Hart in Hampshire secured third place in the recent Halifax Quality of Life survey 2020. Achieving this accolade thanks to high average earnings, excellent health and happiness scores, strong exam results and good life expectancy. Nestled on the north-eastern boundary of Hart District lies the lively village of Yateley, where Bellway Homes is creating a new neighbourhood at Forest Chase.
The annual Quality of Life research takes into consideration 26 different factors that homebuyers may consider when choosing a place to live. It takes into account the importance of affordability, safety and access to green space – creating a realistic list of sublime places to live.
Forest Chase ticks all these boxes, with buyers able to use Help to Buy here and homes ready to move straight into – enabling the stamp duty holiday, which makes these homes even more affordable. Access to green space at Forest Chase couldn’t be better, the development has been created with bountiful amounts of green space and boasts its own footpath network.
A public footpath also lies very close to the development which gives access across fields to the series of lakes which Yateley is famed for. The 11 lakes that are connected to the Blackwater River offer hours of entertainment for locals, young and old, boasting one of the most famous carp lakes in the country. Residents of Yately and the wider community enjoy miles of trails for walking, cycling and running and for those that like getting active on the water, sailing, paddle boarding and swimming are all available.
Emma Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Bellway Thames Valley, comments: “I am not surprised that Hart has been noted as a great place to live. The villages and towns are teeming with life and the recent lockdown has emphasised people’s need for access to the great outdoors.
“We have been flooded with enquires over the past two months as buyers search for the ideal place to settle and call home. We have such a good range of homes here that we have something for almost everyone, from youngsters looking to make their first step onto the property ladder to millennials needing space to work from home and families needing good schooling to downsizers who want to be able to live in a lovely spot with easy access to the village.”
Yateley village centre is extremely easy to access from Forest Chase, being just over half a mile from the development and offers an excellent choice of traditional pubs and eateries. The village has a host of local amenities and for a larger shopping experience, Camberley and Bracknell are both within easy striking distance.
Residents with children are well catered for with an excellent choice of schools in the area, both primary and secondary with options for state or independent. Yateley is also well served for commuters who have extremely easy access to the motorway network from here.
Prices at Forest Chase start from £405,000 for a three-bedroom home to £852,500 for a five-bedroom home. For further information, please visit www.bellway.co.uk or call 01252 982306.