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Peabody New Homes to Launch Picture-Perfect Properties in the Most Photographed Village

Renowned as one of the most photographed villages in England, Finchingfield in Essex promises picturesque views, idyllic greenery, and historic architecture. From the Grade II listed windmill to the peaceful duck pond in the centre of the village, Finchingfield is a charming rural setting within easy reach of London and Cambridge. For homebuyers eager to embrace the tranquility of a country village lifestyle, Peabody New Homes is launching an exclusive collection of just six

Shared Ownership homes at Bardfield Meadows on Friday 6th October.


Comprising of two and three-bedroom homes, properties at Bardfield Meadows have been carefully designed to complement the magnificent surroundings. Architecture has been crafted to subtly reflect the beautiful building façades on display locally, whilst interiors are complete with a stylish and spacious design. Kitchens come complete with contemporary symphony kitchen cabinet units and a range of high-quality Hotpoint and Zanussi integrated appliances, including an induction hob, washer dryer and fridge/freeze. For a contemporary finish, spotlight lighting completes the space. Bathrooms and en-suites combine modern sanitaryware, sleek tiling, and chrome towel rails, providing a peaceful haven. Private gardens are landscaped with turf and paved patio tiles, creating space for everything from alfresco garden to safe play space for children.


Steve Pickering, Head of Sales & Marketing


“Bardfield Meadows offers everything that you would expect from village life and more. More than just a place to live, the development has been designed to capture the magic of this location with a sustainable design and newly planted green spaces that reflect the idyllic country surroundings.  With just six homes available in this collection, we would like to invite anyone interested in buying a Shared Ownership property in Finchingfield to register their interest with us as soon as possible.”

In keeping with the ethos of the surrounding Conservation Area, sustainability has been intrinsic to the design of homes at Bardfield Meadows. The development will see diversity increase by 26%, with wildflower planting and new trees also creating a gorgeous landscape setting. All homes are well-insulated and are complete with low-carbon air source heat pumps, keeping homes warm and comfortable all year around.


In addition to the stunning private green at the heart of the development, Bardfield Meadows is surrounded by the abundant greenery that Finchingfield has on offer. From ancient woodlands and rolling hills to tranquil meadows and watersides, there is plenty to explore right on the doorstep. Not far away is the Instagrammable hotspot, Finchingfield’s Lavender Field. As well as opportunities for camping and glamping, day visitors can enjoy a stroll amongst the deep purple flowers and delicious afternoon teas. For other options to explore, Hoppit Mead Local Nature Reserve and Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens are both just a short drive away.


Families buying at Bardfield Meadows are well-placed to enjoy a wealth of local amenities and attractions. Finchingfield is surrounded by a range of excellent schools for students of all ages. St John the Baptist CofE Primary Academy is located in the centre of the village and is committed to delivering an ambitious curriculum. For older students, Hedingham School and Sixth Form has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and is just a 14-minute drive away. For an exciting weekend or fun during the school holidays, Great Notley Country Park is home to Sky Ropes and Essex’s longest play trail. Alternatively, Stour Valley Adventure Centre is perfect for walkers, cyclists and paddleboarders alike.

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Stour Valley Adventure Centre

Whether travelling to London or Cambridge, Bardfield Meadows is well-suited for commuters. Braintree train station can be reached in 23-minutes by car, providing direct services to London Liverpool Street in just over an hour. Cambridge is just 50-minutes away by car, perfect for those working or exploring the university city. For trips abroad, Finchingfield is within easy reach of several airports, with London Stanstead just 26 minutes away and London’s Gatwick and Heathrow also easily accessible.

For more information about this amazing development, please register your interest to

receive our exclusive preview launch emailer and brochure at or call

01371 290 153.

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