There’s nothing quite like walking across the threshold of a new home and knowing only you
have lived there. Here, Essex Life showcases some of the very best new home developments around the county that could make that dream a reality

Great British Life: Pavilion View, Elmstead Market Photo by: Richard Blaxall / Photerior ( View, Elmstead Market Photo by: Richard Blaxall / Photerior (


Development address: Church Road, Elmstead Market, CO7 7AW

Contact details: Nicholas Percival, 01206 563222

Describe the development: Pavilion View offers properties of varying size and style to suit every kind of home-buyer. Carefully planned, all dwellings are positioned within landscaped plots, with off-road parking, visitor bays and attractive planting. Inside you will find the very latest in contemporary fittings, fixtures and appliances.

What makes this development so special: Bordered by mature trees, established hedgerows, country lanes and a traditional village cricket pitch, Pavilion View represents an opportunity to own a classically-styled new home in a sought-after location. Set against a quintessential countryside backdrop with the A120, A12 and Colchester within easy reach.

Who will these homes appeal to: These well-proportioned homes have been designed to give owners space and light for all activities. The large dual-aspect living room allows plenty of space for family, while the main open-plan reception area is a versatile space that is perfect for relaxing, working, casual dining or entertaining.

Local Life: The Tendring Peninsula is full of opportunities for lovers of outdoor activities. Idyllic country lanes, bridleways and footpaths of the region are host to routes for walkers, runners, riders and cyclists. For day-to-day life, the local Budgens supermarket stocks a good range of groceries, there is a petrol station and a convenience store. There is an active community centre, popular Indian restaurant, beauty salon and fish and chip shop, as well as the renowned Beth Chatto Garden Nursery and Tearooms. Not far is the well-regarded Mitchells Farm Shop offering local produce. A wide selection of major supermarkets is a few miles away in Colchester.

Transport Links: Elmstead Market is clustered around the A133. The A120 for Harwich and Stansted Airport, A12 to Ipswich and London and the A14 for Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, and the Midlands are within easy reach.

What is the price range: £425,000-£575,000

Great British Life: Kavanaghs Point, Brentwood Photo: BeresfordsKavanaghs Point, Brentwood Photo: Beresfords


Development address: London Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4QG

Contact details: 01277 231515

Describe the development:

Beresfords and Palm Bond Developments are delighted to present this exclusive collection of just six luxuriously appointed modern apartments, each characterised by sophisticated, modern design, generous interior spaces and superb specifications.

What makes this development so special?

Each apartment has been designed to maximise natural light, and all are meticulously finished to very high standards, offering a haven of quality and calm the very moment you step in the front door. Incorporating a series of elegant features, they are beautifully designed London-style homes with modern spaces that encourage relaxation and time away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Who will these homes appeal to?

Lovers of the great outdoors – whether for walks, bike rides, running, exercising or picnics – will have a wealth of opportunities on hand around Brentwood. Two lovely country parks – Warley and St Faith's – are both only half-a-mile from home (perfect for the morning jog ), but the area to the south and west of the town in Hartswood, Thorndon, Hampden Wood and Shenfield Common is home to acres of woodland and country paths all waiting for you to explore.

Local Life:

Kavanaghs Point commands an excellent position on Brentwood's historic main thoroughfare – just half-a-mile from the High Street, a short bike ride from the station and a mile from the A12/M25 interchange. Whether the delights of town, the beauty of the countryside or the bright lights of the city are your thing, Kavanaghs Point couldn't put you in a better position. A host of nearby amenities, quality food options and popular destinations are conveniently located within easy reach.

Transport Links:

With the M25/A12 interchange just a mile away, your options for travel throughout the London orbital and South East region are almost unlimited.

Brentwood train station is less than a mile away as the crow flies, with frequent services throughout the day to Colchester, Ipswich, Norwich, Stratford, London Liverpool Street and all stations in between. And, with the new Crossrail network operating from Brentwood and Shenfield stations, you can travel across London to Paddington, Heathrow and Reading without having to change trains.

What is the price range? £335,000

Great British Life: Ayletts Green, Kelvedon Photo: BeresfordsAyletts Green, Kelvedon Photo: Beresfords


Development address: Doughton Road (off Coggeshall Road), Kelvedon, Essex, CO5 9NX

Contact details: Beresfords New Homes 01376 517777

Describe the development:

Set on the edge of the historic village of Kelvedon, and positioned around five distinct characterful areas, Aylett’s Green offers you an outstanding selection of homes – ranging from 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom detached, semi-detached and terraced houses to 2 bedroom bungalows and 1 & 2 bedroom apartments.

What makes this development so special?

Aylett’s Green features extensive open spaces for relaxation and leisure, including a play area and pond – and with Kelvedon station for commuting just down the road, and the high street nearby, it’s a wonderful place to settle down and call home.

Who will these homes appeal to?

