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In a landslide victory, York beat off nine other destinations to be voted the most popular choice for a second home in the UK in the poll in new homes portal whathouse.co.uk's monthly digital magazine. Some 66% of readers voted for York as their top choice. The walled Yorkshire city was followed by Devon with 9% and then Scottish Highlands with 7%.
Residential property developer Barratt Homes has unveiled plans to develop a wide range of new homes across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Set within 12 acres of stunning South Gloucestershire open space, Hanham Hall is an eco paradise and an obvious choice for those looking to be surrounded by nature. When building started, developers Barratt Homes and Sovereign worked carefully to ensure that the local environment was enhanced wherever possible to increase the plant and wildlife species.
Anyone stating "it's grim up north" has probably never visited Aberdeenshire. Located on the dramatic east coast, the area has one of the best standards of living in Scotland, with excellent job opportunities in a wide range of industries. Its combination of rural living and urban towns as well as its proximity to Aberdeen itself, make the region an attractive place to raise a family. House-hunters looking to find a new home in Aberdeenshire will find a large number of options available.
Barratt Southern is promoting the benefits of buying with the government-backed NewBuy mortgage scheme at the First Time Buyer Home Show being held in Covent Garden, London on Saturday 2nd March. The housebuilder is also giving visitors the chance to see details of three of its most popular and affordable developments around London.
While the weather is not thawing out just yet here at whathouse.co.uk we can't wait any longer to get into the Spring spirit. In our February magazine, we have a How To guide that will give you ways to bring Spring into your home through your interior design. We also have a page with Mother's Day gift ideas for the home for any budget.
Despite the wide belief that prices in the Scottish Capital are unaffordable, those looking to find a new home in Edinburgh will find a surprising number of new-build homes on the market for under £200,000. Perfect for first-time buyers, young professionals and downsizers looking for a city pad, these apartments are all within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre.
Barratt Homes is marking the launch of its Glevum Court development in Gloucester with a special Meet the Experts event on Saturday 23rd February. It gives house-hunters the first chance to see details of the scheme and to find out about the buying incentives and assistance on offer.
The consortium of housebuilders constructing new homes at Lawley Village in Telford, Shropshire are lending their support to a 5k charity run in which residents are participating this weekend.
The choice of new homes available to house-hunters in South Lanarkshire is as varied as the area itself. Whatever prospective buyers are looking for in a new home, they are sure to find it in this area. From one-bedroom apartments ideal for students and first-time buyers to spacious family villas with large open areas, all lifestyles are catered for in this place where urban towns meet rolling countryside.