Housebuilder Barratt Homes has welcomed its first residents onsite this week at Barratt Homes at Linmere, a mixed-use consortium development in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire. First time buyer family Michal Mazur (34), Agata Mazur (34) and Wiktoria Mazur (3) officially moved into their new three-bedroom home at the development this month, and were able to get onto the property ladder using the Help to Buy scheme.
Michal, Agata and Wiktoria are the first residents to move onto the development, which will eventually see 5,150 new homes across the consortium site, with Barratt North Thames initially delivering 307 one to four-bedroom homes. To celebrate the milestone, senior representatives from Barratt North Thames and Nigel Reid, the Development Director at Linmere, welcomed the family to their new home at a small event last week.
Michal Mazur comments: “We previously lived on Parksite, less than a mile away from Linmere and we were looking for a new build house to buy in the area. The community facilities within the development and the great schools nearby were a big draw to us as a young family, as well as the easy access to M1 and A5 – my commute to work is only a 15 minute drive!”
Once complete, the wider Linmere development is set to create a brand-new community including a selection of shops, a children’s adventure playground, a cafe, as well as new schools and leisure facilities.
Nigel Reid, Development Director of Linmere, commented: “We were delighted to welcome the first home-buyers to Linmere and wish the family all the best in their house overlooking Linmere Park. They will be within walking distance of the soon to be opened Farmstead Café, the nature play park and our Lidl supermarket, making it an ideal location for young families looking for facilities on their doorstep.”
The development will allow the new residents to fully take advantage of their new hybrid working patterns, with easy commuting access through Leagrave train station which can reach London St. Pancras in 40 minutes as well as quick access to the M1. The development also offers a unique co-working office space onsite to allow residents to work practically without travel, but in a separate environment to their home surroundings.
Karly Williams, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt North Thames, commented: “Linmere is an exciting new development, and we are so pleased to be welcoming the first residents into their new homes. Linmere is proving popular with first time buyers like Michal and Agata, thanks to the wider facilities onsite combined with the availability of schemes such as Help to Buy and Home Reach.
“Our new homes within the development provide a great opportunity for those looking to get onto the property ladder for the first time and build their own foundations in Houghton Regis, alongside families perhaps hoping to upsize into a larger home. We look forward to welcoming more residents to the site and wish them well in settling in.”
Residents living at Linmere will have access to over ninety acres of idyllic green spaces and landscaped parks, cycle lanes and bridleways allowing residents to enjoy time at home and away from their desks. Residents will be able to enjoy all the benefits of a semi-rural lifestyle, whilst feeling in reach of larger towns and cities offering a buzz of activities – especially attractive for younger families and first time buyers.
There are currently a range of two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom homes available from Barratt Homes at Linmere. Prices start from £123,750 for a two-bedroom apartment and is available using the Shared Ownership Home Reach scheme.