If you're looking for a fresh start in 2020, moving homes might be the answer.

And where better to escape the hustle and bustle of Manchester city centre than the peaceful, family friendly town of Handforth?

Just 14 miles south of Manchester, yet a world away from the city stress, Handforth combines a delightful Cheshire location.

Whatever tops your priority list for your new home, you'll find it here - from outstanding schools and designer shopping to modern commuter connections and historic stately homes.

Three and four bedroom properties are available at the exclusive development of Handforth Court, which offers a unique opportunity to experience the quality of properties from homebuilder Elan Homes.

Now backed by the government's Help to Buy scheme, you can discover how to purchase one of these stunning homes at Elan's Help to Buy event taking place on Saturday, January 18.

The master bedroom features an en-suite

Which homes are available?

Elan Homes are in the process of building an intimate development of three and four-bedroom townhouses at Handforth Court, located on Wilmslow Road.

A new four-bedroom Wrenford style show home is currently open to inspire buyers and help them get a true feel for the property.

There’s a well-equipped kitchen to the front and open plan living and dining room at the rear.

French doors open out from the living area onto the garden, while a handy cloakroom completes the ground floor.

The double bedrooms are very spacious in size

On the first floor of the Wrenford, you’ll find the master bedroom with en-suite, another double bedroom and the family bathroom.

Up on the second floor there are two more spacious bedrooms including one with an en-suite.

The Wrenford also includes an upgraded kitchen, with premium work tops and a dishwasher, flooring throughout and turfed garden.

Other homes include the three-bedroom Ashforth with a similar ground floor layout to the Wrenford. In the Ashforth two generous double bedrooms and the family bathroom are on the first floor.

The crowning glory of the property is the luxurious master suite with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite that encompasses the entire top floor.

The modern well-equipped kitchen is set to the front of the property

How does the Help to Buy scheme work?

With changes to Help to Buy due to come into force next year, now is the time to purchase a property in Handforth using the government-backed scheme.

Currently all properties at the development can potentially be purchased using the equity loan scheme but those who want to buy a home in this way are being urged to act fast.

Both property types at Handforth Court are eligible for Help to Buy, giving purchasers the chance to reserve with a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage.

Elan Homes are hosting a special Help to Buy event at Handforth Court this Saturday to show buyers how the government scheme could help them find their dream home.

There is another en-suite bedroom located on the second floor

Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, said: “Across the country more than 230,000 people have taken out Help to Buy equity loans to reduce the initial cost of buying a brand new home.

"The vast majority of those who’ve used the scheme have been first time buyers, but currently it’s also open to other homeowners too.

“Major changes to the scheme are due to be introduced in April 2021. It will be restricted to first time buyers and regional price caps will be implemented.

“With that in mind, we’re urging would-be homeowners to visit Handforth Court where they will be able to receive free expert advice from Help to Buy agents, mortgage advisers and our sales team about their buying options.”

Current availability at Handforth Court includes a three-bedroom Ashforth style property, priced at £339,995, with the four-bedroom Wrenford show home available from £359,995.

The fourth bedroom could be used as a bedroom or a study

Using Help to Buy, customers should typically only need a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage.

The remaining 20% is covered by the equity loan, which is interest free for five years.

“Many people who have used Help to Buy tell us it’s made a big difference to their lifestyle,” adds Marie.

“In some cases it’s enabled them to skip a rung on the housing ladder and buy a house to grow into rather than out of.

"For others, it’s meant they haven’t had to compromise on location or saved them time and money by not having to tackle major home improvements.”

To discover more about Help to Buy, visit Handforth Court on Saturday, January 18.

To find out more, you can visit the show home open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm.

Alternatively, visit the website or call 01625836840.