The Chestnuts

Empingham Drive, Syston, LEICESTER, LE7 2AJ
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • £221,995 To £364,995

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Introducing The Chestnuts

The Chestnuts is nestled in the welcoming Leicestershire town of Syston. On the edge of open countryside, it features a range of starter and family homes. There’s plenty of open space within the development for you to spend time outdoors with the family. Syston is a bustling community, close to Leicester and popular Queniborough, with a great range of excellent shops, restaurants and bars.

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  • A short drive from Syston town centre
  • Walking distance to the local primary school
  • 15 minutes drive from Leicester city centre
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A fantastic location
  • Direct trains to Leicester and Nottingham from Syston
  • Close to picturesque Watermead Country Park
  • Excellent commuter links from the A46
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Help to Buy the home you want

Make your money go further with Help to Buy. First time buyers or existing homeowners can buy a new home with just a 5% deposit and a 20% equity loan – available on all new builds in England under £600,000. Easily find homes within your price range using our handy Help to Buy calculator.

Adjust the slider to the amount of deposit you have available. This calculator assumes that the minimum allowable deposit on a ‘with Help to Buy’ mortgage is 5% and the maximum allowable deposit is 30%. This calculator also assumes that the minimum deposit for a ‘without Help to Buy’ mortgage is 15%.

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OFFER EXTENDED! Free flooring and a new home for Christmas

Due to popular demand, we have extended our latest offer! Reserve a selected home by 2nd November and move in before Christmas and you could be eligible for free flooring in your new home!

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Full terms & conditions
Offer available on selected plots only. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to contract and status. Reservations must be made by 2nd November 2014 and legally complete by 19th December 2014 to qualify. Contact the sales centre of the development which you are interested in for details of what is included in the offer and plots available.
Supporting the British honeybee

Proudly supporting the British honeybee

David Wilson Homes is proud to be working with the British Beekeepers Association and our own landscape gardeners to ensure that our beautiful gardens and green spaces are planted with the things that bees love!

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Superior design

The Chestnuts instantly impresses with its green, open spaces and block paved roads which give the development the feeling of a traditional Leicestershire village. The homes here have been inspired by this local influence, incorporating Charnwood granite into some of the buildings and chimneys on some house styles.

Planting around the edge of the development gives The Chestnuts an established village feel. This is enhanced by newly planted trees that give a welcoming feel as you drive into the development.

Show homes

Why not come and visit us at The Chestnuts to see the high quality finish of a David Wilson home for yourself? Below are the show homes we have open for viewings.

If you really like what you see, our show homes are often available to buy. Call our friendly Sales Advisers on 08448 115 544 to find out more.

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Coppice

  • 4 bed
Available to view

This home is available for visits, but is not currently for sale. Book your viewing today

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Eaton

  • 4 bed
Available to view

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Essentials on your doorstep

The Chestnuts is less than five minutes drive from the centre of Syston.

Busy Melton Road, High Street and Town Square offer everything you’ll need from a small town centre, with excellent local food producers, shops, the charming Central Park and weekly markets. Nearby schools and acres of Leicestershire countryside make this rural spot ideal for your family.

The build so far

The Chestnuts is currently in its second phase of development, having originally been granted planning permission in 2001. In total we’re building 233 homes at The Chestnuts. We expect to be on the site for another year, which means that there is still time to make this your new home.

Meet the team

Bridget, Sales Adviser at The Chestnuts

Gary, Site Manager at The Chestnuts

Sales

Bridget, Daniel and Lynsey, our Sales Advisers here at The Chestnuts are looking forward to meeting you and helping you to find your new home. Whatever your moving situation, they will support you through the entire home buying process.

Construction

Site Manager Gary has been in charge of construction at The Chestnuts since 2006. With his 18 years experience in the company, he still gets satisfaction from seeing a job well done.

