It is the oldest recorded town in Britain, And, according to the census, it is also one of Britain’s fastest growing. Now, four distinctive developments are giving house buyers the opportunity to snap up a new home in this popular Essex town.
Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town. A Roman fortress was established in the town – then called Camulodunum – and a recent archaeological dig found the remains of Roman chariot race track underneath the Garrison in Colchester – a unique find in Britain.
“Colchester offers a lovely mix of history and modern amenities and is in a superb location,” says Keith Osborne, editor of new homes portal whathouse.co.uk. “Just 50 miles from London and 30 miles from Stansted Airport, this popular commuter town offers great transport links. And, thanks to recent regeneration, it is one of the country’s fastest-growing towns,” he added.
This recent regeneration has seen several lovely new housing developments take shape. Taylor Wimpey has four sites across Colchester, offering everything from first-time buyer apartments to large family homes. For example, prices at The Quarters development start at just £184,995 for a three-bedroom semi while the ‘Woodman’ three-bedroom detached starts at just £214,995.
If you prefer a semi-rural location then Blenheim Park has a great choice of new homes for sale. The popular Maple boasts three bedrooms – one with en suite – a large living/dining room, a downstairs WC and a large family bathroom. You also benefit from a private garden and a single garage, with prices starting at just £194,995.
Also popular at Blenheim Park is the ‘Beech’: a charming two-bedroom semi. With allocated parking and a private garden, these are perfect first-time buyer homes and start at £159,995.
Osborne added: “One of the other advantages of living in Colchester is that is boasts the lowest rainfall of any town in the country. So, there’s literally no better place in the UK to buy a new home or apartment and to sit on your balcony or in your garden. Taylor Wimpey has a great choice of properties in Colchester to suit all pockets, and I’m not surprised that these lovely new homes are selling fast.”
As one of the UK’s largest housebuilders, Taylor Wimpey is in a strong position to offer some excellent assistance schemes for house-hunters who want to buy but feel they can’t. A scheme such as NewBuy offers the chance to purchase with a deposit of as little as 5% while part exchange offers homeowners the opportunity to move up the property ladder without dealing with estate agents or a buying chain.
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