This award is for a family starter home which is affordable for a first time buyer. It should offer a comfortable environment, at a realistic price, which is ideal for family living.

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Barratt Homes | Cane Hill Park

The Chaplin is a highly attractive three bedroom detached family home at Barratt Homes’ Cane Hill Park development in Coulsdon. Appealing by both design and location, these successful homes have been sold as fast as they could be built. Given its sought after South London location with fantastic commuter options into London in under half an hour, the price tag of this impressive house type under £600,000 means that any family is able to purchase the home more affordably thanks to Help to Buy London and a 5% deposit. Thoughtfully laid out over three floors and offering stunning views across South London, this property is a gem for families. Its flexible layout will appeal to a range of purchasers given its bright and open plan spaces, well-proportioned bedrooms and stylish finish. Set in an award-winning family friendly development with superb facilities for outdoor play, this home is the perfect option for a growing family looking to tick all of their boxes.

Clarion Housing Group | Ebbsfleet Garden City

The first phase of Castle Hill at the government’s flagship Ebbsfleet Garden City development is one of Clarion Housing Group’s most exciting shared ownership offerings, comprising 15 high quality two and three bedroom houses each with their own private garden. It represents the first of 426 homes Clarion will deliver at Ebbsfleet. These homes were brought to market in March 2017 and by the end of the first day 100% had been reserved. That success was based in part on the scale of ambition at Ebbsfleet but also the quality of these family houses plus the superb transport links into central London. Feedback from the first residents at Castle Hill has been highly positive, with the project allowing people to buy family houses at prices they can afford without having to compromise on location or quality. Starting prices at time of launch: £135,000 for a 45% share of a two bedroom house, full value £300.000.

Home Group | Trinity Place

This exciting new development is situated in the quaint market town of Rothwell in Northamptonshire. Buyers can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in a tight-knit community with plenty to do and with Kettering just down the road, residents also benefit from easy access to London. Built on the site of a former football club, which was not only unsightly but an unsafe environment, this mixed tenure scheme is now home to charmingly designed two and three bedroom apartments and houses. Trinity Place is less than 500 metres from the centre of Rothwell allowing access to a wide range of facilities within the town itself as well as providing great transport links to nearby Kettering and Corby, with great rail links further afield to Leicester and beyond.

Larkfleet Homes | Hempsted Park

Hempsted Park in the cathedral city of Peterborough is a popular development of one, two, three and four bedroom houses. Discerning buyers have access to sustainable, eco-friendly homes designed to help first time buyers with growing families on to the housing ladder. Properties such as the three bedroom Windsor include solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that produce electricity from daylight, generating useable power even on cloudy days, which reduces electricity bills. Hempsted is a developing neighbourhood on the outskirts of the historic and thriving city which gives homeowners the best of both worlds – easy access to the vibrant city life plus excellent communication links by road and rail to London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport. The heritage city of Peterborough boasts thriving shopping centres such as the nearby Serpentine Green, Queensgate and historic Cathedral Square, with its farmers’ markets, street entertainment and chic wine bars, restaurants and cafes. Nearby idyllic Fenland, woodlands and wildlife conservation areas provide many leisure opportunities for young families.

Lovell Partnerships Ltd | The Mill

The Mill is a mixed tenure brand-new urban village in Canton, Cardiff of one and two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom homes for sale with Lovell Homes, in a convenient riverside location to the west of Cardiff city centre. The two-bedroom Ashton house style with parking, is beautifully designed for first time buyers, featuring an inviting open-plan dining room and modern kitchen, a large separate living room and two double bedrooms. A high specification throughout including Bosch hob and oven, Symphony fitted kitchen with soft closers to cupboards and drawers and turfed front gardens as standard. Owning a home at one of the Welsh capital’s most desirable new addresses has become a reality for first time buyers, without premium prices, full price £178,000-£194,000. Purchasers have taken advantage of the Government Help to buy-Wales Scheme, with Help to Buy prices of £142,400-£155,200.

Octavia Living | Gladstone Village

Affordably priced for first time buyers, the Olive house type home offers extremely comfortable living for families. It is a three bedroom house on a quiet development, close to acres of open space and recreational parkland. The contemporary designed property is perfectly suited for family living. Situated next to Gladstone Park in Cricklewood the house is realistically priced for families seeking a rare opportunity to buy a new family house within London’s North Circular. Attention to detail in the design of the property ensures it excels as a comfortable family home. Inside it has been fitted to a high standard throughout. Outside it has a small garden and off road parking. It is sited within a gated development of houses and flats for sale and affordable rent, with easy access to local communities and central London.