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New homes at Bath’s Holburne Park take shape with over half of first phase sold

The first phase of homes at Bath’s Holburne Park are rapidly taking shape, with over half already sold to people keen to be part of the new community being created on the edge of the city.

Eighteen of the 32 private homes for sale in the initial phase of the classically-styled development have been snapped up since they went on the market earlier this year. A wide range of people have been attracted to the new neighbourhood, with homes selling to professional couples buying their first home together, families with children, newly-retiring downsizers and people ranging in age from their 20s to their 70s.

Over the past few months, the site at Holburne Park has been rapidly transformed from bare earth to a stage where the first new homes are appearing out of the ground.

Holburne Park has attracted strong interest from potential buyers, both from the Bath area and much further afield, with people from Surrey, London and even Hong Kong deciding to have a home in the new development.

Some families with children are moving to be close to the excellent primary school next to Holburne Park, or the secondary schools close by, whilst others like the idea of the low maintenance that comes with a new-build home.

Vicky Dudbridge, director at Savills, which is marketing the development, said:

“What seems to appeal to people is the location, within walking distance from the centre of Bath yet with the countryside on your doorstep, so you don’t need to travel everywhere by car. Some people are moving in from villages in the countryside so they can be closer to the cultural and social life that Bath offers, while others want to come out of the city centre so they can walk their dogs by the canal and take advantage of the outdoor life on offer.

“The design of the homes is a big factor too, with buyers liking the idea of having a classical home but not having the on-going maintenance of a period property. It’s quite unlike anything else being created in Bath and people like to know they’re getting something distinct.”

 

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