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A TRUE SHOPPER’S PARADISE AT NOVO, CAMBRIDGE

04 September 2017

 Cambridge has been revealed as the number one retail centre in Britain, in a ranking of one thousand commercial centres in the UK. In their 2017 Vitality Index, Harper Dennis Hobbs compares shopping areas on their ‘... read more »

COUPLE QUIT CAPITAL FOR NEW LIFE IN CAMBRIDGE

01 September 2017
The number of people leaving the capital has risen by 80 per cent in the past five years, according to new figures published by the ONS. Sales manager Greg Wingham (35), and his wife Ewelina (30), are among the many thirty-somethi... read more »

DISCOVER THE ALLURE OF ALLOTMENTS AT NOVO

09 August 2017

 After heavy rains and frost across Europe earlier this year sparked a supermarket vegetable crisis here in the UK, sales of seeds soared, as many people decided to start growing their own produce instead. Allotments are a... read more »

ENJOY OUTDOOR LIVING WITHOUT THE MAINTENANCE AT ABODE, CAMBRIDGE

07 August 2017

 Recent research has revealed that we are no longer using outdoor spaces just for gardening, with 63% of Brits revealing that they value their outdoor space as a place to relax, and 40% using the space for spending time as... read more »

VILLAS AT AURA OFFER THE HIGH LIFE

20 July 2017

 According to research carried by Origin Global,   the top feature homebuyers look for is a home that is flooded with natural light.  Rooms that feature high ceilings can maximise natural light and the sense of s... read more »

TRUMPINGTON SPORTS TEAMS GETS NEW KIT

06 June 2017

 Countryside, the developers of the multi-award winning  Great Kneighton development in Trumpington, recently presented Trumpington Community College with a selection of brand new sports kits for their students. ... read more »

OUTDOOR SPACE WITHOUT THE UPKEEP AT NOVO

05 June 2017

 With space at a premium in many cities and busy lifestyles leaving no time for maintaining large outdoor space, many house hunters are now looking for an alternative to the traditional garden. Re-thinking the concept of t... read more »

CAMBRIDGE HOMEBUYERS CAN PARK THEMSELVES AT NEW MENDINI APARTMENTS

02 June 2017

 Off-street parking is more sought after than ever amongst homeowners in the UK, with new research by Direct Line revealing nearly 30,000 new dropped kerb applications were approved in 2015. With allocated parking for each... read more »

NEW HOMES FOR KEEN CAMBRIDGE CYCLISTS AT NOVO

22 May 2017
The cycling capital of the UK is set to move up a gear with Cambridge recently chosen for the European launch of Ofo, the new bike sharing scheme. This is great news for house hunters who prefer two-wheels, with the new homes at C... read more »

CONTEMPORARY SHOW HOME UNVEILED AT AURA

18 May 2017

 According to a report by the NHBC Foundation, house-hunters are drawn to contemporary, flexible layouts and modern facilities of new homes, as well as the idea of buying a ‘blank-canvas’. Award winning home bu... read more »

CAMBRIDGE HOMES OFFER FLEXIBLE FAMILY LIVING

12 May 2017
Teenagers and young people are staying in the family home for longer than ever before, according to recent research by Aviva which discovered that the number of 21-34 year olds living with parents has increased by 32% over the las... read more »

COURTYARDS ARE REINVENTED FOR MODERN LIVING AT ABODE

20 April 2017

Courtyards have been a coveted feature of residential architecture around the world for centuries, creating a secluded, private retreat that is the perfect way to bring the outdoors in. At Abode, a new homes development by Coun... read more »

DISCOVER THE CHARM OF GARDEN SQUARE LIVING IN CAMBRIDGE

24 March 2017

 Introduced in the 17th Century, garden squares in London have always been amongst the capital’s most sought-after addresses, with Eaton Square named England and Wales’ most expensive street in 2016 by Lloyds B... read more »

OTTER-LY LOVEABLE - MAKING THEIR HOME AT GREAT KNEIGHTON

28 February 2017

Otters are one of the UK’s most playful animals – they love having fun and will happily create water slides just for their own amusement or dive for stones at the bottom of the river, not dissimilar to children play... read more »

BE AT ONE WITH NATURE AT AURA

21 February 2017

Forest bathing, or “shinrin-yoku”, is the Japanese practice of spending time among trees, which has been scientifically proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, boost the immune system and improve overall feel... read more »

START OVER WITH A NEW HOME AT NOVO

09 February 2017

Research by Investors in People has revealed that 59% of us are considering changing jobs in 2017, a significant 10% year-on-year increase. With Cambridge named the best city to live and work last year by Glassdoor, a new home ... read more »

IT’S LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT AT ABODE

07 February 2017

 Loved up couples will soon be making plans as to how they will celebrate Valentine’s Day. A recent survey, conducted by Festive Lights, has revealed that 63 per cent of couples admitted that they would rather stay i... read more »

NEW HOMES IN UK’S MOST VIBRANT CITY AT ABODE

02 February 2017

 The city of Cambridge was recently awarded the number one spot in Grant Thornton’s Vibrant Economy Index. The index ranked 324 local authority areas on six categories, aiming to identify the place with the best bala... read more »

DREAMS CAN COME TRUE AT AURA

26 January 2017

 A recent survey conducted by estate agency, Tepilo, shows that 43 per cent of people would choose a balcony as the most important feature in their dream home, making it one of the most sought after architectural additions... read more »

MODERN LUXURY ON SHOW AT ABODE

23 January 2017

Countryside is proud to announce the opening of two new show homes at its award-winning new homes development, Abode at Great Kneighton. The exceptional four and five-bedroom properties perfectly complement the modern family, s... read more »

