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15 November 2016

Countryside has released a new collection of three and four bedroom homes at its south Cambridge based development, Aura. The first Better Family Life Index from*, shows that Cambridge is within the top three regions in the UK to raise a family, with 80 per cent of those aged between 16 and 64 employed, and higher than average wages.

Situated in the new urban village of Great Kneighton, the latest phase at the award-winning development, comprises a stylish range of two bedroom apartments, three-bedroom penthouses and three and four bedroom homes. The new release welcomes the three bedroom Bassetti and the four bedroom Rosetti house designs, both of which are perfectly suited to buyers who are looking for the best location to enjoy family life.

Andrew Loveday, Sales Director at Countryside, comments: “It’s comforting to know that we are building homes for family use in such a highly rated and suitable location. Residents at Aura are just over two miles from Cambridge city centre, which is well served by local amenities and within close proximity to primary schools and GP’s, resulting in an excellent second place on the national table.”

The Bassetti is a contemporary three bedroom family home, spread over three floors. Offering a stylish courtyard and an expansive first floor terrace, this home provides families with children that love to play outdoors, an abundance of outdoor space. The large, open plan kitchen/family/dining area is located on the ground floor and connects to the courtyard, garage and bike storage unit. The second bedroom, family bathroom and a private living area can be found on the first floor, which features double doors that open out on to the expansive decked terrace – perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. Lastly, the second floor plays home to bedroom three and the master bedroom. Including fitted wardrobes and a luxurious en suite shower room, the master bedroom also provides feature glazing over the decked terrace below.

The second new house design at Aura, is the stunning four bedroom Rosetti house. Also spread over three floors, the ideal family property includes a stylish decked terrace offering elevated views. A separate kitchen and dining area is located on the ground floor, providing space for the family to enjoy quality time together around the dinner table. The third and fourth bedrooms, the family bathroom and the living area can be found on the first floor. The living area opens out on to a private terrace, creating the perfect place to unwind. Bedroom two and the spacious master bedroom are on the second floor and just like the Bassetti, the master bedroom provides parents with an en suite shower room and fitted wardrobes.

All of the family homes at Aura offer a high specification with composite stone worktops, white gloss handleless units and fully integrated appliances including dishwashers and washer dryers. Bathrooms and ensuite shower rooms have white sanitaryware, chrome accessories and cream ceramic floor and wall tiles.

As part of the wider Great Kneighton development, the homes are set amid green open spaces and tree-lined avenues. The masterplan also includes an extensive range of new amenities such as schools, a health and community centre, shops, a library, offices, sports pitches and a 120-acre country park.

Located on Lime Avenue, off Long Road to the south of Cambridge city centre, Aura is ideally located for mainline rail links to London. The Cambridge Guided Bus stops just moments away offering regular services to the city, train station, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Biomedical Campus.

Prices for the three bedroom Bassetti house design start from £725,000 and prices for the four bedroom Rosetti house design start from £795,000. For further information, please call the marketing suite on 01223 656167 or visit


Information correct at time of publication.

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