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With the age of the average first-time buyer rising by nearly 21% in the UK to 34 years old over the past decade, it is clear that stepping on to the property ladder in today’s climate has become increasingly difficult. Fortunately, first-time buyers are in luck with the renewed Government Help to Buy scheme offering financial help solely for people taking their first step on the property ladder and some much-needed hope in securing first homes. 

Those still in search of a stunning, yet affordable new-build home should look no further than Shanly Homes’ exclusive Help to Buy apartment at Drake Lodge in Amersham. Priced at £437,500 and available to a first-time buyer using the Government’s new scheme, a buyer can secure the home with a deposit of just £21,875 plus a further saving of £13,125 by using the Stamp Duty holiday which runs until the end of June.

Occupying a prominent position within the highly sought-after market town of Amersham, this last remaining Help to Buy apartment at Drake Lodge is perfectly located for buyers to reap many rewards from excellent financial savings and a fantastically accessible location to having a new and old town to enjoy on the doorstep.

Vasos Ptohopoulos, Sales Director for Shanly Homes Thames Valley, comments:“There has never been a better time to buy a home with the new Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme aimed solely at first-time buyers purchasing a new-build property.  This exclusive apartment available through the Help to Buy scheme at Drake Lodge is the perfect opportunity for someone to purchase their own first home, and make the most of the Stamp Duty holiday extension too.” 

Each apartment has been beautifully designed to suit modern-day living, with layouts planned to maximise space and light. All homes have access to a fabulous landscaped communal garden, as well as an allocated parking space, cycle storage and a lift serving all floors. Situated on the second floor, plot eight is a two-bedroom apartment featuring a spacious open plan living/dining room with double doors offering light in abundance, and a sleek and stylish kitchen, complete with high-quality Siemens appliances. The master bedroom benefits from a built-in wardrobe and plush carpets, providing the ideal sanctuary to unwind in in the evening. This apartment also delivers a separate luxury bathroom and ample storage space.

Just two minutes from home, residents have access to Amersham’s charming town centre, where they will find all of the essentials they need including both Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. The flourishing town enjoys a unique combination of old and new, with Amersham’s New Town just a stone’s throw away from home. The New Town offers residents a myriad of delicious coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants to indulge in. The Old Town combines rows of stunning Georgian architecture alongside picturesque independent boutiques, with a selection of high-street stores and designer brands, ideal for those seeking quality town centre living close to home.

Commuters in Amersham have the added benefit of being able to use a mainline or tube as the station is the end of the Metropolitan line.  Drake Lodge is located only a nine-minute walk from the station which offers services to London Marylebone in 40 minutes. Residents can similarly enjoy superb road links, with the M25 only 5.5 miles away making the chic towns of Gerrard’s Cross and Beaconsfield reachable in under 20 minutes.

The starting price for the remaining two-bedroom apartment with Help to Buy available at Drake Lodge is £437,500. For more information, please call 01494 851303 or visit

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