Family of four get onto the property ladder at Hayfield Gate in Clifton village

February 1, 2021

A family of four has finally got onto the first rung of the property ladder at Hayfield Gate in the sought-after Bedfordshire village of Clifton.

Sorel Wilson, 34, and her partner Sam Dempster, 31, were amongst the first people to reserve their four-bedroom Astwick home when Hayfield Gate launched to the market for off-plan sales last summer. They were also the first to move into the luxury development with their two children, following the unveiling of an opulent five-bedroom show home.

Sorel Wilson said: “We were really keen to finally get on the property ladder, having always rented. We had saved up for a deposit and just kept our eyes peeled for a home that was spacious enough for the four of us and within the village we grew up in. Clifton is such a lovely place to live; everyone knows and looks out for each other, and the schools are really good too.

“When we were house hunting, we looked at all the options in our price bracket and were amazed at Hayfield’s quality and the standard of build. Sam is a construction site manager, so he can be difficult to impress! He commutes to London daily on the train from nearby Arlesey station and wanted us to have a home that was perfectly finished, so we could all relax as a family. Now that we have moved in, we are so delighted with the practical layout of our home and how natural light floods into the living space. Every bit of space has really been maximised, and the house is so warm and well insulated.” 

Hayfield Gate has set a new standard of luxury for the area and it has been the multi award-winning housebuilder’s most popular scheme to date, with over 40 per cent of the 62 family homes matched with buyers within six months of the launch. The aspirational development features sound-proofed studies, bespoke kitchens, efficient underfloor heating, ROCA/Laufen bathrooms, heritage bronze ironmongery, Farrow & Ball paint, Hammonds wardrobes, feature lighting in key rooms and ultra-fast broadband.

The scheme is located off New Road and Hitchin Lane, within easy reach of the amenities in Clifton and the neighbouring market town of Shefford. Prices for the current release of three and four-bedroom homes range from £460,000 to £675,000. Two and five-bedroom homes will be included in future releases.

Hayfield’s popular Part-Exchange scheme is available at Hayfield Gate, which gives purchasers ultimate peace of mind and takes the financial risk away from selling their current home. It also enables customers to enjoy living in their current home until their new Hayfield house is ready, at which point there is the luxury of a week-long window to move. 

The high-specification homes at the spacious 11.8-acre scheme are being constructed in either red or buff brick. Hayfield Gate incorporates the creation of a main spine road running through the development, connecting with New Road at the western edge, Hitchin Lane at the eastern edge and providing easy access to the A507. A biodiversity corridor is also being created through the middle of the scheme.

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