UK residents made a staggering 12 million visits abroad during the first three months of 2016, which is a 14 percent increase compared with the same period last year, according to the ONS. For the high proportion of Brits spending time abroad for both business and pleasure, lock-up-and-leave properties are an appealing option for house hunters who are frequent travellers. Brunswick Square in Orpington, Kent by Berkeley Homes, offers modern, low-maintenance apartments, ideally suited for frequent fliers seeking the perfect property to come home to.
Brunswick Square comprises one and two bedroom apartments, boasting an open-plan design, ideal to lock-up-and-leave without a fuss. Residents also benefit from secure private parking to selected apartments in the underground car park, while the stunning double height reception at the development entrance provides an impressive hotel-style welcome to residents and guests. Meanwhile Gatwick Airport is just over 30 minutes away, offering flights to 200 different destinations in 90 countries. For current house hunters regularly travelling abroad looking for a convenient modern pad, Brunswick Square is a perfect match.
Karrina Oki, Sales & Marketing Director of Berkeley Homes, comments: "House hunters who enjoy extended breaks away from their place of residence, now have a superb choice of unique modern homes, which are stylish, spacious and secure. Each home has been designed specifically for convenience and comfort, with an open-plan layout that is easy to maintain."
"The apartments at Brunswick Square offer potential buyers who travel frequently for business, or who enjoy spending time abroad, a brilliant option for a new lock-up-and-leave residence. The development has seen high levels of interest and is now 70% sold, therefore we would urge potential buyers to act quickly to avoid missing out."
The one and two bedroom apartments at Brunswick Square boast an excellent specification, while residents can also benefit from either a balcony, winter garden or terrace. The open-plan kitchen and dining areas are spacious and stylish, ideal for low maintenance, modern living. The individually designed Leicht kitchens offer soft-close, handleless doors and are equipped with a full range of integrated Bosch appliances, including an electric hob and fridge-freezer. The master bedrooms offer built-in wardrobes and accompanying en-suite shower rooms in selected apartments, offering a superior specification.
Orpington is an ideal location for shops, eateries and leisure facilities, all within easy reach from Brunswick Square. Residents are served by a new Odeon Cinema, Bella Italia, BR6 restaurant led by the Bromley College, Pure Gym and Sainsbury's supermarket, while further regeneration to the town will leave the area with several more facilities. Orpington is also ideal for more rural pursuits for 'staycationers', with the Kentish countryside and its historical sites also close by.
Ideal for commuters, residents also benefit from London's Zone 6 travel connections, allowing the use of Oyster Card to travel into and around the Capital. Orpington Station is just a three minute drive away and provides commuters with fast and frequent trains to London Bridge, Charing Cross, Cannon Street and Victoria. Further peak time train services will also be increased to up to nine trains per hour in August, providing residents with an even faster commute into the capital from Orpington station, just a 13 minute walk away from home. The area is also served by a comprehensive bus service, and there is easy access to London's M25 orbital motorway.
Gatwick airport is also accessible by train in little over an hour and for car travel into Europe, the Eurotunnel is just over an hour away.
Prices start at £340,000 for a one bedroom apartment and £405,000 for a two bedroom apartment. For further information on Brunswick Square please call 01689 669066 or visit: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-homes/london/orpington/brunswick-square