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A haven for hikers at Little Hollows, Chelmsford

30th May 2016 Print
Little Hollows

National Walking Month is just around the corner and with around 47% of us in England walking at least five times a week according to a survey by YouGov, purchasers at award-winning developer Countryside’s superb new development, Little Hollows will be perfectly placed to enjoy the great outdoors. An abundance of countryside surrounds the development, providing the perfect backdrop for picnics, bike rides and Sunday afternoon strolls.

Little Hollows, which comprises just 39 luxurious four and five bedroom homes in a peaceful enclave on the outskirts of Chelmsford offers residents the chance to enjoy no less than some 1507 acres of parks, 11 of which have been awarded Green flag status by the national standard of parks, recognising and rewarding the best parks and green spaces in the country. Based in Chelmsford, Heart and Sole is a Health Walk Scheme that is run in partnership with the City Council and Provide, that run group walks with trained leaders, allowing residents to enjoy the fresh air at their own pace whilst socialising with friends.

Chris Bladon, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities Eastern Region comments: “Chelmsford is renowned for its wealth of beautiful countryside. The Heart and Sole walking group is a great way of exploring the city and seeing all it has to offer. Nearby to the development, the scenic River Chelmer offers beautiful scenery which residents can enjoy whilst hiking or walking through the city. The variety of walking facilities gives residents of all ages the opportunity for a family fun day out or a nice quiet stroll to make the most of nice weather.”

Some of the properties available at Little Hollows include and The Ravensbourne and The Chelmer. The Chelmer is a well-designed four bedroom family home. The ground floor has a formal dining room, a stylish kitchen/family area and a separate living room opening onto the rear garden, a perfect space for entertaining. On the first floor the master bedroom offers fitted wardrobes and a luxury en suite, a further three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. This home also include a garage and off-road parking.

The Ravensbourne is an impressive five bedroom home, fit for a large or growing family. On the ground floor the open plan kitchen/breakfast area is the hub of the home, providing a large space for all the family to enjoy. With a living room, dining room and a study, this home also offers separated spaces for homeowners to take advantage of a room for relaxing, dinner parties and work or homework. On the first floor, The Ravensbourne also features a generous master bedroom, which offers fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom, as well as four further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The second bedroom also features an en suite, perfect for visiting guests.

Each home at Little Hollows reflects Countryside’s highest standards of design and craftsmanship which blend into the local vernacular, whilst internally the superb specification with flexible open plan space to suit all buyers and lifestyles. Individually designed kitchens boast a wide range of energy efficient integrated appliances including dishwasher, fridge/freezer with recycling bins also provided. Five bedroom homes also boast a wine chiller. Contemporary bathrooms continue the theme with sleek white sanitary ware and full height ceramic tiling to shower and heated chrome towel rail. Luxurious master bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and en suites. Outside, each home benefits from a garage, landscaped front garden and rotavated and turfed rear garden with tap as well as access to open space at the heart of the development.

In addition to giving home buyers easy access to beautiful green spaces, the development is located in the pretty village of Chignal Smealy. Featuring a local bowls, cricket, gardening and wine discovery club, the village also includes the traditional, rural Pig and Whistle pub. Little Hollows is also conveniently situated just 2.4 miles from Chelmsford City Centre with its excellent facilities including two main shopping centres as well as a number of bars and restaurants. A swimming pool and ice skating rink offer further leisure opportunities.

There are a number of well-respected schools in the area including two of the best performing grammar schools, King Edward VI Grammar school for Boys and Chelmsford County High School, for girls.

Commuters can enjoy excellent rail links into London from Chelmsford Railway Station just three miles from the development with journey times into London Liverpool Street in around 30 minutes. Chelmsford is less than a 15 minute drive of junction 28 of the M25 affording easy access to the national road network, whilst the A12 which links London with the east coast of England is within easy reach. London Stansted is within 30 minutes of Chelmsford for international and domestic flights.

Currently available at Little Hollows, The Chelmer is priced from £674,995 and The Ravensbourne from £894,995. Other five bedroom homes such as The Tamar are available from £689,995 and The Cherwell from £850,000. Part Exchange is available on selected plots. Countryside is now selling from a marketing suite on Hollow Lane which is open, alongside a brand new luxury new show home, daily from 10am-5pm. For more information, visit

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