Zoopla has revealed its top 20 first-time-buyer hotspots across England, Scotland, and Wales. Taking the number 6 spot is the London Borough of Hackney – where the average property type amongst first-time- buyers is a £475,000 two-bedroom apartment[1].

Recognising the demand for homes in the heart of this eclectic district, Notting Hill Genesis is proud to present its stunning waterside collection, Heron Quarter at Woodberry Down; where first-time buyers can secure a two-bedroom apartment more affordably, through the popular Shared Ownership scheme. 

Straddling the borders of Hackney and Haringey, the scheme comprises a superb selection of one and two-bedroom homes; all benefitting from an enviable setting - facing the west reservoir. This inherently tranquil development affords views of the London skyline and nearby sailing lake; providing residents with a calming oasis right on their doorstep. Residents can take advantage of private outdoor space in the form of a balcony or terrace, in addition to a communal courtyard garden - offering another spot to relax and unwind.

James Munson, Head of Marketing at Notting Hill Genesis comments:


“This corner of Hackney is proving hugely popular amongst first-time-buyers; offering a thriving social scene and excellent travel connections as well feeling close to nature – appealing to a diverse lifestyle. With statistics indicating a surge in demand for two-bedroom properties within this area, we’re seeing this borne out at Heron Quarter at Woodberry Down; where buyers can make buying a home a more affordable reality with shared ownership. With sales moving quickly, we recommend that interest buyers book a viewing sooner rather than later to avoid missing out.”

Hackney is well renowned for its vibrant social scene and diverse dining options; ranging from the Michelin-starred restaurants, Clove Club and Lyle’s in Shoreditch to the gastronomic hub at Stoke Newington’s Church Street along with a number of welcoming cafés and bars located nearer to home. Woodberry Down also has a health centre, two schools and an Academy within walking distance of the development. For shopping options, Harringay Green Lane’s Shopping City is around a 10-minute walk away, whilst the street food feasts and pop-up malls of Boxpark is a short tube journey away.

For outdoor pursuits, the scheme is just a few minutes’ walk from the Woodberry Wetlands wildlife and nature reserve - an urban oasis rich in wildlife, open all year round and free of charge. There are also three parks that neatly surround the development; Finsbury Park, Woodberry Down’s new Spring Park and Green Flag awarded Clissold Park offering 55 acres of green space, a café, tennis courts and a summer paddling pool.

Travellers and commuters are well catered for at Heron Quarter. The scheme is located just a few minutes’ walk from Manor House underground station in Zone 2; where travellers can take advantage of direct links to King’s Cross St Pancras, the West End and Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly line. Overground services can be found at Finsbury Park – just a 15-minute walk away. Highbury and Islington station are also nearby.

Each and every two-bedroom apartment at Heron Quarter has been thoughtfully designed to offer an impressive sense of space and light; with generous open-plan layouts being paired with a top tier specification to provide first time buyers with the perfect pad to put down roots.

The contemporary kitchens at Heron Quarter come complete with stylish matt cappuccino units, bronze black laminate worktops, and a range of integrated appliances; including an electric oven and grill, fridge freezer, and a washer dryer which can be found in a separate utility cupboard. Bathrooms are equally well appointed, with sleek Roca White bath panelling, Hansgrohe chrome mixer taps, and boutique style feature mirrors above the basins. Additional internal features include oak wood effect flooring to kitchens and living areas, and LED downlights to kitchens and bathrooms, and ample storage space throughout.  Residents will also have access to a peaceful courtyard garden, and on-site cycle storage.

Prices at Heron Quarter start from £155,000 for a 25% minimum share of a two-bedroom apartment with a full market value of £620,000.


For more information about Woodberry Down or to register your details, visit www.nhgsales.com or call 020 3815 2222.

[1] https://propertyindustryeye.com/more-low-deposit-mortgage-deals-as-zoopla-unveils-hotspots/

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