Rub Shoulders with A-List Neighbours in this Super Suburb

Rub Shoulders with A-List Neighbours in this Super Suburb

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• Head to Hadley Wood, just 11 miles north of London, for A-list living
• Hadley Wood destination of choice for footballers, rugby players and recording artists
• Bellis Homes launches brand new luxury homes in Hadley Wood complete with cinema rooms, gyms, swimming pools and games rooms

For those looking for A-list living then it’s time to swap Kensington and Chelsea for the super suburb of Hadley Wood, just 11 miles north of central London.

With average house prices in Hadley Wood three times cheaper than those in Chelsea (£619,578 vs £1,980,453, Zoopla May 2017) yet situated within the coveted zone 6 boundary, with strong transport links, good schools and plenty of space courtesy of the green belt, it’s no wonder that this Greater London enclave has become so attractive.

The great and the good to call Hadley Wood home include footballers Darren Bent, Kieran Gibbs, Kanu and Robbie Keane, English rugby player Kyran Bracken, boxer Lennox Lewis, columnist and presenter Richard Littlejohn and a host of recording artists from former Spice Girl Emma Bunton to Lemar and Girl’s Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh. Even fellow former band mate Cheryl Cole owned a property here with her ex Ashley Cole.

The appeal of being ‘close but not too close’ to London has seen Hadley Wood’s popularity soar and indeed echoes research from Experian which reveals that major cities such as London are becoming increasingly segmented with commuting spreading beyond the confines of a single built-up area.

Indeed, the geography of Hadley Wood, with its mainline rail link to Moorgate in 35 minutes and Piccadilly Line from nearby Cockfosters, not to mention easy access to the M25 and A1(M), is one of its greatest assets.

One house builder star struck by the appeals of Hadley Wood is Bellis Homes.

“Hadley Wood offers something for everyone. The ideal environment to raise a family, with plenty of open space, good education options and a community feel as well easy transport links for those working in the City. This leafy, secluded London suburb combines luxury living with privacy and tranquillity.”

Henry Fordham, Director, Bellis Homes


Bellis Homes has just completed two large and luxurious 6 bedroom houses in one of the most sought after areas of Hadley Wood – Camlet Way. Together Mulliner House and Calleva House embrace exceptional deluxe features and are unquestionably property gems.

The Georgian style Mulliner House, available at £5.5 million, covers some 8,000 sqft over four floors and affords countless aspirational features including Control 4 to manage lighting, sound, door entry, heating and air conditioning. There is also a swimming pool with swim jet and steam room on the lower ground level as well as a private cinema room including Atmos surround sound, 4k projector and 3.5m anamorphic screen along with staff accommodation and a gymnasium.

Calleva House, similar in style and available at £4 million, covers 5,560 sqft across four floors. The property holds many similar standout features to Mulliner House but also boasts a unique games room with bar area on the lower ground floor, perfect for entertaining along with the cinema, gymnasium and steam room.

“Hadley Wood remains a buoyant market with almost 50% price growth seen over the past 5 years and nearly 3% over the past 12 months according to the latest Zoopla figures. We are seeing more and more buyers priced out of central London looking to this super suburb for luxurious homes complete with everything they need under one roof from gyms to swimming pools, cinema rooms to bar and entertainment areas.”

Henry Fordham, Director, Bellis Homes


For more information about Mulliner and Calleva House or to attend the Show Home Open Day on Saturday 10th June 2017 contact Bellis Homes on 01279 424 733 or visit


5 reasons to buy a new home

5 reasons to buy a new home

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New homes used to enjoy a reputation as being the province of just married couples with immediate plans to raise a young family in a homely neighbourhood of like-minded individuals. While the community appeal of new homes remains strong, the profile of those buying them has shifted dramatically in recent years.


“Several factors have impacted on the target market for new homes over the past several years. From established money saving wisdom on the energy efficiency of new homes to a swathe of influential celebrities settling into brand new mansions, we’ve seen the market for new homes change substantially.”


Henry Fordham, Director, Bellis Homes


Marking this year’s #NewHomesWeek (15th – 21st May 2017), Henry Fordham, Director of new homes builder Bellis Homes shares his top 5 reasons to buy a new build:


  1. Energy efficiency


New build homes certainly boast some outstanding cost saving and environmental credentials. In 2016, the National Association of Homebuilders survey found that 90% of people considered Energy Star appliances to be either an essential or a desirable feature.

Double and triple glazed windows, windows with inert gases between the panes, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, air filtration and contemporary ventilation systems all save homeowners money on their energy bills, while also reducing the carbon footprint of the home. Homes built 10 and even 5 years ago fall a long way short of the environmental standards and efficiency of new build homes in 2017.


  1. High tech living


Contemporary new builds (such as Calleva and Mulliner House in Hadley Wood, Greater London) have the potential to come with a dazzling array of high tech lifestyle features. It’s not just the central heating that you can control remotely from your phone these days, but also the bath taps, lights, stereo and coffee machine.


Smart home features like these have ushered in not only a new era of convenience for homeowners, but also one of enhanced safety. Garage doors, for example, can now come with infrared beams that halt their operation if something (or someone) is in the way. Meanwhile, smart toilets that sensors in order to know when to flush, have done away with the need for using germ-encrusted handles.


  1. Build warranty


Perhaps less exciting than a self-flushing toilet (although far more important in practical terms) is the fact that new homes come with a 10-year warranty as standard. That means the buyer can rest easy for an entire decade, knowing that they won’t have to deal with any expensive issues like repairing a leaky roof, replacing defective windows or fixing the central heating.


As new homes also mean new appliances, owners also won’t have to worry about the cost of a new boiler, washing machine, dishwasher and so forth, as each appliance will come with its own warranty lasting for several years. When considered across the entire spectrum of things that can go wrong within a home, this is an incredible amount of peace of mind to enjoy.


  1. Contemporary living


Another reason that new and newly converted homes have become so popular is their design. At The Chantry in Bishop’s Stortford, for example, the newly converted luxury apartments (two bed/two bath, priced from £400,000) feature spacious, open plan living areas and huge windows, to flood the homes with light. Rooms flow naturally into each other, in the ideal environment for modern living.


Open plan, shared living spaces of this nature are one of the key attractions of a new home, creating a welcoming feel that family and friends can enjoy. High ceilings are another great feature of new build homes, further enhancing the sense of space and elegance. Many new homes can also be customized to suit the individual owner’s preferences when it comes to contemporary living spaces, with personal tastes and usage requirements taken into account by the developer.


  1. The joy of brand new


The final part of the growing appeal of new homes is the joy of owning something that’s completely new.


“There’s something wonderfully exciting about opening the box of a brand new product for the first time. Owning a newly built home is just like that, but on a massive scale. It’s not just the look of the property that’s so exciting, but the feel and even the smell of it – there’s nothing quite like it.”


Henry Fordham, Director, Bellis Homes


It’s certainly a powerful argument for buying a new property. Living in a home that’s completely yours – no suspicious stains on the carpet, peeling wallpaper or chipped tiles – brings with it a certain charm that really is hard to beat.


Those looking to purchase their own slice of new home heaven can check out plans for Bellis Homes’ exciting new Marine Ices development in Camden. Prices start from £650,000.


For more information, please call +44 (0)1279 424 733, email or visit