East of England

The East of England sits within the curved section of land protruding above the Thames Estuary, covering the home counties above London and stretching up to the border with the East Midlands. Enjoying some of the driest weather in the country, East England is also the lowest-lying land, with parts of The Fens more than two metres below sea level. Major towns and cities include Cambridge, Norwich, Bedford, Luton and Ipswich, while its constituent counties include Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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St John's College in Cambridge in the East of England

Where is the East of England?

The East of England is the large area of land below the ‘backbone’ of England and above the Thames Estuary. It sits below and to the east of the East Midlands, with Greater London and Kent to the south.

East of England counties

Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire and the county town of Bedford sit on the eastern side of the East of England region. Its largest town is Luton and part of the Chiltern Hills area falls within the county, offering residents outstanding hiking locations.

Cambridgeshire

The city of Cambridge is the county town of Cambridgeshire, but Peterborough is also a major conurbation – although this now forms a separate unitary authority. Cambridge is best-known for its prestigious University and historic college buildings, which make up the majority of the city’s centre.

Norwich in the East of England

Essex

Located in the most southerly tip of the East of England region is Essex. This county includes the boroughs of Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock, and its county town is its only city – Chelmsford.

Hertfordshire

Located directly north of Greater London, the Home County of Hertfordshire includes parts of the Chiltern Hills. It also has, as a claim to fame, the fact that the first three Star Wars movies were made here – at Elstree Studios – and the county was also home to Stanley Kubrick, who also filmed at studios in the county.

Norfolk

The mostly rural county of Norfolk has Norwich as its county town, and forms the upper tip of the East of England region. Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Thetford are the county’s other major urban centres.

Aldeburgh beach in Suffolk, East England

Suffolk

Directly below Norfolk, Suffolk has Ipswich as its county town. Its coastal towns and villages are popular with holidaymakers and the Broads to the north of the area also offer attractive landscapes for visitors to explore.

East of England cities

The cities located in the East of England are Cambridge, Norwich, Ely, Chelmsford and Peterborough. Major towns include Luton, Bedford and Basildon.

Reviews in East of England

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Love our plot!

Review Date Nov 2021

The local shops, restaurants & bars are all in close proximity to the apartment which is a huge positive to living on this block! You cannot hear any traffic/building noise as the apartment is sound proof! It feels like a very safe area, however the building needs new doors as they do not shut properly meaning non-tenants can access the building. If I could add one thing to living here, it would be having a free parking space!

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I love our buildings design. From the layout to the interior – it’s so modern & fresh! I love the colour scheme and it won me over as soon as I walked in! It’s great we have the property management that there to help with all our needs. Plus facilities such as a post room which is great when we aren’t in & can keep our parcels safe!

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Wish I knew our block isn’t part of the Chelmsford Council area… doesn’t matter so much as we found a way around parking but would be good if we had the help & didn’t have to figure it out ourselves

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The building management will always respond quickly to any of our queries. We haven’t had to ask for much as we’ve only lived here for just over a month but so far so good!

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Great management and welcoming community

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Review Date Nov 2021

Nice and welcoming community. Near the town centre- great for shopping, food, gym, walks, picnics, drinks and much more .
Traffic by tesco at times.
Parking is fine if you have 1 car and no visitors as anywhere you park you will get fined sadly.

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Management have been welcoming, professional, friendly and rapid in all situations.
They have always had any questions me and my partner have- answered straight away.
Always helpful and happy which makes everything feel more welcoming and pleasant.

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That when the sun shines through it gets super hot.
The windows have a cold draft that you can feel

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They have always been good and explained things.
But I still would like the floor to be repaired and look nice.

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New Owner

Review Date Nov 2021

The range of local facilities is quite good. Parking is adequate and traffic noise is minimal.

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Overall I am happy with my purchase but it has only been a few days since I got my keys. Everything seems to be as it should. The property is a good size and meets all my needs for me and my family. The layout is of a good and acceptable standard and the garden is a reasonable size.

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Nothing as of yet.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Reported a few defeats but they will be attended to in due course.

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Review Date Oct 2021

Such a beautiful area to live. Being so close to a nature reserve with beautiful lake side walks, yet so close to local amenities, it really is superb.

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Cala homes are beautifully designed and made with high ceilings and lots of natural light.
The staff on site are all friendly and accommodating to our needs. Shout out to John amd Vasille (who makes me laugh daily)
We feel the oven is the negative issue. A poor quality, cheap oven doesn’t cut it for a house like this.

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Poor oven quality.

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It’s has been tricky getting our snag list completed, although all staff have been very accommodating.

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