The county of Surrey is an extremely popular homebuying location, and it's easy to see why: a great range of urban and rural locations, stunning countryside, major shopping centres, a huge variety of leisure facilities, some exceptional schools and great transport links to London, the coast and major airports. A large number of housebuilders are currently active in Surrey, providing a superb selection of developments for consideration.
Though perhaps it is best known for its leafy, affluent towns, the good news for house-hunters is that you don't have to be rich to enjoy a new home in Surrey. Agent Goodfellows is selling brand new apartments at Hidcote, The Lavenders in Carshalton from just £156,500, which includes a parking space. The price and contemporary design are bound to attract young buyers and with Hackbridge station close by, it's ideal for commuters.
Old Woking is a delightful area of the popular Surrey town and is the setting for Gresham Mill from Linden Homes, a mix of townhouses and apartments in a converted printworks. Some new apartments have just been released here, with a one-bedroom type priced from £205,000 and two-bedroom layouts from £279,995. The development has lovely surroundings of meadows and waterways and is just minutes from shops and amenities. Linden Homes is offering stamp duty paid and interior design incentives at present.
At The Acres from David Wilson Homes in Horley, there is currently a selection of house types available to suit first-or second-time buyers, with prices up to £550,000 for the largest four-bedroom properties. However, for just £233,000, a two-bedroom ‘Stevenson I' coach house makes an excellent starter home. It has a very good specification, backed up by a five-year warranty from the housebuilder, and features an open-plan kitchen/living/dining room and an integral garage. Only 15 minutes' walk from the station, it's another good choice for commuters. A NewBuy 95% mortgage could help you buy at this development.
There are more traditional two-bedroom homes at Hillreed Homes' Tanners Mews in Farncombe, next to historic Godalming. Priced at £329,950, the ‘Witley' has a living/dining room, separate kitchen and two en suite bedrooms. Farncombe and Godalming stations are both served by regular commuter services and between them, offer a great range of shops and amenities.
Coming soon to Camberley is a new scheme from luxury development specialists Banner Homes. There will be just eight detached, five-bedroom homes at Marstan Place, which will each boast an enviable specification and offer plentiful accommodation, priced from £650,000. Camberley is just off the M3 and has its own railway station, and the area is ideal for those who want to make the most of some of Surrey's high-quality golf courses and country clubs.