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Trail Runner Enthusiast Downsizes in Style at Forest Edge, Hampshire

Janet Malt said: “I am at a point in my life where I wish to live mortgage-free and not have to worry about the upkeep of a home, or expensive running costs. Buying a new home, with all the fixtures, fittings, carpets, and flooring included felt like the most suitable choice for me, especially with how high energy costs are these days.

“I initially reserved at a large development on the outskirts of Southampton, but pulled out because I was worried about the level of noise and traffic. I happened to see an advert for Forest Edge and the rest is history – even while my home was under construction, it felt perfect. Everyone at Metis Homes has been amazing to deal with. They’ve really invested the time into making my move a wonderful experience.

“My two-bedroom house has been designed in such a thoughtful and clever way. Every inch of space is maximised. It has been fun choosing wallpaper and new furniture, and having an electric charging point installed is a great idea.

“I have a new job working in Fordingbridge and I have also joined Run Fit Fordingbridge, which is a really sociable group. I am hoping to build up to 10k trail running events this year, and possibly a half marathon too. I feel very privileged to have moved to such a stunning place and am looking forward to meeting more Forest Edge neighbours as the construction work progresses.” 

Over 40% of the 63 energy-efficient new homes have already been sold off-plan. There are only four homes available on phase one, consisting of two, two-bedroom apartments starting from £300,000, and two four-bedroom detached family homes, starting from £610,000. These remaining homes on phase one will be ready to move into this autumn. A selection of homes are now also released for sale on phase two, with reservations currently being taken.

Forest Edge is located off Salisbury Road and within walking distance of Fordingbridge town centre. It is close to the River Avon, and also near the Dorset and Wiltshire borders. The town has an array of independent bars, boutique shops, restaurants, convenience stores, schools, community, and leisure facilities, which are a short distance from the site entrance.  

On completion, the unique development will have an abundance of green open spaces, all surrounded by mature woodland trees. Footpaths leading to inspiring Forest walks can be joined right from the development boundary. The traditional architecture and red brick elevations of the houses and apartments are inspired by the local vernacular. 

The 63 homes at Forest Edge are designed to achieve an EPC rating of B, with benefits including electric vehicle charging points, high levels of insulation and thermal efficiency, and green mortgages offering more favourable rates. Moreover, the four-bedroom houses have the added benefit of solar PV panels, which will enable the future residents to generate a proportion of their own electricity use, significantly lowering their carbon footprint.

Internal specification features for the new homes include fibre broadband, and all flooring included, which is from a range of Karndean luxury vinyl flooring and premium carpet choices. Bathrooms feature contemporary sanitaryware and complementary Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles, while the designer kitchens have integrated white goods and Neff cooking appliances. All principal bedrooms will feature built-in wardrobes, while the four-bedroom homes will also benefit from built-in wardrobes to bedroom two. 

The headquarters for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, which runs an annual programme of events and tours, is only a mile from the Forest Edge development. New Forest Water Park is three miles away. Travel beyond Fordingbridge is convenient, with the A338 located within easy reach. Salisbury is 12 miles north, while Southampton is 22 miles to the east. Bournemouth Airport and the coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch are located 18 miles south. A bus stop is conveniently located within a few minutes’ walk of the development.

Forest Edge is located off Salisbury Road in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1LX. A new show home is open to view seven days a week from 10am – 5pm. To book an appointment and find out more about Forest Edge visit: