London Home Show Countdown: Countryside Properties

Get on the ladder with Countryside at the London Home Show

The average age of a first time buyer in the UK has increased steadily over time, with the average age in London at 34 years. Stepping onto the property ladder in London and the South East is thought to be particularly difficult due to the substantially steeper house prices and average deposits needed – currently at £130,000 in Greater London. Partly due to the pandemic, the number of first time buyers in 2020 fell below 2016 levels and, as a result, we’ve seen an influx of initiatives to help buyers step onto the property ladder. From the government’s extended Stamp Duty holiday to the popular government-backed Help to Buy scheme, emphasis on owning your own home has never been greater.

At Countryside, we’re proud to have been awarded a five-star rating again from the Home Builders Federation (HBF), highlighting our commitment to delivering on the needs of our communities and creating places people love. With over 60 years’ experience, we pride ourselves on the quality of our homes, which are built to an exceptional standard, alongside our excellent customer service. With a range of developments, up and down the country, we have several schemes available enabling buyers to fulfil their homeowning dream, including Help to Buy, Bank of Mum and Dad and Recommend a Friend – offering first time buyers several options when it comes to stepping onto the property ladder.

External photography of Countryside's Ashmere - Help to Buy homes available on Share to Buy

This year, we’re excited to be part of the London Home Show Autumn 2021, where buyers can seek advice from our team of experts and learn about our developments across London and the South East. With our properties starting from £230,000 and many available with Help to Buy – there has never been a better time to step onto the property ladder.

From our flagship regeneration project Acton Gardens in West London to The Assembly in Hounslow and our award-winning riverside development Rochester Riverside in Kent, our options and incentives are always tailored to you. In addition, every Countryside home is sold with a superior specification and finish as standard – with integrated appliances, luxury flooring, private outdoor space, and a 10-year NHBC agreement, our homes couldn’t be more ideal for first time buyers. What’s more, our London developments are all within easy reach of public transport, allowing residents to benefit from excellent travel links into the city and beyond.

External photography of Countryside's Beam Park - Help to Buy homes available on Share to Buy

At our Beam Park development in Rainham, situated on the site of the former Ford factory, Lloyd and Olivia Connors were able to take advantage of Help to Buy, saying: “Realistically, we probably wouldn’t have been able to buy without Help to Buy, which has meant we can have a spacious family house as our first home. Our mortgage costs will essentially be the same as what we were spending on rent, except now we own our home – suddenly it all became a bit of a no-brainer.”

With Countryside, it’s never been easier to step onto the property ladder and own a home that complements your lifestyle, and thanks to the fantastic amenities that are being delivered, buying a home with us enables you to become part of these growing communities.

Our experienced team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Help to Buy and our fantastic developments at the autumn London Home Show on Saturday 18th September at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster. To register for your free ticket, visit:

External photography of Countryside's Feature17 - Help to Buy homes available on Share to Buy

The capital’s no.1 first time buyer event is returning to the QEII Centre in Westminster on Saturday 18th September! Register for your FREE ticket to the London Home Show to find out more about Shared Ownership, Help to Buy and the buying process.