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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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Bedford Meadows

Wilkinson Road, Kempston, BEDFORD, MK42 7FR
  • £ From £372,995
  • 4 bedroom homes
  • 5 miles from your search location
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Great Denham Park

King Alfred Way, Great Denham, BEDFORD, MK40 4SD
  • £ £184,995 To £310,995
  • 1, 2 & 3 bedroom homes
  • 5.2 miles from your search location

Lidlington Court

The Lane, Lidlington, BEDFORD, MK43 0UP

Lidlington Court is a new development coming soon to the East of Milton Keynes in the village of Lidlington. With easy rail access to London, it is a perfect place to live for commuting. This development will have a number of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes built to the highest standard that David Wilson prides itself on. Only 19 homes are available to buy on this development so register your interest.

  • 4.6 miles from your search location

Ripley View at Great Denham

King Alfred Way, Great Denham, BEDFORD, MK40 4SD
  • £ £287,495 To £391,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 5.2 miles from your search location

Kingsley Manor

Station Road, Langford, BIGGLESWADE, SG18 9PQ
  • £ £476,995 To £724,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 7.9 miles from your search location


Fen Street off Newport Road, Milton Keynes, MK10 7ES

Brooklands is an exciting development adjacent to Junction 14 of the M1 and close to the heart of Milton Keynes, and offers you a collection of 2 bedroom apartments and 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses. All amenities are close by and there are great schools serving the development. Brooklands itself benefits from fantastic green open spaces which makes it the ideal place for both families and professionals alike. Due to the overwhelming success of the development, we are currently sold out. However, a number of quality homes will be on sale soon so register your interest today.

  • 10.4 miles from your search location

Willow Grove

Clinton Avenue, Stopsley, LUTON, LU2 7LT

Welcome to Willow Grove, a superior collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes within beautiful countryside surroundings, just 24 minutes from London by train. Each and every one of the new homes will be built to an exceptional standard with a superior specification, architectural features that reflect the character of the local area and energy efficient technology to save you money.

  • 11.5 miles from your search location


Caledonia Road, Off Kiln Farm, MILTON KEYNES, MK11 3ER
  • £ £224,995 To £275,995
  • 2 bedroom homes
  • 16.2 miles from your search location

Stony Manor

Carters Lane, Fairfields, MILTON KEYNES, MK11 4AD

Stony Manor is an exciting development that sits adjacent to the pretty market town of Stony Stratford. Benefit from the best of town and country living; Stony Stratford has a rich history and offers open countryside with riverside walks, whilst Milton Keynes is just a short drive away, as is the M1 and A5. <b>All homes now SOLD OUT. Have you considered looking at Brooklands, Milton Keynes where a new phase will be released soon.</b>

  • 16.4 miles from your search location

The Wickets

Main Road, Earls Barton, NORTHAMPTON, NN6 0HJ
  • £ £454,995 To £571,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 19.5 miles from your search location
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  • Coming soon
  • Multiple developments
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