HABITORIALS: HOW AN INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME HAS SHAPED A NEW COMMUNITY - BY ANDREW CARRINGTON

05 December 2016

 At Countryside, our work goes far beyond simply building outstanding new homes. We strongly believe in creating places of character and quality and encouraging neighbourhoods to thrive. We have always championed new ways ... read more »

IT’S NOT JUST A NEW HOME ON OFFER AT NOVO

29 November 2016
People looking to buy a new home that offers a lot more than just bricks and mortar should take a look at the last and final phase of homes available at Novo at Great Kneighton, Cambridge. With a wealth of new facilities being cre... read more »

FAMILY LIFE AT ITS BEST AT AURA

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 uSwitch.com*, shows that Cambridge is within the top three regions i... read more »

The Latest Residents Newsletter

14 October 2016

"The Great Kneighton Knowledge" has been published by developers Countryside Properties providing an update on the progress of this exciting new community and the new facilities it will provide.

To view/download ... read more »

SUBURBAN PROPERTY HOTSPOT OFFERS IDEAL HOMES FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

08 September 2016
New research from Lloyds Bank* has found that Cambridge is one of the country’s top property hotspots for young professionals looking to purchase a home. The report further suggested that these buyers would pay a premium of up to ... read more »

INVESTORS IDENTIFY ABODE’S ENVRONMENTAL APPEAL

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 stud... read more »

Go Ahead for Exciting New Exercise and Play Facilities

22 March 2016
Plans for the second phase of the 120-acre Country Park at the multi award-winning Great Kneighton development in Trumpington have been approved by Cambridge City Council. Countryside’s plans include a skate park, children’s play ... read more »

Plans Submitted For Exciting New Play Facilities At Great Kneighton

26 October 2015
Countryside, the developer behind the multi award-winning Great Kneighton development in Trumpington, has submitted its planning application for the next phase of the 120-acre Country Park at Great Kneighton. The ambitious plans ... read more »

Go Ahead For Further Homes At Great Kneighton

08 September 2015
Plans for new housing and retail facilities at Great Kneighton have been approved by Cambridge City Council. Consent has been given for the construction of 251 new homes, including 40% affordable housing. These will form part of t... read more »

Great Kneighton Knowledge Issue 2 Summer 2015

16 July 2015

The second edition of "The Great Kneighton Knowledge" has been published by developers Countryside Properties providing an update on the progress of this exciting new community and the new fac... read more »

RIBA National Award Win for Abode in Cambridge

18 June 2015

RIBA NATIONAL AWARD WIN FOR ABODE IN CAMBRIDGE ... read more »

A Home At Great Kneighton Will Last You A Lifetime

18 March 2015

According to independent research conducted by Censuswide on behalf of Countryside, what influences house buyers to choose their new home depends upon various factors not just demographics or age. One result highlighted that 52... read more »

Eagle-ly awaited birds screens installed at Great Kneighton Country Park

20 August 2014

Two hand crafted bird screens have been erected next to the wetland in the new 120 acre country park at Great Kneighton in Cambridge.  Providing a perfect place for visitors to enjoy observing the extensive wildlife alread... read more »

Abode success at housing design awards

16 July 2014

Abode success at housing design awards

Abode, part of Countryside’s Great Kneighton development in Cambridge has reigned supreme in the Housing Design Awards 2014, winning the Supreme Award for the most outstandin... read more »

Parallel Development by London Fieldworks

21 May 2014

 As part of the Glebe Farm Public Art Programme, Countryside and Futurecity announce

PARALLEL DEVELOPMENT

a forthcoming public sculpture & community film project commissioned for th... read more »

Do you live in Trumpington?

21 May 2014

We are looking for young people (aged 6-16),parents, & grandparents to take part in

“itch, tickle, wow” –a film about living alongside wildlife   W... read more »

The Great Kneighton Knowledge - Issue 1

23 January 2014

The first edition of "The Great Kneighton Knowledge" has been published by developers Countryside Properties providing an update on the progress of this exciting new community and the new facilities it will provide. ... read more »

LARGEST EXCAVATION IN CAMBRIDGE REVEALS MIDDLE BRONZE AGE ARTEFACTS

06 November 2013

Excavations at Countryside Properties’ Great Kneighton development on the southern fringe of Cambridge, have uncovered prehistoric activity stretching back over 5,000 years.  During the largest single excavation ever... read more »

NEW COUNTRY PARK RETREAT FOR GREAT KNEIGHTON

11 September 2013

The first phase of the 120 acre country park at Countryside Properties’ Great Kneighton development in Cambridge is nearing completion.  The new Country Park will contain woodland, four ponds, one of which is a 50,00... read more »

New Secondary School Achieves Planning Consent

30 April 2013

Planning permission was granted on 17th April 2013 for a new 750 pupil Secondary School and sports facilities at Great Kneighton. The new school will include a Special Educational Needs (SEN)/Autism centre to accommodate studen... read more »

Abode at Great Kneighton wins Housing Design Award

11 July 2012

Abode at Great Kneighton, the Group’s major new housing scheme in Cambridge has won a 2012 Housing Design Project Award.  Abode at Great Kneighton comprises 306 sustainable new homes designed by Proctor and Matthews ... read more »

Local Primary School helps out with new Country Park at Great Kneighton

02 April 2012

Pupils from Trumpington’s Fawcett Primary School have helped Countryside Properties with the planting of over 600 trees in the new 120 acre (49 hectare) country park at Great Kneighton, Trumpington.  In lovely Spring... read more »