The Ridgeway

Frenchs Avenue, Dunstable, BEDFORDSHIRE, LU6 1EH
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • £280,000 To £390,000
  • Help to Buy scheme available

    Help to Buy properties are new builds in England with a value of £600,000 or less. They must be bought as a main home and be fully owned by you.

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10 year warranty

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Our friendly team are here to help you find your ideal home.

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For sales enquiries 08448117171 8am - 9pm Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm Sat-Sun

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Introducing The Ridgeway

The Ridgeway, Dunstable is at the foothills of the Chilterns, is 30 miles north of London, and is ideal for commuters with plenty of road connections including a new direct link to the M1 opening in 2017. Due to popular demand we have released another phase of 4 bedroom family homes. Don't miss out, call us now to arrange your appointment.

5 days a week Monday 12:30-5:30pm Thursday-Sunday 10am-5:30pm

Holiday opening

  • 24/12/2016 Closed
  • 25/12/2016 Closed
  • 26/12/2016 Closed
  • 27/12/2016 Closed
  • 28/12/2016 Closed
More convenient living
  • A range of high-quality new homes to suit every lifestyle
  • Enjoy a breath of fresh air and a relaxing way of life
  • Reduce your running costs with an energy-efficient new home
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A fantastic location
  • Just 1.3 miles from the town centre
  • Reach King’s Cross St Pancras in 23 minutes
  • Surrounded by historic countryside
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Tour our 3 bedroom Padstow Show Home

The three bedroom Padstow home style is available at The Ridgeway. Call now for current availability.

Help to Buy calculator

YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE. This calculator is provided for guidance only; Barratt Homes does not offer mortgage advice. Subject to full affordability checks, you may qualify for a higher equity loan amount from the government. You should take advice from a suitably qualified adviser before agreeing to a mortgage.

Quality you can trust

When you buy a Barratt home you can be confident you're dealing with one of the nation's most trusted home builders.

5 star builder rating

5 star builder rating

We're the only national home builder to win this prestigious award every year since 2009. Awarded to Barratt Developments Plc Group brands


10 Year Warranty

10 Year Warranty

Peace of mind. All our homes come with a reassuring 10 year NHBC Buildmark Warranty.


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Show homes

Why not come and visit us at The Ridgeway to see the high quality finish of a Barratt home for yourself? Below are the show homes we have open for viewings.

If you really like what you see, our show homes are often available to buy. Call our friendly Sales Advisers on 08448 117 171 to find out more.

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Barwick

  • 3 bed
Available to view

This home is available for visits, but is not currently for sale. Book your viewing today

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Helmsley

  • 4 bed
Available to view

This home is available for visits, but is not currently for sale. Book your viewing today

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Essentials on your doorstep

Popular with families for its schools and convenient commuting, nothing is too far away from The Ridgeway in Dunstable:

  • Good and outstanding rated local schools
  • Green open-spaces 
  • Range of local shops and supermarkets
  • Shopping centres in nearby Luton & Milton Keynes

Efficient, modern design

We’ve designed our homes way beyond the standard building regulations and in doing so we have achieved a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 rating. To get that rating we have constructed our homes around the latest in eco and money saving designs. So that means using the most advanced insulation, quality modern workmanship, low-energy lighting and the A-rated boilers. Where supplied, appliances in kitchens are rated 'B' and above, and in the bathroom you’ll find dual flush toilets and water saving taps. Outside there is environment friendly water butts, solar panels to help with your electricity bills. We’ll also give you a Home User Guide to help you improve the efficiency of your new home even further.

The build so far

The Ridgeway offers 240 homes with a range of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, and 3 & 4 bedroom houses. The development is taking shape with nearly half of the homes occupied. The Construction team are hard at work building the next phase of homes which will be ready to move into towards the end of the year.

Register online or call us today to find out more about The Ridgeway.

