Developed by Laragh Homes, Manor Farm is a sensitive, bespoke Community Land Trust scheme of 75 properties, 25 of which have been let by the local community. The next phase will include the build of 28 new homes ranging from two to four bedrooms, with prices starting at £295,000. This exciting next stage of the development includes two new house types; The Rutland, a stunning two-bedroom detached bungalow and The Thornton, which is a spacious three-bedroom cottage. Available with the Help to Buy scheme, the next phase of homes have been carefully designed and sensitively spaced within the heart of the development, around the central village green. Eight of the new homes will be part of the Community Land Trust and available exclusively to local people within the neighbourhood.
Every house at Manor Farm is expertly designed to incorporate a contemporary feel with a rural aesthetic. The village community was heavily involved in the style and layout of the development, ensuring that the scheme blends in with the local vernacular around Stretham. Each property comes with a private garden and parking whilst being finished to exacting standards with the best in contemporary kitchens and bathrooms. Every house is built with an emphasis on energy efficiency, including air source heat pumps and a high standard of insulation. This gives each home an impressive energy rating for efficiency and environmental impact, saving owners money on running costs.
Community is at the heart of Manor Farm, which has been reflected in the scheme’s large central village green, a new doctor’s surgery and extensive pathways through the surrounding countryside. Laragh Homes has made a concerted effort to improve local bridleways and walks, paying homage to the area’s open countryside.
Stretham is four miles from the historic town of Ely and only twelve miles from Cambridge. Bury St Edmunds, Huntingdon and Newmarket are all also within easy reach. Ely has a mainline train station into London Kings Cross taking just over an hour, making Manor Farm an obvious choice for those looking to commute into the capital, or into Cambridge which is only 20 minutes by train. The A10 is also within each reach giving fast access to the rest of the country and the M11.
Mark Peck, Director at Cheffins, the selling agent, comments:“Following incredible sales success across the first phase of the development, we are thrilled to launch these further new properties. With Help to Buy available and a further selection of Community Land Trust homes, these properties present a fantastic opportunity for both buyers from the area and those looking for a quality new home in a beautiful, rural location. Buyers at the development have included local purchasers, downsizers, London and Cambridge commuters and young families. Manor Farm already has an established community with a series of local events at the scheme and a popular running club.”
Hannah Greenhow, Sales and Marketing Manager, Laragh Homes, comments:“With the popularity of the first two phases, and addition of Help to Buy, we are hopeful that these houses will sell very quickly, with several potential purchasers already having sold and moving into rented especially to secure a plot on this development. A great community is being created by the current residents which was one of our main aims for the scheme and is so lovely to see.”
Phase two of the scheme is expected to be complete by Spring 2019. Prices start from £295,000.
For more information, contact Cheffins, Ely on t: +44 (0) 1353 654900