Recent research has revealed that parents searching for homes near to Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ secondary schools face soaring house price premiums, with properties costing on average £195,919 more. Those on the hunt for an affordable home, close to an array of ‘Outstanding’ primary and secondary schools* should take a look at Notting Hill Genesis’ Roundwood Gate scheme in Willesden. Available to purchase through Shared Ownership with a deposit of £18,000**, the final three-bedroom home is sure to tick many boxes for growing families.
Situated in Brent, London’s Borough of Culture 2020, Roundwood Gate has plenty to offer new residents. The scheme is walking distance to amenities as well as acres of park land and thanks to its Zone 2 location, residents here are well placed to reach Central London via Willesden Green Station which is served via the Jubilee Line. Set back from the road, the secure gated community comprises a selection of homes and apartments ideal for budding families or professional couples alike.
James Munson, Head of Marketing at Notting Hill Genesis comments: “Roundwood Gate delivers the perfect opportunity for families to secure a superb home in a thriving neighbourhood with fantastic travel links into central London and with a wide range of local amenities there is something here to suit everyone’s needs. The final home we have released is complete with flexible living accommodation and a private garden, guaranteeing space for all the family to enjoy. Available to purchase via Shared Ownership, this home will provide those searching for a little more space with an affordable route to home ownership, whilst offering families access to good quality schooling locally too.”
To discover the last remaining home, step within the private gates of the development and you’ll find relaxed green space and a reserved parking space. The architecture is modern in design, with a striking red brick exterior softened by a raised planted area. Ideal for busy families, a separate kitchen/dining room, complete with integrated AEG appliances, provides a great space for the family to come together after a long day at school or work. The living room is well sized, with plenty of room for soft seating as well as a television zone or even a play area. Large sliding doors lead onto the private rear garden, flooding the space with light and creating a bright and airy room area year-round.
Upstairs the master suite is complete with built in wardrobes and a luxurious en-suite shower room, creating a peaceful retreat for the adults of the home to escape to. Bedroom two is similarly sized, with plenty of space for a double bed and additional storage. Bedroom three offers the ideal space for a nursery, playroom or study. The family bathroom is sleek in design with black metro feature tiling, grey floor tiles, boutique style full width mirror and chrome fixtures and fittings.
Commuters are well placed at Roundwood Gate and the Zone 2 location guarantees residents can reach central London with ease. Willesden Junction is just over a mile away from home, offering both Overground and Underground services, while Willesden Green tube station is also a mile away and connects residents with the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. Journey times are just 15 minutes into the West End, Waterloo in 20 minutes and Canary Wharf in around half an hour.
The recently refurbished Willesden Sports Centre is just round the corner with fantastic fitness and leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor tracks, 25m swimming pool, steam and sauna rooms. Food lovers are spoilt for choice here with a wide selection of bars, restaurants and quirky cafes to choose from that offer an excellent variety of food options. The popular Green Flag awarded Roundwood Park is just a few minutes’ walk from home and features a café, wildlife area, playground and multi-use games area, perfect for a family day out.
Shared Ownership offers aspiring home owners with the opportunity to buy a share of a home’s value, between 25% and 75%, while paying a subsidised rent on the remaining share. The lower deposit level required with the Shared Ownership scheme, means purchasers need only put down a deposit on the share they purchase and not the full market value of the property. Shared Ownership also means you can become a home owner with a lower level of savings than if you were to buy the same home outright. Buyers can choose to purchase additional shares on their property as and when they can afford to, right up to 100%.
The final three-bedroom home is available to move in now and priced at £180,000 for a 25% share of £720,000. For more information or book your viewing in person, please contact Notting Hill Genesis on 02038152222 or visit www.nhgsales.com.
Notting Hill Genesis is one of the largest housing associations in the country, with around 64,000 homes across London and the south-east, serving more than 170,000 residents. It was formed in April 2018 when Notting Hill Housing amalgamated with Genesis Housing Association. It is a social enterprise committed to creating thriving communities and providing homes for lower-income households.