The number of homebuyers that have departed London for new homes in commuter belt locations has hit a four-year high, with more than 73,000 property buyers heading out of the capital in 2020. For buyers who are on the hunt for an affordable route onto the property ladder, that also provides easy access to fast transport links into London, St. Arthur Homes’ new collection of Shared Ownership homes at Willow Place in Welwyn Garden City offer the ideal solution. Occupying a well-connected setting north of the River Lea, close to the metropolitan town of Welwyn and some of Hertfordshire’s idyllic countryside, purchasers can enjoy the best of urban and rural living whilst still being able to reach central London in just 30 minutes.
Perfect for first time buyers wanting to live in a rural location without surrendering the urban lifestyle they enjoy, St. Arthur Homes is offering an elegant and high-quality selection of one and two bedroom Shared Ownership apartments in one of Hertfordshire’s most sought-after commuter hubs. Forming part of a thriving new community, Willow Place echoes the surrounding green landscape of this much-loved Garden City. Residents can enjoy a home that is surrounded by attractive tree-lined boulevards, grass verges and impressive landscaped communal gardens, with the neo-Georgian town centre of Welwyn and Welwyn Garden City train station within easy walking distance of the development.
Louise Mills, Sales & Marketing Director for St. Arthur Homes comments: “Our new collection of Shared Ownership apartments at Willow Place, in partnership with Crest Nicholson, offer a unique location for first time buyers looking for their first home, especially those who still want or need access to London. Welwyn Garden City is host to some of Hertfordshire’s best green spaces and countryside, a well-stocked town centre and local amenities – along with the road and rail links means getting into the capital couldn’t be any easier. With a number of our homes already reserved, we would urge any interested buyers to contact us now to discuss reserving one of these fantastic properties!”
Comprising a contemporary collection of 15 one and two bedroom apartments, each of the properties at Willow Place have been completed to a high specification and provide buyers with the perfect collaboration of style, comfort and traditional design. Each apartment has been designed to deliver both flexible and spacious open-plan layouts that effortlessly lend themselves to areas for relaxing, working, cooking and entertaining. Stylish Symphony kitchens come complete with a full range of integrated appliances, and provide a spacious area for dining. Two bedroom properties feature both a main bathroom and an ensuite to the master bedroom, and all homes benefit from fitted wardrobes. All apartments also benefit from a secure allocated parking space and bicycle storage.
Moments from Willow Place, there are plenty of outdoor ventures to choose from, and once government restrictions are eased the town of Welwyn offers a thriving hub of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Located in the heart of the town centre is The Howard Centre which is just a 20-minute walk from home and is host to a selection of high-street retail brands as well as a 24-hour gym and hairdressers. For those who enjoy the opportunity to get outside, Welwyn Garden City boasts three golf courses and a number of green spaces and parks to enjoy. Nearby Lagoon Park is less a mile from Willow Place and Stanborough Country Park offers 126 acres of beautiful green space to explore, two lakes with a range of watersports, open water swimming and nature trails. Gosling Sports Centre is host to plenty of indoor and outdoor activities including tennis, football, a velodrome and trampoline park.
For those who need to travel, the local area is well served by road, rail and bus links. Welwyn Garden City train station operates a direct service into London Kings Cross every 30 minutes with a journey time of just half an hour or into London Waterloo in under 60 minutes, where underground services can also be picked up. Other travel routes include Cambridge and Peterborough in less than an hour. For those who prefer to travel by car, the A1 and A414 are a short distance from Willow Place and offer easy access to the M25.
Prices for Shared Ownership homes at Willow Place start from £122,500 for a 50% share of a one-bedroom apartment valued at £245,000. For further information visit www.starthurhomes.com or call 020 7224 3066.