For buyers moving out of the Capital in search of a new home, the three key factors that will probably be on their wish list are connectivity, affordability, and schooling. For these reasons, many buyers find themselves drawn to the so-called ‘golden triangle’ of desirable locations in Essex, where value for money sits side by side with an enviable lifestyle.
Launching soon is a new development built by Award-winning Higgins Homes. This boutique development called Quercus is in Loughton and combines sensitive restoration with brand new construction, demonstrating the perfect blend of old and new.
This stunning combination of one- and two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom housesare set in the enviable location on the periphery of Epping Forest and moments from bustling Loughton High Road. This former public house has been sympathetically restored to blend seamlessly with the residential road on which it is located and with the choice of newly built homes, there is a wide range of property on offer to suit numerous buyers.
Built in the popular West-Essex town and just an 11-minute stroll from Loughton Underground station, residents at Quercus will enjoy off-street parking and the smart design with the attention to detail that Higgins Homes is known for.
“As a local housebuilder, we know this area very well and understand that it attracts buyers who are looking for a more relaxed lifestyle but still want to be within central London for work or pleasure without a long and difficult commute,” says Jeremy Marcus, Sales & Marketing Director at Higgins Homes. “There are not many places where you can enjoy walking, cycling and horse riding in beautiful open space on your doorstep every weekend and be at your desk in central London during the week in well under an hour’s journey.”
Loughton sits on the Central Line, perfectly positioned for commuters to travel across the capital. From Loughton Underground station in Zone 6, you can be in Stratford in 18 minutes, Liverpool Street in 28 minutes and Oxford Circus in 38 minutes. Additionally, in 2020 / 2021 the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) will come
to both Stratford and Liverpool Street, providing fast, direct links to Canary Wharf from Stratford in just eight minutes and Heathrow Airport in 44 minutes.
Located moments from both the M25 and M11, drivers also have good access to major road connections to the south east and beyond.
One of the major benefits of Loughton is its proximity to the lush landscape of Epping Forest with its parks, lakes and walkways. As well as this green open space, there are numerous golf clubs and parks to enjoy the great outdoors.
“Quercus not only benefits from this serene, idyllic location, it is also just moments from bustling Loughton High Road,” adds Jeremy Marcus. “Loughton offers a lifestyle that best combines town and country living. The high street boasts many favourites such as Marks & Spencer with high-end brands including Space NK as well as numerous independent coffee shops and boutiques, in addition to quality butchers, The Ginger Pig and a range of stylish restaurants and bars.”
Each of the homes at Quercus have been designed to maximise space with light-filled rooms complemented with a specification that is designed to be both beautiful and functional. Clean, simple lines with fittings from some of the industry’s most well-respected suppliers help to make the space feel stylish and efficient. With Higgins Homes’ attention to detail, the specification will reflect the expert workmanship using the finest materials. This includes fitted kitchens by Commodore Kitchens, contemporary sanitary ware by Ideal Standard in white with chrome fittings and the houses have private gardens with lawn, water tap and garden shed and the apartments have communal gardens with a cycle store.
“There has been so much attention placed on the architecture of the development that it was important to put just as much effort into the interior design,” says Jeremy Marcus. “From first-time buyers through to downsizers, we have considered their needs to create homes that look beautiful and are highly functional.”
This long-awaited development, which will be released in October, is expected to be a hit with families who love the area because of its good choice of schools, both private and state including Oaklands School, an independent prep school for girls and boys.
To find out more information and details of the Help To Buy that is available [apartments only] , call 020 8498 6011, email email@example.com or visit https://www.higginshomes.co.uk/developments/quercus