In recent years, Bedfordshire has emerged as a key property hotspot and has recently been revealed as the top district to purchase a property through the Help to Buy scheme, according to Totally Money. Already renowned in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire as one of the region’s leading independent house builders, Mulberry Homes has successfully launched their first Bedfordshire development at Houghton Fields, in the premium village of Houghton Conquest.
Over 150 people attended the launch weekend on Saturday 10th and 11th February, to view the brand-new properties, including spacious two-storey family homes and contemporary bungalows, prompting a number of reservations already. Available with Help to Buy, Houghton Fields is a charming collection of three and four-bedroom homes. Available to move into from Spring 2018, this new community will have its own sense of place and identity, as well as distinct variety of house designs including three-bedroom bungalows and three and four-bedroom detached homes, set amongst picturesque rural surroundings.
Kerry Jones, Head of Sales for Mulberry Homes, comments: “Branching into Bedfordshire is extremely exciting for us at Mulberry Homes and the initial response to Houghton Fields has been fantastic. The launch weekend was a huge success, with excellent footfall and impressed visitors. Houghton Conquest already has a thriving local community within a beautiful village setting, so we expect demand to remain strong for these new homes.
“The luxurious selection of homes at Houghton Fields offer contemporary design, ample living space, and a high specification, with beautiful countryside and quintessential village life on the doorstep. With the added benefit of Help to Buy available, this is an excellent opportunity for purchasers to secure more for their money and find their dream home within a flourishing community.”
One of the show-homes available to view is The Watermead, an impressive four-bedroom detached family home. On the ground floor, the large open plan kitchen, breakfast and family area creates the hub of the home and the ideal space to spend time as a family.
The separate dining room offers a space for formal entertaining, whilst the spacious living room features a large fireplace and double-glazed doors, opening out onto the garden. A utility room completes the ground floor.
Upstairs, the central staircase provides access to four beautiful bedrooms. The generous master bedroom, includes large fitted wardrobes and a four-part en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 also features an en-suite bathroom, whilst the further two bedrooms share a well-appointed family bathroom.
In addition, The Marston show home is a single storey three-bedroom bungalow that offers convenient living at its best. The spacious living and dining area plays a central role to the home, whilst the kitchen and breakfast area to the front of the house enjoys a high-specification including integrated appliances. Providing residents everything they need within easy reach, all three bedrooms including the master and ensuite is on the ground floor, as well as a family bathroom and plenty of storage space. Bathrooms feature high-quality fixtures, fittings and Amtico Spacia flooring.
Nestled between the county town of Bedford and the market town of Ampthill, Houghton Fields has been designed to complement the neighbouring environment with plenty of open space, as well as private gardens and parking. The village of Houghton Conquest offers a shop, post office, active village hall and a selection of family gastropubs and restaurants. The village is also surrounded by picturesque landscapes with an abundance of country walks, for residents who like to keep active.
For commuters, from nearby Bedford Station, trains serve London St Pancras in approximately 38 minutes. By car, travel to Ampthill, Bedford, as well as the M1 motorway couldn’t be easier. Luton Airport is also approximately 17.5 miles from the development.
Prices start at £394,950 for a three-bedroom bungalow, £404,950 for a three-bedroom house and £515,950 for a four-bedroom house. Both Help to Buy and Part Exchange is available.