One bed perfection down by the river
House hunters in Bath looking for a one-bedroom apartment in the city are being advised to visit Crest Nicholson’s Bath Riverside development.
That’s because current availability includes a number of one-bedroom properties that are perfect for those looking for a home of this style.
Located in the Highgate building - which forms part of the Liberty Gardens phase - these brand new properties are ideal for a number of buyers from those in rented accommodation, first timers and downsizers.
The appeal of Bath as a place to visit or stay will also attract potential buyers who perhaps want a bolthole where they will be able to enjoy all that the world heritage city and the surrounding area has to offer.
They are also the perfect answer for those who have to work in the West Country during the week, but whose main home is elsewhere in the country.
And with conventional investments such as ISAs, pension funds, bank and building society accounts continuing to produce disappointingly low returns, investors looking for a vehicle that will give them a better return will also find Riverside an attractive proposition with potential returns in the current market of between 4 per cent to 5 per cent.
Susan Young, sales and marketing director at Crest Nicholson said: “The one-bedroom apartments at Bath Riverside appeal on many different levels.
“As the build programme has progressed, people have started to appreciate not only the quality of the properties but also the style and layout of the properties.
“It has resulted in private sales at the development topping 115 and has helped grow the sense of community.
“The transformation of what was a derelict industrial site into an area where people can now live and enjoy their leisure time has also opened up this area of the city, one which will now be enjoyed by generations to come.”
With shared communal gardens, herb and sensory gardens and play areas, the area has already started to flourish.
The appeal of the development has also been aided by the mix of property styles, types and sizes as well as the private courtyards, landscaped seating areas and contemporary design.
The landscaped riverside, which has now been completed, leads down to a newly constructed riverside walk and has opened up the area allowing for easy, traffic-free, access to the city centre and for the public to experience and enjoy.
Its proximity to Bath city-centre is ideal for those who either work in the city centre or need to catch a train further afield and with easy access to the riverside and its pedestrian towpath those wanting a direct and car-free route into the heart of the city can be there in a matter of minutes.
Help to Buy
Potential buyers will also be interested to know that the Government backed Help to buy scheme is also available at the development.
Under the scheme, the Government will lend up to 20 per cent of the value of the property through an equity loan.
This means the purchaser will have to pay just 80 per cent the cost of the property – made up of a 75 per cent mortgage and five per cent deposit.
For further information please call 0845 8945 888 or visit www.crestnicholson/bathriverside
The marketing suite on Victoria Bridge Road is open daily from 10 am to 5pm.