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When searching for a new home, ensuring that there are good schools in the surrounding area is a strong deciding factor for many parents. Research by Santander has shown that one in four families has moved house to be within their desired school catchment area. Furthermore, 20% reluctantly downsized, 19% moved to an area where they did not feel safe, and 44% intend to move as soon as the school place is secured. Fortunately, buyers at Aura in Cambridge, by Countryside, won’t need to compromise as the striking new homes are set within an exceptional neighbourhood close to some of the best and newest schools in Cambridge.
Aura is part of the award-winning Great Kneighton development, ideally located within a one-mile radius of two new state-of-the-art schools. Opened in September 2017, Trumpington Park Primary school has been designed with the intention to grow into a three-form entry school and includes two halls, a food technology room, library and nursery.
For post-16 students, Trumpington Community College is Cambridge’s first new secondary school for half a century. The school has extensive sports and performance facilities, including floodlit outdoor sports pitches, a sports building with a fully equipped gym, fitness studios and an auditorium, which are shared with the whole community out of school hours.
There is also a great range of existing highly-regarded state and private schools within walking distance to Aura. These include The Perse School, a widely renowned independent school, and Long Road Sixth Form College which offers a range of academic courses, apprenticeships and higher education programmes. Cambridge International School is also close by, offering education for students who originally came from over 32 schools.
David Everett, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities Central region, comments: “We understand how important it is for parents to live in close proximity to a selection of good schools, without needing to make sacrifices in terms of their lifestyle. At Aura, we are pleased to have a range of stylish homes ideally located in the educational hub of Cambridge, which offer copious amounts of space and sophistication. With the surrounding green open spaces and wealth of local amenities, it really is an ideal place to raise a family.”
Aura comprises a range of properties elegantly nestled within tree-lined avenues, including one and two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom penthouses, three and four-bedroom houses, and striking four-bedroom villas.
The four-bedroom Rosetti house design is carefully crafted with modern family living in mind. The bright and spacious open-plan kitchen/dining area features glass doors opening onto a private rear garden, flooding the room with natural light. The first floor living room provides a calming space to unwind, with access to a large decked terrace. Two bedrooms are also on this floor, sharing the contemporary family bathroom. On the third floor, there is another double bedroom as well as a luxurious master bedroom, which benefits from fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom.
Cambridge city centre is located just two miles from Aura, offering access to a wide range of independent shops and eateries, all set within an iconic historical city. Nestled between charming passages and beautiful architecture, a variety of activities are on offer, whether punting through the College Backs of Cambridge or soaking up the cultural city’s wide range of art and theatre.
Located on Lime Avenue, off Long Road to the south of Cambridge city centre, Aura is conveniently positioned for mainline rail links to London and beyond. Buses run frequently through Great Kneighton, reaching Cambridge Train Station in just 17 minutes, and with direct access to the M11, motorists are well catered for too.
Prices for apartments at Aura currently start from £430,000 for a two-bedroom apartment and £699,995 for a three-bedroom penthouse apartment. Houses are currently priced from £699,995 for a three-bedroom home, £765,000 for a four-bedroom home and £1,595,000 for a four-bedroom villa. The show home and marketing suite are open daily from 10am until 5pm. For further information, please call the marketing suite on 01223 656167 or visit www.auracambridge.co.uk.