With London just an hour away by car or train, Cambridgeshire offers a convenient base within commuting distance of the capital - and Taylor Wimpey's new developments offer a selection of special offers tailored towards different buyers' needs.
Just two miles from the centre of the market town of St Ives, formerly known as Slepe, Taylor Wimpey's Slepe Meadow development offers a mix of two-bedroom apartments and three- and four-bedroom houses priced from £127,500 to to £315,000. While St Ives offers an excellent range of amenities and well-respected local schools, the city of Cambridge is only 15 miles away, and London 68 miles away for bigger shopping trips or commuting. For those who prefer to take the train, Huntingdon train station is five miles from the development, offering easy access to London King's Cross in an hour and Peterborough in 16 minutes. Buyers with an existing home to sell can benefit from Taylor Wimpey's Part Exchange scheme, or look at Easymover - which mobilises a team of pre-selected estate agents to help find you a buyer, usually within four weeks of going to market, all for free. At the same time, a specialist house-to-home removal service provides a fully inclusive and insured packing and unpacking service to help smooth your move.
In the thriving dormitory and market town of St Neots, the largest town in Cambridgeshire (since both Cambridge and Peterborough are cities), the Knights Park development offers a mix of properties suitable for first-time buyers right through to growing families. A range of one- to five-bedroom homes are priced from £94,995 to £234,995, with offers that will also appeal to a wide range of buyers. Some plots are available through the Government's shared equity scheme, FirstBuy, which is aimed at first-time buyers, and some through the housebuilder's own Easymover and Part Exchange schemes, aimed at those who need to sell an existing home. St Neots is centred around a Georgian market square and the River Great Ouse, with a wonderful riverside park and plenty of its own shops, schools and other local amenities. Cambridge is only 19 miles away, while trains run to London run every half hour from St Neots train station and it take just 43 minutes to get to London King's Cross Station.
Further east in Cambridgeshire, Taylor Wimpey's Lion Mills development is now offering a new release of homes near the centre of the small town of Soham, between Ely and Newmarket (just over the border in Suffolk). Properties range from two-bedroom apartments, priced from £114,995 to £131,995, up to detached, four-bedroom family homes, some with river frontage. Special offers at the site include the Government's FirstBuy scheme, Easymover, and Part Exchange. Soham has a village atmosphere yet offers an expanding range of amenities including schools, restaurants and leisure facilities, with Ely just five miles away for larger supermarkets and a wider choice of entertainment.
Other Taylor Wimpey developments in Cambridgeshire where plots are available with FirstBuy, Easymover and Part Exchange include a new release of two- and three-bedroom homes at Dukes Park in the new settlement of Cambourne, priced from £159,995; and a selection of two- to five-bedroom homes at Willowcroft in the village of Eye Green, just five miles from Peterborough, priced from £91,995.
Lion Mills offers a range of properties from two-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom family homes, with prices starting at £114,995