Two lucky buyers could be celebrating Christmas in a new home at Taylor Wimpey's sought-after Academy Central development in Barking.

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  • Just two three bedroom 'Quill' homes at Barking are now ready for a pre-Christmas move, and each offers a wealth of living space for making it a big family celebration this year.

    Priced from only £264,995, the 'Quill' is characterised by a beautiful living/dining room with attractive French doors to the private rear garden, while a contemporary fitted kitchen and a handy guest cloakroom are also located off the entrance hallway.

    Upstairs, the landing leads to a master bedroom boasting an ensuite shower room, two further bedrooms and a main bathroom.

    While the two 'Quill' homes are ready and waiting for their purchasers to add their finishing touches, those willing to wait until the New Year before moving can reserve the magnificent four bedroom 'Noble' housetype right now.

    Available for only £349,995, this three storey home commands an impressive L-shaped layout, entered through a wide hallway which leads to the spacious kitchen/dining room - perfect for family mealtimes and entertaining and featuring French doors to the rear garden.

    A large living room can also be found off the hallway, while the ground floor is completed by a guest cloakroom and an integral garage.

    Upstairs, the first floor landing leads to two bedrooms, a main bathroom and separate washroom, while the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a further bedroom and a washroom can be found on the top floor.

    Like all new homes at Academy Central, the 'Quill' and the 'Noble' are finished to a high standard specification including a fitted kitchen with integrated oven, hob and hood.

    Each of the one, two and three bedroom homes at the development are also designed to be 25 per cent more energy efficient than properties built just three years ago, with higher levels of insulation and energy efficient boilers. Plus, a number of homes feature green roofs, which help improve air quality, provide natural insulation and promote bio-diversity.

    Hand-in-hand with the new homes, Taylor Wimpey and joint venture partner L&Q are investing over £6m in community facilities in Barking, including the creation of a new primary school and play facilities, adult education and training, the expansion of local bus services and the formation of 'Green Link' paths and cycleways.

    Located off Longbridge Road, stretching across to Mayesbrook Park and bounded by Lodge Avenue, the area has great opportunities for work and leisure, with Vicarage Field, The Mall and Exchange Mall shopping centres all within easy reach.

    A choice of health and fitness centres are also located nearby, while Mayesbrook Park provides 100 acres of green space on the doorstep, including football pitches, tennis and basketball courts, lakes and children's playgrounds.

    Goodmayes Railway Station is within walking distance of the development, offering regular services to London's Liverpool Street in just over 20 minutes and to Stratford, home of the 2012 games, in only 13 minutes.

    Some information contained herein may have changed since it was first published. SmartNewHomes strongly advises you to seek current legal and/or financial advice from a qualified professional.

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