After a difficult year, many first-time buyers may be wishing for their own space, but worried about what it might cost. However, at the end of January, Annington is due to release Mayflower Park, a collection of 80 refurbished three-bedroom homes in Henlow, Bedfordshire, starting from just £259,950.
The properties at Mayflower Park are situated close to RAF Henlow. Annington is giving a new lease of life to the homes, formerly military married quarters, by lightly refurbishing them to provide homes for local first-time buyers and growing families.
Louise Saunders, Sales and Marketing Manager at Annington, commented: “It is Annington’s mission to deliver essential housing directly to the communities that need them. We expect these properties to be popular and so I’d urge interested buyers not to delay, in order to avoid disappointment.”
The village of Henlow is located in Bedfordshire, and is equidistant from Bedford, Stevenage and Luton. The River Ivel flows through the village, which is a popular location for relaxation, and home to the historic Henlow Grange, now known as Champneys Henlow Health Spa. The building once belonged to Llanthony Priory, whose monks owned the living of Henlow until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In a nod to the area’s rich local history, Annington’s Mayflower Park takes its name from Henlow’s ties with the Mayflower Pilgrims, two of whom were baptised in the ancient local Parish Church – St Mary’s – in the 17th Century.
The local high street includes pubs, a hairdresser, beauty salon, cake shop and a village store, whilst larger supermarkets and retail parks are just a short 15-minute drive away in Biggleswade via the A1. London St Pancras International can be reached in under 40 minutes from nearby Arlesey Station or Letchworth Garden City Station, or in 44 minutes via Thameslink from Biggleswade Station. London King’s Cross is also just 47 minutes away via Thameslink, via Hitchin Station. For those who travel abroad, Luton Airport is just a 25-minute drive away via the A505.
Henlow is ideal for young families due to its selection of local schools. Derwent Lower School is less than ten minutes’ walk from the homes at Mayflower Park, whilst Raynsford Church of England Academy and Henlow Church of England Academy are both less than 10 minutes’ drive away; all three are rated Good by Ofsted. Nearby SPLAT Day Nursery also offers a Forest School, and is only 5 minutes’ drive from the Annington homes.
Prices will start from £259,950 for a three-bedroom mid-terrace home.