Savvy first time buyers to snap up homes at new Shanly Homes scheme, Elmwood Gate, Maidenhead

As the number of first-time buyers reaches its highest level in 12 years according to UK Finance, award-winning housebuilder Shanly Homes launches Elmwood Gate, a brand-new collection of 67 one and two-bedroom apartments in Maidenhead, Berkshire, to meet the growing demand for well-priced properties in the area.

Apartments at the development have been designed with convenience in mind without compromising on style. Their clever layouts help amplify space and light, and stylish high specification finishes are versatile, providing buyers with the opportunity to customise their homes as they see fit.

Master and second bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, and en-suites are available in master-bedrooms in two-bedroom apartments. Buyers will not have to worry about buying new appliances - kitchens already include integrated Zanussi appliances, as well as contemporary kitchen units with laminate worktops, soft-close drawers and doors and stainless-steel sinks.

Most apartments benefit from balconies and some are equipped with utility rooms, providing additional storage space. Every apartment is also allocated a parking space.

Elmwood Gate is a few minutes' walk from the River Thames and within walking distance of Maidenhead's historic centre with its large selection of amenities, including supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Leading an active lifestyle is made easy thanks to the large selection of green open spaces in the area. Guards Club Park and Maidenhead Town Moor are both under 10 minutes away from the development. Those with a passion for sport will be happy to know that Maidenhead has cricket, rugby, football, and tennis clubs.

Maidenhead is also a great base for those interested in exploring some of the most beautiful parts of the UK countryside, such as Windsor Great Park with over 4,800 acres of lush parkland and award-winning gardens or the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Weekend breaks are made easy thanks to the picturesque town of Windsor being just a 16-minute drive away, and Henley-on-Thames, where the famous Royal Regatta is held every July, can be reached in as little as 21 minutes.

Elmwood Gate benefits from excellent transport links, with Maidenhead train station under a ten-minute walk from the development, running direct train services to London Waterloo in just 40 minutes, while the M4 can be accessed by car in just four minutes. Elmwood Gate is also located within easy reach of Heathrow airport, just a 20-minute car journey away.

Joanne Warner, Sales Manager at Shanly Homes Thames Valley, said:"Maidenhead is undergoing major regeneration so it's no surprise that house hunters are seeking to make this historic town their home. The arrival of Crossrail next year will further cement this thriving town's position as a major employment hub and sought-after place to live, not least because of its proximity to London and lively social scene".