Catalyst launch new SO homes in Stoke Hammond

On Thursday 23rd March, Catalyst, part of the Peabody Group, is launching a range of two, three- and four-bedroom houses in the quaint village of Stoke Hammond, available to purchase exclusively through Shared Ownership.

The new development by Catalyst is just three miles south of Milton Keynes and within the county of Buckinghamshire, where house prices are reported to be growing faster than London. Demonstrating the rising popularity of the county, the cost of buying a home in Buckinghamshire increased by just shy of 70% over the last 12 years according to investment platform Saxo, compared to a rate of just 34% within the capital.

Meeting the demand for an affordable route onto the Buckinghamshire property ladder, is Catalyst’s new collection of 24 two, three- and four-bedroom detached and semi-detached houses, which are all available to purchase through Shared Ownership, with prices from £340,000 and deposits from £5,950.**

Providing a mix of house styles suitable for a range of buyers, all homes are spread across two-storeys and include open plan kitchen/dining areas complete with glass patio doors leading on to a private garden, and a separate living room to the ground floor. Honeybrooke benefits from its very own on-site, landscaped play area, thoughtfully designed for families to enjoy the outdoors, situated conveniently right next to their homes.

The high-quality homes have been designed with young professionals and families in mind. Every property includes parking, whilst interiors include contemporary Symphony kitchens with integrated appliances, and underfloor heating to ground floors. Extra additions to the largest properties include mirrored wardrobes to the primary bedroom and double ovens, providing facilities for a family to flourish.

Helping first-time buyers to lower their carbon-footprint, these homes feature additional insulation in the external walls, windows and doors to lower costs and carbon emissions. Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP), Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) Systems and Photovoltaic (PV) Panels are also included, which, combined, will mean greatly reduced energy bills for those living at Honeybrooke.

The village has plenty of choice for food and drink with an array of independent cafes and restaurants. Nearby Bletchley Leisure Centre provides a range of fitness classes and excellent facilities, while Three Locks Golf Club also boasts a great course offering views of the local area. Nearby Milton Keynes is also home to a plethora of restaurants, cafes and Centre:mk, one of the UK’s top shopping destinations with 190 shops.

With acres of luscious greenery in the immediate surroundings, Stoke Hammond has outstanding open spaces for residents to explore. Just a 5-minute drive away is Blue Lagoon nature reserve, known for its beautiful walks around its lake, while Rushmere Country Park offers 400 acres of woodland, heathland and meadows to enjoy with walking, cycling and equestrian trails. Schooling options include Little Ashes Pre School and High Ashe Church of England Primary School in the nearby area.

Attractive to commuters, Honeybrooke offers fantastic transport links by road and rail, making it the perfect base for young professionals and families alike. Residents can take a direct train from Bletchley Train Station, a 10-minute drive from the development, to Euston in 37 minutes and King’s Cross in 54, offering fast journeys to the capital.