Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

With the City on Your Doorstep

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

With the City on Your Doorstep

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ARREN Cummings loves living at Bellway's Ochre Yards so much that he has moved into a new property on the development.

DIT engineer Darren, 30, bought a one-bedroom apartment at Bellway's Ochre Yards development in 2014 and has now moved up the ladder into a two-bedroom apartment.

"I wanted a little more space and when Bellway released this last block of apartments, I was first in the queue to reserve," he said. I have loved living here and really didn't want to move, everything I need is on the doorstep.

"It makes far more sense to buy rather than rent especially when you can take advantage of the Government's Help to Buy scheme. It helped me get on the housing ladder earlier than I expected and I am using it again to buy my new two-bedroom apartment."

And Darren is one of many home buyers keen to reserve a property at Ochre Yards. Overlooking Newcastle's Quayside, the development has become a magnet for young people wanting to set up their first home and take advantage of the benefits of home ownership.

Sales adviser Lindsey Murray explained: "Ochre Yards is seen as a very trendy development and appeals to a lot of city professionals wanting to establish their first home in a secure and contemporary-designed development, but still enjoy the bright lights of Newcastle with its popular bar and restaurant scene."

Bellway has now released its final block of new-build apartments offering buyers a selection two-bedroom apartments across ground, first, second and third floors which start in price from PS153,495 and range in size from 674 sq ft to 801 sq ft. All apartments include an allocated parking space and secure video entry phones.

All apartments feature an entrance area leading to a living/dining area with balcony, the kitchen includes all major appliances with plumbing for a washer/ drier provided in a separate utility cupboard. …

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