Nottingham sports fans are finding their perfect homes right on the doorstep of some of the county's top sporting venues.
As the world-renowned Trent Bridge cricket ground gears up to host England vs New Zealand in September, and fans of the city’s football teams prepare for a new season, property hunters have been seeking out some of the best homes to buy close to their favourite grounds.
One new development currently seeing sports fans pitching up in pole position is Riverside, a 34-apartment scheme built by Peter James Homes in Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, on the banks of the River Trent.
Joe Hargreaves, property consultant for Nottingham-based FHP Living, which is marketing the apartments, said: “Riverside is really drawing in the crowds, particularly with cricket fans bowled over by the high-quality facilities and location of these beautiful apartments.
“The development is in the perfect location for those searching for the tranquillity that such close proximity to the water brings. But we are also finding that Riverside is hugely attractive to sports fans keen to be within walking distance of their favourite teams and grounds.
“Trent Bridge cricket ground is just a 16-minute walk from the development, with Nottingham Forest’s ground 19 minutes by foot and Notts County a 23-minute walk. Other sporting venues like Nottingham’s Ice Arena, Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre and even Donington Park racetrack are also easy to get to.”
Proving its popularity, Riverside One, which was the first phase of the development, is now completely sold out, and just nine of the apartments in the recently completed Riverside Two remaining unsold. The stunning three-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse in Riverside Two, listed at £595,000 was sold within a week of it being unveiled as a show apartment.
Simon Gardiner, managing director of Chilwell-based Peter James Homes, said: “We’ve had lots of interest, with people describing how being so close to their favourite sporting venue heightens the appeal of this fantastic development.”
However, it isn’t just sporty types that are realising the benefits of these super-stylish homes. The luxurious apartments are scoring highly with a wide range of home buyers.
"While Riverside is close to these high-profile sporting venues and with close proximity to the city centre, it is also the ideal spot for lazy sunny days, with the river Trent on your doorstep,” said Simon.
“Living by the water is proving to be hugely popular with a range of home buyers - from those looking for their first home to retirees and second home buyers all enticed by the location and quality of build of the apartments as well as the West Bridgford lifestyle, which is on their doorstep. Riverside is quite an enviable location.”
Riverside comprises one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, priced from £250,000. The show homes have been beautifully dressed by Claude Hooper, one of the UK’s leading interior design firms.
Meanwhile all apartments include elegant features such as contemporary Mackintosh kitchens, Silestone worktops, Bosch appliances and Porcelanosa sanitaryware. All have balconies or outdoor space and car parking, and the development has landscaped green spaces on all sides.