Creators of the garden city movement, TCPA, in conjunction with Sport England, has launched a new concept to promote healthier, active communities. The 20 minute neighbourhood is all about living locally and giving people the ability to meet the most of their daily needs within a 20 minute walk from home. For buyers at Shanly Homes’ newly launched Amber Lodge development, the picturesque market town of Godalming is just a five minute walk away, enabling residents to benefit from the area’s local shops, restaurants, green open space and healthcare services without stepping foot in their car.
The collection of 14 luxury one and two bedroom apartments tick many boxes for those looking to downsize. Finished to a high specification and benefitting from flexible open plan living areas, private parking and excellent local amenities, the apartments provide the perfect home for those looking for a low maintenance property in a convenient location within a highly sought after historic market town.
Greg Kaye, Sales Director at Shanly Homes comments:
“The idyllic market town of Godalming has plenty to offer the residents of Amber Lodge. The local supermarket, Waitrose, is just a five-minute walk from home as are a number of pubs and restaurants, ideal for nights when you don’t feel like cooking. For those who enjoy an evening stroll, the River Wey footpath is just six minutes down the road whilst slightly further afield is Munstead Woods, ticking the boxes for those who prefer tree lined walks. Amber Lodge is a serene haven amongst Go dalming’s bustling town, it is a must see for those hunting for a home in an energetic location with plenty to do.”
The newly unveiled show apartment clearly demonstrates the lifestyle on offer at Amber Lodge. The open plan kitchen, dining and living room benefits from integrated Zanussi/Siemens appliances and is flooded with natural light thanks to the stylish bay window.
The second bedroom acts as a great space for a home office or hobby room, with plenty of scope for a fold out sofa when guests come to stay. Homeowners who prefer to have a dedicated room for grandchildren or regular visitors to stay, will be pleased with the size of the room, which can easily fit a double bed, extra storage and children’s toys.
The master suite is spacious and benefits from fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. A large window provides plenty of natural light and a dedicated alcove is a perfect location for a dressing table or chest of drawers. The en-suite shower room is stylish in design with luxury Minoli tiles to the floor and half height to walls, chrome fixtures and fittings and underfloor heating, guaranteeing a serene space to unwind after a long day.
Some apartments at Amber Lodge also feature two large cupboards in the hallway, ideal for stowing away coats, clothes airers or re-usable shopping bags. Bathrooms benefits from stylish tiling to the floors and half height to the walls, chrome fixtures and fittings, Ideal Standard sanitaryware and underfloor heating.
The Godalming Farmers’ Market is held on the last Saturday of every month providing residents with the perfect opportunity to stock up on locally made produce. Waitrose and Sainsbury’s are a short walk from home, as are a range of restaurants, pubs and cafés including Côte Brasserie, The Red Lion and Costa Coffee. A selection of independent boutiques also line Godalming’s high street, including Wattle and Daub, Hello Lovely Fashion, Between the Lines and The Godalming Art Shop.
Aside from the bustling market town, there is plenty for residents to take advantage of on the outskirts of Godalming. Winkworth Arboretum, home to 95 acres of beautiful shrubs and trees, is just a five-minute drive away providing an impressive backdrop for woodland walks all year-round. And for residents who enjoy a spot of golf, there are five golf clubs to choose from all within a five-mile radius of Amber Lodge - Boardwater Park Golf Club (1.4 miles), Charterhouse Golf Club (2.2 miles), Hurtmore Golf Club (3.0 miles), Milford Golf Club (2 miles), Bramley Golf Club (4.3 miles).
Just 15 minutes away by car, the vibrant town of Guildford boasts a diverse range of shopping experiences with a range of well-known names, luxury boutiques, independent retailers and traditional market stalls to choose from.
Amber Lodge is just a nine-minute walk from Godalming Station, from where residents can easily reach London Waterloo (50 minutes) and Guildford (6 minutes). The M25 is just a 20-minute drive away via the A3 providing easy access to Gatwick Airport and the surrounding areas.
Prices at Amber Lodge start from £375,000 for a one bedroom apartment, for further information please visit www.shanlyhomes.com or call Seymours Estate Agents on 01483 420555.