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Sam comments: “We had been saving for a deposit for a few years but thought we were still a way off from buying. We hadn’t even heard of Help to Buy until around a year ago so had been prepared to pay a minimum 10% deposit. We attended an event at our local estate agents Seymours and spoke to a broker who explained more about Help to Buy and completed an affordability assessment there and then. When we found out we could afford to buy at Coombelands Gardens we decided to go for it straight away and were one of the first buyers to put down a deposit.
“The stamp duty holiday came at an excellent time for us, as we had been expecting to pay the tax. In total the exemption saved us £10,000 which is an incredible amount of money, and meant that we could put that money towards buying new furniture and other items for the house instead, which was a huge help.”
“We’re so happy to have moved in and are really enjoying being here. The development overall offers a good balance of countryside yet is really well connected and close to the shops, so we aren’t totally isolated. There is also a really strong sense of community despite not being able to meet properly due to lockdown and lots of families here – our next-door neighbour’s daughter is a similar age to Etta-Lilly, so it will be lovely when they can play together.”
Coombelands Gardens offers a collection of 40 new homes set on the site of a former printworks owned by print magnate Percival E Jones in the 1920s, who had a factory with a model village and leisure facilities provided for his workers. The new homes have been designed to complement the historic area and are surrounded by mature trees and countryside, with green open spaces and a trim trail within the development.
For families, there are a good range of schools available locally, alongside leisure opportunities ranging from hiking and biking in the Surrey Hills to hiring a boat on the river at Chertsey. Commuters have two easy options – Addlestone Rail Station is a nine-minute drive away (or 11 minutes by bike) offering trains to London Waterloo in 52 minutes with a change at Weybridge Rail Station. Alternatively, Weybridge is around a 15 minute drive from the development with connections to London Waterloo in 35 minutes.