Bordering open countryside, Meridian Fields is designed to combine the rural serenity of village life with modern homes. Located just five miles west of the vibrant city of Cambridge, Hardwick is a convenient location for all stages of life.
Meridian Fields, so called due to the new homes’ proximity to earth’s meridian line; is a development of 98 homes ranging from two bedroom houses and bungalows to large detached five-bedroom houses.
Open green spaces, a play area and allotment gardens combined with traditional courtyard arrangements of homes, black timber weatherboarding, brick facades and pitched roofs; Meridian Fields brings you a simpler way of life that’s in keeping
with village tradition.
With far reaching countryside views to the south, conservation areas and open spaces on your doorstep, the cultural city of Cambridge within easy reach, Meridian Fields is the perfect middle ground in which to make a home.
FIRST TIME BUYERS FIND THEIR DREAM HOME AT MERIDIAN FIELDS
At the beginning of 2020 first time buyers Jack (23) and Julien (31) began their hunt for a home that perfectly balanced country and city living.
Julien explains the process behind buying their first home: “Before moving we had been looking at properties for about six months. We first visited Meridian Fields in January 2020, but couldn’t quite afford the deposit, we knew it was the place for us and after a few months of saving, we went back and put down a deposit.”
Jack expands: “When we saw Meridian Fields, we liked it straight away, the location was also extremely important to us. The village of Hardwick is very convenient, we didn’t want to be too far from Cambridge, here we are just a short drive away. It’s a small development which felt nicer than some of the bigger housing schemes we had seen. Looking around the properties, Hill’s specification was much higher, it meant that we didn’t have to budget for extra things such as flooring. All of the staff at Hill have been fantastic and that definitely helped us to make the decision to buy, they let us go at our own pace which was brilliant.”
He continues: “We moved in towards the end of October and the first few months here have been great. It’s really beginning to feel like home, we haven’t woken up with any regrets and that cements the fact that this was definitely the place for us. We are both working from home at the moment, Julien has made the second bedroom into a home office and I have a set up in the living/dining room. The fibre broadband was an added bonus, especially in such a rural area, it was ready when we moved in and helped to make the moving process much smoother, especially now we are both working from home.”
The couple utilised the Help to Buy Scheme and took advantage of the Stamp Duty Holiday in order to purchase their first home, , Jack expands: “The Help to Buy Scheme was a great option for us, and combined with the Stamp Duty Holiday, we had minimal to pay with just the 5% deposit required.”
Julien continues: “Our friends can’t wait to visit too, hopefully restrictions will have eased by summer and we can have a housewarming party with them. I am also looking forward to being able to cycle to work, there are some great cycle routes nearby that I will begin to explore when the weather warms up.”
The couple are thrilled to have joined the community at Meridian Fields and would highly recommend the development to prospective buyers. Jack concludes: “We would definitely recommend Meridian Fields, the location is great and has some fantastic walking routes as well as local amenities such as The Blue Lion Pub. Mostly though, Hill have been extremely supportive throughout our journey. From taking part in virtual meetings to chasing the Help to Buy Scheme; purchasing during a pandemic has been a challenge but the Hill team have been brilliant.”
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