Typical interiors in an Elan home, similar to those at The Dunes

It’s home to some of Merseyside’s most expensive properties and stars of the Premier League, but those who think they can’t afford to live in Formby could be pleasantly surprised.

Victoria Road is a favourite address of footballs’ elite, with players and managers from both Liverpool and Everton, having lived there in recent years.

And in November last year, a five-bedroom detached home in neighbouring Freshfield Road sold for £890,000.

But those who think they can only dream of living in this highly desirable neighbourhood, could find it’s within their reach.

Perfectly positioned off Lenton Avenue, between Victoria Road and Freshfield Road, a new development is taking shape.

The first properties at The Dunes are now available to buy “off plan” (from March 9), at a fraction of the prices homes in the surrounding area can command.

Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, said: “Formby is known for being home to red squirrels and footballers, but it has so much more to offer buyers. There’s the beautiful beach, independent and big name shops including upmarket supermarket Waitrose, plus bars, restaurants and well-regarded schools.

“Our new development is situated in a prime position within the village, in an area framed by two of the most sought-after addresses – Victoria Road and Freshfield Road – and unsurprisingly the properties have been eagerly anticipated.

“More than 500 people have registered interest in just 23 homes, with the most common queries relating to prices and when the show home will open. Because of the high levels of interest we’ve launched The Dunes off plan by appointment only. We would encourage prospective purchasers to contact the sales team who will be able to guide them through the floors plans and help match them with a home they will love inside out.”

The Dunes will offer three, four-bedroom and five-bedroom homes ranging in size from 975 sq ft to 2,001 sq ft. They will all enjoy a superb specification Elan is known for providing as standard, with opportunities for buyers to customise their property before moving in.

Prices in the initial release start from £349,995 for a three-bedroom detached home up to £654,995 for a Halstead style property with five bedrooms.

As part of Elan’s commitment to ensuring its developments are sustainable, the company will provide 11 affordable homes, which will be available via a registered provider.

Existing trees will be retained on site and there will be a small landscaped area as part of the development.

Elan will contribute £68,850 towards green space and invest £75,000 in playing pitches for the benefit of the wider community. A footpath linking the development to Victoria Road will also be created.

To find out more or to make an appointment with the sales team see the Dunes development.

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