Housebuilder warns Halloween is cut-off point for a new home for Christmas

By Jessica Durston - 7 October 2021

  • Skylark Meadows in Broad Blunsdon

    Skylark Meadows in Broad Blunsdon

Developer Newland Homes encourages those wishing to buy property to move into by Christmas, to do so by the end of the month.

To make Christmas a cracker this year members of the public need to get on their broomstick by Halloween according to Newland Homes.

The number of people currently looking to buy a property is 20.5% higher than the average for 2020 according to Zoopla. Newland Homes says it has experienced a record number of transactions in 2021 and reports no sign of this abating in 2022. 

Many of the company’s developments, such as Skylark Meadows in Broad Blunsdon, are already 90% sold as people re-prioritise after the pandemic and look for more flexible living space.

The housebuilder says across the UK there has been a lack of supply of homes for sale and this has been particularly prevalent in the South West. This mismatch between supply and demand is why Newland Homes is advising people not to hesitate, as the window of opportunity to move into a new home by Christmas is closing. 

For those with properties still to sell, the company says it has a range of services available to assist with moving home, including helping to sell existing homes or considering part exchanges.

Marcus Evans, Sales and Marketing Director for Newland Homes said: “If you wish to gather friends and family under a new roof this Christmas, the deadline to achieve this is spookily close – the 31 October to be precise. Halloween is eight working weeks from Christmas and the average conveyancing process takes between six to 12 weeks to complete, so we’re advising people to reserve now so you don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.”

Newland Homes' Skylark Meadows is said to be a bespoke collection of 37 three, four and five bedroom homes, reflecting the unique character of the award-winning village of Broad Blunsdon on the edge of the Cotswolds. Newland Homes say houses have been snapped up by buyers, as it goes without saying that Broad Blunsdon is an incredible place to live; boasting an abundance of facilities and a location close to areas of stunning natural beauty.

Marcus Evans added: “Last year, most people were unable to celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense due to covid restrictions.  This year, I think we’re all excited about the prospect of coming together to celebrate the festive season with loved ones and we’re already seeing a lot of people who want to start the year afresh in a new home.”

The housebuilding company says the majority of the remaining homes at Skylark Meadow will be ready in time for Christmas, such as the two remaining four-bedroom detached Hartpury homes, which are located on corner plots with a garage and driveway parking, and are priced from £499,000. The last remaining four-bedroom, three storey Hampton detached home is available at £450,000, with a private bedroom suite on the top floor with a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite.  

A spokesperson for Newland Homes said: "Although the exterior of the Skylark Meadow homes may seem classic in design, these houses exceed Building Regulation requirements with significantly enhanced renewable provision in the form of solar PV panels to detached homes.  Homes are also wired for an electric car charging point.  As home working looks to become a more permanent fixture in our lives, a good broadband connection is imperative, and Skylark Meadow boasts pre-installed superfast fibre broadband."

Tailor-made tours of Newland Homes’ Skylark Meadow can be booked by calling 01793 278101. Tours are available from 11am to 5pm, seven days a week.  Further information can be found at:

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