Published 05 Jul 2021

Top 10 Reasons to Buy at Valley House - Shared Ownership in Greenwich

Why buy at Valley House, SE7?

Valley House is a unique collection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom Shared Ownership and 2 bedroom private sale homes located in Greenwich – which is the ideal place to call home. Whether you are taking your first step on the property ladder or seeking more space for a growing family there is a home to suit you; check out our top 10 reasons to buy at Valley House.

1. Location

Nestled in the heart of the Charlton, minutes from Greenwich and Blackheath, Valley House benefits from being close to the Thames without the big price tag. Steeped in history and rich in culture, this leafy south-east corner of the capital is host to some of London’s best modern attractions, green spaces and charming sense of community, just five miles away from central London. With Woolwich also to the east, dull moments are not an option.

2. Connectivity

For home hunters searching for a property that is within easy reach of the Capital whilst still providing enough space to entertain friends or family, Valley House, is a must see. Ideal for commuters, Valley House is located in Zone 3 and is just a five-minute walk* away from Charlton train station, which provides direct access to Greenwich, London Bridge, London St Pancras and Rainham (Kent).

North Greenwich Station is reachable in just 10 minutes by bike and provides underground services to Canary Wharf, Stratford, Waterloo and Bond Street. For those dreaming of a scenic commute to the office, the nearby River Bus at North Greenwich Pier stops at Canary Wharf, Tower Pier and Westminster, providing a number of ways to reach the office.

Open Green spaces nearby

Open Green spaces nearby

Local greengrocer in Charlton

Local greengrocer in Charlton

3. Amenities

Locally there are plenty of amenities within a 20-minute walk or cycle. Valley House is located directly opposite Greenwich Shopping Park, which is home to a range of amenities including Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, PureGym and Homesense, ensuring those everyday essentials are within easy reach.

Further afield is the Greenwich Peninsula, where residents will find London’s flagship entertainment venue The O2 Arena, providing a range of entertainment year-round as well as a selection of bars and restaurants. For fun-loving thrill seekers there is the Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park, full throttle speedboat tours along the River Thames from the North Greenwich Pier or fly across the river in an Emirates Air Line cable car.

4. Green & open spaces

One of the unique features of Valley House is the generously-sized private outdoor spaces. All apartments and duplexes at Valley House benefit from either a terrace or inset balcony meaning you can enjoy the space all year round.

Once outdoors, there are 198 hectares of great green spaces and leisure facilities to explore. Nearest to Valley House is Charlton Park one of only 13 parks in the Royal Borough of
Greenwich or there is the Green Flag awarded Greenwich Pleasaunce, Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park and Greenwich Park which is home to one of London’s most iconic views. So, if fitness is your thing, or a gentle stroll to take in the fresh air to blow away the cobwebs sounds appealing, there is plenty to choose from.

Large balcony @ Valley House

Large balcony @ Valley House

Living room area @ Valley House

Living room area @ Valley House

5. Lifestyle

Living the rural lifestyle whilst enjoying the benefits of an urban location is the dream for many London homebuyers, and there is no better place to be able to experience this than Valley House. Less than one mile from Valley House is the charming Charlton Village, home to a collection of local shops and two village pubs. The historical Jacobean mansion of Charlton House offers stunning walled gardens and grounds to roam with family or friends – part of Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust, it is one of the finest manor houses in England and, even better, it is free to enter!

If enjoying a meal out or a cocktail takes your fancy, there are plenty of noteworthy restaurant chains to pick from.

If a bit of local area history is on the weekend agenda, then Greenwich is the place to go. Well known for its maritime past, it is host to the magnificent Cutty Sark, the impressive National Maritime Museum and the striking buildings of the Old Royal Navy College.

6. Value uplift

First-time buyer affordability in London is stretched but Charlton offers great value for money compared to neighbouring south east London boroughs with property prices remaining -20% below the London average and with further regeneration there is potential for significant value growth, as seen in Woolwich Arsenal and Deptford. Charlton remains in the yellow price band despite neighbouring areas moving into orange and red values. Charlton is a more affordable option than nearby locations, with similar journey times and characteristics (see proximity to public transport).

Nearby Historic Charlton House

Nearby Historic Charlton House

Cutty Sark attraction in Greenwich

Cutty Sark attraction in Greenwich

7. Specification

Each apartment benefits from a high quality specification, featuring a stylish bespoke open plan kitchen complete with integrated appliances, Silestone worktops and glass splash-backs. Layouts have been given thoughtful consideration, and provide the perfect balance of bright, airy space and elegant comfort, with the benefit of having access to a private balcony. A selection of apartments come with private parking, and there is also secure cycle storage and car club for all residents. Additionally, the development further benefits from an onsite play area and communal courtyard.

8. Affordability

Available to purchase via Help to Buy and Shared Ownership, buyers here can take an affordable step onto the property ladder minutes from Greenwich and Blackheath.

For example, a two-bedroom apartment at Valley House priced at £555,000, which through Help to Buy, could cost as little as £745 in monthly mortgage payments.

Also with Shared Ownership, you could put down a deposit of £5,863 and buy as little as 25% or as much as 75% of your home and pay discounted rent on the rest.

Kitchen/Dining area in 1 bed home

Kitchen/Dining area in 1 bed home

Kitchen/Dining area in 2 bed home

Kitchen/Dining area in 2 bed home

9. Investment & Capital Growth

Currently undergoing a program of regeneration that will see 5,000 new homes, amenities, schools and a River Bus pier, Charlton is set to become one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Ideal for investors, research by CBRE has revealed that those purchasing a home at the beginning of regeneration can expect to see prices increase 1.5% per annum and once the works have become established this is expected to grow even more to 3.6%. There has never been a better time for buyers to invest in their future.

Place making looks set to be at the heart of the proposals, protecting the heritage of the area alongside providing modern office and creative employment spaces. There is a desire to create an inherently healthy environment in which people can work and live, developing a network of streets and open spaces, prioritising pedestrians over the car.

With further regeneration there is potential for significant value growth, as seen in Woolwich Arsenal and Deptford.

10. Developer Track Record

Peabody has over 150 years of history, experience and expertise. With over 66,000 homes, we are one of the largest housing providers in London and the south-east. We deliver services to 133,000 residents, 18,000 care and support customers, and the wider communities in which we work. Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives. We focus on those who need our help the most and our ambition is to create communities that are healthier, wealthier and happier. We build great quality places and have ambitious plans to deliver 3,300 new homes each year.

Whatever the mood, Valley House is sure to offer something that will excite, relax or entertain in more ways than one.

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