Research conducted by Lloyd’s Banking Group has revealed house prices across English market towns have soared by 23%, on average, over the past 10 years. Attracted by the promise of a picturesque setting, an appealing community spirit and highly rated schools, market towns have become increasingly sought-after in recent years – with a price-tag to match.
For savvy homebuyers seeking to bypass the premium in these areas and reap the rewards of equity growth, Go Homes has recently launched its distinctive collection of 13 homes in the charming market town of Hertford. Available to purchase with the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, prospective purchasers at Carriage Court will find themselves making no compromises, requiring only a 5% deposit, coupled with a 75% mortgage and a 20% equity loan to secure their home.
Comprising of a collection of 13 sophisticatedly crafted two to four-bedroom houses, each property at Carriage Court has been individually designed to complement its local environment. Previously home to the iconic coachworks and showrooms of local brewery, Henry McMullen, the development includes a stunning historical conversion. It also includes three mews houses set behind new build houses in the Georgian style. Designed with a contemporary, industrial exterior, the properties feature a brick façade, and a linear lanternlight with clerestory windows along the top of the steeply pitched roofline, reflecting the architecture of McMullen’s Brewery.
Oliver Hookway, CEO of Go Home, comments, “Homehunters have flocked to English market towns over the past decade, attracted by the idyllic rural setting combined with excellent commuter connectivity, and investment potential. All homes at our Carriage Court development, located in the sought-after market town of Hertford, are available with the Help to Buy scheme, providing homebuyers an excellent opportunity to own a property without facing a hefty premium.”
Hertford’s unspoiled location offers homebuyers a plethora of boutique shops, restaurants, pubs, riverside walks and museums to explore. Situated nearby an abundance of open green space, Carriage Court is perfectly placed for outdoor enthusiasts in search of greater space to breath. An impressive area of parkland, Hartham Common, is located 1.6 miles away, while Panshanger Park, found just 1.5 miles away. Both offer residents an extensive, countryside park, featuring lakes, a river and wildlife.
While offering all the benefits of countryside living, Carriage Court is a commuter haven, extremely well placed for homebuyers travelling in and around London. Just a short walk from Hertford East and Hertford North train stations, homebuyers can connect to Moorgate, London King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street in under an hour. Equally as well-connected by car, Carriage Court is situated just off the A10, where residents can connect to the M25, encircling almost all of Greater London, in under 30 minutes.
Prices at Carriage Court start from £475,000 for an oversized two-bedroom house and the government-backed Help to Buy scheme is available on all properties.