Young professionals from all over the South East wishing to start a family away from the grime and ridiculous costs of central London are migrating down to the loveliness of the English Riviera. Open spaces, clean air, greenery and an all the amenities that a 21st century couple might need are luring many down to the South coast; and particularly new build homes in Southampton.

As new builds, these houses manage combine all the efficiency and comfort of modern planning with a delightfully antiquated design; the best of both worlds.

The development of Park Centrale is a mere two miles from Southampton city centre, whilst that of Millstone Copse is a little further out into the Hampshire countryside; located in the popular town of Hedge End.

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Why Southampton?

Southampton itself provides all the amenities that one would need from a city, but comes without the manic intensity of London or even Manchester, Birmingham or Leeds. The home of the merchant navy, the city has an incredibly rich maritime history and is known as the “cruise capital of Europe”.

The ill-fated Titanic set sail from Southampton in 1912, as did many of the D-Day landings in 1944. Southampton’s ports and harbours are still home to some of the world’s most impressive ships and the waterfront does a bustling trade with visitors from far-flung corners of the globe.

In fact, Southampton is defined by the sea. The river Itchen runs through Southampton city centre, whilst the river Test (which has a salt marsh that makes it ideal for salmon fishing) skirts the city’s western border. The two congregate in the deep water estuary of Southampton Water.

The Test marks the boundary between Southampton and the nearby New Forest; a stunning piece of the British countryside that enchants all who enter it. Covering sections of Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire, the New Forest is known for its lush greenery, rugged heathlands and moors as well as its wild deer, cows and ponies!

Imagine your Saturday. Wake up to fresh coffee served alongside a piping hot plate of bacon and eggs, take the dog for a quick stroll around the New Forest before popping into Southampton city centre for some lunch by the waterfront or a spot of shopping in the West Quays Mall.

If this all sounds like a lifestyle you could get used to, then Park Centrale or Millstone Copse could be the dream home for you and your family!