SMART-THINKING homebuyers are flocking to Glastonbury to make the most of the advantages of buying a brand-new property off-plan.

Elan Homes will unveil a show home at the premium homes collection off Old Wells Road next month, but canny buyers have been quick off the mark to home in on its Avalon development set in the heart of the glorious Somerset countryside.

Elan regional sales director Tracey Ball says: “We know that Glastonbury is a huge draw for visitors, thanks to a certain music festival that usually takes place every year.

“But we are pleased to say that Avalon is attracting huge numbers of people at the moment. We’ve had scores of enquiries, leading us to release a number of homes for sale off-plan, before the show home is open and the vast majority of those have been reserved.”

She adds: “Buying at such an early stage does mean that customers potentially have a greater selection of properties to choose from, but better still they get the chance to customise their home.

“When you reserve a home before it’s physically built you can make it your own from the word go by selecting from a range of options and upgrades of kitchen finish, bathroom tiles, wardrobes and flooring. It’s wonderful to be able to ‘design’ your own home and enjoy knowing that it’s unique to you and everything you wanted.”

Released now off-plan is the three-bedroom semi-detached Fenwick home offering 975 sq ft of living space. It has parking for two cars and is currently available from £269,950.

With the focus on contemporary open plan living the Fenwick has a spacious kitchen and dining area with French doors leading out into the garden, a separate lounge and the now essential cloakroom.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms – the main benefiting from an en-suite bathroom and fitted wardrobes – and a family bathroom.

There’s also the chance for buyers to have VIP access by making ‘early bird’ reservations on properties not yet released for sale and which give them ‘first refusal’ on release.

And first time buyers choose the option of Help to Buy, which offers a 20% Government-backed equity loan, interest-free for five years, leaving them with a minimum 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage to secure.

Avalon will feature 42 homes for private sale including a mix of two to five-bedroom homes with terraced, semi-detached and detached designs.

The area offers a superb mix of shopping and leisure amenities, a choice of good-rated schools and a thriving community. Within the town is a collection of high-quality restaurants and friendly gastro pubs, independent stores and more familiar national names.

While it’s located amid beautiful countryside, Avalon is within easy reach of Bristol, Bath and Taunton, only six miles from the cathedral city of Wells and close to excellent road and rail connections.

For more information visit Elan’s website or call 01458888373.


Caption – The three-bedroom Fenwick is among the homes now available off plan from Elan Homes at Avalon, Glastonbury

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