Contemporary spacious living

Mill Road,
Essex, CO4 5QH

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Rosewood delivers contemporary, spacious and light-filled homes in this development in Colchester. Including 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses located just to the north of Colchester's town centre, these homes feature stunning interiors that will appeal to all buyers whether you’re looking to make your first move or your next move, Rosewood has something to offer.

Rosewood, located to the north of Colchester, is perfectly located close to open countryside and picturesque villages such as Dedham & Flatford as well as being within easy reach of the A12 at junction 28 and Colchester town centre. 

This development of new homes in Colchester is also located within the catchment area for excellent schools in and around Colchester including Myland Primary School, Colchester Royal Grammar School and Colchester County High School. This is also the perfect spot for commuters close to Colchester North Station with direct trains to London Liverpool Street in just 48 minutes. 

Rosewood is a unique development with stunning spacious interiors that will appeal to all buyers whether your looking to make your first move or your next move Rosewood has something to offer. These new homes are highly energy efficient and low maintenance an additional bonus when buying a new home.

Our final phase of development at Rosewood is now launched, to find out more about this exciting collection of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses call the marketing suite today for more details.

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Life in Bloom

Colchester’s Roman roots mean it is generally regarded as the oldest town in Britain, and its Norman castle is still largely intact.

Colchester also flourishes in the 21st century as a prosperous centre with excellent shopping facilities on the High Street and the Lion Walk shopping centre which includes brands such as Marks & Spencer, Apple and Williams & Griffin.

The town centre has a variety of restaurants, bars, a cinema and good quality schools. It is also something of a creative and cultural hub, with a number of arts venues such as the Mercury Theatre and the new Firstsite arts centre. 

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Cafe Rouge



Noodle Bar



Pizza Express

Slug and Lettuce


V Bar

Twisters Bar


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Castle Park

Highwoods Country Park

Bourne Valley

Lexden Park & Nature Reserve

Westlands Country Park

Cymbeline Meadows

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Williams & Griffin


Lion Walk Shopping Centre

Cluvers Square Shopping Centre

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Leisure World

LA Fitness

Colchester Golf Club

Colchester Academy Sports Centre

Highwoods Recreation & Sports Centre

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Mercury Theatre


The Charter Hall

Colchester Museum

Hollytrees Museum

Colchester Castle


Mill Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5QH

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Rosewood - A Better Home

For you and the environment
Better features that provide a saving in water, energy and costs

Better features that provide a saving in water, energy and costs

The houses and apartments at Rosewood are contemporary and innovative in style and design with a number of hidden details and features that are almost invisible - you don't even notice them, you just find that your home is more comfortable, more efficient and more economical.  The design belies what lies beneath in terms of a range of sustainable and energy efficient features that help to make sure Rosewood meets the Code 4 for Sustainable homes obligations and a strict set of guidelines set by the Homes & Communities Agency to design energy efficient lifetime homes.

Want to learn more? See what features Crest Nicholson builds in as standard.

Designed by experts with you in mind

Designed by experts with you in mind

Every Crest Nicholson home is built to exacting standards, with appearance, comfort and energy efficiency at the very heart of every design, Rosewood is no exception. Designed by leading architects Broadway Malyan all homes at Rosewood are light, spacious and contemporary in design.   All homes have been designed to incorporate open plan living with a family feel. Many homes benefit from an open plan kitchen and dining area with doors leading directly to the garden creating a sociable and flexible living environment.  Some homes benefit from two reception rooms creating unique living environments for all the family, home office facilities have also been included to some of the larger 3 and 4 bedroom homes.  

The benefit of living within a Rosewood home means you have a unique large, light filled and spacious home with additional internal sustainable design features ensuring you are warm or cool as the season demands, with a reliable source of lighting, hot water and heating that won't cost the earth to run.  

For over 50 years we've listened to customer feedback - and we've made changes as a result - we've worked hard to develop new homes that exceed expectations in every way.  Crest Nicholson homes are designed to stand the test of time with a lifetime home at Rosewood.

Carefully selected materials

Carefully selected materials

We have a dedicated team of people who continuously procure and source the very latest building materials and innovative technologies to ensure every new home reaches the highest levels of building effectiveness. 

We work to ensure that we ethically source the raw materials we use to construct each home and that all our timber comes from sustainable sources.

A better built home for you and your family - Sustainable from the ground up

A better built home for you and your family - Sustainable from the ground up

We're using the most advanced construction methods available to create new homes of usually high quality, with sustainable materials that create minimal environmental impact at Rosewood.  Secured by Design principles have been incorporated for better security and personal safety.  All the homes at Rosewood also meet Lifetime Homes standards, so that they are adaptable to householders needs as they change over the years.

Innovative practical technologies all designed to make your life easier and your bills lower

Innovative practical technologies all designed to make your life easier and your bills lower

All our windows are of a high quality and achieve a BRFC (British Fenestration Rating Council) rating in band B.  The windows are triple glazed thermally efficient units with very low U-values.  All external walls, roof and floors are insulated in excess of the requirements currently demanded by the Building Regulations, which should reduce your energy bills.  

The vision for Rosewood is to create a green infrastructure for the use of all its residents, providing an integrated bio-diverse network of open spaces and landscaping.  Creating an attractive and sustainable development for you to live in.

In kitchens and bathrooms we've incorporated the latest technologies to help reduce water consumption without compromising your comfort.

In kitchens and bathrooms we've incorporated the latest technologies to help reduce water consumption without compromising your comfort.

Water is a precious resource and can be a costly one, so any appliances at Rosewood that use's water are low usage at Rosewood.  Our kitchens and bathrooms are fitted with contemporary water-saving Hansgrohe mixer taps which provide innovative Air Power Technology. 

APT mixes air with water to create a softer, more voluminous and luxurious water flow. 

Enjoy your perfect bath water temperature; thermostatic bath and shower mixers give you precision temperature control for your comfort and safety. Better features that provide a saving in water, energy and costs.  In addition an inline water meter is fitted in your new home where you can take an exact water meter reading whenever you wish.  This again enables you to keep an eye on your water usage and make sure the bills from your water provider are completely accurate.

Saving you money in every room

Saving you money in every room

New homes are six times more energy-efficient and generate over 60% less CO2 emissions than older style homes. The benefits of a simpler life and lower energy bills are clear to see at Rosewood, for example; a 4 bedroom detached property at Rosewood will save over £1600 a year in energy and water bills, compared to a similar property built 40 years ago*

A new home helps to reduce what you'll need to spend on utility bills.  In a Crest Nicholson home at Rosewood we've incorporated money saving features such as 100% low energy lighting, A rated appliances, water butts and the use of Photo Voltaic panels to roofs which do all the hard work for you.  The solar photovoltaic panels convert energy from the sunlight into electricity.  They work in daylight, so do not require direct sunlight and are suitable for the cloudy climate of the UK!

*Figures supplied by AES Southern Ltd Energy Consultants.

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