East Anglia new homes round-up – best of the current new builds

Posted 2 August 2016 by Rebecca Burns

The WhatHouse? team looks at the current range of new build properties available in East Anglia and chooses its best picks

From reasonably-priced starter homes to exclusive, luxury pads, East Anglia offers a diverse range of new housing developments to suit most tastes and budgets – although prices vary dramatically from one part of the region to another.

Hefty price tags tend to come with properties located in and around Cambridge, as well as those within a reasonable commute of London.

Surveyors have predicted that the only regions where the post-Brexit dip in house prices is likely to persist over the next year are London and East Anglia – a trend that will be welcomed by potential first-time buyers. Whether this trend extends to new build houses as well as resale homes is yet to be seen, however.

Our latest selection of currently-available new developments in East Anglia includes options in Norfolk and Norwich, Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire:


Mulberry Park in Poringland, Norwich (David Wilson Homes)

Mulberry Park (David Wilson Homes)Set in the desirable village of Poringland, just five miles from Norwich, Mulberry Park offers a selection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes to suit a wide range of buyers. Featuring distinctive exterior designs incorporating unique architectural features, the homes are in a lovely rural South Norfolk setting with great connections to surrounding towns and to the centre of Norwich.

Poringland itself is home to various amenities including a primary school, a supermarket, an estate agents, takeaways, a restaurant, two pubs and various shops.

There are now three show homes available for viewing by prospective buyers, including three- and four-bedroom options.

Prices: From £225,995

Find out more about Mulberry Park from David Wilson Homes


Rowhedge Wharf in Rowhedge, Essex (Bloor Homes)

Rowhedge Wharf (Bloor Homes)Set on the banks of the River Colne in the village of Rowhedge near Colchester, this waterfront development has proved very popular, with the first release now almost sold out.

There are just three plots remaining as part of the current phase, although once complete Rowhedge Wharf will be made up of a total of 170 new homes, including two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom houses.

Monika Hanlon, Regional Sales Director at Bloor Homes Eastern, said: “We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the response to our Rowhedge development ever since we released the first homes for sale back in May. Rowhedge’s position close to Colchester and the coast makes it an attractive location for home-hunters, but from speaking to buyers who have visited the development, it is clear that Rowhedge Wharf’s unique waterfront setting is also a huge part of its appeal.

“The development has so far proved popular with a wide variety of buyers, from first-time purchasers and families using Help to Buy, to downsizers looking for the perfect place to enjoy their retirement.”

Prices: From £284,995

To find out more visit www.bloorhomes.com ; 01206 809221


Chancery Park in Exning, Suffolk (Charles Church Developments)

Chancery Park (Charles Church)This collection of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes is situated in a sought-after semi-rural location between Cambridge, Newmarket and Ely.

The village of Exning lies just off the A14 trunk road, about three miles from Newmarket. There are good amenities both in the village and the surrounding area, including a supermarket, a dental surgery, a Post Office and country pubs. There is a primary school in the village and numerous other excellent schools in the wider area to cater for all ages.

With gorgeous Suffolk countryside on its doorstep, Chancery Park is also handy for commuters, with easy transport links to key destinations including the city of Cambridge, which is less than 15 miles away.

Prices: From £299,950

Find out more about Chancery Park in Exning from Charles Church 


Woodlands in Edney Common, Essex (William Thompson Homes & Biminster Homes)

Woodlands (William Thompson Homes & Biminster Homes)Woodlands is a beautiful development in a peaceful, rural spot that also offers a great deal of commuter convenience and easy access to superb educational establishments. It is home to just 15 individually designed luxury houses with a very high specification, all set in woodland-landscaped gardens with impressive patio areas. There are four-, five- and six-bedroom options, although homes are selling quickly and only a few properties now remain for sale.

The development lies in the rural hamlet of Edney Common in the parish of Highwood, on the western border of Chelmsford. Highwood has its own primary school, a church, a village hall, two pubs and a play area, while the larger village of Ingatestone is only a few miles down the road, offering a wide choice of shops and amenities.

Five miles away the lively city of Chelmsford has heaps of sporting, shopping and entertainment opportunities, as well as superb transport links to London and many other destinations. By road, the A12 at junction 10 is just five miles away; junction 28 of the M25 is about 12 miles away; and Junction 7 of the M11 is about 16 miles away. By rail, London Liverpool Street is 30 minutes away. Chelmsford is also very family-friendly: well-known for its excellent educational establishments for children of all ages, and home to some beautiful parks.

Prices: The six-bedroom Redwood property is priced at £1.275m

Find out more at www.biminsterhomes.co.uk


'Lingwood House' in Woodham Mortimer, Essex (Jenny Moody Properties Ltd)

Lingwood House (Jenny Moody Properties)A brand new six-bedroom luxury family home has come onto the market in the village of Woodham Mortimer on Essex's Dengie peninsula, about three miles south-west of Maldon.

The property would suit commuters who are looking for a peaceful, rural retreat for their growing family.

Constructed to exacting standards by Jenny Moody Properties Ltd, the home offers approximately 4,000 sq ft of accommodation plus a 600-ft balcony area, all set on a generous half-acre plot offering beautiful panoramic country views.

Price: £1,299,995

To find out more call estate agents Beresfords on 01621 853111


Thorney Meadows in Thorney, Cambridgeshire (Larkfleet Homes)

Thorney Meadows (Larkfleet Homes)Located at the heart of the village, Thorney Meadows is made up of just 14 properties including three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, all with solar panels fitted as standard.

There is a primary school within walking distance of the development, as well as a local post office, village shop, library, chemist, medical surgery, pub and restaurant.

The city of Peterborough is only eight miles from Thorney, and other vibrant towns and cities that are within easy reach include Market Deeping, Whittlesey, Wisbech, Cambridge and Spalding. For those who need to commute a bit further afield, Thorney is located on the A47, which links Leicester and Norwich, and the A1 main north-south route is also close by.

Prices: £POA

Find out more about Thorney Meadows near Peterborough from Larkfleet Homes


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