With property prices in Bristol rising at a far greater rate than the rest of the UK according to a report by Real Estate Advisors *JLL, workers in the city are increasingly looking for homes outside the centre. Studies show that people are happy to commute up to 45 minutes to ensure they live in a good area, so a move to the countryside is proving popular.

With its miles of beautiful rolling countryside, the pretty village of Yatton is an attractive destination for would-be buyers. Lying just 11 miles from South Bristol and with excellent transport links, it’s easy to see why an increasing number of couples and families are relocating to the area.

Sara Parker, Regional Sales Director at Bloor Homes South West, said: “We have certainly seen increased interest at our Chestnut Park development here in Yatton ranging from first-time buyers, to couples and families. Over 70% of our buyers are moving from within a 10-mile radius and are looking to stay in the area, attracted by the location and its commutability.

“The development is just a short walk away from Yatton train station, which runs regular train services into Bristol Temple Mead that take under 20 minutes. And with an annual pass costing around £1,576 or £3.39 for an average journey**, it’s easy to see why Chestnut Park is proving a major draw for our buyers working in Bristol.”

For Adam Briscoe and his partner, Santa Sona, the location of Chestnut Park was a key element in their decision to buy their first home at the development. Adam said: “The house is based in an ideal location for work and leisure. We both work in Bristol, so having the train station at Yatton and good commuter links was a real bonus and essential for everyday life.

“We like the fact that we can enjoy the countryside and the nearby coast at Clevedon, whilst still having great transport links to Bristol. It also feels like a real up-and-coming area.  Yatton really does provide an escape from city life without being too rural.”

Sara from Bloor continues: “There are a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes currently available at Chestnut Park, with prices starting from £264,950. Homes here are available to purchase with Help to Buy and some 63% of our buyers here are taking advantage of the scheme to secure their dream new family home. That is not just first-time buyers, but also those already on the property ladder who are looking to move up into larger homes.

 “The village of Yatton has a wide range of good amenities, including shops, pubs and a library. There are also excellent pre-school, infant and junior schools in the village, with good secondary and further education facilities nearby.”

With Help to Buy, the Government loans up to 20% of the cost of a newly built home (or 40% within Greater London), so buyers only need a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage. No interest is charged on the Government loan for the first five years.

For more information on the homes available at Chestnut Park, please call 01934 808761.


*JLL – Find The Gap Residential Report.

**According to data taken from the National Rail Enquiries Season Ticket Calculator


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