Move in time for Christmas – East Anglia new builds now available

Posted 28 September 2016 by Keith Osborne

The first of a series of articles showing a range of new build homes on sale right now which are available to move into before Christmas 2016...

While you may think it’s a little early to be talking about Christmas, it really isn’t if you’re serious about finding a new home and moving into it in good time for the festive season.

Taking into account the whole of the property-buying process – from visiting sites and looking around show homes, through sorting out your mortgage and finance and working through the legal system – you really need to start now to make sure you leave enough time for everything to be done.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be looking in detail at a range of new build homes that can be bought and moved into by Christmas Eve. This time around, we take a detailed look at homes in East Anglia that will be ready in time.

Abode, Cambridge (Bidwells) - Abode took Bronze in the Best Development category in the WhatHouse? Awards 2014 and remains one of the most impressive collections on new homes in the Cambridge area. ‘The Hawthorne’ is a four-bedroom/four-bathroom family home providing 1,899 sq ft of accommodation, along with three private terraces, a study area, double integral garage and bicycle store. Guide price for this home is £779,995. Find out more at


‘The Hallfield’, The Pavilions, Quendon, Essex (Beresfords/CALA Homes) - Located within easy reach of Newport, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted Airport, ‘The Hallfield is an attractive family house type from the former WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year. Priced at £899,950, this five-bedroom home is a partly clad with whitewashed timber/red brick design with spacious kitchen/breakfast room, study, dining room, two en suite bedrooms and a dressing area to the master bedroom. Find out more about The Pavilions from CALA Homes 

The Pavilions

St Walstans, Costessey, Norfolk (Kier Living) - Kier Living’s sales and marketing director David Thomas says of this scheme just five miles west of Norwich: “Christmas is a really special time of year, and even more so when your family has just moved into their dream home. Choosing a house at St Walstans means you don’t have an onward chain to worry about, so the prospect of moving in before Christmas is very feasible.” Currently, the development has three-bedroom family homes priced from £229,995 and five-bedroom townhouses priced from £309,995, with Part Exchange and Help to Buy available. Find out more at

St Walstans

Halo, Cambridge (Crest Nicholson) - Located on the southern outskirts of the city, this development is within easy reach of the city centre, the M11, Addenbrookes and the Biomedical Campus, the Colleges and some of the best schools in the area. It offers a mix of apartments and houses, all in a very distinctive contemporary style featuring open-plan living, high ceilings and large expanses of glazing for plentiful natural light. Prices range from £340,000 to £1.25m, with Help to Buy and Part Exchange on offer. Find out more at 


‘Oakwood House’, Woodlands, Edney Common, Essex (Beresfords) - This individually designed house is situated just a short drive away from the Chelmsford, close to Hylands Park and backing onto ancient woodland. Set over three floors, this property impresses from the entrance hall onwards, with a large kitch family room as its hub, numerous reception rooms, a master bedroom with en suite and dressing room, four further bedrooms and a south-east-facing rear garden. This property is priced at £1.4m. Find out more at


Kinsey Place, Linton, Cambridgeshire (Bidwells) - This collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes just 10 miles from the heart of Cambridge and offers a village setting with plenty of local amenities, and close to the city and the M11. Plot 9 is a detached three-bedroom/two-bathroom family home with an open-plan ground floor layout, south-facing garden and garage, with a guide price of £465,000. Plot 4 is an open-plan terrace house with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms with a guide price of £400,000. Find out more at

Kinsey Place

‘The Kingsley’, Flitch Green, Dunmow, Essex (Beresfords) - This five-bedroom detached house is set out over three storeys, with the master bedroom taking up the whole of the top floor, an oasis of luxury with a twin-basin en suite and a substantial dressing area with large built-in wardrobes. Of the other four double bedrooms, two are en suite, with the others sharing a generous family bathroom. The ground floor has kitchen/breakfast room with utility room, a full-length lounge/dining room and a study. The price is currently £599,995. Find out more at

'The Kingsley'

‘The Raleigh’, Trueloves Grange, Ingatestone, Essex (CALA Homes) - This is a gated development of five-, six- and seven-bedroom homes, nestled in the charming village of Ingatestone, between Brentwood and Chelmsford. ‘The Raleigh’ is a three-storey home comprising six bedrooms, five with en suites, an open-plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, utility room, sitting room, study, library area , family bathroom and TV room. Underfloor heating, motion-sensor night-lights, electric garage doors and landscaped gardens are some of many luxury touches to this £2.1m home. Find out more about Trueloves Grange from CALA Homes 

Trueloves Grange

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