Recent research has revealed that parents searching for homes near to Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ secondary schools are facing soaring house price premiums. On average properties near a highly rated school cost £195,919 more than other homes. Those on the hunt for an affordable home that is close to an array of ‘Outstanding’ primary and secondary schools, should take a look at Notting Hill Genesis’ Roundwood Gate scheme in Willesden. There are many homes in this development available to purchase through Shared Ownership, and the final three-bedroom home is sure to tick many boxes for growing families.
Situated in Brent in North-west London – London’s Borough of Culture 2020, Roundwood Gate has plenty to offer new residents. The scheme is walking distance to amenities as well as acres of park land and thanks to its Zone 2 location, residents here are well placed to reach Central London via Willesden Green Station which is served via the Jubilee Line. Set back from the road, the secure gated community comprises a selection of homes and apartments ideal for budding families or professional couples alike.
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To discover the last remaining homes at the development, step within the private gates and you will find an abundance of relaxing green space and a reserved parking space. The apartments are built to an extremely high standard and are modern in design, with a striking red brick exterior softened by a raised planted area. Additionally, there are especially ideal for busy families, and features a separate kitchen/dining room, complete with integrated AEG appliances, which provides a great space for the family to come together after a long day at school or work. The living room is well sized and there is plenty of room for soft seating, a television zone or even a play area. There are also large sliding doors which lead onto the private rear garden and these flood the room with light, making it bright and airy.
Upstairs the master suite is complete with built in wardrobes and a luxurious en-suite shower room, making it a peaceful place for the adults of the home to retreat to. The second bedroom is similarly sized and it has plenty of space for a double bed and additional storage. The third bedroom instead offers the perfect space for a nursery, playroom or study. The family bathroom is sleek in design with black metro feature tiling, grey floor tiles, boutique style full width mirror and chrome fixtures and fittings.
For those that need to travel to work, Roundwood Gate is in the Zone 2 location and residents are able to reach central London quickly and with ease. Willesden Junction is just over a mile away from the development, and offers both Overground and Underground services, while Willesden Green tube station is also a mile away and connects residents with the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. Journey times are just 15 minutes into the West End, Waterloo can be reached in just 20 minutes and Canary Wharf can be reached in around half an hour.
The recently refurbished Willesden Sports Centre is just around the corner from Roundwood Gate and offers: fantastic fitness and leisure facilities (including indoor and outdoor tracks), a 25m swimming pool, and steam and sauna rooms. Food lovers are also spoilt for choice here with a wide selection of bars, restaurants and quirky cafes nearby to choose from and they also offer an excellent variety of food options. The popular Green Flag awarded Roundwood Park is just a few minutes’ walk from Roundwood Gate and it features a café, wildlife area, playground and multi-use games area, perfect for a family day out.
Shared Ownership offers aspiring home owners with the opportunity to buy a share of a home’s value, between 25% and 75%, while paying a subsidised rent on the remaining share. The lower deposit level required with the Shared Ownership scheme, means purchasers need only put down a deposit on the share they purchase and not the full market value of the property. Shared Ownership also means you can become a home owner with a lower level of savings than if you were to buy the same home outright. Buyers can choose to purchase additional shares on their property as and when they can afford to, right up to 100%.
The final three-bedroom home is available to move in now and is priced at £180,000 for a 25% share of £720,000. For more information or book your viewing in person, please contact Notting Hill Genesis on 02038152222 or visit www.nhgsales.com.