New Help to Buy Scheme Open for Business at Saxon Fields

Since the launch of the new Help to Buy scheme on the 16th December, leading Kent developer Pentland Homes are reporting an increase in enquiries at their flagship development, Saxon Fields. Two first-time buyers have each reserved a stylish two-bedroom home with spacious study /third bed if desired and two parking spaces in the Wellington typology at Saxon Fields. Prices at the sought-after Canterbury development begin from £355,000.

First-time buyers who sign up to the new scheme will be able to move in from 1st April 2021 and it is set to run until March 2023. With a Help to Buy equity loan the government lends homebuyers up to 20% of the cost of a new home meaning buyers need only a 5% deposit. The changes to the scheme have seen the introduction of regional price caps, which will be up to £437,600 in the south-east.

Karrina Oki, Sales Director at Pentland Homes comments: “Help to Buy has been a tremendous help to homebuyers across the country with over 270,000 homes being bought using equity loans. It is ideal for first-time buyers who can afford a mortgage but perhaps do not have a big enough deposit to buy a new home.

“At Saxon Fields we have a wonderful range of homes available under the new iteration of the scheme and are delighted to report we have already achieved two reservations since the 16th of December. Both are in the Wellington typology benefitting from a spacious upstairs study, ideal for meeting the current demands of homeworking. Our fantastic onsite sales team can help first-time buyers through each stage of the process to help purchasers buy a new home faster than they think.”

Located on Canterbury’s southern border, Saxon Fields has a variety of different two- and three-bedroom Art-Deco inspired properties available that fall within the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. Setting a standard for new-build design, the distinct Art-Deco architecture at the 110-hectare development provides a unique character, with designs featuring brick façades, clear geometric lines and contemporary accents.

One of the homes available under the new scheme is the Wellington, a two-bedroom terraced home with study and two parking spaces. The home is entered via an elegant Art Deco glazed porch screen designed to match the first-floor balconies. Versatile living spaces form the heart of the ground floor and are perfect for busy young families or professionals, offering an open plan kitchen-living space and depending on the individual plot, bi-folding doors leading to the turfed rear garden.

Underfloor heating is found throughout the ground floor and kitchens are each individually designed to Pentland’s signature premium specification, featuring integrated appliances and a Neff oven, gas hob and fridge/freezer come as standard. Purchasers can also choose from a range of kitchen door units, worktops, up-stands and splashbacks to suit their individual style.

Upstairs can be found the generously proportioned master and second bedroom. The master bedroom benefits from a built-in wardrobe with sliding doors, as well as luxuriously finished ensuite. Both bedrooms benefit from balconies providing scenic views of the surrounding rolling countryside. The first floor is rounded out by the family bathroom complete with full suites, vanity units and heated towel rails and the sizeable home study.

Benefitting from expansive green space, Saxon Fields will include a dedicated allotment area, full-size cricket pitch, children’s play areas, natural meadow, multiple parks, as well as a new primary school and boutique shopping district.

The perfect base for those travelling into London and further afield, Saxon Fields is a short journey into central Canterbury, which benefits from quick transport links, including trains directly into central London. In addition, Dover is a 24-minute drive, whilst Gatwick Airport can be reached in just over an hour.

To support purchasers using the Help to Buy scheme, Pentland Homes has a dedicated team of experts on hand at the Saxon Fields marketing suite. To book an appointment or for further sales information, please contact Pentland on Tel: 01227490228 or email:  saxonfields@pentlandhomes.co.uk / www.pentlandhomes.co.uk