Shift in work culture offers Torbay living to city dwellers
- Credit: Welcome Home Builders Ltd
The South West has seen house prices rise above the national average this year as demand continues to exceed supply.
The property market remains red hot, with apartments and houses often being sold to buyers before they have even been viewed.
One significant factor influencing this trend is that, with restrictions easing as we come out of the corona-virus tunnel, city escapees are continuing to head west to seek the beautiful beaches and stunning rural or coastal locations as business leaders recognise that their workforce can continue to work from home.
The idea of living near a yacht-filled marina, secluded beach or prestigious parkland golf course has long been the stuff of dreams, but with a cultural shift and better connectivity than ever, achieving this work-life balance is now within reach for many.
One property developer offering just such an opportunity is Welcome Home Builders Ltd, and their new gated development is now nearing completion in sought-after St Marychurch.
Managing director Andy Darkin said: "We are delighted to bring to the market a choice of stunning new, traditionally constructed homes that combine opulence and quality with a location that has so much to offer.
"Welton Park, on St Marychurch Road, offers six two-bedroomed apartments and two four-/five-bedroomed town houses, all within level walking distance of independent and artisan shops, bistros and bars, secluded beaches and the South West Coast Path.
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"We believe that this combination of quality of life both in and out of your home is a rare treat.”
Working with Andy Darkin on the sale of these properties is Neil Bartlett, director of John Lake Estate Agents.
Neil said: “Welton Park offers fabulous accommodation with incredible attention to detail where discerning buyers will be rewarded with grandeur and luxury, whichever home they choose.
"We know this development will appeal to a wide audience, whether it’s as a weekend retreat, a buy-to-let investment or a permanent dwelling.
"And with prices for the Welton Park properties starting at just £275,000, we expect interest to be extremely high.
"We are delighted to host an open day on Saturday, July 31, from 10am until 1pm, where prospective purchasers are welcome to make an appointment to view this exquisite development.
“For many people, moving to the coast has always been an idea ‘for the future’ but, interestingly, the life-changing events of the past year have allowed people to reassess their priorities and we are definitely seeing increased national interest in our area, both from those still working and for those looking to enjoy an active or a restful retirement.
“While the Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the landscape for many sectors, the UK housing market continues to show great resilience, for the short-term at least.
"This, coupled with the unceasing popularity of our region, is very good news for buyers looking to relocate and, finally, fulfil those long-held dreams.”
For details, contact John Lake Estate Agents on 01803 328899.