Comprising just 39 luxurious 4 and 5 bedroom houses near the pretty village of Chignal Smealy, on the outskirts of Chelmsford yet just 3 miles from the train station, these new homes boast character and charm in abundance. Residents will benefit from easy access to all of the superb amenities Chelmsford has to offer including sporting, leisure and arts facilities as well as shopping, dining and a lively nightlife.
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For your everyday groceries, there is a Morrisons supermarket less than a mile from Little Hollows. If you fancy a leisurely stroll or a gentle bike ride, visit the popular 19th century Pig and Whistle located just over a mile away in Chignal Smealey, which offers a warm welcome and hearty, home-cooked food. Immerse yourself in village life, with the local cricket club who play on the village cricket pitch on Saturdays during the season. The beautiful Tudor brick St Nicholas Church in Chignal Smealy is a hidden gem set in a peaceful churchyard. The village also has a wide variety of clubs and groups in which to involve yourself, from gardening and bowls, to art and wine discovery.
Nearby bus routes provide regular links between the area and Chelmsford city centre. From there you will find bus links to towns including Wickford, Southend, Maldon and South Woodham. Chelmsford Railway Station is located 3 miles from the development and offers excellent rail links into London and beyond. Regular services connect Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street station, with a journey time of around 30 minutes*. Chelmsford is within a 15-minute drive of junction 28 of the M25 giving excellent access to the national road network. The A12, which links London with the east coast of England, is within easy reach. London's fastest growing airport, Stansted, is also within 30 minutes of Chelmsford.
*Distances taken from National Rail. Terms & conditions apply, selected plots only.
Known for its high achieving schools, Chelmsford offers a fantastic range of highly regarded schools, colleges and universities. There are a number of nursery, primary and secondary schools closeby. Some of the best performing grammar schools are also located here including King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys and Chelmsford County High School for Girls. Anglian Ruskin University and Writtle College, one of the best agricultural colleges in the UK, are also easily accessible.
Chelmsford City Centre is located just 2.4 miles away from the development* and boasts an array of boutique, designer and High Street shopping. Bond Street, the newly opened shopping complex offers a variety of shops, including John Lewis, plus a mix of new restaurants and a multi-screen cinema. The Meadows and High Chelmer Shopping Centre, as well as the High Street feature over 100 stores including a number of favourites such as Debenhams, Marks and Spencer's, Next, Gap and H&M. An historic city, granted its status for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Chelmsford offers a fantastic range of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other attractions for you to relax and unwind.
There are plenty of other recreational activities for everyone to enjoy in this thriving city. Watch a match at the Essex County Cricket club, or enjoy an afternoon of culture in the beautiful 13th century Chelmsford Cathedral. When you are in the mood for live entertainment, the Civic or Cramphorn Theatres include a varied program of drama, children’s shows and film. Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre is another popular destination and includes a swimming pool and ice-skating rink.
*Distances taken from Google Maps
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
"We were so pleased once we discovered that the same specification at Beaulieu was going to be used at Little Hollows – that was a big factor when we decided to buy our property. Chignal Smealy is the perfect location for us, my commuting time hasn’t changed much but I can avoid going through the traffic in the city to get to the train station on those occasions I do travel into London. The specification, great location and plenty of space were exactly what we were looking for. We have just outgrown our one bedroom apartment and it will be really nice to have a good work space in our home, as Sam also works from home full time. We never would have looked at four bedroom properties if it wasn’t for the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme which gave us an unmissable opportunity to buy the home of our dreams."
Sam and Rebecca Hatch
“When looking for a home, we had a unique set of circumstances. Not only did the homes need to be suitable for our young family, but also for my mum and elderly grandmother. We wanted to be close to each other and living next door meant I could provide support to my mum and help look after my Nan. We fell in love with the homes at Little Hollows and wanted a home where everything was fresh and we could move in and enjoy straight away with no hassle. A new build works perfectly as a family home with little upkeep. From the sales team to the builders, the whole process has been very smooth and I have already recommended the development to my colleagues at work. Chelmsford town centre is only a three-minute drive from the development and provides everything you could want from supermarkets, to cafés and restaurants as well as leisure and gym facilities. There is also a bus which goes right into town from outside the development.”