Find your ideal new home in Colchester
A new home at Grange Paddocks in Stanway couldn’t be in a better position for easy access to Colchester town centre and for an easy get-away on the A12 for both work and play. Our two, three and four-bedroom homes will appeal to a range of home buyers, from first timers and young professionals through to families with children and couples downsizing.
With its village origins, Stanway has its own local amenities, including schools and shops. It’s only three miles from Colchester town centre for all the extras, for leisure and entertainment, and for history and culture – and there’s plenty of that as Colchester is England’s oldest recorded town.
The short distance to Colchester town centre means that plenty of facilities and amenities are on hand, while easy access to the A12 provides a direct link for commuters to Ipswich, Chelmsford and the M25.
Stanway’s Tollgate Centre Shopping Park is a great local asset, with restaurants as well as shops to choose from. For your weekly shop, there’s a local Sainsbury’s, an Aldi, and a Co-op in the Stanway Retail Park. Other local facilities include St Mary’s Kindergarten, Busy Bees Kindergarten, Stanway Primary school, and the Stanway School, a secondary school with academy status.
It’s a quick three-mile trip into the town centre. Grange Paddocks is just off the London Road – a direct route with a good public bus service taking about 30 minutes. Colchester’s range of high street stores includes a Fenwick’s Department store. There’s a theatre, multi-screen cinema, bars and restaurants. Add the castle and the lovely castle park gardens and you’ve got a hometown full of options.
Colchester is in the north of Essex and its neighbours here are Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The A12 is the key cross-country route, there are mainline trains from Colchester taking just under an hour to London Liverpool Street and running every 15 to 20 minutes. London Stansted Airport is just over 32 miles away – a car journey time of about 45 minutes.
Children will love a visit to Colchester Zoo - right on your doorstep in Stanway, it's one of the best zoos in Europe. Nearby Castle Park Gardens is also a lovely attraction, with a boating lake, crazy golf and putting green, cricket ground, play area, and riverside walks. An easy drive north of the town you can take a day out exploring the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and if you head south, you can spend a day along the coast of Mersea Island and in the Blackwater Estuary National Nature Reserve.
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