New showhome launches in Mistley, Essex - a popular commuter hotspot

Nestled in the rolling Essex countryside, on the banks of the picturesque Stour Estuary, Mistley lies next to the bustling market town of Manningtree.

Described in The Times’ Best Places to Live in the UK 2019 as ‘commutable countryside that’s pretty as a picture’, Manningtree provides easy access to London, Colchester and Norwich by train.

Since 2019, Covid has changed the working landscape and subsequently, where home buyers are choosing to live. No longer restricted by proximity to commuter belts and train stations, work-from-home buyers are swapping the city for the space & greenery of the countryside (not to mention the extra equity enjoyed by those relocating from London).

Monika Hanlon, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Hopkins Homes, said: “Our River Reach development in Mistley has proven popular with buyers commuting to work and now, working-from-home.  We have seen many buyers from Colchester and Ipswich, plus those from further afield commuting to Chelmsford and London.

Our new River Reach show home ‘The Chiltern’ opens this weekend, Saturday 24th September.  It is a stunning four-bedroom home that offers a contemporary open plan kitchen/dining room and two en-suites. It also has a separate study – perfect for buyers wishing to work from home – a spacious lounge with an open fireplace and log burner, and a spectacular rear garden.”

There are many reasons to love the village of Mistley.

Steeped in History

The village is famous for Mistley Towers, a pair of architecturally significant church towers that formed part of a church built by Robert Adam that was left unfinished in the 1770’s. Dating back to the village’s prosperous brewing and malting era, you can see the restored Victorian malt-house and the quay. The town’s attractive buildings also include weavers’ cottages, noted inns and handsome Georgian properties.

Amenities aplenty

The village encapsulates the best of tranquil, yet modern countryside living. Nearby Manningtree is rich in amenities, with a high street boasting many independent shops, eateries & impressive schools (including OFSTED ‘outstanding’-rated Manningtree High School).

Natural beauty

Nestled on the picturesque banks of the Stour Estuary (the land that inspired Constable), Mistley is only a short walk from the stunning coastal path known as ‘The Walls’, which leads to the delightful Georgian town of Manningtree. All along ‘The Walls’ you have spectacular views of swans, part of a population who live and breed here.

The village is also set within two separate areas of outstanding natural beauty – Suffolk Coasts & Heaths and Dedham Vale – both renowned for their diverse and ever-changing landscapes from the low-lying coast of shingle and sand to ancient woodland, marshes, forests, lowland heaths and valley meadowlands.

Well connected

Excellent road and rail links make it easy to travel for work or pleasure. Mistley train station is only a 3-minute drive away, making Ipswich, Harwich Town & Colchester easy to reach. Liverpool Street can be accessed within the hour, by train via nearby Manningtree station.

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.

River Reach offers an outstanding collection of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes.  Each and every home is crafted to the high standards for which Hopkins Homes is renowned, a perfect blend of traditional and modern living – creating distinction in everything they do.

This is the final phase of homes at River Reach.  Reserve your new home now and on specific plots, you can move in by Christmas.

You can book an appointment, either in-person or virtually, by clicking here.  Alternatively, please call our Sales Consultant on 01206 390169.