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Little Hollows by Countryside

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Perfectly located in a tranquil rural setting near the picturesque village of Chignal Smealy, and the vibrant city of Chelmsford, this charming collection of just 39 traditional three to five bedroom homes offers the perfect mix of town and country. These exceptional family homes have been thoughtfully designed, combining traditional architecture with light-filled, stylish interiors that exude character and an enviable specification.

Nestled in the beautiful Essex countryside, this peaceful development boasts a swathe of green open space and is set to become a community in its own right.
  2. Situated just three miles from Chelmsford train station
  3. Travel to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes
  4. 15 minutes away from junction 28 of the M25



Hollow Lane, Nr Chignal Smealy, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7HQ

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Leisure Facilities

Comprising just 39 luxurious 4 and 5 bedroom houses near the pretty village of Chignal Smealy, on the outskirts of Chelmsford, these new homes boast character and charm in abundance, along with a fantastic specification. Located just 2.4 miles* from Chelmsford City Centre, you'll have easy access to all of the superb amenities it has to offer including sporting, leisure and arts facilities as well as shopping, dining and a lively nightlife.

Village Living

For your everyday groceries, there is a Morrisons supermarket less than a mile from Little Hollows. If you fancy a leisurely stroll or a gentle bike ride, visit the popular 19th century Pig and Whistle located just over a mile away in Chignal Smealey, which offers a warm welcome and hearty, home-cooked food. Immerse yourself in village life, with the local cricket club who play on the village cricket pitch on Saturdays during the season. The beautiful Tudor brick St Nicholas Church in Chignal Smealy is a hidden gem set in a peaceful churchyard. The village also has a wide variety of clubs and groups in which to involve yourself, from gardening and bowls, to art and wine discovery.

Chelmsford – A New City For Essex

Chelmsford City Centre is located just 2.4 miles away from the development* and boasts an array of boutique, designer and High Street shopping. Bond Street, the newly opened shopping complex offers a variety of shops, including John Lewis, plus a mix of new restaurants and a multi-screen cinema. The Meadows and High Chelmer Shopping Centre, as well as the High Street feature over 100 stores including a number of favourites such as Debenhams, Marks and Spencer's, Next, Gap and H&M. An historic city, granted its status for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Chelmsford offers a fantastic range of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other attractions for you to relax and unwind.
There are plenty of other recreational activities for everyone to enjoy in this thriving city. Watch a match at the Essex County Cricket club, or enjoy an afternoon of culture in the beautiful 13th century Chelmsford Cathedral. When you are in the mood for live entertainment, the Civic or Cramphorn Theatres include a varied program of drama, children’s shows and film. Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre is another popular destination and includes a swimming pool and ice-skating rink.

*Distances taken from National Rail. Terms & conditions apply, selected plots only


Known for its high achieving schools, Chelmsford offers a fantastic range of highly regarded schools, colleges and universities. There are a number of nursery, primary and secondary schools closeby. Some of the best performing grammar schools are also located here including King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys and Chelmsford County High School for Girls. Anglian Ruskin University and Writtle College, one of the best agricultural colleges in the UK, are also easily accessible.

Transport Links

Nearby bus routes provide regular links between the area and Chelmsford city centre. From there you will find bus links to towns including Wickford, Southend, Maldon and South Woodham. Chelmsford Railway Station is located 3 miles from the development and offers excellent rail links into London and beyond. Regular services connect Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street station, with a journey time of around 30 minutes*. Chelmsford is within a 15-minute drive of junction 28 of the M25 giving excellent access to the national road network. The A12, which links London with the east coast of England, is within easy reach. London's fastest growing airport, Stansted, is also within 30 minutes of Chelmsford.

*Distances taken from National Rail. Terms & conditions apply, selected plots only

Nearest station:

National Train Station logo Chelmsford (1.9 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

About Developer

Countryside is a leading UK home builder and urban regeneration partner. We believe that where we live matters. We’re passionate about creating places people aspire to live, where they feel a true sense of belonging.

All our developments and homes carry a signature style and character, designed to work for the way people live today with materials that reflect our commitment to quality. Our exacting standards and sustainable credentials combine to create places that will stand the test of time. As a result we hold more Housing Design Awards than any other developer.

From the character of the homes we build to the planning of environments and the unique detailing of the landscape, our creative approach to place making creates places where people feel at home, providing a greater sense of belonging, spirit of neighbourhood and quality of life for everyone who lives in and around our developments.

We create places people love.

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