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Move up the housing ladder in historic market town with Help to Buy

5th July 2013 Print
An example of the interior at The Edge

Bloor Homes has released the latest phase of new homes at its popular Living @ The Edge development in the historic market town of Dunstable. Prospective buyers can take advantage of the Help to Buy Scheme which provides an equity loan of up to 20%, meaning that the amount buyers need to find for a deposit is much lower.

The four bedroom link detached Arkley housetype, priced from £248,000 (£198,400 with Help to Buy) is an excellent example of the family homes available at Living @ The Edge. It offers well planned accommodation with a ground floor comprising an open plan triple aspect kitchen/dining room with doors to the rear garden, a generous sized lounge and cloakroom.

On the first floor there are four good sized bedrooms, with the master bedroom benefitting from an en-suite shower room and fitted wardrobes. A family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation. Outside there is an enclosed rear garden, car port and additional parking space.

Vanessa Macnee, Sales Director of Bloor Homes comments: “Living @ The Edge offers a range of homes in this ever popular market town location. For people looking to move up the housing ladder but who don’t have a lot of equity in their current property, there is the opportunity to take advantage of the Help to Buy scheme, which means they need to find a deposit of just 5%.”

All the homes at Living @ The Edge are finished to the high specification for which Bloor Homes are renowned. The fitted kitchens are finished with laminate worktops and matching splashbacks. There is the full range of appliances including a ceramic electric hob, extractor hood, oven and integrated fridge-freezer.

The bathrooms feature white sanitary ware with complementing chrome fittings and the en-suites have a metallic shower enclosure and thermostatic shower.

Situated at the eastern end of the Chiltern Hills, the area around Dunstable has an impressive history. Dunstable Priory was not only the place of Henry VIII’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon but also where the first ever play to be seen in England was performed, written by Geoffrey de Gorham in the 12th Century.

Today the area offers residents a variety of leisure activities, shops and nightlife. The town has five main shopping areas within walking distance of the central crossroads. The long-established outdoor market takes place every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the Market Square and town centre car park.

For those who love the outdoors, there are more than 180 acres of parks, gardens and open spaces, not to mention football pitches, a golf club, cricket grounds, a bowling green and tennis courts. The town also boasts its own football club - Dunstable Town. Further afield, Dunstable Downs is a chalk escarpment ideal for walking, kite flying and, for the more adventurous, paragliding and hang-gliding.

Other local attractions include the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, the beautiful Grade II listed Priory House and the Grove Theatre, a multi-million pound theatre complex, which regularly stages both local and national productions.
For commuters, nearby Luton provides fast rail links to London and Luton Airport is close at hand, whilst there are good transport links to the A5, M1 and A421.

Currently available at Living @ The Edge are two, three and four bedroom family homes, priced from £176,000 up to £250,000. All Bloor properties, up to a value of £600,000 are available through the Government-backed 'Help to Buy' scheme.

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An example of the interior at The Edge