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Take 3…Home Counties Developments For Great Grammar Schools

Posted 29 September 2021 by Keith Osborne

We look at three developments ideal for families looking for proximity to top schools in Essex, Kent and Berkshire...

For younger families who are house-hunting, the quality of schools is one of the top factors when considering their best choice of a new home, and this could involve looking many years ahead to when the children move from primary to secondary education.

Grammar schools are highly regarded (and commonly rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted) and we’ve picked three current developments in the Home Counties that are within easy reach of one of these top-rated places of learning.

Beaulieu, Essex (Countryside)

BeaulieuChelmsford is renowned for offering a very high standard of education, with schools in the area regularly feature in The Sunday Times Good Schools Guide. In 2019, King Edward VI Grammar School and Chelmsford County High School for Girls were placed in the top 20 for A level and GCSE results in the whole of the country.

Beaulieu is a vibrant new district for Chelmsford and Beaulieu Gate is the latest collection of new homes there, offering 116 private homes and 34 affordable homes with a range of one- and two-bedroom apartments, one-, two- and three-bedroom maisonettes and a selection of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses.

Among the first-class amenities that will allow the new neighbourhoods to grow and flourish are two new primary schools and a secondary school. These are in addition to community, health, sport and retail amenities together with an extensive network of parkland and green open spaces.

As an ideal location for commuters, Chelmsford is approximately 32 miles north-east of London, with major roads easily accessible including the A12, M11 and M25 motorways. Stansted Airport is just 18 miles away by car. Chelmsford railway station offers regular services to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.

Pricing at Beaulieu for a one-bedroom starts at £261,995. Current three- and four-bedroom family homes start from £484,995 and £504,995 respectively. Find out more at www.beaulieu.uk.com.


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Quinton Court, Kent (Berkeley)

Quinton CourtQuinton Court is former WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year Berkeley’s boutique apartment development in Sevenoaks town centre. A number of top-rated primary and secondary schools are within just a couple of miles of home here, including Weald of Kent Grammar School.

Quinton Court comprises 60 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, located in an elegant red-brick building. Only two- and three-bedroom apartments remain for sale and with living space starting at 882 sq ft and 1,029 sq ft respectively, they could make a perfect alternative to a house as a great family home.

Located in the centre of Sevenoaks, it benefits from a wide range of amenities on its doorstep, and Sevenoaks train station is just a six-minute walk away (with direct 22-minute services to central London). Sevenoaks town centre boasts a quintessentially English high street with timber-framed buildings, known for its wide selection of shops, with a mix of independent boutiques and high-street brands.

The development is a stone’s throw from The Knole Park Golf Club, often featured among the best golf courses in the country, as well as the Deer Park and Sevenoaks Wildlife reserve.

Prices at Quinton Court start from £599,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Find out more from Berkeley Homes.


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The Woodlands Collection at Kingswood, Berkshire (Millgate)

The Woodlands CollectionAscot and its surrounding area is renowned for its range of high-ranking state and independent schools for children of all ages, and The Woodlands Collection is with a few miles of many of them. Among them is Langley Grammar School (a 20-minute drive away), which in benefitting from several brand new buildings and facilities.

The Woodlands Collection, from developer Millgate, comprises a range of expansive five-bedroom houses. They have been designed to complement the picturesque surroundings and countryside setting with traditionally inspired architecture and fine craftsmanship.

Inside, each home provides an abundance of space, with a generous family and dining room, opening onto a bespoke hand-painted kitchen which is fully-equipped with integrated appliances, stone worktops and soft close doors and drawers, all curated for the utmost convenience. Upstairs, many master bedrooms boast spacious dressing rooms with fitted wardrobes, en suites and private terraces, offering beautiful views of the development’s charming woodland setting.

The Kingswood development is set within 22 acres of beautiful mature woodland and within easy reach of the town’s bustling town centre, which provides an impressive range of convenient amenities and services. Nearby Ascot railway station provides direct services to London Waterloo within 55 minutes, and the nearby towns of Sunninghill, Reading and Windsor can be accessed by car in less than 45 minutes

Prices start at £1.25million. Find out more at www.kingswood-ascot.com.


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