When you think of Essex, your first thought might not be beach, promenade and harbour. But Essex’s delightful maritime town of Brightlingsea offers you the perfect spot for seaside living.
With its colourful row of beach huts, Blue Flag-status beach, two sailing clubs, an annual regatta, and a waterside prickling with the masts of boats and yachts all year round, Brightlingsea is seafarer heaven.
And of course, there’s the award-winning fish and chips to indulge in, as well as traditional pubs, handy takeaways and relaxing coffee shops.
It’s pretty handy for landlubbers, too. In the town, local shops include a butcher and baker (no candlestick maker yet, sadly), a supermarket and independent boutiques. If you’re a sports fan, there are thriving rugby, cricket and bowls clubs, an open-air swimming pool, and a sports centre.
A little further afield you’ll find the picturesque villages of St Osyth and Great Bentley, while Frinton-on-Sea and Walton give you even more coastal scenery to explore. You’re also just a 14-minute drive from the bustling waterfront at Wivenhoe.
You’re well connected in Brightlingsea, too – and not just to the sea. Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea are just a short distance from Brightlingsea by car and the nearest stations are ten minutes away at either Alresford or Great Bentley. From Colchester, you can reach London Liverpool Street in as little as 50 minutes. Meanwhile, there are frequent buses running between Brightlingsea and Colchester.
Within walking distance of the coast at Brightlingsea and easy reach of the town of Colchester, our new homes at Colne Meadow provide an ideal location for those seeking that perfect work-life balance.
The development offers a range of styles and sizes to suit anyone from first-time buyers seeking to get their first foot on the property ladder to growing families and retiring downsizers. Homes include one- and two-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom cottages and coach-houses, three-bedroom contemporary town houses and three- and four-bedroom traditional family homes.
Colne Meadow offers plenty of schooling options, from Brightlingsea Primary School and Nursery to Colne Community School and College. So however old your children are, there’s a nearby school for them.
Adjacent to Colne Meadow likes Colne Gardens, another Hopkins Homes development. This has proven a popular location for a wide range of buyers, with its mix of coastal and town living, and Colne Meadow will be no different.