East Anglia is a region that blends idyllic rural villages and historic market towns with a beautiful coastline, pretty countryside, thriving cities and some great connections to London.
The region is also home to an impressive choice of brand new developments, whether buyers are hunting for an apartment in lively Peterborough or a substantial family home in one of the area's charming market towns. Many of the properties are available to buy through purchase assistance schemes such as the Government-backed Help to Buy, and many house builders also offer their own additional incentives.
Our latest selection of new homes currently available across East Anglia will have something to suit a wide variety of buyers – with options in Cambridgeshire, the city of Peterborough, Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk.
Morris Gardens in Soham, Cambridgeshire (Bovis Homes)
With a choice of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, Bovis Homes has carefully designed the properties at Morris Gardens to meet the needs of today's lifestyles. Situated less than a mile from the town's historic centre, and close to lovely, open countryside, the development forms part of an established community with its own shops, pubs, schools, restaurants, medical centre and sports facilities.
For leisure time, there are miles of local footpaths and many attractions such as the National Horseracing Museum, Ely Cathedral, boating on the River Great Ouse, and all the sights of beautiful Cambridge. Soham is in a handy spot for commuters, too: just off the A142, which runs from the nearby city of Ely (nine miles away) to Newmarket, the UK's horse-racing centre (seven miles).
From Newmarket the A14 heads east to Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, or south west to Cambridge. There commuters can join the M11 for London and the M25. By rail, trains run from Ely to Cambridge and King's Cross, London, taking just over an hour. There are also services to Norwich, Ipswich, King's Lynn, Birmingham and Stansted Airport.
Prices: From £176,995 for a two-bedroom apartment, and £299,995 for a four-bedroom home.
Find out more at www.bovishomes.co.uk ; 01353 468001
Hempsted Park in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Larkfleet Homes)
Promising excellent investment potential, this new development from Larkfleet Homes is situated on the outskirts of the city, and offers a range of high quality, eco-friendly one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, all fitted with solar panels as standard.
Recent analysis by credit comparison site TotallyMoney.com revealed Peterborough as the best place in the East of England to make a good living, and the city also appeared in the top 10 on the national list. Phase two of the development has now been released, and homes are selling quickly.
The location gives residents easy access to the vibrant city centre, as well as to easy commuter links via road and rail to London, Cambridge, and Stansted Airport, amongst other destinations.
Prices: From £181,995
Find out more more about Hempsted Park from Larkfleet Homes
Redlands Park in Swaffham, Norfolk (Avant Homes)
Situated in the tranquil, family-friendly town of Swaffham, this collection of four-bedroom homes offers a superior specification, including a number of luxury extras at no additional cost – such as bi-fold doors and stylish, Italian-inspired designer kitchens.
The market town of Swaffham has a rich history, and the surrounding area is well known for its outstanding natural beauty, with the North Norfolk coast only a short distance away. Despite the peaceful location, London is less than two hours away, adding to the development's appeal.
Showhomes are open on site from Monday to Sunday from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Purchase assistance schemes – including Help to Buy, Full Value Part Exchange and other incentives – are available at this development.
Prices: The 'Rosebur'y, is priced at £297,995
Find out more at www.avanthomes.co.uk ; 01760 72031
St Luke’s Park in Runwell, Essex (Countryside Properties)
This new development promises prospective house buyers a quiet life in the countryside, yet within very easy reach of the city of Chelmsford and the seaside, and only 40 minutes from London by train.
Made up of 575 properties, including apartments and traditional three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, St Luke's Park is set within 200 acres of landscaped grounds, and forms part of the regeneration of the former Runwell Hospital. All of the homes will feature a high specification, including contemporary fitted kitchens and a full range of energy efficient integrated appliances, and modern, hotel-style bathrooms incorporating sleek fixtures and fittings.
The development is in a prime commuter location that offers direct access to London from nearby Wickford and Rayleigh train stations, with services to London Liverpool Street in just 40 minutes. By car, both Chelmsford city centre and the beach at Southend-on-Sea are just a short journey away.
Prices: From £315,000
Find out more at www.countryside-properties.com ; 01268 207136
Lark Grange in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (Taylor Wimpey)
Due for release in early 2017, Taylor Wimpey's Lark Grange development in Bury St Edmunds will deliver a range of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes designed to suit contemporary lifestyles.
Ideal for commuters, Lark Grange is only about 2.2 miles from the town centre, with easy rail links to London's Kings cross or Liverpool Street from the Bury St Edmunds railway station. By road, drivers can gain quick access to the A14 for trips to other parts of the country, while for international travel Stansted is only 49 miles away and Norwich 45 miles.
Find out more about Taylor Wimpey's developments