Abode and Aura, CB2
Countryside’s award winning developments in Trumpington, Cambridge, Abode and Aura offers a home for everyone ranging from a studio apartment to 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments, 3 bedroom duplexes and houses to luxury 4 bedroom villas, close to exceptional schools and community facilities with easy access into the city.
All homes at Abode and Aura include an excellent specification as standard with integrated appliances and flooring included throughout. 5 impressive show homes available to view daily.
Architecture award - Aura wins the RIBA east award 2018!
Countryside awarded 'Best Large Housebuilder of The Year 2017!
At Great Kneighton, everything is on your door step. Situated on the southern fringe of Cambridge, Great Kneighton is an exciting new community offering residents the perfect opportunity to live in a prime location with excellent transport, education, work and community facilities within easy reach. Alongside these developments, Countryside are developing a new 120 acre country park, home to local wildlife, recreation and sports amenities. At the heart of Great Kneighton is the attractively designed Hobson’s Square that will host essential facilities and services including a new community/health centre, library, shops, offices and transport hub, the perfect place for this new community to thrive!
The name of Cambridge is synonymous with education thanks to its status as one of the UK’s two premier university cities – the lighter of the two ‘blues’ in the boat race. As well as its 31 colleges, the University also houses the world-famous Cavendish Laboratory which has spawned 29 Nobel prizes; King’s College Chapel, renowned for its carol concerts and often used as the symbol of Cambridge; and the Cambridge University Library with over 8 million books. The city is also the site of one of the Anglia Ruskin University’s two campuses. Education is one reason why families choose to relocate to Cambridge. As well as being home to one of the UK’s top universities, there are outstanding schools for all ages in Cambridge including Hills Road Sixth Form College. Located just around the corner from Great Kneighton, the College is consistently ranked among the top three state sixth form colleges. In 2010, the College had an A-level pass rate of 99.7%, 52% of which were A* or A. At its most recent OFSTED inspection, teaching and learning was judged to be ‘outstanding’, the top grade, in the eleven departments inspected. Leadership and management were also reported as ‘outstanding’. It therefore became the first centre in the country to receive ‘designated outstanding’ status.
The Cambridge sport and leisure scene is as exciting as it is energetic with superb facilities for an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities. From parks and pools to clubs and cinemas, leisure life in Cambridge embraces all things – including the quintessentially Cambridge, such as punting on the Cam. Sporting challenges are as much a part of the city’s culture as the spires of King’s College Chapel – the Chariots of Fire race is now one of Cambridgeshire’s largest annual charity events – and from such traditions through to family activities and extreme sports, there’s always something for players and spectators alike. Cambridge city centre has recently been transformed by the opening of the Grand Arcade, a stylish sky-lit shopper’s paradise which houses the best of designer stores and high-street names – as well as cafés and restaurants – all under one beautifully designed glass roof. The city’s smaller streets still house a wealth of independent shops: unique Aladdin’s caves filled with everything from hand-crafted jewellery to antiquarian books, traditional toys to objets d’art. All the major supermarkets can be found in Cambridge including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco. Market Hill hosts daily markets and on Sundays a Farmers’ Market with arts, crafts and antiques.
Great Kneighton is less than 5 minutes from the M11 (junction 11) and is served by excellent transport links. Commuting to Cambridge city centre, London, Europe and the UK’s business centres could not be easier. The M11 connects you directly to Stansted Airport, the nearest international airport to Great Kneighton, located just 26 miles to the south, with easy access by train, coach or car (M11). The M11 also offers excellent links to London and the M25 southbound. Northbound it connects you directly to the A14, offering easy access to the East Coast as well as the Midlands and the North via the M1 and M6. Stansted Airport 26 miles 30 minutes Central London 50 miles 60 minutes M1/M6 70 miles 70 minutes (Mileage and times approximate only)