Annington’s exclusive Cawdle Meadows development of 10 spacious new detached homes will be released for sale this Spring and are sure to be popular with buyers looking for family homes that benefit from transport links close by, whilst also having the countryside on their doorstep.
On the northern edge of the quintessential Cambridgeshire village of Little Thetford, Cawdle Meadows is just three miles from the historic city of Ely and is surrounded by the unique fenland countryside and waterways. Although often overshadowed by neighbouring Cambridge, Ely boasts all of the heritage, culture and transport links that the university city has, but on a smaller scale. The crowning glory of Ely is undoubtedly its beautiful 11th century cathedral, featured in films and TV programmes including The King’s Speech, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Netflix series The Crown.
Despite being surrounded by the unspoilt landscape of the Fens, Ely offers superb connections. Trains from Ely station reach London Kings Cross in less than an hour and 10 minutes, while the commute into busy Cambridge is even easier – from 14 minutes by train, just over half an hour by car or a little longer on the frequent buses. Train services also head to Norwich, Kings Lynn, Stansted Airport, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool, giving a wide range of possibilities.
Louise Saunders, Sales & Marketing Manager at Annington, comments: “Buyers who commute into Cambridge or London will be astonished at what’s on offer around Ely, such a short train commute away that you’ll barely have time to drink your coffee before you’re in the office. The beautiful city of Ely has history and culture, artisan shops and traditional markets, retail shopping outlets and leisure facilities, all surrounded by waterways, country walks and sleepy villages.”
Little Thetford itself dates back to Roman times, when it was the main crossing point of the River Great Ouse, which now winds its way on into Ely. The river allows navigation all the way from Bedfordshire to the Norfolk coast, offering great potential for those who like boating or canoeing.
The homes at Cawdle Meadows include three five-bedroom properties with two different layouts, each boasting more than 2,000 sq ft of versatile family space; five four-bedroom homes, also with two distinct choices of floorplan; and two three-bedroom bungalows with more than 1,200 sq ft of living space, including separate living room and kitchen diner. All of the homes available at the development also come with utility rooms; a handy space to store muddy boots after countryside walks, as well as for keeping laundry and cleaning products out of sight.
All the homes are beautifully finished inside, with glass balustrades to the staircase, quality German kitchens featuring Quartz worktops, Bosch induction hobs and integrated appliances and fully tiled bathrooms with contemporary white sanitary ware and chrome fittings. Underfloor heating is powered from an eco-friendly air source heat pump. Externally, the properties have been designed to blend in with the existing village by incorporating modern interpretations of vernacular architectural details.
Properties at Cawdle Meadows come with paved patio areas and a garden store, whilst the development has been landscaped with shrubs designed to encourage pollinating insects and provide seasonal colour. The homes overlook extensive green open spaces with bark mulch paths and native trees creating an environment that is relaxing and appealing to both residents and local wildlife.Insect hotels, log piles and bird and bat boxes will ensure that wildlife around the development is both conserved and enhanced.
Homes at Cawdle Meadows start from £459,995. To register your interest, and to find out more about making a move to Ely, contact selling agent William H Brown on 01353 663 311 or visit www.cawdlemeadows.co.uk.