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Top of the class homes at Avellana Place, Essex

22nd July 2015 Print
Westminster, Avellana Place

Proximity to good schools continues to be one of the most important drivers of the family homes market. With increased pressure on primary places this year in many areas of England including Essex, there is all the more demand for homes within the catchment of schools rated Outstanding by Ofsted. Bellway Homes’ Avellana Place in Colchester, Essex offers homebuyers a fantastic opportunity for a home nearby a selection of outstanding schools , such as Colchester Royal Grammar School, which topped the A Level performance tables for the ninth year running in 2015.

Avellana Place is a collection of two, three, four and five bedroom properties located within the ancient Essex town of Colchester. Ideal for young professionals commuting into the city as well as growing families and downsizers, the new homes cater to a range of homebuyers.

Gemma Bannister, Divisional Sales Manager of Bellway Homes Essex comments: “Avellana Place is fortunate to be located amidst a great selection of local schools. The high performance of these schools means the area is a magnet for families in competition over places and catchment areas. At Avellana Place you couldn’t be better positioned, with an address perfectly located close to a variety of schools.”

A perfect example of the family homes on offer at Avellana Place is The Willow, a three bedroom house priced from £269,995. The spacious dual aspect living room affords plenty of natural light, while the open plan kitchen/dining room is perfect for family socializing, with a utility area that discreetly disguises the functional elements of the home. Both dining and living areas enjoy French doors that open to the rear garden, and there is a downstairs cloakroom.

Upstairs, the master bedroom enjoys a private en suite shower room and fitted wardrobes, while a further two bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and have plenty of storage. Bathrooms are well presented with wall tiling and modern white sanitaryware. Kitchens are fitted with contemporary units complemented by stainless appliances including gas hob.

Ideally located on Ipswich Road, these contemporary homes have everything residents could need within easy reach. Colchester United Football Club draws regular crowds, while Colchester Leisure World offers a range of sporting opportunities for those who would rather get involved.

If culture is the order of the day, further hot spots are easily accessible including Colchester Zoo and Castle Museum which are two of the most popular destinations for weekend pursuits, while nearby High Woods Country Park and Beth Chetto Gardens are ideal for those who love the great outdoors.

Shopaholics are also well catered for, with an array of high street and independent boutiques lining the high street, as well as a large superstore for the weekly shop. Evening entertainment is easy to come by, with plenty of pubs and restaurants just a stone’s throw away, and three theatres for a range of shows from comedy to drama and dance.

Ideal for families, a number of good primary schools are less than five minutes from home, and The Gilberd School at secondary level just a three minute drive away. Colchester Royal Grammar and Colchester County High School for Girls, two of the top performing grammar schools in the country, are both within 15 minutes of Avellana Place. For higher education, the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus is just south of the town centre. Colchester is exceptionally well connected.

Colchester station is less than 10 minutes from Avellana Place, from where journeys into London Liverpool Street take as little as 49 minutes. By road, the A12 is easily accessible for connections to London and the M25 for journeys further afield. Stansted Airport is also close by, just over 35 miles from the development.

Prices at Avellana Place start from £162,995 for a two bedroom apartment, £214,995 for a 2 bedroom house, £239,995 for a three bedroom-, £319,995 for a four bedroom-, and £439,995 for a five bedroom house. For more information, visit

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Westminster, Avellana Place