Unlike so many plain modern homes, the four bedroom detached Stratford boasts a traditional Arts and Crafts inspired frontage finished with craftsmanship and care, including bay windows and a roofed porch.
Yet behind its impressive exterior architecture, this home delivers a design aimed squarely at modern family life. Combining the traditional kitchen with the dining room creates a vibrant open plan space, which forms the heart of the home. Fitted to the highest standard, with premium appliances, it has space to spare for even the largest of families. Double width patio doors bring the outside in, with a wall of glass flooding the room with light all year round. The ground floor also features a separate lounge and downstairs cloaks.
The curving staircase and linear landing leaves maximum room for the four bedrooms above, including two doubles and two singles, with the master bedroom boasting a superbly specified en-suite shower room.
Book your viewing of the Stratford today and see for yourself how smart planning can make the most of every inch in your home.
About the DevelopmentSituated to the north east of London, with excellent road and rail connections to Colchester, Chelmsford and London beyond, Braintree is perfectly placed for both work and leisure. And Rayne Gardens is perfectly placed for Braintree, putting you close to all that the town has to offer, yet enjoying a semi-rural location right on the edge with delightful views.
Rayne Gardens has a choice of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes near Braintree, close to outstanding schools, making it the ideal location for your family.
AmenitiesThere are convenience stores at the Texaco and BP garages close to the development, with a Lidl supermarket also close by. For your weekly shop, Braintree has a choice of major supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
For doctors, register with Blandford Medical Centre at Braintree Community Hospital, just a short walk from the development (Sat Nav CM7 2AE, call 01376 347100). Dentists can be found in town at Braintree Dental Centre (Sat Nav CM7 9DB, call 01376 321 061).
DiningTrip Advisor lists over 75 places to eat in Braintree, with something for every taste and budget, from the pub grub of the popular Chophouse, to the traditional British food of Weavers Restaurant. The Mediterranean flavours of 47 The Street come highly recommended, as are the Asian Taj Mahal and the Oriental China Dynasty.
Freeport Leisure Village is home to many family favourites, including Burger King, Pizza Express, Chimichanga, Nandos and TGI Fridays
EducationAt Redrow, we know how important high quality education is to you and your family, and so we always select our sites close to great schools. Rayne Gardens lies within easy reach of a choice of Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated primary schools, with St Michael’s CofE Primary within walking distance and White Court School which has an Ofsted rating of ‘good’ also close by.
Older pupils can choose between three senior schools, including the Ofsted ‘good’ rated Torbor Academy and Notley High School, as well as Alec Hunter Academy. Notley High is also home to Braintree Sixth Form Centre.
LeisureThe centre of fun and games in Braintree is Freeport Leisure Village, where you’ll find a range of popular family restaurants, a multi-screen Cineworld cinema and Namco Funworld, complete with ten-pin bowling, pool, arcade games and much more. Alternatively, for a more cultured day out, try a visit to Braintree District Museum or book a seat at Braintree Arts Theatre.
Golfers will enjoy a challenging round at Braintree Golf Club, while there is a range of other sports on offer at Braintree Sport Health Club, Witham Leisure Centre and Halstead Leisure Centre. Great Notley Country Park is close to the development offering a delightful setting for both sports and quiet walks. Colchester Zoo is also popular for a fun family day out.
ShoppingPeople travel from miles around to visit Freeport Braintree, but for you it will be just a short bus ride away. The centre has over 90 leading designer brands, all at massively discounted prices. The out of town shopping of Braintree Retail Park is also part of this complex.
For more traditional shopping, Braintree holds a market every Wednesday and Saturday stretching through the town centre, plus you’ll also find all your favourite household names at George Yard Shopping Centre and along the pedestrianised High Street.
TransportBraintree station, just over a mile from the development, has regular trains to London Liverpool St in around an hour. There are also direct services to Chelmsford in around 25minutes and Colchester, via Witham, in 40minutes.
For drivers, Rayne Gardens is just a couple of minutes from the junction of the A120 and the A131, with the M11 just 18miles away to the west. Chelmsford is 10miles, Colchester is 15miles and Bishop’s Stortford is around 20miles. If you are heading further afield, London Stansted Airport is just 17miles away.
- 4 bedroom home
- Open plan kitchen/dining room
- Traditional exterior
- Separate lounge
- En-suite to master bedroom