Londoner’s Moving Out


Developer Aitch Group have revealed that enquiries at their scheme Flexlands Place in Chobham in Surrey have increased by 40% since the beginning of the COVID 19 outbreak.

The developer and sales agents Savills and Seymours highlight that customers are predominately London based and have been drawn to the luxury homes which sit on a three-acre site. Following recent reports that thousands of city dwellers are looking to relocate out of London, Flexlands Place provides a favourable option due to its country location with easy transport links into London, with a direct train route enabling a 30-minute commute.

Savills and Seymours reveal that customers have been attracted to Flexlands Place due to its offering. Residents benefit from a central landscaped courtyard providing a resident’s lounge, where events can be held, as well as an on-site concierge. The development’s shared resident amenities also include a tennis court, pond, pavilion with bench seating and open green spaces.

The sales agent note that some applicants are looking for outdoor amenities following months of ‘lockdown’ which triggered a want for more outdoor space for themselves and their families. For other applicants, moving out of London had always been desirable but hadn’t been possible previously due to London based jobs. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, many people will now be able to work from home permanently or part-time making a move out of London more feasible. The easy transport links from Flexlands Place into London have therefore been be an important factor for customers.

Flexlands Place, is a collection of 14 two- and three-bedroom luxury homes by Blenheim Living part of developer Aitch Group. Located on Sandpit Hall Road in the affluent Surrey Village of Chobham, the gated development sits on the three-acre site of the former Flexlands School.

Flexlands School, founded in 1935 by Ann and Katherine Mais was an independent preparatory school which catered to hundreds of students within the local community. The site was purchased by Aitch Group after the school’s closure in 2017 and has now been tastefully transformed into 14 new-build homes.

Four of the 14 homes have already either sold or been reserved and other has been rented ahead of the launch testament to their enviable design and location of Flexlands Place.

The two- and three-bedroom semi-detached homes start from £795,000 to purchase or £3,000 per month to rent and vary in size from 1,507 sq.ft. up to 1,625 sq.ft. Each home offers a tastefully designed brickwork façade with carved stone entrance and a private driveway with parking.

The homes have each been named after the trees, plants and shrubs found within the landscaped gardens on site; Oakwood, Hornbeam, Beechwood, Hawthorn, Maplewood, Blackthorn, Alderwood, Willow, Birchwood, Jasmine, Hazelwood, Hazelpine, Viburnum, Hollywood and Oakwood. To coincide with the launch of Flexlands Place, Aitch Group have unveiled two show homes, one with two-bedrooms and one with three-bedrooms.

The three-bedroom show home named Hazelwood provides 1,625 sq. ft. of space and is on sale for £995,000. The show home was designed by renowned interior design firm Alexander James who drew inspiration from the gated development’s leafy surroundings. The house has been designed with a pallet consisting of muted tones and highlights of deep greens and burnt oranges, creating a warm and cosy vibe. The show home enables perspective customers to envision how their homes could look.

The two-bedroom show home named Hollywood provides 1,625 sq. ft. is on sale for £925,000 and was designed by EMR Architecture also provides a luxury feel with a warm interior design.

Chelsea Reynolds, Director at Aitch Group commented: “Flexlands Place provides a collection of 14 homes set within a secure gated community situated on three acres of land. Residents benefit from shared amenities including landscaped grounds and a tennis court. It is therefore no surprise that Londoners looking to relocate have been drawn to what is on offer. From speaking with applicants, the travel routes from Flexlands Place into London have also proven to be very attractive.  We look forward to welcoming potential purchasers to tour the two show homes.”

Flexlands Place is located in the Surrey village of Chobham. Dating back to the Saxon era, Chobham village offers boutique shops, restaurants and a weekly market. The area also offers Chobham common providing 1,400 acres of open space with 300 species of wild flowers and 100 species of wild birds. Flexlands Place is also within moments of world-class golf clubs including Chobham Gold Club, a private member’s club with an 18-hole golf course. Just a little further away are golf courses at Foxhills, Sunningdale and Wentworth. Residents of Flexlands Place will able to live a village lifestyle whilst being able to commute into London’s Waterloo in just 28 minutes.

The show homes and sales suite at Flexlands Place have now reopened following the COVID-19 lockdown. Customers can arrange a viewing via Savills and Seymours to tour the show homes. A thorough risk assessment has been undertaken to ensure the health and safety of both sales staff and customers and all tours will be undertaken following strict social distancing measures.

Homes at Flexlands Place start from £795,000 to purchase a two-bedroom home or £3,000 per month to rent.  For further information please contact sales agents Savills and Seymours on 01344 295375 or visit www.oldschoolhouse.co.uk

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