Meet the team

Lizzie

Anthony

Our dedicated and friendly Sales Adviser Lizzie is on hand throughout the entire process of purchasing your new home at The Ridgeway, providing all the support, advice and guidance you might need during this exciting time.

And as part of the comprehensive support network available at Barratt, we can also put you in touch with the Site Manager, Anthony, who can answer any questions you might have about the superior construction of your new home

A fantastic location

You’ll be well positioned for travel to the Capital or the major centres of Milton Keynes and Luton, whilst having a vibrant town on your doorstep. Locally there are good and outstanding Ofsted-rated schools; for leisure time, there are cinemas, bowling, theatres, bars and restaurants within a few miles.

Close to the Thameslink commuter route direct to the heart of London and the City, you’re ideally positioned to take advantage of superb transport links. The nearby M1 motorway runs from the capital through the Midlands to the North East of England. The rail line runs direct to Luton & Gatwick Airport and trains through to Nottingham and Sheffield are easily accessible.

  Distance by Car Time by Train
M1 (J13) 4 miles  
Luton 7 miles  
Luton Airport 10 miles 3 minutes
Milton Keynes 16 miles  
St Albans 19 miles 14 minutes

Sources: National Rail Enquiries and Google Maps. Train times from Luton station.

School Name Information

No. of pupils

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English

Percentage achieving English Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Maths

Percentage achieving Maths Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Science

Percentage achieving Science Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Agg

Aggregate score of English, Maths & Science results.

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KS2VA

Pupil progress against national average (100). 100+ is above national average; under 100 is below national average.

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Local Average N/A 74.8% 77.5% 84.0% 209.0 99.2
Beecroft Lower School

Pupils: 216

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ashton St Peters (VA) Lower School

Pupils: 151

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Brewers Hill Middle School

Pupils: 215

65.50% 75.00% 68.00% 209 99.2
Weatherfield School

Pupils: 98

N/A% N/A% N/A% N/A N/A
Lancot Lower School

Pupils: 323

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ashton CofE VA Middle School

Pupils: 612

84.00% 80.00% 100.00% 264 N/A
Dunstable Icknield Lower School

Pupils: 280

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
All Saints Academy Dunstable

Pupils: 740

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dunstable College

Pupils: 1158

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Queensbury Upper School

Pupils: 1220

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Evenings and weekends

Locally there are a diverse range of pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Two local theatres – Grove and the Little Theatre – offer productions year-round or enjoy the latest films at the eleven screen Luton Cineworld.

Sport

A 25 metre swimming pool, squash courts, gym, multi-use outdoor pitches and children’s soft play area are all at the local leisure centre. Xscape at Milton Keynes has indoor winter sports and skydiving.  Willen Park has sailing, windsurfing and paddlesports amongst other activities.

Whipsnade Zoo

One of Europe's largest wildlife conservation parks, it is home to 2,955 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild. The majority of the animals are kept within sizeable enclosures; others, such as peacocks, South American maras, and Australian wallabies, roam freely around the park.

Live the life

Dunstable’s shopping centre has a range of national chains, supermarkets and local shops for your day-to-day needs. The large shopping centres at Luton and Milton Keynes with some of the UK’s biggest name shops are both readily accessible or explore the unique boutiques of St Albans. 

You’ll be living in the foothills of the Chilterns, with Dunstable Downs having miles of paths to explore and long-distance routes also nearby. Kite-flying on the hills is particularly popular. Woburn Abbey and Gardens have acres of deer park and woodland to enjoy; the village itself is ideal for afternoon tea.


Investing in a Barratt home

Financial Advice

Our team can introduce you to new build mortgage advisers who will offer expert advice specific to your needs. They’ll help find the best buy-to-let investment mortgages, as well as offering guidance on tax and portfolio planning. Most can also meet you at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

Letting Agents

The right agent can make investing much easier. We have strong relationships with reliable local letting agents who will help you achieve the best rental rates for your property. We can also help negotiate management fees and commission rates so you get the best deal.

