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First class homes with a great degree of style

27th July 2017 Print
Sanderson Manor, near Cambridge

It’s understandable that home-owners drawn to the historic university city of Cambridge might look for a property with a tendency towards the traditional.

But with Redrow’s Hauxton Meadows development just a few miles outside the city, they can combine the classic with the contemporary; and enjoy the beauty of period features with all the benefits a new-build home brings.

Houses at the development hail from Redrow’s celebrated Heritage Collection, which marries Arts & Crafts inspired exteriors and features typical of the period with spacious and modern interiors.

“It’s basically the best of both worlds,” says Redrow sales director for South Midlands, Tonia Tyler.

Tonia continues: “Areas like Cambridge with its rich history and heritage might typically attract buyers hunting for a traditional looking home and Redrow’s Heritage Collection has all the charm and craftsmanship of homes from a bygone era; however, inside they are bright, airy and absolutely current which is what today’s families want.”

With most other new-builds in or close to the city adopting a more contemporary appearance both inside and out, it means Redrow is offering an alternative to the discerning buyer. But it isn’t just about looks.

Buying a brand new home affords many other benefits compared with investing in an older property. Today’s homes are filled with practical features like an en-suite bathroom or two, downstairs cloakroom and often a utility room, all of which make life easier.

They are more energy efficient so can save money for homeowners who have previously lived in older, less well insulated properties. And Redrow’s new homes are fitted with top brand name appliances, which are all new and guaranteed so owners should get years of problem-free use out of them.

Adds Tonia: “With a new home you don’t have to worry about repairs or costly modernisation – or what problems may be hidden; while safety features like smoke alarms are fitted as standard. The NHBC estimates that it costs around £50,000 to bring an older property up to the same standard as a new build property.”

Redrow’s Hauxton Meadows development is located in the village of Hauxton, just five miles from Cambridge, and its latest phase, Sanderson Manor, boasts a collection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, currently available from £339,950 to £819,950.

Properties are perfectly placed for those with children as there’s a preschool and primary school within a 10-minute walk; while Melbourn Village College is easily accessible for older pupils or there’s a good choice of private schools in nearby Cambridge.

And it’s also great for commuters. Junction 11 of the M11 is just over a mile from the development and Foxton Station is only three miles away with journey times of around an hour to London Kings Cross.

Redrow also has a range of incentives for buyers, including its unique Mastermove scheme. Designed to help those who want to move but have an existing home to sell, all buyers need to do is find a Redrow home they want to purchase, register on Mastermove, and from then Redrow does all the hard work.

Redrow appoints an estate agent and arranges a valuation on the customer’s current property, leaving the seller and estate agent to agree a price that will help it sell quickly. The estate agent markets the home to secure a swift sale - and on selected plots only Redrow will even pay the customer’s selling fees.

To find out more about Redrow’s latest homes in Hauxton, visit Sanderson Manor, where the show homes are open daily from 10am to 5.30pm, or go to

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Sanderson Manor, near Cambridge