Catalyst: Last remaining Help to Buy homes in Hertfordshire
Two to four bedroom houses available at The Paddocks
As homeowners re-evaluate their priorities in the home, the demand for green space is stronger than ever. A recent YouGov poll revealed that nearly half of Londoners say that having a garden is more important to them than before the health pandemic, whilst one in four British buyers believe that living near parks or nature is more important than before.
Meeting the demand for green living, The Paddocks in Bourne End, Hertfordshire, is an attractive collection of 45 two to four bedroom homes built in partnership by Catalyst and Mears New Homes. With a large garden accompanying every home, and the Chiltern Hills only moments away – a 322 square mile Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the development offers the best of country living in the Home Counties.
With 75% now reserved, Catalyst are launching the final six two to four bedroom houses, each available through Help to Buy. Finished in a variety of red brick and white render, the traditional semi-detached and detached homes provide a characterful extension of the historic village, enveloped in greenery and mature planting.
Perfect for countryside newbies, residents have traditional village amenities on the doorstep, such as The White Horse pub and Bourne End Village Hall, whilst only being five minutes from two significant market towns. Nearby Berkhamsted has a thriving high street with an array of independent shops, restaurants and bars. Similarly, Hemel Hempstead has a convenient mix of new and old, combining useful retail space with quaint cobbled streets and antique shops.
Markus Kendall-Young, Group Head of Sales and Marketing at Catalyst, comments: “Following a remarkably sunny summer, where we spent more time in our home and local neighbourhood than usual, it’s no surprise that attitudes have changed towards green space. Having substantial outdoor space to enjoy, both attached to your home and in your nearby area, has provided a much needed sense of escapism and holiday, and has risen in the priority list of buyers.
“For those looking to make the permanent move to somewhere green, The Paddocks provides just the answer. As well as each resident enjoying a private garden, the nearby River Bulbourne is the ideal spot for a waterside stroll, whilst the Chiltern Hills is home to 2000km of picturesque walks, cycling and horse-riding routes.”
Each property features high specification fitting and fixtures included in the price, such as top-of-the-range kitchens and bathrooms, and expansive windows allowing in ample natural light. Uncommon in many new-build developments, every home has a separate kitchen and living room on the ground floor. Meanwhile, select four bedroom houses are set across three-storeys, with the top floor a dedicated master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and built-in wardrobes.
Well-connected by rail and car, residents are just a five minute drive from Hemel Hempstead train station, where journeys into London Euston take just 26 minutes. Meanwhile, it’s an eight minute drive on to the M25 and 13 minutes to the M1, and Luton Airport can be reached in under half an hour.
Convenient for families, Pixies Hill Primary School and Chaulden Infants’ and Nursery and Junior Schools are just over a mile away.
Prices start from £430,000 for a two bedroom house, £510,000 for a three bedroom house, and £540,000 for a four bedroom house, with Help to Buy available on all units. For more information, visit: catalyst.homes
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