Schools bonus for Woodstock Homes buyers at Kingfisher Court in Bristol

School catchment areas are moving higher up the list of priorities for families looking to move this year and the increasing cost of private education is giving even greater weight to the value of good state schools.

Latest research from the Halifax reveals that private school fees have risen by an average of 41 per cent in the last five years and for parents looking closely at education costs a good state school is becoming an attractive option.

Woodstock Homes sales manager Debra Grimes said good local schools have certainly been attracting the attention of potential buyers at its Kingfisher Court development in Brentry, North Bristol.

“The development falls into the South Gloucestershire Education Authority offering families living here some excellent education facilities,’’ said Debra. “There are excellent schools for children of all ages and while buyers do not purely base their moving decisions on local schools we are finding that it is moving higher up the priority list.’’

And figures just out from the Halifax and Savills suggests that homes in the catchment area of good state schools are more resilient to house price falls.

At Kingfisher Court, Woodstock Homes is building just 14 four bedroom houses, each designed to offer the developer’s unique blend of style, quality and modern design.

The properties all have a high specification including range cookers and ceramic floor tiles in the kitchen and utility room. There are mains smoke detectors throughout, burglar alarm and all interior doors are oak with brushed aluminium handles.

The rural setting is another bonus of the development which also has easy motorway access. “Location is really important in selection sites for our developments but rarely do we have somewhere along a quiet country road but still close to the city centre,’’ said Debra.

The major shopping centre of Cribbs Causeway is just minutes away, and the city centre is within easy reach.

Prices for the homes at Kingfisher Court range from £249,950 to £334,950. For further details, contact the Kingfisher Court show home on 0845 2243109 or click here to find out more about our 4 bed homes at Kingfisher Court.

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