Surrey property tips from a Guildford estate agent - urban and rural new-build developments
PUBLISHED: 13:58 13 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:58 13 March 2014
Based in the thriving market town of Guildford, Savills' head of residential development sales Jo Judge markets an extensive portfolio of urban and rural new-build developments, from village houses to city centre penthouses
Savills are best-known for selling and letting top quality houses and apartments. However, did you know that we also have a residential development team offering new and refurbished properties from £150,000 to £3m+ in and around the Surrey area?
Where the rich and famous are buying…
Offering a beautiful spot within the Surrey countryside, Haslemere is a quaint and charming market town steeped in history and yet easily located with access to London in under an hour. Many of the rich and famous come here to enjoy the diverse and rich landscapes the area has to offer.
Following a period of intense homebuyer demand at various developments in Woking, the residential market remains strong with a high demand. Although Woking has a healthier supply of new homes when compared to most other Surrey towns, in general terms there is a new homes stock shortage in the Surrey region. This has resulted in prices remaining firm with values showing an improvement year-on-year.
You may not know this but…
We are launching many new homes developments at the moment and with the demand outstripping supply there is likely to be fierce competition, in particular in those areas that have seen little or no newly-built properties over the last few years.
Top tip for those looking to buy in Surrey…
Due to the demand in the current market, I would strongly recommend registering your details with Savills to ensure you do not miss out on purchasing your new home. You may also find it useful to download the Savills iPad/iPhone app to help you find just the property you are looking for.
Savills, 244-246 High Street, Guildford GU1 3JF. Tel: 01483 796810 / savills.co.uk
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Escape to the country...
Where: The Grange, Chipstead
What: The Grange is a development of five and six-bedroom detached homes by Shanly Homes. These luxuriously appointed properties are located in leafy Hazelwood Lane, yet just a short distance from the station, providing services to London in 40 minutes. The kitchen/family/breakfast area is the hub of each home and extends in most cases to in excess of 30 feet offering the open-plan living space that is now so popular. Another feature of these houses is the games room on the top floor, which would make an ideal home cinema with wiring already in situ for the speakers. Plot 2 has a guest annexe that also benefits from its own separate front door.
How much: From £1,300,000
Where: Westwood Grange, Cobham
What: Designed and built by Hill Residential, Westwood Grange is an exclusive community of four and five-bedroom houses on Water Lane. Two of the elegantly designed properties come with a significant slice of beautiful woodland of two-and-a-half acres and an acre respectively. Each house has been individually designed to incorporate a large kitchen/dining room with utility room, family room, study, dining room and drawing room, all with generous proportions. The five bedrooms are serviced by four bathrooms with the master suite benefiting from a spacious dressing room and large bathroom. A functional games room is located on the third floor.
How much: From £2,495,000
One to Tweet about…
Where: Mulberry Mews, Reigate
What: When the Martin Grant Mulberry Mews development in Reigate was first announced, all nine houses were reserved before even being launched. Since then, The Dell has been released back on to the market and offers a fantastic opportunity for downsizers or investor buyers. Less than half a mile from the town centre and an even shorter distance from the train station, yet separated from the main road by a tree-lined green, this three-bedroom house is sure to be hot property.
How much: £545,000
For the history lovers…
Where: Copsem Lane, Esher
What: Found at the stunning Princess Square development in Esher, Milbourne House is a beautiful refurbishment of a former royal residence and is the epitome of style, seclusion and grandeur. Sure to be in hot demand, this three-bedroom penthouse apartment offers an open-plan living/dining space with a separate spacious kitchen, unique mezzanine area accessed by a spiral staircase and three en suite bathrooms. Occupying a premier position within the building, with impressive views over the private square to the front and the beautiful gardens to the rear, this property offers a retreat that really is the height of luxury.
How much: £1,825,000