SMART size rather than downsize with a move to a brand new bungalow from Elan Homes in Worcestershire.

The housebuilder has a two-bedroom Hayward style bungalow available at its popular Three Js development in Abberley.

Tracey Ball, regional sales director for Elan Homes in the Midlands, explains: “A bungalow offers truly stylish living accommodation all on one level – perfect perhaps for those whose children have moved into their own homes or who are planning for the future as they get older. We prefer to use the phrase smart size rather than downsize as there are lots of upsides to moving to a property that better suits your needs. Ease of maintenance means easy living, plus a new build home will generally be more energy efficient than an older property, offering the chance to help the environment while lowering energy bills.”

She adds: “Effectively a bungalow offers chic apartment style living which so many people seek these days – with the added bonus of your own private garden. With two bedrooms it’s still ideal for smaller families, as well as those couples or individuals who maybe want retirement living, but prefer to continue enjoying life in a mixed and varied community rather than a designated retirement village.”

The Hayward bungalow, currently priced from £310,000, has much to offer any buyer.

There is a large kitchen and dining area, boasting double doors leading out onto the rear garden, while also letting in plenty of light, with a separate lounge at the front. Complementing this are two good-sized bedrooms and a bathroom, with all rooms leading off a wide and welcoming hallway.

Along with the rare chance to purchase a high-quality, brand-new bungalow – only a tiny percentage of new-builds are single-storey – homeowners can enjoy living in a leafy setting as almost half of Three Js being given to open green space, including a wildflower meadow and a central community orchard.

Abberley itself is steeped in history – Three Js is named after John Joseph Jones, who commissioned the famous Abberley Clock Tower. Plus, it’s only a short drive away from the Malvern Hills and the spa town of Malvern, and close to Stourport-on-Severn, Bewdley and Kidderminster.

There are two train stations a short drive away –  Hartlebury and Kidderminster – with trains running from Worcester to Birmingham and London, as well as excellent road links with junction seven of the M5 giving access to the Midlands motorway network and beyond.

For more information about the Haywood and other homes at Three Js, or to make an appointment with the sales team, see the website

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