Oxfordshire house hunter Hayley Cobbett has followed the lead of her sister, purchasing a new buy-to-let home at The Garden Quarter, Bicester.
Hayley comments: “My sister already owned a property at The Garden Quarter and I thought it would be an astute idea to invest in the development too. The development is on the fringes of Bicester town centre, which is currently one of the fastest growing towns in Oxfordshire. With excellent commuting options to Oxford and London I was quite confident that I would be able to find a tenant relatively quickly.”
The Garden Quarter is City & Country’s tranquil development of restored and newly built homes located on the historic site of the former RAF Bicester. The development sensitively combines period history with the modern comforts expected of new homes, whilst the spacious landscaped gardens (arranged in courtyard style) offer a calm oasis away from the town centre.
Alongside a range of apartments, two highly idiosyncratic properties have so far been sold; a converted former WWII decontamination bunker and a converted electrical substation. The diverse range of floor plans available impressed Hayley, and she says: “The Garden Quarter is a quirky development and the history behind the former RAF base makes the properties here very unique. There’s great variation in style and design, whilst the development’s gardens are spacious and have been landscaped to a high standard.”
Hayley’s eye for style and location has seen her already secure tenants for her new home. She comments: “I would definitely recommend The Garden Quarter to friends; the properties here are stylish and of great quality, whilst the location is fantastic. Any queries I had were answered very quickly by City & Country, and they have been excellent to deal with throughout.”
Properties at The Garden Quarter enjoy an enviable location surrounded by superb countryside, yet with superb road and rail links to local towns and larger cities. Nearby Bicester North station provides regular train services to London Marylebone, with journey times from 48 minutes. Oxford is less than fifteen miles away, and by road the A4095 by-pass provides quick access to Junction 9 of the M40, linking the Garden Quarter homes to London and Birmingham.
* N.B photography of Kim Cobbett, Hayley Cobbett's sister *
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