Revealed as one of the best places to live in the UK, the West Midlands is an area renowned for its abundance of green space (1). Listed as a top location in the country for its green space ratios per person, the report shows a breakdown of 35 sqm to each resident. Proven to promote both mental and physical health, the desire for surrounding parkland and a rural setting is now high on the list for buyers looking to purchase a home.
Offering new homes in Warwickshire, within walking distance of Stratford-upon-Avon, L&Q’s collection of one to four bedroom homes at Birnam Mews are surrounded by countryside, creating affordable housing in the highly sought-after location. Prioritising green space and ensuring that all residents have access to private outdoor areas, most homes at Birnam Mews come with a turfed garden, complete with a garden shed and paved areas. The development is built around traditional family-friendly street-scenes, interspersed with pockets of greenery, including mature hedgerow and planting, wildflowers and play areas.
Surrounded by a rural countryside setting, the new homes feel like a natural extension of the local village, pairing green space with the distinctive architectural appearance of Stratford-upon-Avon. The Stratford-upon-Avon golf club and Stratford Town Football Club grounds are a short walk from the development, meanwhile, there are plenty of local walks that residents can enjoy, including Charlecote Park and the Welcombe Hills.
Christine Osborne, Sales and Customer Services Director (Counties) at L&Q, comments: “The last year has seen a real increase in demand for green space, be it in the form of a private garden or accessible green space nearby. We’re delighted that Birnam Mews is a development that offers both of these aspects, with private gardens and publicly accessible countryside on the doorstep. Green space is often seen as out of reach for first time buyers, however Birnam Mews has homes available through Shared Ownership making that step onto the property ladder far more affordable without having to compromise on priorities.”
Alongside Shared Ownership homes, Part Exchange is also available on Private Sale homes at Birnam Mews, meaning buyers can purchase their new home without the hassle of managing the sale of their previous home. Through Part Exchange, L&Q will purchase the buyer’s current property, giving homeowners a guaranteed sale with a quick offer.
Offering a high specification as standard, Birnam Mews will meet L&Q’s ‘New-Build Homes: Quality Standard’ promise, a commitment to delivering premium fixtures, fittings and appliances as standard. All two to four-bedroom homes feature private gardens, accessed via stylish French doors, off an open-plan living room. The high specification homes feature German designed Nobilia kitchens, fitted with integrated BEKO appliances. Bathrooms have Ideal Standard sanitaryware, complete with modern chrome fixtures and fittings, and a thermostatic shower and dual-fuel heated towel warmer. Underfoot, all homes are fitted with high quality Amtico flooring, luxurious carpets and sleek glazed porcelain tiling.
Local primary school Alveston Church of England is minutes away from Birnam Mews, whilst secondary school options include OFSTED outstanding Stratford Girls’ Grammar School and King Edward VI School, as well as co-educational Stratford upon Avon school.
Currently available at Birnam Mews, L&Q have launched a selection of exclusive incentives for buyers to take advantage of. This January, reserve any private sale house and L&Q will pay the legal fees, and for buyers reserving a Shared Ownership home at Birnam Mews, L&Q will create a bundle of incentives tailored to each individual buyer’s needs (3).
(1) Good Move, 2021
(2) Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 2020
(3) Legal fees paid up to £2,000 only. Incentive only available on plots which complete. Cost will be deducted from completion statement.