New Homes in Essex for Those Thinking of Leaving London

Lead image: St Osyth Priory, courtesy Berefords

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to truly appreciate the simple things, like open space, nature and a garden to call our own.

Many Londoners, finding themselves stuck working from home with no outside space, might be considering a more rural lifestyle moving forward.

Essex is a great county for those looking for more space with easy access to London. Beresfords partners with a variety of different developers across Essex, offering new builds in rural settings with any easy commute to London.

From family homes to stylish apartments and cottages, Berefords picks out three of the best new build developments in Essex available now…

1 Ingrave House, Brentwood
Ingrave House in Brentwood is made up of studio, one, two and three-bed and penthouse apartments developed by Land Charter. Ingrave House offers the best of both worlds with the bustling Brentwood High Street just a short walk from your new apartment, while the rural Thorndon Country and Weald Country Park are both within close proximity and surrounding villages offer local pubs and quaint independent shops. Plus, if you need to get into London swiftly, just hop on a train from nearby Shenfield station, which will have you at Liverpool Street station in around 20 minutes.
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2 Woodlands Meadow, Great Dunmow
Woodlands Meadow, near the historic market town of Great Dunmow, consists of premium, period-style, new-build homes by Wickford Developments. Phase one, comprising three, four and five bedroom houses, is ideal for families. With rolling countryside on your doorstep and dog walks galore, the woodland setting is perfect whether you work from home or within Essex. Dunmow offers excellent travel links to nearby Chelmsford and Braintree, plus the M11 is less than 10 miles away for a 40-minute drive to Stratford. Transport links to Stansted Airport via the Stansted Express is just five miles from Great Dunmow.
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3 St Osyth Priory, St Osyth
Originally home to the saint and legend Osgyth, St Osyth Priory is steeped in history. Today, St Osyth Priory is an exceptional collection of heritage assets. With new properties being developed and built by City & Country, St Osyth Priory now comprises 73 new-build homes. Set within the historic grounds, these traditionally designed homes range from pretty cottages and elegant family homes to stylish apartments, all set within an idyllic country estate populated chiefly by flora and fauna. The Priory overlooks Brightlingsea, just a five-minute drive from St Osyth Beach, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to walks (perfect for dog owners). Plus, you can be in London within 90 minutes when travelling from Great Bentley train station.
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