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AmenitiesThere are several McColl’s convenience stores within easy reach of The Shires, with a Tesco superstore just around the corner on Mandeville Way leading into town.
For GPs, register with Langdon Hills Medical Centre (SS16 6SA, call 01268 418200) and for dentists try Langdon Hills Dental Care (Sat Nav SS16 6HG, call 01268 419845).
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Langdon Hills Dental Care
Langdon Hills Medical Centre
Southfields Veterinary Specialists
DiningYou don’t have to be a member to enjoy high class dining at Langdon Hills Country Club, with the Sunday roast a firm favourite with locals. Head into town and you’ll find a huge choice with something to suit every taste and budget. Festival leisure Park is home to Nandos, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays and Chiquitos, to name but a few, while nearby Billericay has The Magic Mushroom, a highly-rated a la carte restaurant. Horndon on the Hill boasts the Bell Inn and The Ostlers, while Bulphan is home to the Dog and Partridge and Elona’s Restaurant at Ye Olde Plough.
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EducationWe understand that school work is as important as getting to work for our family homebuyers, so we always build close to a selection of excellent schools. Residents of the Shires can choose from a variety of local primary schools, including the outstanding Great Berry Primary, along with Bulphan CofE Primary, Lincewood Primary and Merrylands Primary, all of which are rated good.
Older pupils can choose between Hassenbrook Academy and Gable Hall School in Stanford le Hope, the good rated Basildon Academy and James Hornsby School, or Woodlands School, which is rated good with outstanding features.
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Great Berry Primary School
Horndon on the Hill C of E Primary School
Laindon Park Primary School and Nursery
Merrylands Primary School
The Basildon Upper Academy
University of Essex (Southend Campus)
LeisureThere is a lively sports and social scene at Langdon Hills Golf and Country Club, right on your doorstep, with much more on offer in nearby Basildon. Festival Leisure Park includes a Hollywood Bowl, a Cineworld cinema, a gym and a popular play park, along with a host of family favourite restaurants, while the Towngate Theatre offers live entertainment with a varied programme throughout the year.
Closer to home, Langdon Hills Country Park and Northlands Wood Country Park are great places to get outdoors and explore, enjoying some quality family time away from the smartphone screen. You can also enjoy a traditional day at the seaside at classic resorts like Canvey Island and Southend on Sea, all within easy reach of home.
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Langdon Hill Golf Country Club and Hotel
Wat Tyler Centre
The recently refurbished Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon offers over 100 stores and is surrounded by a pedestrianised shopping centre featuring all your favourite brands. If you prefer out of town shopping, check out Westgate Shopping Park, Pipps Hill Retail Park or Mayflower Retail Park.For that special shopping trip, the famous Lakeside Shopping Centre has 250 stores just a short drive away in Grays, while the massive Blue Water Shopping Centre offers even more, with 330 stores and 40 restaurants just over the river in Dartford.
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Eastgate Shopping Centre
Mayflower Retail Park
TransportThe Shires lies between the main arterial routes of the A127 and the A13, offering easy access to the M25 in just 10miles and London beyond. Chelmsford is around 20miles and Southend on Sea approximately 14miles.
Laindon Station, just a short drive from the development, has direct trains to Fenchurch Street taking just 35minutes, with up to six services per hour in peak times and plenty of parking or regular commuters. If you are heading further afield, London Southend Airport is 14miles, Stansted is 39miles and Gatwick is around 50miles.
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London Southend Airport
Stanford Le Hope Station
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The development location is Lower Dunton Road,Horndon-On-The-Hill,Essex,SS17 8QF