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Since its launch in 2013, over 150,000 people have achieved their aspiration of home ownership thanks to the government’s flagship housing scheme, Help to Buy. Furthermore, new research has found that for 82% of Help to Buy homeowners, buying would not have been possible without the scheme.  Ideal for home buyers in need of an extra boost onto the property ladder, luxury property developer, Millwood Designer Homes, is proud to offer Help to Buy on a selection of its high quality homes at its Woodlands View development in Hastings, East Sussex.

Nearly half of the properties purchased at Woodlands View have been to first time buyers or second steppers using the Government Scheme to move up the ladder. Help to Buy allows buyers to purchase a property with as little as a 5 per cent deposit this is then supplemented by up to a 20 per cent equity loan from the government.

Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “At Millwood we are focused on providing properties of high quality, Woodlands View offers buyers with the opportunity to purchase high quality homes at affordable prices. The development has seen First Time Buyers getting on the property ladder as well as second steppers moving up it, which we are hoping to see continue.  Help to Buy is such a fantastic scheme and we are pleased to be able to help so many people purchase a brand new home that they are proud of.”

The homes at Woodlands View have been carefully laid out with a mix of different styles and are nestled in picturesque surroundings backing onto woodland with stunning views across the countryside towards the coast. The homes blend contemporary and traditional facades with a modern specification and the latest trends, which include stylish kitchens and contemporary bathrooms.

Second stepper Nick Hart was temporarily living with his parents after moving out of his first home before discovering Millwood’s Hastings development, he now lives in a one bedroom apartment at Woodlands View. Nick comments: “I used the Help to Buy scheme as initially I only had enough money for a 90 per cent mortgage and I found the whole process very straight forward. I was set on a new build property as I have no interest in DIY and love the idea of living in a brand new apartment with everything fitted and finished for me. Without Help to Buy I would have had to look at pre-owned properties.”

Ideal for families, there’s a wealth of excellent private and state schools in and around Hastings. Situated on The Ridge, just minutes from Woodlands View, Helenswood Academy is an all-girls secondary school with state of the art facilities and an excellent sports centre. Claremont School in St Leonards-on-Sea is a mainstream independent school for pupils aged 2 to 13, whilst Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Hastings is a highly rated state primary. Vinehall, in nearby Robertsbridge is a co-educational independent preparatory school set in 47 acres of parkland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Hastings is conveniently situated on the south coast with major cities and towns such as Brighton & Hove and Royal Tunbridge Wells only an hour away. From Hastings station trains into central London currently take 90 minutes with direct services into Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo East and Victoria. The introduction of High Speed rail links to Hastings will reduce the journey time from Hastings to Kings Cross to 68 minutes.

Prices start from £325,000 for a four bedroom home with the Help to Buy scheme, all properties at Woodlands View are available with Help to Buy.