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Countryside has been awarded ‘Best Design for three storeys or fewer’ at the annual Housebuilder Magazine awards for its Hemingway house design at Aura in Cambridge.

Housebuilder Award Judges in Awe of Aura

The award ceremony took place yesterday evening (Thursday 5th November) at the Tower Hotel, London. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the awards celebrate excellence in all aspects of the house building industry and highlight those that demonstrate real quality in terms of design, build and customer service.

Speaking about the awards, Tony Travers, Managing Director of the New Homes & Communities Central division at Countryside said: “We are very pleased to receive this award which recognises the outstanding skill and care with which Aura has been designed. The Hemingway showcases the magnificent collection of villas at Aura which exude style and sophistication. These properties benefit from meticulous attention to detail, combining all the benefits of modern living with timeless elegance and grace.”

Designed by architects Tate Hindle, the Hemingway is a unique, four bedroom home comprising 3,102 sq ft of living space.  Boasting spacious rooms with extensive glazing including a double height kitchen, underfloor heating, solid wood flooring and clever design detail, such as recessed curtain pelmets, LED lighting in the balustrades and coffered ceilings with halo effect lighting, all combine to create a truly exceptional home.

Aura enjoys from an enviable location on Long Road, bordered by mature woodland and extensive landscaping whilst Cambridge city centre with all of its attractions, shops and culture is within easy reach.  Aura is home to a range of contemporary homes, set amid abundant green open spaces and tree-lined avenues. Communal green spaces link it to the rest of the Great Kneighton community.

Residents at Aura will have access to all the facilities of Great Kneighton, which includes a wide range of new amenities such as schools, a health and community centre, shops, library, offices, sports pitches and a public art programme. All of this is set adjacent to a beautiful 120 acre County Park providing ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. When complete, the park will contain woodland, four ponds including a 50,000m2 bird reserve, wetlands, allotments, playing fields and a range of play areas and an adventure playground.

Convenient for those working all over Cambridge, Aura enjoys excellent transport links and a convenient location close to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Biomedical Campus. The Cambridge Guided Bus stops just moments away offering regular services to the train station (just over 1 mile away) and a foot / cycle path runs alongside the bus route providing an alternative travel option into the city. Cambridge train station is served by fast and frequent links to London in as little as 49 minutes.  By car, junction 11 of the M11 is only a few minutes away and Stansted Airport is around half an hour.

Currently available at Aura are a variety of properties, including two and three bedroom apartments priced from £499,995, three bedroom houses starting at £840,000 and four and five bedroom luxury villas priced from £2,295,000.  For further information, please visit www.auracambridge.co.uk or contact the sales team on 01223 656 167.

Prices correct at time of going to press.

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