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Recent research commissioned by Redrow, which surveyed 2,000 homehunters about the impact of coronavirus on buyer preferences, found that close to a third of homehunters in the south east place a higher value on finding a home within a strong community post-lockdown. Likewise, when asked about the most important community amenities to live close to, 35 per cent of respondents in the south east opted for green open spaces, such as a park or village green. Transport links and proximity to local shops are also valued highly.
This makes properties in Wargrave and Warfield an ideal option, and these villages offer a range of properties in a range of architectural styles – from thatched cottages, to Victorianera red-brick homes, to highquality and modern new builds.
Orchids Place is Redrow’s community of homes in the centre of Warfield. The 116-home development comprises a range of three to five-bedroom homes from
Redrow’s award winning Heritage Collection. While exteriors are traditional, taking inspiration from the Arts & Crafts movement of the 1930s, interiors are bright and modern, with open-plan living, integrated appliances and high ceilings.
Mark Vanson, sales director at Redrow Southern Counties, said: “We’ve seen a huge surge in demand from young and growing families for our homes at Orchids Place in Warfield following the easing of lockdown measures, with many buyers seeking a fresh start in rural surroundings with a sense of seclusion alongside real community spirit. That said, there is still strong appetite for being situated close to important amenities, which is why villages like Warfield are so attractive; they offer a little bit of everything, from easy access to Berkshire’s idyllic countryside, a range of shops and pubs, good schools and convenient transport connections. Especially as cities start to reopen, many buyers will be considering
Orchids Place, Sopwith Road, Warfield, Berkshire, RG42 6BZ Webpage: www.redrow.co.uk/orchidsplace Phone: 01344 797235 Email address: email@example.com how often they will need to travel to the office and whether they can move somewhere with a longer commute, if it offers a better quality of life, and allows them to secure a more spacious and better quality of home for their money. Warfield has excellent connections to Bracknell, Reading and London, making it an ideal location for part-time commuters.
“We have also seen a shift in the features inside a home which buyers are newly prioritising due to the increased time we are spending at home, such as large kitchens, extra bedrooms and flexible living areas. For instance, our Highgate 5 house type has been particularly popular with families due to its four double bedrooms, split across two floors, with an extra room on the second floor that can be used as a ‘cinema room’ for film nights with the family, a home office, or a fifth double bedroom if required.”
For more information, visit redrow.co.uk/orchidsplace