford sales and marketing director, Natalie Flint, said: “Odiham is a charmingly picturesque village with a proud history, so we feel quite honoured to be offering these new homes that complement it so carefully.

“People moving in will have the High Street practically on their doorstep, the countryside all around, and towns nearby for all their needs. It’s a perfect balance for a peaceful but well-connected rural lifestyle.

“It’s precisely because of the location, charm and quality of Allingham Mews that we anticipate a lot of competition for these properties. We’re advising people to register with us so they can be at the head of the queue.”

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.

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 – whether they are first-timers or moving further up the property ladder.

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 which can scupper even the most secure-looking move.

To find out more, call 0844 644 1729.

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For further information, contact Claire McCowan or Claire Bradley on 01962 893 893.

14 May 2014

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