Legal Advice

If you need it, we can provide you with a list of fully independent solicitors. Offering fast, effective service at competitive rates, the firms we recommend have handled thousands of transactions for Barratt and are familiar with the entire process – meaning less hassle for you.

Quality

Our homes appeal to potential tenants, not just because they look great, but also because we design them to be energy efficient and low maintenance to live in. Our homes have won some of the industry’s most coveted awards for design and quality, and we’re the only major national housebuilder to be awarded a Five Star Housebuilder Award by the Homebuilders Federation, every year since 2009.

Great locations

Decades of UK building experience means we really understand the market – creating homes people desire, in places they want to live. Our properties offer great local amenities and facilities, and are close to major transport links. People like living in Barratt homes – which makes them great investments.

We could help you buy

Please contact a sales adviser to find out which specific offers are available on this development and how they could help you buy your new home.

  • Help to Buy

    Equity Loan Mortgage Calculator

    Whether you’re a first time buyer or already on the property ladder, you could buy a new home with just a 5% deposit.

  • Part Exchange

    If you're looking for more space for the family now could be an excellent time to buy and with Part Exchange, we could be your guaranteed buyer. No stress or fuss, just an easy move for you and your family.

A more straightforward move

Reserving your home

  1. Like this development? Browse the different homes we have, find the one you're interested in and register your interest.
  2. Once you get in touch our helpful team will be happy to answer your questions and show you round.
  3. When you visit the development, we'll meet you in our show home before guiding you around the home you're interested in.
  4. If you're keen, you'll be able to reserve your home there and then - and we'll take it straight off the market.
To find out more or visit the development, just give us a call:
0844 556 6166

The buying process

Once you’ve reserved your home, you can set the process in motion. Buying a home follows a set process. Here’s a quick overview, but don’t worry if it seems complicated – our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Find a solicitor
Find a solicitor

You’ll need a solicitor that specialises in conveyance to look after all the paperwork. We can put you in touch with one if needs be.

Arrange your mortgage
Arrange your mortgage

There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to a mortgage. Once you’ve done your research (or spoken to a mortgage adviser – again, we can put you in touch if you like), you should seek an agreement in principle.

Get a valuation and survey
Get a valuation and survey

Your mortgage lender will want confirmation the home is worth what you’re paying for it. They’ll organise the valuation for you – this will involve a fee.

Complete legal work
Complete legal work

You solicitor will look after this for you. It’s all about formally transferring ownership from us to you, and checking there are no legal obstacles in the way.

Exchange contracts
Exchange contracts

Once the legal work is complete, your solicitor will exchange contracts with us. This is when you pay your deposit and commit to the deal taking place.

Complete and move in
Complete and move in

On the date of completion, you become the legal owner of your new home. Collect the keys and make yourself comfy!

The buying process in Scotland

Once you’ve reserved your home, you can set the process in motion. Buying a home follows a set process. Here’s a quick overview, but don’t worry if it seems complicated – our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Find a solicitor
Find a solicitor

You’ll need a solicitor that specialises in conveyance to look after all the paperwork. We can put you in touch with one if needs be.

Arrange your mortgage
Arrange your mortgage

There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to a mortgage. Once you’ve done your research (or spoken to a mortgage adviser – again, we can put you in touch if you like), you should seek an agreement in principle.

Get a valuation and survey
Get a valuation and survey

Your mortgage lender will want confirmation the home is worth what you’re paying for it. They’ll organise the valuation for you – this will involve a fee.

Complete legal work
Complete legal work

You solicitor will look after this for you. It’s all about formally transferring ownership from us to you, and checking there are no legal obstacles in the way.

Exchange contracts
Exchange contracts

Once the legal work is complete, your solicitor will exchange contracts with us. This is when you pay your deposit and commit to the deal taking place.

Complete and move in
Complete and move in

On the date of completion, you become the legal owner of your new home. Collect the keys and make yourself comfy!

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