Abbey Meadows - Affordable living on the edge of Epping Forest
Genesis is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Abbey Meadows’, a stunning hillside development of 38 two bedroom houses available through shared ownership. Situated on the edge of Epping Forest on the outskirts of Sewardstone village, Essex, this rural development is surrounded by stunning countryside and offers views across to the King George V reservoir. Some of the properties even overlook Epping Forest itself.
As well as providing great views from many of the properties, the natural sloping design of the development has ensured that a variety of design layouts have been utilised in this unique scheme. There is also a brook that flows gently down one side of the scheme to culminate in an attractive waterside frontage at the main entrance to the development.
Available through shared ownership from £52,500 for a 25% share based on a full market value of £210,000, buyers can purchase between 25% and 75% and increase their share at any time, all the way to 100% and outright ownership. The great news for local people is that priority will be given to people who live and/or work within Epping Forest. Abbey Meadows is available to anyone who does not already own a property and is unable to buy a home on the open market. Their total household income must be less than £60,000 per annum and ideally they must have savings of around £3,500 to cover moving and legal costs.
Comprising detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, the contemporary houses have been designed with a combination of render, brick, tile hung and fibreglass exterior finishes. Many of the properties also include floor to ceiling windows, canopies over the front doors and some of the upper windows and oriel bay windows. All of the properties have an off street parking space and some plots have an additional space.
Spaciously designed, the houses include a separate fully fitted kitchen and an open plan living and dining room. This includes French doors on to the rear garden which includes a patio, turfed garden and even a garden shed. In the hallway there is a guest cloakroom and a spacious storage cupboard. On the upper levels of the properties, the bedrooms are generous in size and in some homes there are fitted wardrobes. Each property also has a contemporary designed family bathroom.
Completed to a high specification, properties include sleek and modern kitchens with contrasting cream cabinets and dark wood style work surfaces. Appliances include a washer/dryer, fridge freezer, electric hob and extractor fan. In the spacious bathrooms features include a thermostatically controlled shower above the bath, cream wall tiling with a mosaic border, free standing basin and a large mirror with spotlights above. There are also cream carpets in the lounge, hallway and bedrooms.
To help reduce residents’ bills, each property is fitted with PV solar heating panels.
Ideal for young families, this development also includes a community centre and a convenience shop, where residents can enjoy meeting and socialising with their neighbours. Abbey Meadows is also well served by a range of local shops and facilities, whilst nearby Waltham Abbey offers an extensive range of shops, restaurants, bars and leisure facilities.
For fans of the great outdoors, Abbey Meadows is perfectly located to enjoy a whole host of external pursuits. There is a wealth of parks and green open space, including Epping Forest, a historic sprawl of 6,500acres offering camping, yachting, cycling, heritage events and open air theatre productions. In addition, at nearby Lee Valley Park, white water rafting, canoeing, walking, cycling and athletics are available. Alternatively, for golf enthusiasts, West Essex Golf Club is nearby and sailing fans can join the King George Sailing Club on the reservoir.
For commuters, the development is located a short drive from Junction 26 of the M25, whilst at Junction 27, the M11 offers access to Bishop Stortford and Cambridge to the north and Greater London to the south. By public transport, there is a bus route through the village to Harlow and Walthamstow Central, whilst Chingford railway station is a couple of miles away, offering frequent services into London’s Liverpool Street station.
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To find out more, visit www.genesishomes.co.uk or call 0808 118 2944