Fernham Homes Unveils Four-Bed Townhouses With No Stamp Duty

FERNHAM Homes is launching the final few family properties at its Lockesley Chase development in the village of St Mary Cray, near Orpington in the London Borough of Bromley – and a special offer of no Stamp Duty to pay and free, high-quality flooring makes it an impressive finale.

The new release features four semi-detached, four-bedroom townhouses, with front and rear gardens and an integral garage, offering superb family accommodation over three floors. The highlight of The Elm house type is undoubtedly the generously sized 18 square metre first floor living room, with French doors leading on to a balcony – perfect for enjoying an evening drink or an alfresco supper.

On the ground floor there’s an open-plan kitchen-diner with plenty of storage space in the fitted kitchen and a range of integrated Bosch appliances. There’s also a downstairs WC and access to the integral garage. In addition to the main living area, the first floor also features bedroom three, a family bathroom, and bedroom four (which would also be ideal for use as a home office or hobbies room). The top floor features two large bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms and attractive dormer windows, giving the house a very versatile layout for modern family life.

To celebrate the launch of these properties on 19th September, Fernham has announced that there will be no Stamp Duty to pay on the £675,000 purchase price on completions before the end of March 2021 – the company will pay the tax on the part of the sale that isn’t covered by the Government’s Stamp Duty Holiday. In addition, floor coverings will be included throughout, with luxury wood-effect vinyl on the ground floor and bathrooms and carpeting throughout the rest of the property.

The ancient parish of St Mary Cray is perfect for growing families, with great pedestrian access to a range of local parks and leisure facilities, including Poverest Park with woodlands, tennis courts and a play area, and Priory Gardens with its pretty ornamental lakes and interesting bird life. You can also take a wander along the River Cray through the popular Riverside Gardens. There is a wide selection of local primary schools, including two rated by Ofsted as Outstanding and three as Good within a mile of Lockesley Chase, plus two Outstanding secondary schools less than two miles away.

Commuter links are superb; Lockesley Chase is only a 15-minute walk from St Mary Cray railway station, with services to London Bridge in just over 20 minutes, while the massive shopping destination of Bluewater is only 25 minutes away by car. Nearby Orpington has a vibrant High Street for all your everyday needs, plus a cinema complex and gym, while Nugent Shopping Park, conveniently located five minutes’ drive away, has favourite stores including Marks & Spencer and Waterstones. St Mary Cray itself has a couple of local pubs, with nearby St Paul’s Cray offering a wider selection.

Lynne Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing at Fernham Homes, expects the four townhouses at Lockesley Chase to be snapped up quickly: “These generously sized homes are ideally suited to modern family life, with two spacious living areas, four WCs, a garage and parking. Plus, our Stamp Duty offer is bound to create a considerable amount of interest, saving most buyers £8,750 on top of the Government offer. Four bedrooms give plenty of space for larger families, with the option to create a home office in the smaller bedroom if desired, and everyone is going to love the elegant balcony that provides additional outdoor space alongside the grassy gardens.”