The variety of properties on offer means at Aylett’s green there is a property for every type of buyer. Buyers relocating, downsizers and first-time buyers are just a few of the positions buyers have been in when purchasing here. Internally the properties match the quality of the location and are finished to an extremely high standard.

Local Life:

Within Kelvedon, you have everything you need in a village high street, post offices, idyllic pubs, convenience stores, pharmacy, takeaways and local primary schools.

Transport Links:

This unique development by CALA Homes has managed to provide convenient living for commuting to London (50 minutes to London Liverpool Street Station from Kelvedon Station) whilst still maintaining the village lifestyle, thus having the best of both worlds.

What is the price range?

Current released prices are:

Flats from £224,950

Houses are from £569,950

Great British Life: Larcombe Mews, Margaretting Photo: BeresfordsLarcombe Mews, Margaretting Photo: Beresfords


Development address: Main Road, Margaretting, CM4

Contact details: 01277 350505

Describe the development: Larcombe Mews is where contemporary luxury meets the beauty of the countryside. Tucked away amidst a pretty picture-postcard scene of leafy byways, rolling green fields and tranquil village life, yet only four miles from the vibrant centre of Chelmsford, these outstanding new four-bedroom properties deliver everything you need for a relaxed, modern, well-connected lifestyle.

What makes this development so special?

The first thing you’ll appreciate about this exclusive collection is the impressive sense of character. Featuring attractive designs that blend traditional styling with contemporary layouts and high-end fittings, this is a quality development where attention to detail is evident at every turn – and is a place where you’ll instantly feel at home.

Who will these homes appeal to?

From serene countryside living to cosmopolitan Chelmsford City Centre Larcombe Mews offers the best of both worlds.

The location means its dream for commuters and professionals as London's Liverpool Street Station is just 36 minutes away by train.

Parents will be pleased to note the number of exceptional schools in the area. Margaretting Church of England Primary is just half a mile from home, while Ingatestone & Fryerning Church of England Junior School is a short 2.5 mile drive away. The Anglo-European School in Ingatestone offers secondary education.

Local Life:

Margaretting is a peaceful village of tree-lined roads, lush hedgerows, characterful cottages and tasteful modern additions that complement the local vernacular.

Less than two miles away, Ingatestone is technically a large village, but has all the trappings of a well-heeled, cosy market town. Providing everything for residents' daily needs, the charming high street has retained many of the shops and features other places have lost over the decades – you'll find a traditional butcher, baker, hardware store and numerous artisan shops and boutiques.

Transport Links:

With the A12 just moments away, and onward connections to the A414, A130 and A131, residents will enjoy quick, easy road journeys.

Ingatestone train station offers extensive parking facilities and regular services to suit both commuters and day-trippers in both directions on the main line to Stratford, London, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich.

What is the price range? From £899,995

Great British Life: Greyhound Grove, North Ockendon Photo: BeresfordsGreyhound Grove, North Ockendon Photo: Beresfords


Development address: Ockendon Rd, North Ockendon, Upminster RM14 3PT

Contact details: 01708 222200

Describe the development: 

Nestled in the idyllic village of North Ockendon, Upminster, Greyhound Grove is a testament to the perfect harmony between modern luxury and rural tranquillity. This exclusive development, comprising fourteen detached and semi-detached bungalows, has taken meticulous care to create a gated community that caters to the desires of discerning homeowners.

What makes this development so special?

Formerly home to the Retired Greyhound Trust, Greyhound Grove pays homage to its past by seamlessly blending with the serene countryside surroundings. The development backs onto rolling open fields and lush green pastures, artfully enhanced by thoughtful landscaping, creating an at

mosphere of space, seclusion, and serenity.

Who will these homes appeal to?

Privacy and exclusivity have been at the forefront of Greyhound Grove's design philosophy. With the picturesque south Essex countryside as its backdrop, this gated community offers residents a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Greyhound Grove is more than a housing development; it's a lifestyle choice. It offers a unique opportunity to own a luxurious residence in a stunning rural setting, without compromising on the convenience of urban amenities. For those who seek the perfect blend of style, comfort, and tranquillity, Greyhound Grove stands as an embodiment of their dreams—a place where luxury finds its home amidst the soothing embrace of nature.

Local Life:

What sets Greyhound Grove apart is its exceptional location. While it immerses residents in the peaceful embrace of nature, it maintains proximity to essential amenities and excellent travel connections.

Privacy and exclusivity have been at the forefront of Greyhound Grove's design philosophy. With the picturesque south Essex countryside as its backdrop, this gated community offers residents a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Transport Links:

Just minutes away by car to Upminster Rail Station and Upminster Underground Station, from where you can reach London’s Fenchurch Street in just 28 minutes. Equally impressive is Upminster’s road connectivity, with the M25’s links to both the south and north just 5 minutes away at Junction 29. The convenient A127 is equally as close providing ease of access to the famous beaches of Southend and the expanding airport.

What is the price range? From £650,000