UPSIZE your home and your lifestyle with a move to a new garden village in Herefordshire – it could cost less than you think.

The South West is one of the most popular areas for those looking to relocate, according to research from Barclays Mortgages and when it comes to location it doesn’t get much better than St Mary’s Garden Village in Ross On Wye.

The new neighbourhood being created by the Edenstone Group will eventually include a host of facilities including a community building with equipped indoor gym, community hall and kitchen. Residents will be able to enjoy an abundance of open space including play areas; walking trail with outdoor exercise equipment; a kick about area; cycle hire facilities; allotments with raised beds; a meadow and viewing platform over a lake.

St Mary’s Garden Village features the company’s two housing brands, Edenstone Homes and Bluebell Homes, with the first properties on the Bluebell phase launching soon.

Selected homes at St Mary’s Garden Village are available with a 5% key worker discount, for a limited time only. All of the properties are within the threshold of the Stamp Duty holiday.

The double dose of help could amount to a potential saving of more than £35,000 on a four-bedroom Farnham style property on the Edenstone Homes phase, priced at £464,995.

Sales director Adele McCoy explained:

“People have been reassessing what they want from where they live – both the home itself and the neighbourhood it’s in – having had time to reflect following the Coronavirus lockdown. St Mary’s Garden Village ticks many of the boxes in buyers’ new priorities – the homes have generous gardens and we’re creating lots of open space for residents to enjoy including allotments and play areas.

“We also recognise that now more than ever people are looking for ways to stay fit and active. Cycle hire will be available exclusively for residents of our homes, plus we’ll be creating walking trails, installing outdoor exercise equipment and opening an indoor gym.”

Adele added: “Selected homes feature a study and for those days when you need to go into the workplace, Hereford, Gloucester and even Birmingham are within commuting distance.

“Factor in that there’s no Stamp Duty to pay and the discount available for eligible key workers, and there’s perhaps never been a better time to buy.”

On Stamp Duty alone, someone buying a four-bedroom Burford style property would save around £10,000, while key workers could see the purchase price reduced by around £20,000.

The Burford is available from £399,995 or £379,995 for eligible key workers.

It offers 1,354 sq ft of living space. The lounge is at the front, with feature bay window. The open plan kitchen, dining and family room spans the entire width of the property and offers direct access out to the rear garden via French doors. There’s also a study, perfect for regular or occasional home working, plus a handy utility and a downstairs cloakroom

Upstairs, bedroom one boasts a dressing area and en-suite, leaving the family bathroom to serve the remaining three bedrooms.

A finished example of the Burford will soon be available to view by appointment only. To find out more see or call 07384 259091.