Former Warton military family homes are now on the market with prices starting from £120,000 after being given a revamp

A group of 23 former military family homes has gone on the market after a refurbishment aimed at first time buyers.

By Tim Gavell
Thursday, 19th May 2022, 4:55 am
Updated Thursday, 19th May 2022, 7:34 am

Property group Annington has given the homes at Butlers Meadow, off Harbour Lane, a revamp and put them on the open market after they were handed back to the firm by the Ministry of Defence.

Warton has seen a mini-property boom over the last year, with sold prices increasing by 16 per cent. Annington said that with prices starting from £120,000 the homes will provide the ideal opportunity for first time buyers looking to get onto the ladder.

Louise Saunders, Sales and Marketing Manager at Annington, said: “We’re expecting the homes in Warton to be very popular with local buyers, including families and renters that are looking to purchase their first home. The properties are a blank canvas with scope for further improvement so that buyers can put their stamp on their new home.”

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The former forces homes in Butlers Meadow

Nicola Lindsay, branch manager at selling agent Reeds Rains, said: “Warton is a great place to live. The community has everything needed for a comfortable lifestyle, but it is still close to the city. This combined with regeneration in the area, the upcoming HS2 and plenty of green space, should make Warton even more attractive as a place to live.

Annington became one of the UK’s largest private owners of residential property following the purchase of 57,434 homes from the Ministry of Defence in 1996. Most of these properties were leased back to the MoD, but a significant number have been handed back to Annington who then refurbish and make available for sale or private rental at open market prices.