Plans have been approved for a new development of just 10 detached properties in the village of Little Thetford in Cambridgeshire. The development, named Cawdle Meadows by Annington is set in over three acres and will comprise of two spacious bungalows, while the others will be a mix of four and five-bedroom family homes, all with double garages, ample parking and generous gardens.
Set on the northern edge of the village, which has a school, village hall, sports club and church, the development is designed to conserve and enhance the wildlife of the area. The homes have been designed to overlook the green open space which will feature bark mulch paths and native trees, with the addition of insect hotels, log piles and bird and bat boxes to encourage wildlife. Shrubs and plants will be selected to appeal to bees and butterflies, and front gardens will be planted to encourage pollinating insects and provide seasonal colour.
As well as improving the natural environment, Cawdle Meadows has been designed to fit in with the existing homes in the village by incorporating modern interpretations of traditional architectural details such as bay windows, gables and white render with black timber cladding. There are five different house designs on the site, in a mixture of cream and red bricks, to keep the area looking interesting and to reflect the variety of local homes in Little Thetford.
Sally Parsons, Property Director at Annington, said: “It’s hugely rewarding when longstanding plans finally to come to fruition, and the approval of this project is set to create additional housing opportunities for Little Thetford. This exclusive development is designed with the community in mind, blending the heritage and character of the village with the beautiful East Anglian landscape. The homes will be available on the market in the new year offering a selection of properties, all of which are ideal for buyers of all ages, including growing families.”
A peaceful sanctuary tucked into Cambridgeshire’s fenland countryside, Little Thetford is woven through with manmade waterways and walks such as the Cawdle Fen. The quintessential Cambridgeshire village also has a pre-school, primary school, village hall and social club. Whilst the cathedral city of Ely is just three miles away and has three market days a week, and a selection of small independent shops nestled among some of the bigger names.
There are 40 trains a day from Ely heading to London Kings Cross, reaching the capital in as little as 1 hour 9 minutes. Cambridge is also just 14 miles away and can be reached in just over half an hour by car or in 16 minutes by train from Ely, while Bury St Edmunds is around 45 minutes and Ipswich an hour away by road. There’s a regular bus service linking the village with both Ely and Cambridge. To encourage residents to consider cycling to the station, or for leisure, all the homes have dedicated bike storage.
To register your interest, and to find out more about Cawdle Meadows, contact selling agent William H Brown on 01353 663311 or visit www.cawdlemeadows.co.uk