New housing scheme in Stretham, Cambridgeshire proves popular
Following the launch of phase two at Manor Farm – a landmark housing development in the village – three properties have already been reserved, including the recently unveiled showhome
Developed by Laragh and Peterhouse, the Cambridge University college which owns the farm, the second phase includes a range of new homes, from two to four bedrooms.
Available with the help to buy scheme, the homes have been carefully designed and sensitively spaced within the heart of the development, around the central village green, and are now available to be reserved off-plan.
Eight of the new homes will be part of the community land trust (CLT) and available exclusively to people within the neighbourhood.
Hannah Greenhow, of Laragh Homes, told the Cambridge Independent: “Our launch event was a complete success, and we had an awful lot of visitors.
“We sold one on the day, which was a help to buy purchase, and we’d already reserved one off-plan before launch – and we’ve exchanged on that one.
“We’ve since sold another one as well and we have also had three people who were sort of fighting over purchasing the showhome – they were desperate to buy it.
“So we’ve agreed a sale – again another help to buy purchase – on the showhome and the people are actually prepared to wait until Christmas time when we’ll be ready to hand it over to them.”
Phase one of the scheme was 26 homes and phase three is another 25 homes.
“Phase three launched a little while ago,” noted Hannah, “and we’re building it in two sections. Section one is finished and that’s all sold, and section two we won’t be releasing until towards the end of the year.”