Meadow Rise – an idyllic haven in a semi-rural location in Essex offering the best of both worlds

Joanne Buggins Meadow Rise

Joanne and her partner William, who both work in insurance, recently sold their two-bedroom semi-detached house and moved to Meadow Rise with their young daughter. Already living in the local area, Joanne and William wished to remain close to Braintree, which prompted a local search for their dream family home which would offer them the extra space they craved.

Joanne says, “Since having our daughter, we knew we needed to upsize and with the stamp duty holiday in place it was the perfect time to take advantage and move to a larger property, which give us the space for our family to grow.” She adds, “We have always lived in the surrounding area and absolutely loved it, so staying near to Braintree was important for us.”

Having driven past Meadow Rise on the way to work many times and liking the look of the development that was taking shape, the couple contacted the sales team and arranged a viewing. Upon arriving at the development, Joanne and William knew this was the perfect place where their family could blossom, with its abundance of green spaces, a variety of properties and community feel.

Residents at Meadow Rise can enjoy the best of both worlds. Homes are in a peaceful location surrounded by green space, but with close proximity to the hustle and bustle of the town centre. She adds, “One of the main selling points for us was the location - we are moments from all the local amenities in Braintree but also can enjoy the beautiful countryside surrounding the development - in particular, we spend many weekends in nearby Notley Park.”

Joanne and William moved into their new four-bedroom detached home ‘The Rosefinch’ in January 2021 and couldn’t wait to begin their new adventure as a family. She says, “We have always loved this development and now the dream has become a reality - the house is so spacious and with the addition of the garage we now have the extra storage we so desperately needed.”

Each home at Meadow Rise has been carefully designed with modern-day living in mind. Throughout, neutral tones complement the light-filled expansive rooms with carefully selected interiors. Joanne says, “Our new house is so much larger than our previous property, and we love the open-plan living which provides the perfect place for entertaining and enjoying family time. We also love the high specification throughout the home with all the modern touches, especially the stunning kitchen – it really has a luxury feel.” She adds, “A real bonus I must add is that two out of the four bedrooms have en suite bathrooms which is perfect for when we have family and friends to stay.”

She adds, “The garden is such an added bonus – when we first showed it to our daughter, she was so excited - I cannot wait to enjoy watching her play.”

When asked about their buying experience, Joanne and William were bursting with compliments about the service they received from Countryside and the sales team. “Every aspect of the process was seamless and, in some ways, unique - I have never received such wonderful customer service and the sales team were always available to answer any of my worries. They really helped push the sale along so we could move into our new home as soon as possible.” She adds, “I would absolutely recommend Meadow Rise to family and friends – I hope when people visit, they will be encouraged to move here too.”

Meadow Rise offers residents the opportunity to live in a semi-rural environment while still being well connected. The development is near main roads such as the A120, A12, M25 and M11, and Stansted Airport is also just 16 miles from Braintree. Being a short drive away from Braintree village gives access to excellent options for shopping and dining to designer outlets and leisure facilities. In addition, the development is situated 10 miles northeast of Chelmsford and 15 miles west of Colchester. The nearby train station also provides direct services into London from Liverpool Street within an hour.

Prices for a two-bedroom home start at £249,995 and range up to £639,995 for a five-bedroom home. If you would like any further information, please contact our friendly sales team in the Marketing Suite 

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