BUSY parents trying to balance their professional and family lives could find the scales are tipped in their favour with a move to a new home in the Somerset town of Castle Cary.
Measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus have seen more people working from home and this in turn has made people rethink their housing needs, with many looking to leave cities behind for a quieter life in smaller towns close to the countryside.
Ahead of National Work Life Week (August 12- 16), Elan Homes is highlighting the lifestyle benefits of moving to a new home at Weavers Field in Castle Cary, where the final properties are now on sale.
Elan Regional Sales Director Tracey Ball said: “The flexibility that working from home offers really helps bring families together. Parents can make the most of the time that they would have been commuting to and from the office by spending quality time with their children, perhaps helping with homework or enjoying a family meal rather than eating separately.
“With many people making the move to working from home for at least part of the week, it’s also encouraging them to rethink where they want to live. The homes at Weavers Field offer the ideal solution for those who still need to commute occasionally as they’re just minutes from the station by car or on foot. Plus, with acres of open space nearby including a play area, gym equipment, sensory garden and cycle track it’s a great option for those who want to spend more time outdoors.”
The final homes at Weavers Field are four-bedroom detached Belvoir and Chichester styles, with prices from £350,000 for the Belvoir.
It features a dining room to the front, with both the separate lounge and the combined kitchen and breakfast room benefiting from French doors leading out onto the rear garden. A handy cloakroom completes the ground floor. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, one with en-suite, plus the family bathroom.
“Home workers may opt to forgo having a formal dining room in favour of using this space as an office. Alternatively, those who don’t need all four bedrooms could choose to use one as a work space,” Tracey added.
The final homes at Weavers Field are all currently Stamp Duty free and can be purchased with the Government-backed Help to Buy equity loan scheme. Help to Buy gives purchasers the chance to secure a new home with a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage, with the remaining 20% covered by the equity loan.
Those who have a house to sell could even find that Elan is able to help them secure a buyer with its EasyMove scheme.
Situated on the edge of Castle Cary, Weavers Field is close to a selection of traditional shops and pubs. The historic Somerset town hosts a weekly market, with an excellent choice of primary, secondary and independent schools nearby.
For more information, including the latest availability and pricing, or to make an appointment to visit the development see https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/weavers-field or call 01963458635.