With more time spent at home and fewer opportunities to holiday abroad, the number of city dwellers enquiring about available properties in coastal locations has risen by a staggering 115% since its 2019 pre-pandemic levels. With this rise in popularity, it is no surprise that Inland Homes’ Bournemouth development, The Wessex, has experienced particularly impressive sales since homes first went on sale in September 2020. Now, one year later, 73 of the 94 homes are either sold or reserved, with just over 20% remaining.
Situated in the charming coastal town of Bournemouth, buyers at The Wessex are located just minutes’ walk from seven miles of stunning, sandy beach. With some properties even enjoying a spectacular sea view, these homes particularly appeal to those looking to relocate to the picturesque Dorset coastline. Inland Homes has found that many of The Wessex buyers wanted to live closer to the sea, with some purchasing as a coastal holiday home.
Vicki Noon, Sales and Marketing Director at Inland Homes, comments: “We have seen a wide range of buyers at The Wessex, reflecting the variety of property designs and layouts on offer. Around a third of our reservations have been made using the Help to Buy scheme, supporting a large number of first-time buyers. We have also seen significant trends in those buying to move to the coast, as well as purchases for holiday homes and investment portfolios. With Heather Court complete and Hawthorne Court on track for completion this Autumn, we are looking forward to welcoming buyers to their new homes over the next few months.”
To date, The Wessex has offered a stunning collection of one and two-bedroom apartments. With the top-floor of Hawthorne Court now being released, the development also has one spacious three-bedroom home available. Due to the unique shape of the buildings at the development, each property enjoys its own layout, designed to maximise space and light. With properties available in a variety of sizes, layouts and designs, The Wessex has homes that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.
Vicki continues: “Enjoying its close proximity to the beach whilst also having the town centre nearby, means that buyers do not need to choose between sea views and convenience at The Wessex. Every consideration has been taken to ensure that the homes are well suited to the modern homebuyer, and as a result the inclusion of underground parking and tranquil landscaped gardens have also proven popular. Our homes have proven to be very popular, I would recommend anyone interested in the development should contact our dedicated sales team without delay.”
Buyers at The Wessex can enjoy seven miles of sandy beach right on their doorstep. The town centre is around an eight-minute walk* away, hosting a plethora of popular shops, restaurants and bars. For travel connections, Bournemouth train station offers direct services to a range of destinations including London Waterloo, Winchester, Weymouth and Manchester Piccadilly. By car, the A338 links Dorset to Salisbury, while the A31 provides connections to Guildford and Winchester.
Prices currently start from £225,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, with Help to Buy available on selected plots. For more information on the homes available at this development, please visit www.inlandhomes.co.uk/developments/the-wessex or call 01202 096864.