Bedford buyers make the most of stamp duty savings at the Harpurs

For those eager to take advantage of the stamp duty extension, The Harpurs at DeMontfort Place could be the perfect solution ..

News of the government’s latest Stamp Duty extension in England has come as welcome news to home-hunters across the country. The nil band rate now stands at £500,000 until June 30th, whereby the rate will be reduced to £250,000. For those eager to take advantage of the scheme’s extension and push forward with their home buying plans, The Harpurs at DeMontfort Place could be the perfect solution. Forming the final phase of properties at Storey Homes’ diverse scheme, this new collection of five-bedroom homes is a fantastic choice for families looking to make a substantial saving on a beautiful new home.

Located within a sought-after conservation area, and advantageously positioned moments away from Bedford’s town centre, a collection of local schools and superb travel links, is De Montfort Place. This elegant gated development has been split into two sites; Haymarket Rise – which offers a collection of luxury two-bedroom apartments – and The Harpurs, providing an impressive range of spacious five-bedroom houses. The development is bounded by leafy, tree lined avenues to reflect its verdant surroundings, and many homes benefit from south facing gardens where residents can truly make the most of sunnier days outdoors.

Katy Jordan, Managing Director of Storey Homes, comments: “The stamp duty extension is a superb opportunity for homebuyers who had paused their plans with the view that they would be unable to exchange and complete in time for the original cut-off date. The latest extension means buyers could make a saving of up to £15,000 at The Harpurs when they secure a home before June 30th 2021. We therefore urge potential purchasers to book a viewing as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

The five-bedroom properties at The Harpurs have been sympathetically designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding area. Each and every home has been meticulously crafted to cater for the needs of just about every buyer type, but is particularly well suited to growing or established families. Kitchens are light and open, complete with contemporary design and a range of high-quality integrated appliances. Bathrooms are designed to offer a sumptuous space to relax, featuring Roca contemporary white porcelain sanitaryware, chrome mixer taps and full and half height floor and wall tiles. Bedrooms are generously sized and well equipped with ample storage space.

Residents at the Harpurs, De Montfort Place are exceedingly well situated. The charming town of Bedford is neatly nestled within one of the smallest counties in England, and is flanked east and west by Cambridge and Oxford respectively. Benefitting from superb amenities, green spaces, schools and transport links, this area has become a homing ground for families with children.

Bedford provides a range of retail and leisure opportunities. The streets play host to an array of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars – perfect for a coffee with friends or evening drinks once social distancing restrictions have eased. Fans of the outdoors can enjoy 360 acres of lakes, meadows and woodland at the award-winning Priory Country Park; a mere 12-minute drive from De Montfort Place – or, alternatively, homeowners can spend quality time along the River Great Ouse and enjoy riverside walks with the adjoining parks.

Ideal for families, Bedford is home to a number of well-regarded schools that are within walking distance of home, Independent Polam School and Nursery, Livingstone Lower School and Edith Cavell Primary School are all under a mile from the development. Three high schools can also be found in close proximity, including Bedford Modern School, St. Gregory’s Roman Catholic Middle School and Bedford School. For further education, the University of Bedford is under two miles away, from De Montfort Place.

Finally, Bedford boasts excellent transport links. Local bus services run from the nearest bus stop on Union Street, Bedford Station is a mere 11-minute walk away with direct train services to London St Pancreas in just 40 minutes, and the M1 and A1 can also be easily reached. For international travel, Luton Airport is 40 minutes away by car.

There are three five-bedroom houses available at the Harpurs, with a starting price of £499,995. For more information, please visit

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