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New Homes in the East of England

New Homes in the East of England

Welcome to the East of England

Whether you’re exploring the local countryside, browsing boutique shops or simply enjoying some family fun, the East of England is a diverse and exciting place to set up home. Encompassing the counties of Essex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire, the region is home to historic cities, vibrant towns and green landscapes. Ipswich, Luton, Cambridge, Norwich, Chelmsford and Colchester are all located in the East of England, so there’s plenty of choice when finding the home that suits your needs to a tee.

A quick history

The East of England was formed as a region in 1994, but the area’s history stretches back many, many centuries before that. The city of Cambridge was founded by the Danes in the 9th century, and a castle was built there by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, with the first of the city’s now world-famous university colleges being established during the Middle Ages. In East Anglia, the city of Norwich began life during Anglo-Saxon times, and quickly became one of England’s largest towns during Norman times.

Over the decades, there have been lots of discoveries in the East of England, including the Chorleywood bread process used to produce modern-day loaves, the very first fire extinguishers, gummed envelopes, and Britain’s first radio broadcast. During the Second World War, many towns and cities in the East of England were bombed by the German Luftwaffe, and had to be rebuilt from 1945 onwards. Norwich has also hosted two UK-firsts - postcodes in 1959, and pedestrianised streets in 1967.

Businesses and industry

Historically, the region’s industries included wool making, leather working and the making of scientific instruments. Nowadays, the East of England is home to a wide range of industries, ranging from agriculture to automotives, property and technology.

Some of the biggest employers in the local area are Aviva, Greene King, P&O Ferrymasters, East of England Co-operative Society and Robinsons Motor Group. Anglian Group, the Vindis Group, Bernard Matthews, Mclaren Construction Group, Hilton Food Group, Marshall of Cambridge and Easyjet are also based in the region.

Things to do in the area

There’s plenty to see and do in the local area, so you’ll never be short of inspiration for days out from your new home. If you enjoy exploring the great outdoors, go walking through the Norfolk Broads, visit Wilstone Reservoir Nature Reserve, or go biking along the Greenwood Cycle Trail. There are also lots of beaches to explore, from Holkham Bay to Dunwich and Thorpeness.

If you have children or grandchildren, they’ll love visiting Bewilderwood, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach and Africa Alive! walking safari. Other places of interest in the East of England include Norwich Cathedral, Blickling Hall, Time and Tide Museum, Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon burial site, Framlingham Castle, Sandringham House and Colchester Zoo.

Travel and commuting

The East of England has good commuter links to the capital, so it’s a great place to live if you work in London but want to set up home outside of the city. Motorways in the region include the M1, M11 and M25, while major A roads connecting the towns to London include the A1, A11 and A12.

Direct railway lines run to London from towns and cities including Cambridge, Southend and Norwich. The train journey from Cambridge to London King’s Cross takes just 50 minutes, while the journey to the London Fenchurch Street from Southend-on-Sea also takes 50 minutes. For air travel, London Stansted, London Luton, London Southend and Norwich International are all located in the East of England, with domestic and international flights to Europe and the rest of the world. 

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Marston Fields

Beancroft Road, Marston Moretaine, BEDFORD, MK43 0PZ
  • £ £307,995 To £396,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 4.3 miles from your search location
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Lidlington Court

The Lane, Lidlington, BEDFORD, MK43 0UP
  • £ £355,995 To £639,995
  • 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 4.6 miles from your search location

Willow Grove

Southern Cross, Wixams, BEDFORD, MK42 6AW

Willow Grove is an exciting development located in the brand new community of Wixams Village in Bedfordshire. The homes available at this development will be a mix of 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom houses providing high-quality finishes perfect for both first-time buyers and growing families. Willow Grove will benefit from being just 15 minutes away from Bedford town centre as well as being home to more than 300 acres of parkland and wetland along with a network of cycle paths and recreational facilities. Once complete, Wixams Village will be home to 10,000 residents across 4 developments.

  • 1.7 miles from your search location

Great Denham Park

King Alfred Way, Great Denham, BEDFORD, MK40 4SD
  • £ £214,995 To £409,995
  • 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 5.2 miles from your search location

Ripley View at Great Denham

King Alfred Way, Great Denham, BEDFORD, MK40 4SD
  • £ £210,995 To £329,995
  • 2 & 3 bedroom homes
  • 5.2 miles from your search location

The Paddocks

Station Road, Langford, BIGGLESWADE, SG18 9PQ

The Paddocks, Langford will be a new small community of 2,3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes set in the village of Langford. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet close to the main town of Biggleswade, where you can get trains into London in just 31 minutes, The Paddocks will have something for everyone. Register your details now to receive regular updates as well as your exclusive invitation to launch.

  • 7.9 miles from your search location

Kingsley Manor

Station Road, Langford, BIGGLESWADE, SG18 9PQ
  • £ £495,495 To £739,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 7.9 miles from your search location

Eagles' Rest

Fen Street, Milton Keynes, MK17 8EW

Eagles’ Rest is coming soon to the edge of Milton Keynes, adjacent to the picturesque village of Wavendon and will offer you a range of 2 to 5 bedroom homes. You will benefit from great transport links, whilst having beautiful countryside close by. With easy access to the M1, this location is perfect for commuters, while a brand new school coming soon, makes this the perfect location for families.

  • 9 miles from your search location

Brooklands

Fen Street off Newport Road, Milton Keynes, MK10 7ES
  • £ £224,995 To £499,995
  • 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 10.4 miles from your search location

Willow Grove

Clinton Avenue, Stopsley, LUTON, LU2 7LT
  • £ £474,950 To £529,950
  • 4 bedroom homes
  • 11.5 miles from your search location
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  • Coming soon
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