If you are looking for neighbourhood with plenty of green space and yet within easy reach of Southampton city centre, try one of these new homes from Lovell.
Development name: Mayflower Mews
Where is it? Sholing, Southampton.
What type of properties are available on the development? Three bedroom houses, as well as one and two bedroom apartments.
Asking prices: Prices from £155,000.
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Area stats: The average house price in Southampton has risen by 4.83 per cent in the past year to £245,534.
What aspects of the development stand out? Excellent location just a short drive from the city centre and only three miles from the M27 providing great access to the south coast
When will the property and the development be completed? Summer 2015.
Are financial incentives available? The Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme is available on all homes.
Why buy one of these homes? There really is something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a family house, a modern apartment or the perfect retirement property. The surrounding neighbourhood offers plenty of green space – including a park and nature reserve - while Southampton city centre with its busy nightlife and first-class shopping facilities is within easy reach.
What are the best bits about the homes on the development? Stylish contemporary design and outstanding build quality and finishing. Solar panels to all houses and to the communal areas of the apartments help reduce energy bills. Opportunity to personalise your home through the 'Inspirations' range of fixtures and fittings.
Anything else you would like to tell us about this development? Lovell recently released its latest phase of one and two bedroom apartments at Trevore House.
Who will the neighbours be? Young professionals and families, retirees and downsizers.
What reputation do the local schools have? There’s a wide choice of state and independent schools nearby. Four infant schools, five junior and five secondary schools are located within a mile of your home - along with local technology and arts colleges.
What is the traffic and transport like in the area? Mayflower Mews is three miles from the M27 and just under four miles from Southampton central train station and eight miles from Southampton Airport. Take the A3025 across the River Itchen into the city centre.
What’s a good place for dinner nearby? Oxford Street in the centre has a splendid selection of restaurants and bars. Try the White Star Tavern for modern British classics or the deli counter at The Pig in the Wall for lunch or supper. Hamble village is three miles away where you can enjoy riverside dining in local village pubs and restaurants.
What would be an ideal way to spend the day in the area? If you’re a nature-lover, maybe have a ramble through Mayfield Park and the Miller’s Pond nature reserve. For those who favour more urban pursuits, it’s only a short drive into the city centre which has some great restaurants, bars and venues including the Mayflower Theatre and arthouse cinema Harbour Lights. Shoppers will be in bliss at the WestQuay centre which brings together more than 90 stores.
What local secret is there in the area that would take a new resident a while to discover? The Miller’s Pond nature reserve in Sholing helped inspire the career of Southampton-born wildlife expert and TV presenter Chris Packham – he spent hours exploring the area as a boy.
If you could change one thing about the properties in the development what would it be? We wouldn't change anything.
What items are included in the sale of the property (eg. white goods in the kitchen)? Bosch oven, hob and cooker hood. Integrated fridge freezer are fitted in the houses and integrated washer dryer in the apartment.
Who would be the ideal buyer? Anyone looking for a well-designed, attractive, high-quality home in Southampton in a friendly neighbourhood with great transport connections.