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Cathedral cities are growing increasingly popular, and not just for their attractive architecture according to Knight Frank *. Offering some of the best schools, excellent transport links and high-end amenities, many buyers are attracted to their broad and enduring appeal.

New Family Homes At Little Hollows In Perfect Cathedral City Location

Included within the list of top 10 Cathedral cities is Chelmsford, where award-winning developer Countryside has launched Little Hollows, an exclusive development of 39 traditional three, four and five bedroom homes near the village of Chignal Smealey, which boasts its own pub and cricket pitch and is less than 3 miles from both the city and its stunning Cathedral.

The luxury five bedroom show home and view homes will launch on Saturday, 16 April, enabling prospective buyers to explore these outstanding family homes which boast character and charm in abundance. Situated in a rural setting with a landscaped communal green complete with seating areas to create a warm community ambience, the properties have been carefully crafted with traditional architectural design.  Features include weather boarding, redbrick exteriors, gabled roof lines and dormer windows. The properties include garages or car ports and good sized rear gardens.

Interiors of the homes range from over 1,532 sq ft to 2,673 sq ft of versatile accommodation. The five-bedroom ‘Cherwell’ is a superior detached family home offering well-planned accommodation over three floors with a large open-plan kitchen, dining and family area and separate living space with feature wood burner,  ideal for transitioning between hosting a dinner party to a more relaxed space. The first floor includes an impressive master bedroom and en suite, two further bedrooms, a study and a family bathroom, with two additional  bedrooms on the second floor. Meanwhile, the five-bedroom, three-storey ‘Tamar’ designs have separate kitchen/breakfast areas, and formal living and dining rooms, a superb master bedroom with a luxurious en suite bathroom with separate shower, two bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. Two further bedrooms and a shower room occupy the second floor.”

Chris Bladon, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities Eastern Region said: “Chelmsford is proud to have one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in the country yet be situated in the most affluent area of Essex. Little Hollows is perfect for families looking for a rural retreat that is also close to great schools, transport links and countryside pursuits.                              

“We have seen great interest in the site so far with eleven homes already purchased off-plan.  We anticipate more interest from families, retirees and those seeking a commuting base that offers easy access into central London. We urge intending purchasers to come and see the homes for themselves before they sell out.” 

All of the homes at Little Hollows are meticulously designed.  Interiors feature a high quality specification, with light-filled living spaces and chic contemporary finishes.  Stylish individually designed kitchens come with a range of energy efficient integrated appliances, bathrooms have a luxurious hotel feel with elegant white sanitaryware and flooring is included throughout. The homes each have their own private garden and access to communal green open space that runs through the heart of the development.

Prices range from £499,995 for The Peregrine, £674,995 for The Chelmer, £689,995 for The Tamar, from £750,000 for The Ravensbourne, £850,000 for The Cherwell. Part exchange and Help to Buy are available on selected properties at Little Hollows.  To register your interest, please call 07714 690 970 277, email littlehollows@cpplc.com


 Information correct at time of publication.


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