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New homes launched in peaceful Shillington Village

6th September 2013 Print
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Bloor Homes’ new development The Ridings, is a superb collection of just 20, two, three and four bedroom homes in the picturesque village of Shillington, Bedfordshire. Historic Shillington has grown around All Saints Church which has stood on the hill for around a thousand years.

Ideally located at the north east end of the Chiltern Hills, part of the parish lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are nearly 30 miles of footpaths surrounding the village for residents to explore.

The Caulke housetype is an excellent example of the family homes on offer at The Ridings. The ground floor boasts a stunning open plan kitchen/diner with family area. There is a large lounge with feature bay window, a study, cloakroom and utility cupboard. On the first floor the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and fitted wardrobes. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The Caulke is priced from £395,000 and for those looking to move up the property ladder, the property is available with Bloor Homes’ part exchange scheme. Bloor Homes will exchange your old home for up to 100% of its market value, meaning you do not have to worry about selling your current home and the whole process can be completed very quickly. All estate agent fees and valuations are taken care of for you.

The first homes at the development will be ready for occupation in early 2014. All properties will be finished to the excellent specification for which Bloor is renowned. The fully fitted kitchens will include a range of appliances including a double oven, ceramic electric hob, extractor hood and integrated fridge/freezer whilst the bathrooms will feature contemporary white Roca sanitaryware with complementing chrome fittings.

Shillington has a distinct shape, being made up of five clusters of houses known as 'ends'. It is a friendly village of around 1800 inhabitants which is perfect for growing families - Shillington Lower School is located in the village and there are two Academies within three miles.

Amenities in Shillington include the village stores, a village hall, post office, garages, three pubs and two churches. The village offers an active and varied social life with clubs and societies for all ages. A year round programme of local events includes the village fete, horticultural show, fireworks and Christmas bazaar.

Shillington offers all the benefits of a village location but enjoys excellent road links, being 10 miles from the M1 and A1(M) and just a 20 minute drive from Luton Airport. Major towns such as Stevenage and Bedford are 11 miles away, whilst the shopping and leisure facilities of Milton Keynes are just over 20 miles away.

The first phase of homes to be released will be a range of three and four bedroom detached homes priced from £310,000 to £425,000, in which all properties are available with the part exchange or the Help to Buy scheme. With Help to Buy, the Government provides an equity loan of up to 20% of the value of the property, leaving the buyer to find a deposit of 5% and secure a mortgage for balance of 75%.

To register your interest in The Ridings, visit

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