This is a sponsored article on behalf of Notting Hill Genesis.
Looking to put down roots in London, but not sure where you can afford? Maybe you've not heard of Woolwich Reach — a swish new riverside development, where brand new one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are now available to buy through Shared Ownership.
With Shared Ownership, you pay the mortgage only on the share of the property you own, and subsidised rent on the rest. So at Woolwich Reach, you can get on the property ladder for a little as £92,500 (for a 25% share in a one-bedroom apartment).
Plus, you get a choice of park, city or river view from your private balcony or terrace. Now you're talking.
Why Woolwich Reach?
Go for your morning jog among the trees of Royal Victoria Gardens; take the foot tunnel or free Woolwich Ferry across the Thames to explore Woolwich's markets and taprooms; scale new heights at The Reach Climbing Wall; take a dip in pool at the Waterfront Leisure Centre; or go and admire the industrial masterpiece that is the Thames Barrier, from Woolwich's waterside park.
There really is plenty to get stuck into in this part of town.
King George V DLR station is just a seven-minute walk from your front door — offering zippy access to Canary Wharf, where you can take in a film at the cinema, explore the station's jungle-esque roof garden, take a GoBoat out onto the docks, get a posh bite to eat at The Ivy — and, at this time of year, visit the sparkling ice rink.
Bank is a 25-minute ride away (offering all the pleasures of the City), or you can hop off at Canning Town for other routes, including Stratford, with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offering the chance to catch a basketball game, or simply to sit back and watch the narrow boats putter by.
Oh, and at Woolwich Reach you're just a two-minute DLR ride from London City Airport, making business trips or weekend breaks a doddle.
All the mod cons
Fancy a quiet weekend at home? That's OK too — in fact, it's highly tempting. Your new abode comes kitted out with integrated kitchen appliances (that's the oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and washer-dryer sorted, before you even move in), and homes at Woolwich Reach have underfloor heating throughout. That's going to come in useful this winter.
You don't need to venture far at all, to take a wander around the communal podium gardens, a tranquil area within the development where you can dip into a podcast, or get to know your new neighbours.
And of course there's always the view from your balcony to enjoy, whether you choose to overlook the greenery of Royal Victoria Gardens, the ever-evolving waters of the Thames, or the city skyline in the middle-distance.
Tempted? Check out the stunning homes on offer in Woolwich Reach and register your interest. Prices start at £92,500 (based on a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment, full market value £370,000).