Berkshire Life - - PROMOTION -

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:­chid­splace Phone: 01344 797235 Email ad­dress: or­chid­ 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.”

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