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A semi-rural lifestyle is overtaking the desire for city living according to recent research by Strutt & Parker* which found that a growing number of purchasers are looking to move out of the city, with 21 per cent naming a village and 14 per cent a market town as their preferred location.

 Countryside’s Mandeville Place - Modern Living with a Rural Vibe

This more rural lifestyle must also offer good access to broadband and close proximity to amenities with 60% wanting to be able to walk to shops. At Countryside’s exclusive Mandeville Place development, on the outskirts of the market town of Saffron Walden, Essex, a beautiful collection of two, three and four bedroom homes offer semi-rural house hunters the ideal setting.

Located on Radwinter Road, bordering the open green space of an ecology park, yet with excellent transport links to the South East and London, Mandeville Place offers a connected countryside setting.  The new homes are less than a mile from the quaint High Street, which offers a range of independent shops and eateries, as well as a regular market, which has been held in the town since 1141.  

Chris Bladon, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities Eastern Region, comments: “As the research shows, there is a growing desire to move away from big city living to enjoy a more relaxed way of life, while also being able to easily access those amenities which are necessary for day-to-day living. With each of the homes at Mandeville Place offering a stylish, modern dwelling with the added bonus of Help to Buy it’s easy to see why the development has been so popular with discerning homebuyers.”

Each of the 52 traditionally styled homes, ranging from stylish two and three bedroom to four bedroom properties split over three floors, boasts a high specification and modern, flexible accommodation.  From individually designed kitchens with energy efficient integrated appliances to hotel inspired bathrooms, the emphasis is on quality with a contemporary feel.  Many of the properties have open plan family/dining areas with doors leading to the rear garden.

The charming medieval town of Saffron Walden, which was recently voted one of Britain’s friendliest places to live, benefits from a wide range of shops and restaurants. The leisure facilities include the Lord Butler fitness and leisure centre, miniature railway and a skate-park. Families will be well served educationally by a number of primary and secondary schools within easy reach of the development.

Commuters can take advantage of regular connections into Liverpool Street in under an hour from nearby Audley End station which also offers routes to Cambridge and fast links to Stansted Airport in around 15 minutes. By road, London is just 50 miles from Saffron Walden via the M11. Bus services run to Cambridge, Bishop’s Stortford and Great Dunmow amongst others. 

Prices start from £344,995 for a two bedroom home, £384,995 for a three bedroom and £489,995 for a four bedroom property. All the properties at Mandeville Place are available through the Help to Buy scheme, which gives the opportunity to purchase a property with just a five per cent deposit. For further information please contact the sales team at 01799 522584 or visit www.countryside-properties.com to register your interest.  The Sales & Marketing Suite and show homes are open daily from 10am to 5pm.


Information correct at time of publication.

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