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A fusion of contemporary design in a traditional crescent

7th January 2016 Print

Research from estate agent Wetherell shows that the traditional terraced townhouses in London crescents are some of the most popular house types in the capital, commanding an average premium of over 40%. For those looking for a crescent property without the city price tag, Bellway’s latest development Fusion in Newhall, the new village on the outskirts of Harlow, Essex, offers a selection of four bedroom homes in their own crescent, overlooking substantial private greenery.

Putting a modern twist on the traditional, The Mount and The Burrell are designed with a contemporary external façades, with wood cladding and angled roofs, balconies that link with the next property and offer sheltered off-street parking underneath.

Divisional Sales Manager for Bellway Essex, Gemma Bannister comments: “Townhouses are a fabulous choice for those who want stylish and flexible living space with an urban edge. The Mount and The Burrell are modern twists on the traditional crescent, with unique contemporary architecture. We only have a few of these housetypes left in the crescent, so would urge anyone interested to come and see the homes for themselves!”

The Mount is a four bedroom family home offering almost 1400 sq ft of living space. Entrance is from the side of the property, with the open plan kitchen / dining area at the front of the home. To the rear, the large living room offers bi-fold doors that open onto private gardens. Upstairs, the master bedroom benefits from fitted wardrobes and an en suite cloakroom. Two further double bedrooms have access to a family bathroom, while bedroom four would make an ideal child’s bedroom, playroom or study. The master and bedroom three have access to the balcony, which enjoys views across the crescent’s greenery.

The homes at Fusion are designed to a high specification to accommodate modern family life. Kitchens are fitted with contemporary units and integrated appliances including a stainless steel oven with gas hob, hood and stainless steel splashbacks. All bathrooms are cool and modern, with a white suite and finished with chrome ironmongery.

The area has an abundance of green spaces away from the crescent, making the new homes ideal for those who love the great outdoors. Harlow boasts a number of parks, play areas and a state-of-the-art skate park, whilst within the Newhall development, there is plenty of green open spaces for walking and children to play. Harlow Leisure Zone, with its spa, swimming pool, gym and sports classes is great for active people, is just two miles away.

The Newhall area is popular with families, with several good schools nearby, including Fawbert and Barnard’s, Church Langley Community and Henry Moore Primary Schools, which are all within walking distance of the new development. For secondary education, Passmores Academy and Mark Hall Academy are also nearby. St Nicholas School is just two miles from Fusion, an independent school which caters for pupils aged four to 16.

There are several large supermarkets, including a Tesco Superstore in nearby Church Langley, within a mile of Fusion. Central Harlow is perfect for shopaholics, with a large selection of high street stores, a market, and two shopping centres, the Water Gardens and the Harvey Centre. For more extensive shopping choices, Bishops Stortford is just eight miles away.

For commuters, the new homes at Fusion are ideal. The nearest train station, Harlow Mill, is approximately a four minutes’ drive away, with frequent services into London Liverpool Street in around 40 minutes. Trains also run direct to Cambridge and Stansted. Road links are superb, with the M11 is just seven minutes’ drive, with access to London and the M25, Stansted Airport, Cambridge and the A1.

Prices start from £369,995 for a three bedroom and £404,995 for a four bedroom home. For further information, visit

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