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To help 2014 get off to a great start, St. Modwen Homes is offering to pay £5,000 towards the cost of stamp duty as well as fitted carpets throughout and ceramic floor tiles in the bathroom and en-suites for anyone purchasing The Holly property at its Locking Parklands development, near Weston-super-Mare.

The offer, which is available throughout January, when people reserve The Holly four bedroom semi-detached house, priced at £259,950.

One of the most popular houses at Locking Parklands, The Holly is a three storey property. Carefully designed with practical family living in mind, The Holly boasts a large open-plan kitchen and dining area, with French doors leading out to an attractive rear garden. The house also benefits from high ceilings and large windows, allowing natural light to flow through the homes.

Ben Cook, regional residential director at St. Modwen Homes said: “The New Year is a great time for people to prioritise what they want to achieve in 2014 and for many people this will be searching for a new home, particularly with the increasing confidence within the housing market.

“Stamp duty is often one of the forgotten costs associated with moving house and, in some cases, it can often be a contributing factor as to why people cannot afford their dream home. To help kick-start the New Year, we’ve decided to reward all those organised househunters who are looking to purchase a house in January by contributing £5,000 towards their stamp duty, as well as paying for the flooring throughout the property.”

All homebuyers in the UK are required to pay the government’s Stamp Duty Land Tax when purchasing a new property. For houses priced between £250,001 and £500,000, Stamp Duty currently stands at three per cent of the property’s value. The total Stamp Duty to be paid when purchasing The Holly – priced at £259,950 – equates £7,780.

Ben said: “Being a three storey house, exceeding 1,600 sq ft The Holly provides families with an excellent opportunity to give older children the feel of independent living. All the bedrooms rooms are generously sized, providing every family member with lots of living space, as well as storage. There is also two bathrooms and a en-suite taking the stress out of the morning rush.

“At St. Modwen Homes we pride ourselves on the designs of our houses, taking into consideration practical living space for homeowners, street appeal and ensuring all our homes are light and airy. At Locking Parklands there are currently a number of house types available, ranging from two bedroom terraces to four bedroom semi-detached properties.”

The new homes at Locking Parklands recently won the award for ‘Best House Design’ at the national Housebuilder awards, where St. Modwen Homes was also given the accolade of Best Small Housebuilder.

Not only has the development proven successful on the residential side, but St. Modwen also recently completed the first office building, which will provide ready-to-use high quality office space for small to medium businesses. Once completed, the scheme will comprise approximately 650,000 sq ft of employment space, including a 30,000 sq ft Innovation Centre, creating up to 2,000 employment related jobs.

The housebuilding brand of St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen Homes was established just over two years ago and currently has five active sites located across the UK, including Littlecombe in Dursley and Edison Place in Rugby. Locking Parklands was its second site, launched in November 2011, and is now home to more than 100 households.

The marketing suite, located off Farnborough Road in Locking, is open for visitors seven days a week between 10am and 6pm. For further information please call the St. Modwen Homes sales team on 0844 243 4848 or visit