A fantastic location

The Chestnuts is well-suited to commuters, as the A46 close by gives access to the north and the A607 to Melton Mowbray to the east. Syston has its own railway station which makes it easy to get to Leicester and Nottingham. East Midlands Airport is only 14 miles away. Watermead Country Park is also just on the doorstep, offering peace and tranquility away from the lively town centre.

There are excellent bus links to Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray from Syston. The town also has its own train station where you can catch direct trains to Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham.

The development’s not far from the A46 dual carriageway which takes you to Nottingham and Lincoln in the north and the M1 southbound.

Location Distance Time by car
Leicester 6 miles 20 minutes
Melton Mowbray 10 miles 20 minutes
Loughborough 11 miles 20 minutes
Nottingham 23 miles 40 minutes
School Name Information

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English

Percentage achieving English Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Maths

Percentage achieving Maths Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Science

Percentage achieving Science Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Agg

Aggregate score of English, Maths & Science results.

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KS2VA

Pupil progress against national average (100). 100+ is above national average; under 100 is below national average.

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Local Average N/A 86.2% 85.6% 93.8% 263.8 100.3
The Merton Primary School

Pupils: 313

76.00% 79.00% 86.00% 241 N/A
Wreake Valley Community College

Pupils: 1505

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
St Peter and St Paul Church of England Primary School

Pupils: 349

73.00% 66.50% 93.00% 233 99.2
The Pochin School

Pupils: 137

86.50% 92.00% 95.00% 274 101.5
Queniborough Church of England Primary School

Pupils: 149

91.50% 94.00% 100.00% 286 99.9
Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School

Pupils: 320

95.00% 86.00% 95.00% 276 N/A
Eastfield Primary School

Pupils: 205

89.00% 92.00% 94.00% 275 N/A
Roundhill Community College

Pupils: 634

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Broomfield Community Primary School

Pupils: 248

94.00% 91.00% 94.00% 279 N/A
Church Hill Church of England Junior School

Pupils: 268

84.50% 84.50% 93.00% 262 100.5

Evenings and weekends

Multicultural fun

Leicester’s Cultural Quarter is home to the Curve Theatre, showing an exciting range of live productions from Bollywood to Broadway favourites.

Local history

Belgrave Hall is a beautiful oasis in a surprising city centre location. Now a museum, you wonder around this 18th century house, viewing Arts and Crafts furniture and looking for the hall’s legendary ghost.

A breath of fresh air

Nearby Watermead Country Park is home to all manner of wildlife which resides in its sleepy woodland. Don’t forget to visit the famous mammoth statue which is a monument to skeleton found during excavation.

 

Live the life

The town of Syston has had a transformation over the past few years. This quiet spot has blossomed into a place where people of all ages want to settle. If you’re looking for a traditional town with plenty of shops and places to eat and drink including Indian and Italian restaurants, then Syston is ideal.

  • There are two great primary schools as well as a community colleges
  • Syston Carnival takes place at Central Park each year and is the town's biggest outdoor event with displays, stalls and games
  • There are plenty of clubs and events in Syston including those for people who love singing, bowling, running – and sailing

Make it your home

A superb investment

Financial Advice

Our team can introduce you to independent professional advisers who will offer expert advice specific to your needs. They’ll help find the best buy-to-let investment mortgages, as well as offering guidance on tax and portfolio planning. Most can also meet you at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

Letting Agents

The right agent can make investing much easier. We have strong relationships with reliable local letting agents who will help you achieve the best rental rates for your property. We can also help negotiate management fees and commission rates so you get the best deal.

Legal Advice

If you need it, we can provide you with a list of fully independent solicitors. Offering fast, effective service at competitive rates, the firms we recommend have handled thousands of transactions for Barratt and are familiar with the entire process – meaning less hassle for you.

Furnishings

So your investment property is ready as soon as possible, we offer a range of furniture packs, created to suit homes of all sizes. We work with top interior designers, and because of our considerable purchasing power, we can pass on some great savings. You just select what you want, then relax - leaving the installation to our experienced professionals.

