Secure a sound investment at Catherine's Walk in Guildford

If you’re looking for a sound property investment that combines the best of town and country, look no further than Catherine’s Walk in Guildford, from award-winning Metis Homes. 

With property prices up eight per cent on last year and 22 per cent on 2014, it’s no wonder there are only two apartments left at the new development, as house hunters see the potential value that can be gained from property in this popular market town. What’s more, with buy-to-let mortgage rates at a record low, now is the perfect time for those looking to invest to take the plunge.

Catherine’s Walk comprises just six luxury apartments and eight town-houses, which is an easy 15-minute walk from Guildford town centre and train station. Arranged around a landscaped courtyard down a private driveway off Chestnut Avenue, these stylish new homes offer modern open-plan living, dedicated parking and outdoor space.  

The properties lend themselves perfectly to investors, with high quality fittings and finishing throughout. The apartments and townhouses boast underfloor heating across the ground floors, Porcelanosa sanitary ware and Siemens white goods in the kitchen. These attractive offerings are proving highly appealing to investors looking for a superior product to offer to the growing discerning rental market in the Guildford area. 

Margaret and Dennis Forrest from the West-Midlands, recently purchased a two-bedroom home at The Bellerby Apartments - another popular Metis Homes development in the centre of Guildford. The retired couple were looking for a property they could rent out initially, with a view to eventually sell and using the equity from the sale to later secure their own home in the area, enabling them to relocate to be closer to family and cut down travel time.

Margaret said: “We’d been looking for an investment property in several Greater London areas for a while but something about Guildford really stood out. We decided to stay over for the evening and get a feel for what it would be like to live there. During this time, we came across the Bellerby Apartments. We spoke with Knight Frank, the marketing agent, but were informed they'd all sold off plan. We were disappointed to hear this but decided to continue with our search. The next day we returned to Knight Frank to see what else was available and by chance one of the apartments had come back onto the market. We decided to put down a deposit there and then.

“Guildford is such a lovely market town with great connections into London and beyond. We can really see ourselves living here and are looking forward to the move when it comes. Being closer to family will be the perfect way to enjoy our retirement.

“We have found Metis Homes to be an excellent builder to buy from and would have no hesitation in recommending them. When buying ‘off plan’ it always comes with some degree of uncertainty – rather than a ‘see before you buy’ situation. From the outset, all communication was clear and prompt, keeping us informed as to the progress of the development. The complete interior aspect achieved by the quality of fittings is one of quiet sophistication. We would definitely buy from Metis Homes again.”

The Metis Homes team was proud to be crowned Best Small Housebuilder (Silver) at the 2016 WhatHouse? Awards, a testament in part to the customer-focused approach taken by the team. All prospective Metis Homes buyers are guaranteed receive the same high standard of customer care from the first viewing of a show home to the handing over of keys, a reputable quality that Metis is proud to be building on.

Adam O’Brien, Managing Director at Metis Homes commented: “We’re delighted that Mr and Mrs Forrest are pleased with their investment at The Bellerby Apartments. With ongoing improvements to the town centre, as well as the great travel links and connections, Guildford is an increasingly desirable location. The recent drop in mortgage rates and subsequent increase in rental yields mean that now is the ideal time for those considering a buy-to-let property to make the move.

“The apartments and townhouses at Catherine’s Walk have already proven immensely popular and we expect this demand to continue. We would advise interested investors to call sooner rather than later, and one of our dedicated team would be delighted to help.”

Being right in the heart of an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Catherine’s Walk boasts easy access to some of the South East’s most spectacular countryside. Road and rail links are also within easy reach with the A3, M3 and M25 network just a short drive away. Guildford train station, with frequent services into London Waterloo and the south coast, is just a stroll away.

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