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River Reach

Mistley, Essex

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River Reach offers an outstanding collection of new homes comprised of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms in the historic village of Mistley. It’s a place where our excellent design and attention to detail has resulted in exceptional new homes which sit perfectly in their surroundings.

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Tradition and technology combined

With 20 exciting styles available there are homes to suit a wide range of buyers and individual tastes.

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Explore the Local Area

Mistley nestles in the rolling countryside on the banks of the picturesque Stour Estuary lying alongside the bustling market town of Manningtree, an ideal location without compromise. The village offers excellent amenities for day to day living and is within easy reach of the large towns of Ipswich and Colchester.


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homes designed to meet the balanced needs of a modern lifestyle

Hopkins Homes are multi award-winning house builders known for creating exceptional properties of the highest quality throughout the East of England. Browse the images below to discover every property which is still available on this development. You can also use the filters to narrow down your search to only display the homes that match your requirements.

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The Genoa




4 bedrooms



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The Beaufort




4 bedrooms



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The Dorey


Semi Detached


2 bedrooms



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At River Reach the homes have been built with their surroundings in mind, complementing and enhancing the local area.

What’s more, the properties have been built to stand the test of time, creating homes that can be enjoyed by generations to come. With 20 exciting styles available there are homes to suit a wide range of buyers and individual tastes. Get an overview of the site layout, house positions, road network, green spaces and more using the siteplan below. Drag on the map to move around the site and use the icons in the top right corner to zoom in and out.

River Reach Site Plan

Floor plans and dimensions can only be given as a guide and are indicative of the House Type only. These are liable to change as build progresses; please speak to the Sales Consultant for plot specific information. The computer generated images, floor plans, configurations and layouts are included for guidance only. Photos are indicative only of previous Hopkins Homes properties. External finishes, landscaping and levels will vary, please refer to drawings in sales office. Trees on site layout are unlikely to represent actual volume, type or scale. Development layout not to scale, for indication only.

A beautiful riverside location

Situated in the idyllic village of Mistley, River Reach is within close proximity of day to day amenities and in the perfect location for tranquil countryside living.

Mistley is located in picturesque Essex countryside, on the banks of the Stour Estuary and bordering the pretty town of Manningtree. The village itself has an interesting and varied history, with Mistley Quay becoming increasingly important as a trade port throughout the 18th Century. The Mistley Towers are a beautiful example of neoclassical architecture and were built on the site of the former Church of St Mary the Virgin. In the direction of Colchester lies the stunning Dedham Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty and where one of John Constable’s most famous works, “The Hay Wain” was painted in 1821. The view essentially remains the same to this day and is an area worthy of a visit.

The village offers award winning dining and accommodation at The Mistley Thorn, a fine dining restaurant serving locally produced seasonal food. The T House, a family run café, provides a lighter alternative of snacks, coffee and cake with special events in the evening. There are a variety of local sporting activities including a cricket team, bowls and a Sports and Social Club. The Stour Estuary also attracts sailing enthusiasts with the Stour Sailing Club located nearby in Manningtree.

For stunning views of the Estuary there are many walks and cycle routes including one of Britain’s best coastal walks from Mistley to Harwich. The Stour Estuary Nature Reserve is a haven for nature lovers, with miles of trails in the ancient woodland waiting to be explored. River Reach is only a short walk away from the beautiful coastal path, The Walls, which leads to the town of Manningtree, where the high street offers an array of shopping opportunities, including independent boutiques, eateries, a florist, a pharmacy and a Tesco Express.

For families, there are a choice of schools in Mistley at Primary level and for the older children Manningtree High School, considered Outstanding by Ofsted, is approximately a 10 minute drive. Other secondary schools include the independent Ipswich School and Colchester County High School, both of which have been named as two of the best schools in the country for A-level results. For further education Colchester and Ipswich have excellent facilities with Institutes, Colleges and Universities all within 13 miles from River Reach. Only 8 miles away in Holbrook, the well regarded independent Royal Hospital School, with naval connections, consistently achieves outstanding results.

River Reach boasts fantastic transport links with Mistley train station only a 3 minute drive away. Harwich Town and Ipswich are only 20 minutes by train and you can be in London Liverpool Street within the hour. Just a short distance away are major road links to the A14, connecting from Felixstowe through to the Midlands and the A12 for the historic East Anglian coast or heading south to London.


Transport links

By road

Dedham 6 miles

Harwich 9 miles

Colchester 11 miles

Ipswich 13 miles

Chelmsford 38 miles

M25 56 miles

Stansted Airport 42 miles

London 79 miles


By Rail

(From Mistley train station)

Manningtree 5 mins

Colchester 17 mins

Harwich International 18 mins

Ipswich (via Manningtree) 20 mins

London Liverpool Street (via Manningtree) 1 hr


Postcode: C011 2DN

All travel times and distances are approximate and are courtesy of the and

School places not guaranteed. Before making a commitment to purchase please make your own enquiries as to amenities/facilities in the immediate/surrounding areas and the availability of school places. Do not rely upon any information provided in this respect on this website. It is provided in good faith but satisfy yourself in all regards prior to committing to purchase.


Tradition and technology combined

With more than 30 years of designing beautiful homes, Hopkins Homes properties are crafted to the highest standards by our team of skilled tradesmen using cutting-edge technology and materials. The stylish homes at River Reach are no exception; these are homes designed to meet the balanced needs of a modern lifestyle.

All specification choices are available subject to stage of construction. This specification is only meant as a guide, some items may vary from plot to plot. Please check with Sales Consultant for plot specific information.

*Not applicable when upgrading work surfaces with upstand.


  • Choice of kitchen cupboards and worktops
  • Oven, hob and fan fitted as standard
  • Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher where possible
  • Choice of wall tiles from our selected range
  • Choice of floor tiles from our selected range


  • Double socket outlets where applicable
  • Outside lighting to front and rear on certain plots
  • TV points to living room and all bedrooms
  • Telephone points to living room, study and all bedrooms


  • Central heating via thermostatically controlled radiators/panel heaters
  • Roca white sanitaryware throughout with chrome-effect mixer taps plus white bath panel and matching seat
  • Outside tap where possible


  • Moulded skirting and architraves painted white
  • White painted staircase
  • Four panel internal doors with matching chrome-effect handles


  • Kitchen – between worktop and wall cupboards*
  • Bathroom – half-height all round
  • En-Suite – full-height to shower cubicle with splashback to hand basin and tiled window sill where applicable
  • En-Suite with bath – full-height to shower cubicle and half-height all around
  • Cloakroom – splashback to hand basin and tiled window sill where applicable

Other Items

  • Ceilings smooth throughout with coved cornicing
  • Panel fencing between rear gardens where applicable
  • Front garden landscaped and turfed where applicable
  • Rear garden cleared, rotivated and topsoiled where applicable

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Find out more about River Reach

For further information please contact a Sales Consultant on 01206 390169. Appointments are available Thursday to Monday, 10am to 5pm, you can book yours by clicking here.

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Development Location

River Reach,
CO11 2DN

River Reach, Mistley