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Recently revealed in the top ten happiest places to live in East Anglia, Chelmsford in Essex has certainly become a commuters dream[1]. House-hunters searching for that ‘new home happiness’ need look no further than Bellway’s Channels in Chelmsford, giving them access to the bustling city as well as the lush Essex countryside. Designed to effortlessly complement its surroundings and provide residents with the best of British nature, Channels offers a wide range of homes to suit any buyer’s tastes.

Located on the outskirts of Chelmsford, a range of house types are offered including two, three, four and five bedroom homes. Ideal for families searching for spacious homes surrounded by tree-lined avenues, lakes and wide open spaces ripe for exploration. The vibrant city centre is also within easy reach, with its revamped shopping complex and range of amenities.

Speaking of the new homes, Gemma Bannister, Divisional Sales Manager at Bellway Homes Essex, said: “With a choice of two distinct neighbourhoods – Aqua Verde and Eagle Rise – Channels offers everything house hunters are looking for to stay happy in Chelmsford, and with Help to Buy available on these new homes, there’s even more reason to smile. The location offers the perfect balance of access to the city’s busy centre, but also the ability to explore the countryside at home. Residents will benefit from Chelmsford’s excellent transport links and impressive facilities, combined with the thoughtfully designed properties, Channels can provide a long-term, happy home.”

Aqua Verde is located in Channels, and offers feature characterful architecture including vaulted roofs and full height windows to flood rooms with light. Most properties at Aqua Verde feature open plan living spaces, with generously proportioned bedrooms and top of the range fixtures and fittings.

Eagle Rise features an equally impressive standard of design, including contemporary bi-folding doors, filling the space with light in winter, and inviting nature in during the warmer months. Selected properties feature a luxurious master suite with integrated wardrobes, dressing area and a private terrace, providing the ideal space to unwind and relax.

All interiors at Channels are stylish and modern, with fitted kitchens and stainless steel integrated appliances, sleek bathrooms with crystal white suites and ceramic wall tiling throughout.

For lovers of the outdoors, Channels will suit perfectly. With a wealth of green spaces scattered throughout the development, and surrounded by the Essex countryside, these homes are ideal. Quaint Essex villages are nearby, along with a variety of historical buildings, which are all ripe for exploration. Newland Grove Nature Reserve is close by for wildlife enthusiasts, while alongside the nearby River Chelmer, residents will find a number of walking routes.

Chelmsford city centre is a short drive from Channels and offers a wealth of leisure opportunities. The quality of shopping is renowned, with two shopping centres – Meadows and High Chelmer – as well as a range of high street and independent boutiques and the newly developed Bond Street, which includes a John Lewis store. A regular market and a number of farmers’ markets are also held in the area. For evening entertainment, a plethora of restaurants, bars, traditional pubs, tea rooms and cafes cater to all tastes. Drama lovers can take advantage of two theatres, hosting a variety of live music, comedy and drama shows, while the latest blockbusters are always on show at the local Odeon cinema.

Families are spoilt for choice when it comes to schooling; a number of well-regarded schools are within easy reach of Channels. Little Waltham CE Primary School and Great Waltham CE Primary in the neighbouring village. For older students, King Edward VI Grammar and Chelmsford County High School for Girls, two of the top performing schools in the country, are both less than 10 minutes’ drive away.

These new homes will provide a direct and stress-free commute into London, Chelmsford Railway Station is just 10 minutes’ drive away. From there, regular services run into Stratford (for Canary Wharf and Docklands) and reaches London Liverpool Street in about 35 minutes. Channels is well located to benefit from the areas’ excellent road network, with the A12 just eight minutes’ drive, with links to the A120 for Stansted Airport and the M25 for travel in and around London.

Prices at Eagle Rise start from £429,995 for The Addington, a three bedroom home; and from £544,995 for the Woburn, a four bedroom detached home. Aqua Verde offers two bedroom homes from £344,995 and The Sunningdale, an impressive five bedroom detached house is available from £699,995.

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