Larkfleet Homes has launched a brand new scheme that will allow potential home buyers to test-run a Larkfleet property.
The overall planning approval for Oakham Heights includes a continuing care retirement community, a care home and around 30 acres of offices as well as parks and open spaces, childrens play areas and a new local centre.
Planning approval also includes improved transport links with new cycle, footpath and bus routes. In total, 1,100 high quality homes could eventually be constructed over 15 years in ten phases.
Larkfleets try before you buy scheme will allow customers to stay in a fully furnished and equipped property on Larkfleets Leighfield Park development in Oakham or its Abbeyfields development in Bourne for a weekend or maybe longer. This way, prospective buyers can really get a feel for the quality properties Larkfleet provides as well as what the local area has to offer.
With its innovative try before you buy scheme for potential home buyers, Larkfleet hopes to give a helping hand to those thinking of moving to the Oakham and Bourne areas. The fully furnished nature of Larkfleets try before you buy properties within existing developments will help make the important search for a new home a little less stressful. During their stay, prospective buyers can enjoy the comfortable surroundings of a Larkfleet property whilst learning more about Larkfleet Homes and the local area.
Larkfleet Homes managing director, Karl Hick, commented: Larkfleets try before you buy scheme is a great opportunity for potential home buyers to really experience life in a Larkfleet property. Larkfleet has put together informative guides for both Oakham and Bourne so that customers staying in our try before you buy properties can take advantage of all that these areas have to offer. This scheme is ideal for potential customers from outside the area or even overseas who are thinking seriously about relocating to Bourne or Oakham.
Larkfleets Abbeyfields development in Bourne and Leighfield Park development in Oakham will both offer the try before you buy scheme.
Both developments will provide high quality, energy-efficient living to cater for a variety of home owners, including those looking to make that first step onto the housing ladder.
Abbeyfields is located on the old Co-op site on Manning Road in Bourne and comprises two and three bedroom properties with prices starting at just £125,000.
Properties at Abbeyfields are perfect not only for first-time buyers but also for buyers who are looking to downsize and young families looking for a high quality new home.
Abbeyfields is situated in an existing residential area and is close to the town centre, Bournes secondary and primary schools and various sports facilities.
Selected plots will benefit from solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that produce electricity from daylight, generating usable power even on cloudy days. Home owners can therefore enjoy reduced electricity bills as well as generating additional revenue from the governments Feed in Tariff.
Leighfield Park is the first phase of Oakham Heights, Larkfleets major urban expansion of Oakham, located on land between the Oakham bypass and Barleythorpe Road.
Leighfield Park will offer traditional styled two, three, four and five bedroom properties starting from £143,995.
A brand new show home complex comprising three different properties will also be available at Leighfield Park for viewing towards the end of June.
The development is aimed at families looking for a stylish and traditional home that allows them to enjoy rural life whilst still benefiting from good transport links to surrounding towns and cities.
All 143 properties at Leighfield Park will have solar PV (photovoltaic) panels fitted as standard so home buyers can benefit from reduced energy bills.
Larkfleet will also make allotments available for all residents at the current market value in order to encourage a sustainable lifestyle and community.
Integral parts of the proposals for the development are a new permanent enhanced and enlarged home for the Rutland County Show and new improved facilities for the towns football, rugby and other clubs.
Rutland County Council also recently approved outline planning permission for a hotel and detailed planning permission for an adjoining Marstons Inns and Taverns pub/restaurant.
Some properties on the Abbeyfields and Leighfield Park developments will be available through the government-backed First Buy scheme. With the help of First Buy, home buyers have the chance to take up a five-year interest-free loan meaning they could own a Larkfleet home sooner than they thought. Purchasing a Larkfleet property in Oakham could even be cheaper than renting a property with the help of First Buy.
For more information on Larkfleets try before your buy scheme please contact 01778 391550 or email [email protected]