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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Excellent Home

Review Date May 2022

Perfect home. Well management!

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Excellent building and flat. Very good building and property management. The management team is very supportive and response fast.
The environment is very good. The location is convenience, walkable distance to the town.
Overall a excellent home for live.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

No, just enjoy!

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

The building management response and take action is very fast.

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I love to live in Bluebell Meadow

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Review Date May 2022

There’s no much shops or restaurants really near the development, but within a 3 ou 4 minutes drive.

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I really like the house’s design and how the development looks all together. There is a big green near my house where the children can go to play and still be on my sight.
The Persimmon has always be attentive and supportive of any problems we had and solve without problems.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I would like to have the chance to actually see the house’s inside before the actual purchase.

What is the best feature of your home:

The garden size. And I like the house layout and location.

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Nice area to live, despite fast expending and lack of ifrastructure.

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Review Date Apr 2022

There is obviously a lack of restaurants, shops etc.
No footpath – kids have to walk along the streets (safety risk).
No speed bumps on the streets – a lot of drivers running fast despite of people walking along streets (see point above).

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Development is good, however the quality can be improved (specially noise insulation which does not exists at all).
The area management is on a bad level – common use areas not clean, trash bins available at promenade only.
No additional parking for visitors available within the neighborhood.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

All (!) promises from L&Q must be in writing as an evidence!!!

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

I have no idea on how to report issues described above.

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Great place to live- Property management team are great

Review Date Apr 2022

Would be great if there was a small shop on site, but Tesco and Aldi are a short walk away. Walking distance to town and lots of restaurants. Visitor parking isn’t ideal, but the property management team have sorted this out for us.

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Design – think the design of the flats and communal areas are great
Building/Property Management – The building management team have been fantastic. Susan and Lauren have been super helpful! Special thanks to Lauren for sorting out parking for my visitors and just generally being a star!
Maintenance – We are still waiting for our toilet seats to be fixed, but I know Lee is on to it!

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

The building management team have been great. We are still waiting for some maintenance issues to be sorted, but I know they are on with this.

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