Cambridge is the third best place to work in the UK, based on job satisfaction, job openings, salary and home value, according to Glassdoor’s Best Towns and Cities report.[i] Close to the key employment hub in Cambridge, Storey Homes is launching a new marketing suite at its Birch Meadow development in Barkway, North Hertfordshire. Ideal for workers in Cambridge who want to be located less than half an hour away in a beautiful village location, on-site sales will launch at the Birch Meadow marketing suite on Saturday 26th January 2019.
Situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Barkway, Birch Meadow comprises an exclusive collection of 12 homes. Offering beautiful three, four and five-bedroom properties, each home features a practical internal layout and is complemented by a high specification. Home to over 120 businesses, Cambridge Science Park is just 15 miles from the development, making it an ideal commuter location for local professionals.
Katy Jordan, Managing Director of Storey Homes comments: “Many people struggle to find the right balance between work and home life due to long commutes, however for workers in Cambridge, Birch Meadow is in a prime location. The homes offer residents a quiet village lifestyle, with the benefit of easy access. Birch Meadow has already gained a lot of interest and now we are launching a new marketing suite, potential purchasers will be able to visit and meet our sales team, to find out what this wonderful development has to offer.”
Birch Meadow offers 10 private detached properties as well as two semi-detached shared ownership properties, designed to appeal to a range of buyers including commuters, young professionals’ families and downsizers.
Most four and five-bedrooms homes feature an open-plan living area such as a spacious kitchen/dining/family room creating the hub of the home for quality time together. Many homes also boast a separate lounge, in addition to the open-plan living area. Master bedrooms are luxurious and complete with built-in wardrobes and an en suite. The properties benefit from larger than average gardens, off-street parking as standard and an electric vehicle charging point.
Residents at Birch Meadow are surrounded by plenty of green spaces as well as a bluebell swathe, retained trees and soft landscaping throughout. Barkway is steeped in history with some local buildings and houses dating as far back as the 15th century. Local shops and amenities, including the local pub The Tally Ho, are all located close by for residents at Birch Meadow.
The larger town of Royston is just five miles away and provides a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs as well as an abundance of leisure activities including the Royston Cave and Caverns hidden beneath the streets, Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery and a paintballing facility, ideal for families.
The development is also ideally situated for those looking for a great selection of schools. A short walk away and situated on the original village green is Barkway Pre-School and Barkway VA C of E. All the schools, including primary and secondary, within three miles of the development have an OFSTED rating of ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’.
Birch Meadow has excellent travel links and is an ideal spot for commuting to Cambridge or London. Royston Train Station is less than a 15-minute drive from the development and offers trains to Cambridge in just 15 minutes and to London Kings Cross in 43 minutes. For travel by car, the A10 is just a few miles away for traveling to Cambridge in the north and St Albans in the south, with the M11 and A1 motorways a little over 30 minutes away for journeying further afield.