First time buyers spoilt for choice at The Place, by Storey Homes

Offering a diverse selection of first-time buyer friendly homes, available through Help to Buy, The Place by Storey Homes is a haven for those looking to begin their home-ownership journey ..

A report by Santander revealed that 44% of prospective first-time-buyers delayed their purchasing plans in 2020; citing COVID-related uncertainty, job stability and financial insecurity as the core reasons for doing so. With day to day life resuming, and first-time buyers re-gaining their competitive edge now that the main Stamp Duty holiday has ended, there has never been a better time to make those first exciting steps onto the property ladder. Offering a diverse selection of first-time buyer friendly homes, available through Help to Buy, The Place by Storey Homes is a haven for those looking to begin their home-ownership journey.

Enjoying an idyllic setting in the historic town of Kempston, The Place promises to deliver the best of town and country, benefitting from both rolling country vistas and superb travel connections into the capital and beyond. Buyers have a wide choice of designs, ranging from carefully considered apartments and coach houses to the last remaining three-bedroom cottage style homes – all of which are well suited to buyers taking their first steps on the property ladder.  

Katy Jordan, Managing Director of Storey Homes, comments: “With the property market back in full swing, first time buyers have jumped at the chance to secure homes both within and outside of the capital. Here at The Place, buyers can truly enjoy the best of both worlds. For those looking to work from home, these properties have been designed to maximise the available space and provide ample opportunity for home-working lifestyles. Likewise, those who do need to commute are well-catered for with Bedford station close by, offering links into the capital in only an hour. With the added benefit of Help to Buy and our ‘Stamp Duty Paid’ incentive, available on selected plots, The Place is perfect for First time Buyers to put down roots.”

Surrounded by a magnificent grade II listed wall with embellished gates, The Place guarantees to wow its visitors with a sense of arrival. Upon entering The Place, home-hunters and residents alike are greeted by the historic manor house, dating back to 1854, named ‘The Bury’ – which is currently undergoing a remarkable transformation. Storey Homes will breathe life into this characterful building, refurbishing and converting the existing structure into four unique apartments.

Every property at The Place pairs carefully planned open-plan layouts with an excellent range of fixtures and fittings. Kitchens come with German manufactured units and soft-close doors and drawers, laminate worktops, LED downlights and a selection of fully integrated appliances. Bathrooms feature Roca white sanitaryware, Porcelanosa tiling, Chrome fixtures and Kardean flooring. All master bedrooms come with fitted wardrobes. Additional features include turfed rear gardens to houses, carports and allocated parking spaces.

Once known as the largest village in England, Kempston is now a thriving town located just over two miles from the centre of Bedford.  Running alongside the Great River Ouse, Kempston offers riverside walks, local pubs, cafés and a range of shops, churches and leisure facilities.

Schooling for all ages is provided in Kempston, with Kempston Rural Primary School located just one minute away. For those seeking private education, the acclaimed Bedford School, Bedford Modern and Bedford Girls’ School are all within five miles.

Ideal for commuters, Kempston benefits from exceptional travel connections by road and rail.  The A421 is just moments away, linking easily to the M1 Junction 13 and to the A1.  Bedford’s mainline Station is just two miles from The Place, offering commuters an hour’s journey to London St Pancras.

Prices at The Place start from £247,950. For more information, or to book an appointment, please visit

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