Quality

Our homes appeal to potential tenants, not just because they look great, but also because we design them to be energy efficient and low maintenance to live in. Our homes have won some of the industry’s most coveted awards for design and quality, and we’re the only major national housebuilder ever to be awarded a 5 Star Housebuilder Award by the Homebuilders Federation.

Great locations

Decades of UK building experience means we really understand the market – creating homes people desire, in places they want to live. Our properties offer great local amenities and facilities, and are close to major transport links. People like living in Barratt homes – which makes them great investments.

We could help you buy

Help to Buy is the Government-backed scheme that could enable you to purchase a new home with just a 5% deposit plus a 20% equity loan from the Government.

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Stress-free moving

Reserving your home

  1. Like this development? Browse the different homes we have, find the one you're interested in and register your interest.
  2. Once you get in touch our helpful team will be happy to answer your questions and show you round.
  3. When you visit the development, we'll meet you in our show home before guiding you around the home you're interested in.
  4. If you're keen, you'll be able to reserve your home there and then - and we'll take it straight off the market.

To find out more or visit the development, just give us a call.

0844 225 3944

The buying process

Buying a home follows a set process. Here’s a quick overview, but don’t worry if it seems complicated – our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

View our detailed guide for more information on the process

Find a solicitor

You’ll need a solicitor that specialises in conveyance to look after all the paperwork. We can put you in touch with one if needs be.

Arrange your mortgage

There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to a mortgage. Once you’ve done your research (or spoken to a mortgage adviser – again, we can put you in touch if you like), you should seek an agreement in principle.

Get a valuation and survey

Your mortgage lender will want confirmation the home is worth what you’re paying for it. They’ll organise the valuation for you – this will involve a fee.

Complete legal work

Your solicitor will look after this for you. It’s all about formally transferring ownership from us to you, and checking there are no legal obstacles in the way.

Exchange contracts

Once the legal work is complete, your solicitor will exchange contracts with us. This is when you pay your deposit and commit to the deal taking place.

Complete and move in

On the date of completion, you become the legal owner of your new home. Collect the keys and make yourself comfy!

The buying process in Scotland

Buying a home follows a set process. Here’s a quick overview, but don’t worry if it seems complicated – our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

View our detailed guide for more information on the process

Find a solicitor

You’ll need a solicitor that specialises in conveyance to look after all the paperwork. We can put you in touch with one if needs be.

Arrange your mortgage

There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to a mortgage. Once you’ve done your research (or spoken to a mortgage adviser – again, we can put you in touch if you like), you should seek an agreement in principle.

Get a valuation and survey

Your mortgage lender will want confirmation the home is worth what you’re paying for it. They’ll organise the valuation for you – this will involve a fee.

Complete legal work

Your solicitor will look after this for you. It’s all about formally transferring ownership from us to you, and checking there are no legal obstacles in the way.

Exchange contracts

Once the legal work is complete, your solicitor will exchange contracts with us. This is when you pay your deposit and commit to the deal taking place.

Complete and move in

On the date of completion, you become the legal owner of your new home. Collect the keys and make yourself comfy!

Impeccable quality

When you buy a David Wilson home you can be confident you’re dealing with one of the nation’s most trusted home builders.

5 Star Housebuilder

We’re the only national home builder to win this prestigious award, five years running.

Housebuilder of the Year 2011

The Home Builders Federation recognised David Wilson Homes as the standard-setter in our industry (as part of the Barratt Developments Group)

5 Year Warranty

Most of our new homes come with a free 5 year warranty, giving you extra peace of mind.

See the quality of our homes for yourself - just give us a call to arrange a visit.

Mortgage sorted? Don't delay

Need help finding a mortgage adviser? Just let us know.

08448115544

Open daily 10.30am to 5.30pm

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