A recent survey reveals that 59% of UK workers spend less than 40 minutes commuting to work*. Karl Hewson has now joined their ranks and halved his commute to work as he has recently bought a three bedroom townhouse at Hopkins Homes’ development, St Augustine’s, in Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire, to be closer to work. Karl Hewson, 37, comments: “I wanted to be closer to work and I’ve now cut my travelling time in half which is great. I also wanted a bigger house as I previously owned a one bedroom apartment in Saffron Walden. I looked at a couple of developments in the area but St Augustine’s was by far the best when it came to specification. The house is very versatile as there is a day room and a hobbies room on the ground floor which I can use as extra bedrooms.
St Augustine’s is beautifully landscaped which is great and because it’s fairly small, the development feels intimate and you don’t feel like you are living on top of your neighbours. “I bought the show house, which was ideal as it came with carpets and curtains which really made the move easier as I didn’t have to worry about going out and buying all that before I moved in. I love the style of the property and being within a 20 minute drive of work has really made my life much easier and less stressful.”
St Augustine’s is an attractive development of 78 two, three, four and five bedroom properties that include townhouses, terraced, semi-detached and detached houses as well as apartments. The development has been designed to mirror the architectural vernacular of the local Cambridgeshire countryside. Houses are arranged on quiet cul-de-sacs around mature landscaping and green open space. Externally properties feature oatmeal coloured render, red and yellow brickwork, grey and red slate roof tiles, pitched gables and elevated roof lines. Internally each property features a custom built fully fitted kitchen which includes a choice of cupboards and worktops**, a stainless steel oven, hob and extractor fan and choice of wall tiles. Bathrooms are fitted with white sanitaryware and brass-effect fixtures and fittings.
The attractive village of Papworth Everard offers a whole host of amenities including a local pub, a church, a post office, a doctor’s surgery, a primary school and a small selection of shops. It is easily accessible via the A11, A14 and the A1 and the main line stations of Cambridge and St Neots offer services to London Liverpool Street in approximately one hour and 15 minutes*** by train.
Prices for current availability start from £274,995 for a three/five bedroom house, £434,995 for a four bedroom house and from £479,995 for a five bedroom house. The sales and marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm.
For further information telephone: 01480 830936 or visit www.hopkinshomes.co.uk
* Monster job search commuting survey, 2007 ** Subject to stage of construction *** www.thetrainline.com
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