Hopkins HomesDemand for family homes in the East of England is still high and new homes are selling, despite the current housing market slowdown*. Eastern counties are proving popular with house buyers from right across the country. James and Jane Harvey, who have just had their first child, have relocated to East Anglia from Birmingham and have just bought a four bedroom house at Miller’s Tye, Hopkins Homes’ development in Soham, Cambridgeshire.
James Harvey, 29, Director of Beovax Computer Solutions Ltd, comments: “Jane and I relocated from Birmingham to Cambridgeshire for my job about 4 years ago. When we first moved here we bought a two bedroom flat in Brandon while we took our time to decide where we would like to live permanently. We sold our flat as we had made an offer on a house in Soham but unfortunately it fell through. We decided to carry on and sell the flat and found a house to rent in Fordham.
“Then, our circumstances suddenly changed - Jane fell pregnant and our landlord decided to sell the house, so we had to have a serious think about what we would do next. We had concerns about whether it was a good idea to buy now, given the current financial climate, but we decided that, with a baby on the way, we would definitely be better buying our own home. We looked at other local developments and nothing else compared to Miller’s Tye in terms of build quality, layout and space and we feel we have got really good value for money with our new house. The fact that it needs absolutely no work doing to it before we move in is also a real bonus for us.”
Miller’s Tye comprises 95 two, three and four bedroom houses and apartments located on quiet cul-de-sacs and leafy, tree lined boulevards. Externally, the properties use a mix of traditional materials including red and yellow brickwork, pale yellow render and timber cladding, all influenced by the local architectural vernacular. Most properties have a private garden and off-street parking.
Internally, each home has an elegant, contemporary interior. Stylish fully fitted kitchens include stainless steel ovens, hobs and extractor fans. Bathrooms are fitted with chic white sanitary ware, with chrome effect mixer taps, and buyers have a choice of different tiles**.
Miller’s Tye is located in the Cambridgeshire town of Soham and has easy assess to the town centre as well as the bypass road that takes traffic to nearby Ely, just five miles away, and south to Cambridge. Travel times by train from Ely are approximately 17 minutes*** to Cambridge, one hour*** to Norwich and just over an hour*** to London.
Prices for current availability at Miller’s Tye start from £139,995 for a two bedroom house and £184,995 for a three bedroom house. The Marketing Suite is open Thursday – Monday 10am – 5pm. For sales information, please telephone: 01353 624980 or visit:
* Savills
** Subject to stage of construction
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