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Buyers back Bellway Homes in buoyant Berkshire

8th December 2014 Print

Purchasers looking for a first rate home in Thatcham, Berkshire should move fast, because Five Star builder Bellway Homes’ newly launched Canalside is selling fast. Within the first month since the launch, over half of the new homes have sold, leaving just 6 properties remaining at the exclusive waterside development off Crookham Hill.

Set in an idyllic location, Canalside is a small development of just 13 homes surrounded by beautiful Berkshire countryside. The homes are between the Kennet and Avon Canal and attractive open farmland, but are incredibly well connected, just a short walk from Thatcham train station, with quick journeys to Reading, Newbury and central London. Currently available is a selection of traditionally styled three bedroom family homes.

Claire McGoldrick, sales manager of Bellway Homes Thames Valley comments: “Canalside is located in a handsome part of the English countryside, but offers residents superb links into Reading and London. We expected early sales at the development to be strong, but even we were surprised that so many of the homes sold within the first few weeks since the launch!”

The houses at Canalside are designed with a traditional English cottage style, with dark weatherboarding and brick facades. The developments has ample parking, each home has two car parking spaces and private gardens. The homes are due for completion at the start of 2015, so purchasers can move into their new home to start the New Year in style. The homes are also available with the government back Help to Buy scheme, giving purchasers the opportunity to buy a new home with as little as a 5% deposit.

A perfect example of the family homes is the Coot, a three bedroom house priced from £330,000. On the ground floor a large living room leads to the open plan kitchen / dining room at the rear of the property, with French doors that open onto the private rear garden. There is also a downstairs cloakroom. The first floor sees a master bedroom and two additional bedrooms, all of which offer plenty of storage space and access to the family bathroom.

The homes at Canalside have modern fitted kitchens, with a stainless steel Zanussi oven, four ring gas hob and stainless steel splashback. All bathrooms are fitted with Roca white sanitaryware with chrome fittings and a thermostatic shower.

The development boasts an enviable location beside the Kennet and Avon Canal, along which barges and canal boats regularly travel and the easily accessible tow path offers scenic walks. Thatcham itself is a bustling town with a busy high street offering a range of independent retailers and well-known brands. The town is host to a weekly market as well as a Waitrose supermarket. Thatcham boasts a selection of excellent schools, including Spurcroft Primary and the independent Kennet School, both just over a mile away in Thatcham.
Canalside is also conveniently located for the area’s regional business hubs. Reading, a 30 minute drive from the development is a well-known commercial hub for business, with many national and international companies based in the town. Newbury, famous for its racecourse and headquarters to one of the UK’s largest mobile operators, is just four miles from Thatcham.

With excellent transport connections close by, homes at Canalside are ideal for local commuters. Thatcham train station is a short walk from home and offers direct services to Newbury in 6 minutes and Reading in 19 minutes. Direct journeys to London Paddington are also within reach at 54 minutes. Canalside also benefits from convenient road connections with easy access to the A4, providing links onto the M4, while Heathrow Airport is approximately an hour’s drive from the development.

Bellway’s free to use Part Exchange and Express Mover schemes are available at Canalside, to help purchasers move into their new home quicker. With Part Exchange, Bellway will provide a fair offer for your home based upon an independent valuation and there are no estate agents or advertising fees to pay. For Express Mover, Bellway will work with a recommended local agent to market your home. Terms and conditions for both offers apply.

Prices for the homes at Canalside start at £325,000 for a three bedroom home. The sales office and show home is open 7 days a week, between 10am to 5pm.

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