Sounds like good news – ideal for people in housing need – ah but!
LONDONERS are being offered the chance to buy a home in the capital city and get a “Surfer’s Suite” near Newquay – for free. From just £325,000 “sports-mad city boys” and “surf loving computer geeks” with a yearning for the ocean can own two properties for the price of one.
Luxury London property specialists, Galliard Homes, is behind the deal that includes a one-bed apartments at a new development in Bow, Lewisham or Greenwich, London, and a studio flat eight miles from Fistral Beach in the surfer’s capital of Newquay. Dubbed ‘surf and turf’, the scheme was launched today by Galliard Homes, which wants to capitalise on the surfing market worth £120m a year. Galliard plans to build 100 of the “Surfer’s Suites,” which are arranged in contemporary glass-fronted lodges designed around a series of lakes and waterways.
Pebble Beach village will be close to Newquay, and will have an large artificial surf wave machine, swimming pool, lakes and waterways. It will also boast a spa, health club, gym, nine hole golf course, tennis courts and restaurant.
The flats, which are up to 506sq/ft, have a spacious timber floored reception room with wall mounted flat screen TV and floor to ceiling glazing opening onto an outside leisure deck. There is also a separate bedroom area with a king size bed and fitted wardrobes, and a marble finished bathroom.
David Galman, sales director at Galliard Homes, said: “Some of our metropolitan buyers love surfing, sailing, swimming, water sports and the outdoors, and it is something they miss living in London. “This is why we have launched our surf and turf offer, which for as little as £324,950 enables them to buy two homes in one deal and have a London home and a surfer’s suite at our Pebble Beach village.” Galliard added that if buyers wanted to use the surf suites as a full time investment, they would offer a six per cent net return for five years.
Well there we are another example of housing which is not for housing need! Presumably these will count towards the housing target and all those who say “we must build more houses for our young people” will well keep repeating it, despite it having NOTHING to do with meeting housing need!
And thanks to Trelawney Alliance for highlighting this topic!