This is a sponsored article on behalf of L&Q.
One of the biggest lessons we learnt in 2020? Just how precious it is to have a proper home to call your own. With multiple lockdowns leading most Londoners to spend way more time than usual stuck inside their own digs, the importance of natural light, ample space, and fixtures and fittings you can actually rely on became amplified.
If you're yearning to finally get on the property ladder then it's time to get acquainted with L&Q at Kidbrooke Village, a pretty darn charming collection of one, two and three-bedroom Shared Ownership homes located in the heart of Greenwich.
What is Shared Ownership?
Shared Ownership is a scheme that allows you to part-own, part-rent a property. House hunters purchase a share of their home ranging from 25% to 75% and pay subsided rent on the rest. As you only need to secure a deposit for the share you buy, it's a brilliant option for first-time buyers who are struggling to get on the London property ladder.
Over time, you can increase the size of your share of the property up to 100%. Simply put, if you want to become a homeowner, this scheme could be an invaluable stepping stone.
Why L&Q at Kidbrooke Village?
For a start, it's located in a cracking part of the capital. Not only is the development surrounded by 136 acres of green, open space — including two parks and the glorious Birdbrook Nature Reserve — the culinary and cultural delights of Blackheath are just a short walk away. Here you can admire beautifully-preserved Georgian houses and browse local boutiques, before wandering further west into the breathtaking World Heritage Site that is Maritime Greenwich. Between its museums, vibrant market and stunning architecture, this is paradise for culture vultures.
If you do manage to drag yourself away from the borough, trains from Kidbrooke station can get you to London Bridge in 16 minutes, Waterloo East in 19 minutes, and London Victoria in 25 minutes, making it a great choice for commuters.
Of course, it's what's on the inside that really counts. L&Q's properties at Kidbrooke Village all come with premium fixtures and fittings, including bespoke counter-tops, luxurious yet practical flooring and chrome finishes in the bathroom. The open plan layout of each apartment maximises natural light and allows you to really mould your new home to your lifestyle.
Kidbrooke Village itself boasts landscaped gardens, essential amenities, and even its own farmer's market. In a nutshell, it gives you the best of both worlds: the thrill of city living and the quality of life that comes with a neighbourhood designed with community spirit in mind.
L&Q offer a range of one, two and three-bedroom Shared Ownership homes at Kidbrooke Village. Click here to find out more and register your interest.