Around an hour from London by train, new homes near Colchester offer a commuter haven for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital.
Based on rail season ticket sales Colchester ranked in a Savills’ guide to the top 20 commuter hotspots within a 60-minute journey from London. With Colchester station easily accessible, new homes at King’s Park in Lexden are just the ticket for homebuyers.
Kerry Jenkins, sales director for Redrow Homes (Eastern), explains:
“A move to King’s Park in Lexden offers city workers the chance to achieve the perfect work/life balance. Residents can enjoy living in a quiet village, with easy access to Colchester town and the capital within commuting distance. Trains from the local station whisk passengers to London Liverpool Street in under an hour, with an annual season ticket costing around £4,800.”
Buyers who want to call King’s Park ‘home’ will have to act fast if they don’t want to be left waiting at the station – there are now only two apartments and six family homes available with prices ranging from £278,995 to £675,995.
Inspired by the architecture of the Arts & Crafts era, the properties look very traditional from the outside; while inside they’re bright and modern. Kitchens are well equipped with integrated top brand name appliances; while bathrooms and en-suites feature quality fixtures and fittings.
“The beauty of a new build home rather than an older property, is that here’s no need to worry about repairs or renovations. Instead of inheriting someone else’s decor you can customise it to your own personal taste and move straight in as soon as it’s ready.”
Incentives are available to help get people moving. For example those buying a home priced under £600,000 could reduce the initial cost by up to 20 percent by taking out a Help to Buy equity loan. Alternatively, those moving up the housing ladder may be able to part exchange their current property towards the cost of a new one.