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Opening weekend at The Ridings in Shillington

19th September 2013 Print
Example interior at The Ridings.

Bedfordshire buyers looking for the ideal home should visit Bloor Homes brand new development The Ridings in Shillington during 5th / 6th October to find out how to make the move here with part exchange.

The Ridings is a superb collection of the new Bloor Homes ‘heritage’ range of housetypes consisting of just 20 two, three and four bedroom homes in the picturesque village of Shillington, Bedfordshire. 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 Rainham housetype is an excellent example of the family homes on offer at The Ridings available with Bloor Homes’ part exchange scheme, which makes it ideal for those looking to move up the property ladder. 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 Rainham, priced from £370,000, is a wonderful family home. On the ground floor, the property features a large lounge area, a spacious kitchen / dining area with an adjoining utility room with a downstairs cloakroom and storage area accessible in the hallway. Upstairs the master bedroom has integrated wardrobes and a separate en suite; whilst the other three double bedrooms have access to the family bathroom.

The new ‘heritage’ range of housetypes 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, but with new traditional exterior features such as a sheltered porch or Tudor style timber framing. The 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 bedroom detached homes such as the Whitfield priced from £310,000, and four bedroom detached homes such as the Rainham from £370,000, the Arlington from £380,000, and the Berrington from £415,000. 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%.

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Example interior at The Ridings.