Explore Living’s Grand Ocean Provides Ideal 2nd Home Alternative
06/10/2010

Grand Ocean development provides UK based second home alternative.

Online PR News – 10-June-2010 – – The recent trend of people staying in the UK for their holidays has been embraced by one UK couple, who have bought a new apartment at Explore Living’s Grand Ocean development in Saltdean, East Sussex. Mr Brettle and his partner recently chose to invest in a second home on the beautiful south coast of England near Brighton, instead of buying on the European mainland.

The recession has inspired many people to look closer to home for both second homes and holidays, enjoying what is known by some as a ‘staycation’. A combination of falling house prices, a strong Euro, fewer flights, and stable, low mortgage interest rates has made buying within the borders of the UK much more appealing.

The one bedroom apartment at the impressive Grand Ocean development proved to be ideal for Mr Brettle and his partner. Focused on the 1930’s former Butlin’s Art Deco hotel, the apartment proved to be the ideal second home option.

Talking about the purchase, Mr. Brettle said: “After hearing too many horror stories about buying abroad, coupled with the lack of interest being earned in UK banks, we decided to search closer to home and soon found our ideal holiday apartment at Grand Ocean. We love coming down to the south coast and Brighton and wanted to find somewhere unique and interesting that was close to the town. As soon as we saw the apartment we knew it was for us and put an offer in the very next day”.

The Grand Ocean development is a collection of 279 one and two bedroom apartments, which have proved very popular with those seeking second homes in an attractive coastal location. The original hotel building, which forms the centre piece of the development has recently been refurbished – once described by Billy Butlin himself as “the best purchase I ever made”. Four new wings have been added by Explore Living.

Offering modern living at its very best, each apartment boasts under-floor heating, energy efficient lighting, spacious ergonomic kitchens, integrated appliances, pre-wiring for Sky + and many other cutting edge lifestyle enhancing features.

The location too is ideal for the lover of the city and the country. With Brighton just 6 miles away, residents can enjoy one of the most exciting urban environments in Europe. Equally, the rolling Sussex Downs provide a truly relaxing, energising place to spend weekends and holidays.

On top of this, the Grand Ocean development boasts a high level of security, underground parking – and Saltdean’s first car club, which offers low emission car hire for as little as £3.96 per day. All residents also have access to the Grand Ocean gym. Apartments at Grand Ocean are available from just £199,995.

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