23 Jun RUBICON AT KNIGHTS PARK OFFERS HIGH QUALITY HOMES AND LOW DEPOSITS
The traditional path of getting married, buying a property and having children now involves costs in the region of £360k – the equivalent of almost 11 years’ salary. These soaring costs are leading many first-time buyers to postpone or even give up on life’s milestones, with six in 10 (60%) under 40s worried they will never own their own home. Helping those keen to fulfil their dream of homeownership, award-winning housebuilder The Hill Group is lending a helping hand at its popular Cambridge development, Rubicon at Knights Park. For those looking to take the leap onto the property ladder using a low deposit, there is an exceptional collection of apartments and studios available to purchase with the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme and Deposit Unlock, with the first apartments ready to move into this autumn. In addition, for first time buyers and home movers who reserve selected homes at Rubicon, Hill will pay their Stamp Duty* – making this an unmissable opportunity for buyers keen to achieve their dream of owning their own home.
Situated within the heart of Knights Park, in the award-winning new neighbourhood of Eddington, just two miles from Cambridge’s beautiful city centre, Rubicon offers a unique and innovative place to call home. Ideal for first time buyers on the hunt for a home with a difference, the studios and apartments available have been designed to offer an exceptionally stylish and sophisticated specification elegantly combined with a selection of eco-friendly features to support a more sustainable and cost-effective lifestyle. Rubicon residents also have access to a series of well-considered contemporary co-working spaces that offer the ideal place to work comfortably in either a sociable or private environment.
Intertwined with leafy streets and an abundance of green open spaces to explore, Rubicon enjoys a prime setting within a thriving new community. Rubicon residents are only a short walk from the centre of Eddington, where there awaits a fantastic collection of local amenities, including shops, café, a new primary school, nursery, community centre and market square, as well as a stylish new hotel and bar. Only a 12-minute cycle away from home is the historical city centre, adorned with its much-loved cobbled streets and a medley of independent boutiques, delightful restaurants and cosy pubs, as well as its famous Market Square and Grand Arcade Shopping Centre, home to more than 60 leading retailers. Whether its fine dining, a relaxed spot of lunch or a sunny afternoon stroll along the River Cam – Cambridge has it all.
Each apartment at Rubicon comes with private outdoor space and is finished with high-quality fixtures and fittings. Industrial-style floor-to-ceiling height windows create an impressive sense of light and space, chic dark matt kitchens with quartz worktops, and equally opulent bathrooms with matt black brassware offer dramatic yet understated elegance. Underfloor heating, triple glazing, rainwater harvesting system and eco appliances are just some of the attributes that allow residents to live more sustainably. Secure underground parking for one vehicle is included for all residents.
Echoing the award-winning sustainable features of its host, Knights Park, Rubicon is surrounded by new cycling and pedestrian routes that provide easy travel through the development, across Eddington and into Cambridge city centre. A regular bus service offers another car-free mode of travel, transporting residents into and around Cambridge. For those who need swift travel into London, services from Cambridge train station reach the capital in under an hour. For international travel, Stansted Airport is just a 30-minute train journey away.
Prices at Rubicon start from £339,950 for a studio apartment.