Housing developer Catalyst Homes cover London and the South East with their high-quality, modern homes. This year, they are launching two new developments with a choice of family homes in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. We take a look at this popular market town, explore why it’s thriving, and share the properties available coming soon from Catalyst Homes.
Dunstable is a market town in Bedfordshire, in the East of England, and situated on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Those who love the great outdoors will enjoy its location, with the nearby Dunstable Downs being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with over 1,000 acres of grassland. The town has a rich heritage too, with prehistoric sites and Roman roads to explore and learn about.
But what makes it a desirable place to live, is its proximity to London. Of course, properties in Dunstable are far more affordable than those in London, including new homes in London. And with it being approximately 36 miles from the country’s capital, it’s still commutable for those with jobs in the city, who seek countryside living and somewhere affordable to live. A train journey from Dunstable to London takes just under 40 minutes, to give you some idea.
House prices in Dunstable
When it comes to house prices in Dunstable, they have increased by an average of 30.87% over the last five years. Back in 2014 the price of a property averaged £272,916, and five years on in 2019, this increased to £357,172. And it’s not only the London connection which makes the area popular. Dunstable is very well situated for easy access to the M1 and M25 motorways, offering connections to other regions such as Milton Keynes and St. Albans, for work or shopping.
The town has a lot to offer for families too, over and above the stunning walks which you can take through the amazing countryside. There is Whipsnade Zoo to enjoy, and Woburn Safari Park with its Go Ape experience. The town centre has received funding for redevelopment, and the local sports centre has undergone a significant upgrade. Plus, employment was recently boosted in the area, with Amazon opening a Fulfilment Centre in the town.
Catalyst Homes new developments in Dunstable
Catalyst Homes offer a range of opportunities to help people get onto the property ladder and make the dream of owning a home a reality. These include the Government backed Shared Ownership and Help to Buy Equity Loan schemes, and their own Assisted Move scheme. Their new-build properties can be found across London, and the Home Counties regions of the country.
Two new developments from Catalyst Homes, for which show homes are being launched this month and next, and from which people can buy off plan, are in Dunstable.
The Printworks, Dunstable from Catalyst Homes
Tucked away in its own residential haven, the Printworks development offers a range of two and three-bedroom homes, available through the Government-backed Shared Ownership scheme. Located close to both the countryside and town, the homes are situated around a main street which acts as the heart of The Printworks and can be easily accessed by foot or bicycle.
The homes have been thoughtfully designed and feature open kitchen dining spaces, as well as practical modern bathrooms, and private garden spaces with trees. There is also a communal garden on the development for children to play in.
For more information about The Printworks development from Catalyst Homes, visit here.
The Lanes at Thorn Fields, Dunstable from Catalyst Homes
Situated to the North of Dunstable, The Lanes at Thorn Fields is in Bidwell, on the edge of Houghton Regis. Here, Catalyst Homes offers a collection of new 2, 3, and 4-bedroom homes, available with the government-backed Shared Ownership scheme. They are close enough to Dunstable, and Luton, to take advantage of the excellent transport links on offer from these locations. Meanwhile, Houghton Hall Park is nearby for getting out of the house and enjoying many outdoor pursuits.
The houses on The Lanes boast tall ceilings and large windows, which bring in plenty of light and offer wonderful views of the Bedfordshire countryside. Families will appreciate their tasteful design, clever use of space, and having the countryside right on the doorstep. See the news homes available on The Lanes development at Thorn Fields from Catalyst Homes here.
If you are looking to buy a new home but find properties in the London area too expensive, then take a look at the new developments in Dunstable. For more information about any of the developments from Catalyst Homes, or to get more information on the specific developments mentioned in this article, contact us today.