Demand for new homes has reached a three-month high, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), as buyers look to beat April’s stamp duty rise*. With buy-to-let investors and second homebuyers required to pay three per cent more in stamp duty from 1st April, Millwood Designer Homes is offering to pay £50,000 of the tax bill for interested buyers of Halsart House and Harenwood House in Tadworth, Surrey. The individually designed homes are both ready to move into – just in time to beat the rise.
Situated on Downs Way, close to the world famous Epsom Downs racecourse, the substantial, five bedroom detached family homes blend traditional vernaculars with a first-class specification and the latest trends in modern-day living, including stylish, bespoke kitchens, wiring for multi-room audio systems, under floor heating and solar water heating.
The homes offer 3,000 sq ft of versatile family accommodation arranged over three storeys and provide an impressive balance of informal and formal living space. The spacious interiors are flooded with natural light, and clean lines which provide a stylish blank canvas.
At the heart of each house is a spectacular open-plan kitchen, family and breakfast room, with bi-folding doors open onto the private rear garden, which is surrounded by hedging, providing an ideal screen for extra privacy. Both of the homes also include a formal drawing room and separate dining room on the ground floor that are perfect for entertaining guests. On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The indulgent master bedroom features large fitted wardrobes and a luxurious en-suite with twin basins, bath and a walk-in shower. The second floor comprises of an expansive third bedroom with en-suite bathroom, perfect for guests or an au pair. There is also an integral double garage that can be accessed from the utility room.
The properties feature an excellent, high-end specification throughout with elegant Stoneham kitchens equipped with a bespoke range of units and fully integrated luxury appliances including two single ovens, microwave combi oven, coffee machine, wine cooler, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Bathrooms, en-suites and downstairs cloakrooms all have luxurious white suites with contemporary chrome fittings and ceramic wall and floor tiles.
Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes comments: “The Chancellor’s changes to the stamp duty bands in 2014 have had a profound impact on the top end of the market and for those who own more than one property and it is about to get even more expensive. We hope that by contributing towards our prospective buyer’s stamp duty bills at Halsart and Harenwood House, we will give people the opportunity to reconsider, if they had previously decided against buying all together. This in turn will play a part in keeping the entire market moving.”
Situated in a highly desirable residential area in the bustling village of Tadworth, purchasers of these properties will be well placed for a number of excellent schools and amenities in the local area. For those who like outdoor pursuits, Banstead Common, Walton Heath and Epsom Downs are close by. The M25 is easily accessible whilst commuters can enjoy a train time of just under an hour into London.
Peter Kennedy, Senior Partner at Kennedys’ Independent Property Agents, who is the selling agent for the properties, comments: “Halsart and Harenwood House are in a fantastic location, in terms of access to the station, village amenities and good schooling. To get two new houses with gardens of this size is pretty rare and extraordinary for Tadworth. We have already seen huge levels of interest and with this generous stamp duty incentive; I don’t expect these homes to remain on the market for much longer.”
The guide price for Harenwood House is £1,395,000 and for Halsart House £1,449,000.