It’s a good time to be a first-time buyer, according to reports from banking trade body, UK Finance – and if you’re looking to take the first step on the property ladder with a brand-new home, Jelson at Fieldfare, Mountsorrel, is an excellent place to start looking.

Over 370,000 first-time buyer mortgages were taken out in the UK last year – the highest number since 2006. UK Finance attributes the buoyant market to historically low mortgage rates along with Government schemes such as Help to Buy.

Help to Buy is available on all the homes at Fieldfare, or Jelson will pay the Stamp Duty, making the two- to five-bedroom homes at this stunning location even more affordable. And if you are a first-time buyer, there are some very special offers available – be sure to ask the sales adviser for details.

A helping hand

Help to Buy is applicable on all new-build homes up to £600,000 and means you only need to put down a five percent deposit to secure your new home. At Fieldfare, that equates to a deposit of under £10,000 for our most affordable two-bedroom Cartmel semi-detached home.

Under Help to Buy, the government provides a 20% equity loan, which is interest-free for the first five years. This means first-time buyers would only have to raise a 75% mortgage to buy a brand-new home at Fieldfare – so you could be in your own first home much sooner than you’d have imagined.

Fabulous three-bedroom choice

There are five designs of three-bedroom home available at Fieldfare, ranging in price from £236,950 to £274,950. 

Available for immediate occupation is the Exton semi-detached on plot 57, at £239.950. An unusual ‘V’ shaped design, it really makes the most of a corner plot. Complete with allocated parking, the Exton features a large dual aspect living room and a spacious kitchen diner with French doors to the rear garden, plus a useful cloakroom. Upstairs are three sizeable bedrooms, the master with en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom.

The Bunting three-bedroom semi-detached townhouse, from £236,950, is arranged over three floors and provides a superb living space for families. The ground floor has a living room with French doors to the garden, a fitted kitchen with oven and hob and a useful cloakroom. The first floor has two good-sized bedrooms and the family bathroom, with a large master bedroom with en suite on the top floor. The Bunting comes complete with allocated parking.

The three-bedroom detached Goldcrest, from £262,950, is one of Jelson’s most popular house types, offering stylish yet affordable living space along with a single garage. Downstairs there’s a well-proportioned kitchen complete with oven and hob, a living room with patio doors opening onto the garden – perfect for those long summer evenings – plus a handy downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs, the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, with bedrooms two and three sharing the family bathroom.

Priced from £274,950, the Goodwood is an attractive double-fronted design with detached single garage and features a full-length living room with a walk-in bay window to the side. The dining kitchen is spacious and well-planned, with French doors offering access to the garden from the dining area. The kitchen comes complete with double oven and hob, and plenty of room for your washing machine, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There’s a downstairs cloakroom and, upstairs, three sizeable bedrooms, the master with en-suite shower room, plus a generously-proportioned family bathroom.

Completing the three-bedroom array at Fieldfare is the Linnet, again ideal for growing families. Priced from £274,950, it offers flexible family living along with some great design touches, as well as a detached garage. Downstairs, there’s a cloakroom and a fitted kitchen with a single electric oven and gas hob. The full-length lounge can be accessed from the hallway and the kitchen. Ideal for cosy family time or entertaining, it has French doors opening onto the. Upstairs, there are three spacious bedrooms, the master with en-suite shower room, along with the family bathroom. 

Also available at Fieldfare are the two-bedroom Cartmel semi-detached from £194,950 and the Redwing four-bedroom mews home from £274,950.

The perfect location

Mountsorrel is a sought-after village, well-located halfway between Leicester and Loughborough off the A6. Dating back to the 13th century, it’s home to great schools, local shops and community facilities. 

Fieldfare is located off Halstead Road, Mountsorrel LE12 7HE and the sales office is open from Friday to Monday, 11am to 5pm. For further information visit or call 01162 147 080.