For those inspired to take up cycling by the success of Team GB at the Rio Olympics, a brand new home in Cambridgeshire could set the wheels in motion.
With properties at Hauxton Meadows close to a cycle path that offers a link to Cambridge city centre, there are few better places to get back in the saddle or take up cycling as a new hobby.
Redrow’s Cobden Gardens and Sanderson Manor development are both part of the wider Hauxton Meadows development in the village of Hauxton and offer buyers a smooth ride as, unlike older properties, they’re easy to manage and efficient to run.
With no need to spend time on home improvements, homeowners could find they have more free time to enjoy a new pastime.
Tonia Tyler, sales director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), said: “Team GB’s Olympic cyclists won a superb six gold medals plus four silver and two bronze, and their success is likely to inspire a whole new generation of keen riders.
“Because it’s relatively flat with an extensive network of cycle routes, Cambridgeshire has a reputation as being one of the best places in the UK for cycling. Just five miles from Cambridge city centre, our new homes at Cobden Gardens and Sanderson Manor are ideally placed for homeowners to use their pedal power to get around. The nearby Harston to Trumpington cycleway can take them right into Cambridge in around 30 minutes. Alternatively they could leave their bike at Trumpington station and then hop on the shuttle into the city centre.”
Between them, Cobden Gardens and Sanderson Manor offer a good choice of two. three, four and five-bedroom homes from Redrow’s sought-after Heritage Collection. Externally they look very traditional, taking inspiration from the Arts & Crafts era. Inside however they’re designed to meet the demands of today’s busy lifestyles, with high specification interiors including well equipped kitchens and sleek bathrooms and en-suites.
“One of the key differences between buying a brand new home and an older property is that you can truly make it your own from day one rather than inheriting the previous occupants’ design choices or worse their DIY disasters,” Tonia adds.
“The MyRedrow feature of our website is an excellent resource that can be used to select everything from the style of the kitchen units to the colour of the bathroom tiles – even a garden shed in which to keep your bicycle!”
The names of the phases at Hauxton Meadows give a nod to the area’s past, remembering T J Cobden-Sanderson, a designer from the Arts & Crafts era who studied law at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Current prices at Cobden Gardens are from £334,950 for a two-bedroom home and at Sanderson Manor start from £596,950 for a four-bedroom detached property.
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1billion turnover and building more than 4,000 homes in 2014/15 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.