New show homes at The Ridings, Longridge, will be available to view by appointment from September 19

TWO new show homes are opening in Longridge to celebrate the latest milestone for the new community where two thirds of properties have now been sold.

Work to transform the former Ridings depot began in early 2018, with the first homes at the aptly named development The Ridings released for sale in September that year.

Fast-forward and it’s now a thriving community. Many of the homes are now occupied and demand for the remaining properties is high, thanks in part to the Stamp Duty holiday and the offer of Help to Buy.

From September 19 there will be two new show homes available to view by appointment only at the popular Prospect Homes development and a new look sales office.

Samantha Williams, head of sales for Prospect Homes, said: “Around two-thirds of the homes at The Ridings have now been sold and the development is continuing to attract strong interest. We’ve seen a surge in enquiries post-lockdown, with people having reassessed their housing needs and others keen to take advantage of the Stamp Duty holiday. As work on site has progressed we’re moving ourselves into a new sales office show homes. It’s quite fitting that they’re opening as we celebrate the second anniversary of the launch of the development.

“The Bembridge and Cavendish are new house types with an improved specification and with the help of professional interior designers have been styled as real homes visitors can imagine themselves living in. We’ve also redesigned the sales office so that the options available to buyers in terms of the finish of their kitchen, the floor tiles and other elements of their new home are on display. Because they don’t have to be physically taken out to be seen, it’s not only more convenient but potentially safer in light of CVODI-19.”

Both show homes are four-bedroom detached designs with a spacious lounge at the front and open plan kitchen and dining room offering direct access out onto the rear garden.

They each feature a utility and cloakroom, with an en-suite to the main bedroom to complement the family bathroom.

All four bedrooms in the Cavendish are doubles, while the Bembridge has three double bedrooms and one single bedroom.

Current availability at The Ridings includes three and four-bedroom homes, with prices from £207,995

A Bembridge is available from £265,000, while a Cavendish can be purchased from £289,995.

Homes at The Ridings due for completion before March 31, 2021 are Stamp Duty free.

The properties are also eligible for Help to Buy, giving purchasers the chance to secure a new home with a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage, with an equity loan covering the remaining 20%

In its current form, Help to Buy is open to first time buyers and those who’ve sold subject to contract, but from April 2021 the scheme will be exclusive to first time buyers.

“Buying a home is an emotional investment, not just a financial one and viewing remains an important part of the buying process,” Samantha added.

“The show homes are open by appointment only, with social distancing measures in place. This gives buyers the time they need to view the properties uninterrupted and to discuss their housing needs with the sales team in privacy.”

Located off Whittingham Road, homes at The Ridings are conveniently close to Longridge town centre. The new show homes are open from September 19 by appointment only. For more information call 01772 977364 or visit