Thursday, June 13, 2024

Beat the January blues – new homes, new pastures for an active lifestyle

January is a chance to blow away the cobwebs and welcome a new you for the new year. Being active, being out and about in the bracing air or saying hi to forgotten gym equipment is not only good for your body but also great for mental wellbeing.  And if you live near a green open space, or near state-of-the-art facilities, it’s just much easier to peel away from the couch and go work up a sweat. 

Legal & General Affordable Homes (LGAH) has homes available via shared ownership all over the country that are near vast open spaces, or leisure centres, or unique facilities like horse riding schools and even some that offer on-site gyms as part of the package.  Shared Ownership could help unlock your new front door with the new year. 

We’ve listed a few below:

East River Wharf, London:

A full-size swimming pool, a spa and modern gym are part of the package with every shared ownership property at East River Wharf. The apartments also come with cycle storage facilities to take advantage of the cycleways and quietways in East London – C3 and Q14 are a stone’s throw away from East River Wharf.  

A minimum 25% share at ERW apartments starts at £96,875.

Acer Apartments, London:

In the heart of London and right next to Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace – the trendiest place in the capital to throw shapes with your skates on – and escape the weather.  If inclement weather doesn’t bother you, you can join Swim Serpentine at Hyde Park, or go for a bracing walk in Kensington Gardens, or a gentler, more visually engaging walk in the Japanese gardens at Holland Park.  

A minimum 25% share at Acer Apartments starts at £126, 250.

The Moorings, London: 

Offers the trio of Syon Park, Kew Gardens with its gorgeous Treetop Walk, and the red and fallow deer at Richmond Park. Long walks, plenty of flora and fauna and a chance to rejuvenate in nature while being within touching distance of London.  

A minimum 25% share at The Moorings starts at £131,250.

Trent Park, London:

Aside from being in the middle of 413 acres of historic parkland, homes at Trent Park are also right next to the Trent Park Equestrian Centre for the keen riders and the Enfield and Hadley Wood Golf Clubs for those who golf whatever the weather.  

A minimum 25% share at Trent Park starts at £110,625.

Rogerson Gardens, Preston:

Away from the capital and the hustle bustle, Rogerson Gardens is less than 45 minutes to the Forest of Bowland, a designated area of natural beauty – plenty of walks to wear out the body and top up the soul.  

A minimum 40% share at Rogerson Gardens starts at £74,000

Pennicott Place, Surrey 

A dozen golf clubs, dozens of football and cricket clubs for the young and old and the wonderful Winkworth Arboretum are on offer with Pennicott Place, along with wild swimming in the River Wey nearby.  

A minimum 25% share at Pennicott Place starts at £88,750.

Stoke Manor, Sussex:

Nothing declares you’re British louder than a walk on a blustery beach in mid-winter, something that Stoke Manor can offer in spades, given it’s a five-minute drive or a 20-minute walk to the Seaford beach. What’s more, homes at Stoke Manor are a five minutes’ walk from the Downs leisure centre that not only boasts a gym, all-weather football pitch, aerobics studio and a café, it’s also a hub of activity with plenty of community events hosted here.  

A minimum 25% share at Stoke Manor starts at £70,625.

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