WINNER OF 'DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR'
AT THE SUNDAY TIMES BRITISH HOMES AWARDS 2014
The new phase at Abode will consist of a contemporary collection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and 2, 4 & 5 bedroom houses. Featuring traditional designs, stunning interiors and iconic award-winning architecture, these homes have been built to reflect the way we live today.
Each home comes with the highest specification throughout creating a contemporary home with an elegant finish. Whilst the apartments benefit from open plan living and well-proportioned bedrooms, the wide choice of layouts to the houses provide flexible interior spaces that provide families with the space they need to grow.
Located within the ultimate urban village, Great Kneighton incorporates the facilities essential to daily life to create a sustainable, compact and vibrant mixed-use community offering an exceptional quality of life.
Abode is situated approximately 3 miles from Cambridge city centre and adjacent to a new 120-acre Country Park. Offering excellent transport links to the city centre, Stansted, London and beyond, these new homes really couldn’t be better placed.
Abode occupies a prime position within Great Kneighton, with excellent community, transport, education and work facilities all within easy reach, integrated with landscaped open space. This development is in close proximity with the city of Cambridge, accessible by an excellent transport network, offering a superb selection of shops, amenities and a city full of rich culture.
Abode offers an excellent transport network right on your doorstep, with a brand new first class bus service providing the fastest connections to the local area, and nearby road and rail links for UK and international travel. The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway (CGB) is set to have an access point at Great Kneighton, just minutes from Abode. The CGB provides the fastest and most reliable bus service in Cambridge, reaching the city centre and train station in approximately 20 minutes, stopping at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Science Park.
With a fantastic network of footpaths and cycle paths integrated throughout the city, car-free travel is made easy to encourage healthy, eco-friendly travel.When necessary to travel by car, Great Kneighton is just a few minutes from the M11 for London, Stansted airport and the nearby towns of Newmarket, Huntingdon and Norwich.
Cambridge’s internationally renowned academic heritage dates back to the early 13th Century, and it is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world.
Throughout the city and close to Great Kneighton, there is a fantastic choice of schools and colleges for all ages and levels. Abode is also perfectly placed for the proposed new primary school and proposed secondary school.
At Abode you can enjoy the best of both worlds; a rural setting just minutes from a cosmopolitan city offering world-class shops, bars and restaurants. Pick up one-off gifts, antiques and organic foods at the traditional Market Square or head to the All Saints Garden Art and Craft Market for unique handmade items from jewellery, paintings and photography to luxury sweets. Explore the surrounding streets for high street, independent and boutique shops. If you’re serious about labels though, Grand Arcade is a must for high-end fashion – or the Grafton centre for favourites like H&M, Primark and Topshop.
If you need some respite, you’re spoilt for choice. Traditional pubs and inns offering historical charm, trendy cocktail bars, stylish riverside restaurants and al fresco cafés create a chic, continental atmosphere with something for everyone.
The strategic location of Abode, close to many significant places of employment, as well as transport links and the city centre means that it ticks all of the boxes, adding up to a smart investment choice.
Top 10 reasons to invest at Abode:
“Cambridge will always have a strong demand for high quality new homes and it is unlikely that supply will keep pace with this demand. These factors stack in favour of the buy-to-let investor, who can expect strong rental yields coupled with positive capital growth prospects.”
David Bentley, Bidwells Cambridge
Recycling bins to help manage waste
Composting facilities to reduce waste and help the environment
Energy efficient 'A' rated appliances where possible that use less energy and water
Cycle storage - making it convenient to leave the car at home and encouraging greener travel
Water butt in garden to recycle rain water and help conserve this precious resource
Full cavity wall insulation to reduce heat loss and keep the warmth inside
Dual flush toilets - helping to reduce water usage
Insulated flooring - providing excellent thermal insulation
Low energy lighting - uses up to 80% less electricity than standard fittings
Photovoltaic panels - uses sunlight to generate electricity
Solar heating panels - use sunlight to heat your water
Energy efficient glazing - providing superior thermal insulation and reducing heating bills
Home office provided to reduce energy used for commuting to work
High efficiency, low emission boilers
Green/brown roof - a natural habitat for wildlife, filtering pollutants and providing thermal mass
Smart meter - helping you to run your home more efficiently
Mechanical ventilation & heat recovery system - moderates temperature within the home and helping to save energy
“As we knew that the development is in high demand, we realised the need to secure the property quickly so not to miss out. We used the part exchange scheme to help us to quickly complete on our new home, and exchanged days before our new baby arrived.”
“Abode offers a great community that’s perfect for a young family like us. There are already a number of play areas and we’re looking forward to the new schools planned for Great Kneighton, as well as the new 120 acre country park.”
Oliver and Rachael Griffin
“We have been thrilled with the quality of the build – no corners have been cut and we especially love the open-plan layout of our kitchen, dining and living area - it feels so spacious. We also like the brightness of our home with the natural light from the windows all day. Overall it’s comfortable and stylish.”
“The design-led architecture of the house is of exceptional quality. With plans to extend the local primary school and a new secondary school to be built, we feel like we are a part of a new community, which is a lovely feeling.”
Michal and Lina
Opening times: Monday, Thursday & Friday from 10am to 5pm
Telephone: 01223 846650
Address: Addenbrooke's Road, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9AS