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07 September 2016

As a nation we are more environmentally aware than ever, but new research by ¹the UK Green Building Council member, Sustainable Homes, has shown that it’s not only good for our surroundings but for landlords’ pockets too. The study found that landlords whose properties encompass energy efficient features experience less void days and spent 30% less time in arrears compared with the worst performing homes. So, it’s not surprising that savvy investors are checking out Countryside’s innovative, award winning development Abode at Great Kneighton in Cambridge where homes are not only of a superior design and specification but, with a raft of energy efficient features, offer a safe investment too.

Each of the 68 contemporary apartments, duplexes and houses offer stylish, high specification living but also an abundance of features that will appeal to the environmentally aware purchaser including ‘A’ rated appliances, energy efficient glazing, dual flush toilets, full cavity wall insulation, high efficiency boilers and low energy lighting to name but a few.

Andrew Loveday, Sales Director for Countryside, comments: “Nowadays homebuyers, whether buying for themselves or as an investment, are looking for more than just a stylish home in the right location. Purchasers are increasingly conscious of the benefits of environmental features and Abode has been designed to encompass many of these areas that we know are top of the environmentally-friendly homebuyers list. In addition, the buy-to-let investor can reap the rewards of purchasing a home that offers not only great transport links and impressive yields, but the benefits of renting out an energy efficient home too.”

Abode comprises a superb collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments and duplexes as well as two, four and five bedroom homes, all boasting flexible living spaces with the high specification Countryside is renowned for. Set in the thriving community of Great Kneighton, with excellent community, transport, education and work facilities all within easy reach, the development is set adjacent to a 120 acre country park, which is currently being constructed and includes wetlands, woodland, a 50,000m2 bird reserve and four ponds. Allotments, playing fields, and a range of play areas, including an adventure playground, will also be available for residents to use once the development is complete.

All the properties boast generously proportioned living space with apartments offering open plan flexibility with full height glazing and stylish kitchens and bathrooms offering a contemporary feel. Each comes with a terrace or balcony whilst the luxury penthouse apartment benefits from a full width terrace.

Residents can enjoy fantastic transport links as Abode is located minutes away from the Great Kneighton access point for the award winning fast-track Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, which provides a five minute journey to the train station and city centre. Cambridge train station is served by fast and frequent links to London in as little as 49 minutes, as well as to Stansted Airport. Abode is just a few minutes from the M11 for London, Stansted Airport and the nearby towns of Newmarket, Huntingdon and Norwich. Cambridge also has a fantastic network of both foot and cycle paths integrated throughout the city for car-free travel.

Two bedroom apartments are priced from £375,000 and a selection are available with Help to Buy. Four bedroom houses start from £749,995. For more information on Abode visit or call 01223 846 650.

Information correct at time of publication.

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