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Change your address to adjust the work life balance

30th November 2015 Print
The Sandringham house type

Home working is on the increase and city workers who’ve done their homework could find they’re able to swap long train journeys for more quality time with their families by moving to a brand new home in Hamstreet.

Situated right next to Hamstreet Station, Redrow’s Saxon Woods development is just the ticket for commuters and, as the large and luxurious properties include dedicated office space, they’re also ideal for occasional home working. But with just a few properties still available buyers will need to act fast if they don’t want to be left waiting at the station.

Rachael Baillie, sales director for Redrow Homes (South East), said: “Figures from the Office of National Statistics show a record number of people now work from home at least part of their week and the South East is one of the regions where it’s most prevalent. The internet and the ability to work remotely has played a key role in this shift, along with people’s desire to spend more time with their families rather than enduring a lengthy commute. The beauty of our Saxon Woods development is it offers the best of both worlds – London St Pancras is within an hour’s journey, plus the Blenheim and Sandringham house types both include a dedicated office where parents can work away from the distraction of family life.”

The Blenheim is a substantial double-fronted property, priced from £724,995.

At its heart is a convivial open plan kitchen, dining and family room with utility and boot room. This sociable space is complemented by a separate lounge for quieter moments, with a study and cloakroom completing the ground floor accommodation.

Offering 2,484 square feet of accommodation, and on the market at £694,995, is the five-bedroom Sandringham.

Because the combined kitchen/diner/family room is such a focal point, buyers may prefer to use the dedicated dining room in another way, such as a play room for young children. There’s also a lounge, study, utility, boot room and cloakroom

In both properties there are two en-suites to complement the family bathroom, while master bedrooms also benefit from the added glamour of a dressing room.

Saxon Woods is well suited to buyers with children as there’s a choice of schools nearby; while the bustling village centre is home to shops and eateries. Homeowners can explore the local area via a myriad of footpaths or take a stroll along the towpath of the Royal Military Canal or through Hamstreet Woods Nature Reserve.

With only a few properties still available, Redrow is offering homeowners a lifeline to a brand new home at Saxon Woods with part exchange. Subject to terms and conditions, buyers may be able to simply trade in their current property towards the cost of a new one, with Redrow acting as their cash buyer.

To be in with a chance of owning one of the final homes at Saxon Woods, visit the development, open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. For more information see

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The Sandringham house type Homes with studies help address the work/life balance