Start afresh in the Forest of Dean

24th March 2014

If you are looking for a fresh start in a beautiful new home, you will be pleasantly surprised by the range of new homes available at Kier Partnership Homes’ two stunning new developments in the Forest of Dean – one of Britain’s oldest woodland areas.

If you are looking for a fresh start in a beautiful new home, you will be pleasantly surprised by the range of new homes available at Kier Partnership Homes’ two stunning new developments in the Forest of Dean – one of Britain’s oldest woodland areas.

King’s Lodge in Cinderford is a tasteful range of two, three and four-bedroom homes just off Valley Road and overlooking the Forest of Dean. Oakdale in Lydney has a great selection of two-bedroom apartments, plus two and three-bedroom homes. Both towns are nestled between the Severn Estuary and the Forest of Dean, easily reached from Bristol via the Severn Bridge.

For those of you who live in Bristol and work in Cheltenham or Gloucester you will get real value for money by moving to the Forest of Dean. It is a straightforward drive from Lydney to Cheltenham or Gloucester on the A48 and A40, and it takes even less time to get there from Cinderford.

The specification of all these homes is to Kier’s usual high standard of beautiful, contemporary kitchens, with integrated appliances and downstairs cloakrooms, plus fitted wardrobes and en suites to the master bedrooms.

Jane Price from Michael Tuck estate agent in Gloucester explains why it is well worth a visit to these developments:

“You get so much more for your money in Lydney and Cinderford; properties are considerably cheaper here than in Bristol. Lydney is a good central point in the Forest of Dean, and easily commutable to Bristol and other areas including Chepstow and Ross on Wye, while Cinderford is a straight run down to Gloucester or across to Monmouth. And if it’s convenience you are after, the apartments at Oakdale will be particularly appealing as they are ready to move straight into.”

Through Help to Buy, a two-bed apartment at Oakdale starts from just £75,996, while two-bedroom houses are available from just £110,396. At King’s Lodge a two-bedroom house could be yours from just £109,596 and a three-bedroom house from just £121,596 with Help to Buy (terms and conditions apply).

Help to Buy is the government scheme that allows you to pay from just 80% but own 100% of your beautiful new home (subject to status and qualifying conditions) and is available at King’s Lodge and Oakdale. You only need a 5% deposit and Kier will help you secure an equity loan up to 20% (interest free for the first five years) and arrange a mortgage for the 75% balance.

Alternatively, you can opt for the Help to Buy 95% mortgage guarantee, which gives better access to affordable mortgage rates by providing a government guarantee of up to 15% of the purchase price; at last buyers can secure up to 95% mortgage with only a 5% deposit.