Resting at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, Aylesbury is fast becoming a highly sought-after location with first time buyers; not least due to its proximity to London, and the affordability of its housing compared to that of neighbouring towns. Situated in the heart of this historic market town is The Arc by Shanly Homes; where prospective buyers can enjoy town centre living, without the premium price tag.  


Karen Langley, Land and New Homes partner at Connells Estate Agent comments: 


“We have seen an influx of first-time buyers moving to Aylesbury in search of affordable town centre homes. 75% of our recent purchasers at The Arc were first-time buyers, and 94% made use of the Help to Buy scheme. The Arc appeals to this demographic because the homes are modern, well placed and most importantly, highly affordable.”


Comprising a contemporary collection of well-appointed one and two-bedroom apartments - available with Help to Buy - The Arc is ideally placed for first-time buyers looking to put down roots, and make their first step onto the property ladder with just a 5% deposit. Despite the town’s ancient history, Aylesbury remains a highly dynamic, modern and forward-thinking destination; with fantastic road and rail links into the capital, and numerous amenities within minutes of the development.

The apartments at The Arc have been thoughtfully designed to maximise both space and light; offering residents comfort and style without compromising on practical convenience. The luxury kitchens come complete with contemporary high gloss kitchen units and laminate worktops, as well as a selection of Zanussi integrated appliances. Two-bedroom apartments enjoy luxury en-suite bathrooms, featuring contemporary chrome brassware and luxury Minoli tiles to floors and part feature walls. Main bathrooms are equally well appointed and all master bedrooms come equipped with fitted wardrobes.  


In terms of location, The Arc couldn’t be better placed. Matthew Brazier, Sales Director at Shanly Homes comments:


“For first time buyers, location really is key. The Arc offers the best of everything. It is located right in the centre of town, overlooking the park, and is conveniently situated just 10 minutes from the train station; making it the perfect scheme for those who do still need to commute into London.”


Aylesbury has undergone a multi-million-pound regeneration to modernise and improve its offering. Particular focus has been placed on upgrading the town centre, and building the spectacular state-of-the-art Waterside Theatre; which is due to reopen on October 18th 2020.         

For the discerning shopper, Aylesbury caters for all tastes; with a variety of independent boutiques and high street favourites on the surrounding streets, and mainstream shopping at Friars Square, Hale Leys and Aylesbury Shopping Park.  In addition, Aylesbury’s ‘Market Square’ runs a traditional market three days a week and a weekly Vintage & Craft Bazaar for those on the hunt for an antique gem.


Aylesbury has a variety of bars and restaurants, including ‘Miya Japanese Grill and Bar’, ‘The Works’, and ‘Grill Steakhouse’. The town also plays host to a number of popular pubs and bars, including the ‘Old Millwrights Arms’, ‘The Harrow Pub’, and ‘The Manor’ - which is the only rooftop bar in Buckinghamshire. 


For outdoor pursuits, Aylesbury enjoys some of the country’s most beautiful countryside. Not only is the town nestled within the rolling Buckinghamshire landscape, but just a short drive south is the famed Chiltern Hills – providing an idyllic spot to escape the hustle and bustle of town centre life.

Aylesbury is home to unparalleled travel connections via rail or road.  The train station is just 10-minutes away on foot, providing regular services to London Marylebone Station in under an hour. For those travelling by car, the A41 and A418 offer access to the M40 and M1 motorways; leading to Oxford, or north to Milton Keynes. For international travel, London Luton Airport is just 24 miles away.


Prices at The Arc start at £199,950 for a one-bedroom apartment and £239,950 for a two-bedroom apartment.


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