Marlborough in Wiltshire is graced by many beautifully conserved historic buildings. Just east of the town is Crest Nicholson's St John's Park. it's proximity to the town centre and the area's well regarded schools makes St John's Park a particularly good choice for families and the breathtaking countryside surrounding Marlborough willl appeal to every discerning buyer.
Situated approximately halfway between London and Bristol, Marlborough earned much of its prosperity over the centuries as a staging post on the coaching route. Today the town still wears an air of affluence and is renowned for its high quality shops.
Many picturesque red brick buildings line the High Street. It is dominated by the splendid Town Hall, which, dating from 1902 is one of the newer additions to the town. More ancient examples include the 15th century St Peter's Church and the 17th century Merchant's House. Other famous features include the prestigious Marlborough College, one of the country's leading public schools.
With this very 'English' character, Marlborough is a popular tourist destination. Yet, far from being a museum piece, it is also a thriving and attractive place to live.
Miles of glorious countryside radiate from Marlborough. Just to the south is Savernake Forest, privately owned but open to public and a haven for wildlife. Running through the middle of the forest is Capability Brown's 'Grand Avenue' of beech trees. Dotted all over this ancient landscape are many other fascinating attractions, some natural and some man-made. They include Avebury Stone Circle, the Wiltshire Downs, the Vale of the White Horse, and the Ridgeway trail; as well as windmills, manor houses, castles and chapels. For connoisseurs of the English countryside, this area is truly outstanding.
In addition to the comprehensive specification detailed opposite, Crest Nicholson provides a flexible system of comprehensive upgrades as well as the ability to co-ordinate various features of the internal finish to enable you to create the home of your choice. Please discuss your individual requirements with the Sales Advisor who, subject to stage of construction, will be able to assist you with the personalisation of your new home.
* Selection of fully fitted kitchens in a choice of colours and styles
* Stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with chrome mixer tap
* Stainless steel Bosch fan oven, gas or electric hob and cooker hood
* Space for fridge freezer, washer dryer and dishwasher
* Choice of ceramic Villeroy & Boch wall tiles
Bathrooms, en suites & cloakrooms
* White steel bath with chrome Hansgrohe bath/shower mixer
* Sanitaryware in white
* Thermostatic shower
* Frosted glass splashback to cloakroom and en suite
* Choice of ceramic wall tiles to include full height tiling to shower areas and half height tiling behind bath, WC and washbasin in bathroom
* Smooth finished ceilings in white emulsion
* Walls painted in magnolia unless otherwise agreed at time of reservation
* Fitted wardrobes to bedroom one
Joinery & doors
* Architraves and skirtings finished in gloss white
* Doors fitted with chrome furnishings
* French doors (where applicable) have double glazed PVC-U casement frames and doors
* Panelled steel reinforced front door with chrome furniture
* Numerous power points throughout
* TV and telephone points to the living room and Bedroom 1
* Shaver socket to Bedroom 1 en suite
* Energy efficient gas fired central heating
* Choice of fireplace and surround for The Edington and The Dorchester
Security and peace of mind
* High standard loft and wall insulation
* PVC-U sealed unit double glazed windows
* Inter-connected mains operated smoke detectors
* Rear gardens are graded and rotovated
* Front gardens prepared with soft or hard landscaping to exposed areas
NHBC 10 year warranty
Every Crest Nicholson home comes complete with an NHBC 10 year warranty against structural defects, and includes a six month visit by Crest Nicholsonís own After Sales Team. Each home is thoroughly inspected before being handed over to its owner and advice is provided on the best way to look after your home in the future.
Modern amenities sit comfortably alongside the older attractions. You can go out for a pizza or a cappuccino, shop for food at Waitrose or Marks and Spencer, exercise at the Leisure Centre and browse at the twice-weekly market. And you don't have to be a tourist to indulge in the temptations of the famous Polly Tea Rooms, said to be the finest in England.
The A4, once the coach road, links Marlborough to Hungerford and Newbury. Each has its own special character and reasons to visit. Hungerford is well known for its antique shops, and the restored Kennet and Avon Canal, which provides enjoyment for many, in boats or on the tow-path.
Newbury is a market town that has evolved into a modern hub for business and shopping. The pedestrianised centre has over three hundred shops as well as many of the national brand leaders, including three major supermarkets. It is also home to the famous Newbury Racecourse.
To the north is Swindon, which offers all the amenities of a major centre. Its history is visible in the pretty Victorian parks and traditional architecture of the old town, but it too has a thriving town centre with all the shops, sports and leisure facilities, bars and restaurants you could wish for.
Schools and education
If you have a family, local education will naturally be a high priority. In addition to Marlborough College, there are many other schools, primary and secondary, within a few miles of St John's Park.
- St John's School and Community College - Secondary (0.0 miles)
- St Mary's CE Infants School - Primary (0.2 miles)
- Marlborough College - Secondary (0.3 miles)
At St John's Park, you can catch a local bus literally at the end of the road to take you into town. The nearest train station is Bedwyn, about four miles away, where you can commute to London Paddington in about 1 hour 15 minutes, Newbury in 17 minutes and Reading in 40 minutes.
From Marlborough, the M4 is accessible via the A346 at junction 15; then you are on the road to Reading, London, Heathrow, the M25, Bristol, Bath and Wales
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Building homes and communities
A Crest Nicholson home is more than just bricks and mortar, it is a new home designed to exceed your expectations.
From contemporary city centre apartments and townhouses to traditional detached homes or sophisticated mixed use developments, Crest Nicholson offers an impressive portfolio of property across the UK. The company is renowned for creating innovative, design led, sustainable communities which continue to set ever higher environmental standards.
Other developments from Crest Nicholson
- Hanham Place - Whittucks Road, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 (34.1 miles)
- Whitstone Hundred at Hunts Grove - Marconi Drive, Waterwells Business Park, Gloucester, GL2 (35.9 miles)
- Cheltenham Grange - Cold Pool Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 (36.7 miles)
- Port Marine - The Village Quarter - Station Road, Portishead, (45.1 miles)
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Help to Buy : equity loan
Help to Buy is a Government scheme designed to help people buy a brand new home with a 5% deposit.
Through the scheme the Government provide an equity loan of 20% of the purchase price, the loan is interest free for the first 5 years.
- Equity loan 20%
- Mortgage 75%
- Deposit 5%
If you would like to read further details on the scheme visit our Help to Buy page