Location, location, location. Why size matters and waterside living is hard to beat
06 Aug 2021

There’s the old saying when it comes to moving house: location, location, location, but now the numerous lockdowns and the success of homeworking have taken the phrase to new heights! Across the UK, location has never been a bigger factor to move than it is in 2021. There has been a rise nationally in the number of people wanting to move out of the city centres and near the water or somewhere more rural. The searches have also shown homebuyers are looking for larger homes; a study or spare bedroom to use as a home office is high up the wish list; and a bigger garden is also often requested. In short, location has never been more important and size matters. Rightmove reported its busiest ever first half of a year in July, with four bedroom homes seeing a 39 per cent surge in sales and the average time it takes to sell your home down to just 34 days in the south west. One development that has noticed the trend is Lakeside in Westbury. Bovis Homes’ new development offers a beautiful collection of two, three and four bedroom homes, situated next to the Eden Vale lake, but also within easy reach of the train station with its direct lines to Bristol, Bath, Reading and London. Regional sales manager, Natasha Palmer commented: “We’ve seen a real change in the last year. Homebuyers are looking to live somewhere more rural, but with access to amenities and Lakeside is proving popular already, despite only just launching. “The new homes are close to a lake where there’s sailing, fishing and paddleboarding, it’s a stunning backdrop. Plus, you can get to London in under one and a half hours and Bristol in just 40 minutes on the train so it really does offer the best of both worlds. “Whether you’re a professional who wants to live near the water, but with a shorter commute to work; you’re looking for a family home close to good schools; or you’re retiring and want to live in a thriving community with the countryside on your doorstep, the development boasts a fantastic collection of quality homes to suit a range of needs and budgets.” There are currently four bedroom homes available at Lakeside from £377,995 with great features including amazing open plan kitchens and dining areas with bi-fold doors out to the garden; bay windows; impressive master bedrooms with en-suites and dressing areas; practical home offices; and utility rooms. To arrange an appointment, available seven days a week, call 01373 441834 or visit www.bovishomes.co.uk for more details.

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