Award-winning developer Crest Nicholson has launched the newest phase of its sought-after St John's Mead development in Elmswell, Suffolk, comprising 158 homes in total. This exclusive collection of two to four bedroom houses, located near the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds, is ideal for first time buyers, growing families, second steppers and up-sizers. Construction on this latest phase at the development has now begun, with the first residents expected to move in from Summer 2021.  


Each home at St John’s Mead has been designed to reflect the character of the natural surroundings, featuring traditional exteriors and flexible layouts that allow residents to enjoy the countryside surrounds. All of the properties boast a bright and airy open plan kitchen and dining area, with modern interiors and high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The four bedroom ‘Keswick’ show home is also now ready for prospective buyers to view. Designed by Killer5, the show home interiors have been carefully curated with the modern-day family in mind, offering inspiration to potential purchasers.


Rebecca Charles, Design Director at Killer5 Interior Design Studio, comments: “When dressing the show home we wanted to reflect the vibrant style of the quaint, yet fashionable town of Bury St Edmunds. The mixture of eclectic furniture, with painted woods, rattans and buttoned linen upholstery, have been mixed with a colour palette of dark charcoals, greens and pinks to give the design a contemporary edge. We also drew inspiration from the local Abbey Gardens and incorporated floral fabric in the lounge curtains and a cascading flower mural on the feature wall in the children’s bedroom. Lastly, we created a calming environment in the home office by featuring a mural showing woodland scenery.”


Karen Coulson, Sales & Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Eastern, said: “We are pleased to announce that we have now released our latest phase of homes at St John’s Mead and a brand new show home to provide prospective purchasers the opportunity to get a feel for the stylish design available.


“Homebuyers will be able to take advantage of Crest Nicholson’s Home Reach scheme on selected plots, a part buy, part rent option making home ownership more accessible with a five percent deposit. There is also the government backed Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme available or Crest Nicholson’s Part Exchange scheme which takes the hassle out of buying, helping purchasers move quickly with no chain. We look forward to seeing the thriving community of St John’s Mead continue to grow with the addition of these new homes.”


Set amidst tree lined roads, the homes at St John’s Mead are traditional in style, built to complement the semi-rural village setting. The development is surrounded by greenery, creating a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the nearby town. Elicia and Ashley Farmer recently purchased a two bedroom house at the development and Elicia said: “Having a dog, Reggie, we were adamant on getting a home with a large back garden and open green spaces nearby. Elmswell has a number of play parks, fields and walking paths nearby which we make use of on a regular basis. As the pandemic forced us indoors, when we go out for our daily walk we make the most of it to get some well needed fresh air with Reggie.”


Ideal for commuters, Elmswell railway station is under a 15 minute walk from the development, offering direct trains to Bury St Edmunds in just 12 minutes, Ipswich in 24 minutes and Cambridge in under an hour. Residents will also be well connected by road, with the A14 just a short drive from the development and linking to surrounding towns.


Prices at St John’s Mead start from £325,000 for a three bedroom home and from £160,00 for a 50% share of the property if using Crest Nicholson’s part buy, part rent Home Reach scheme. For more information, visit the on-site Sales Suite open between 10am and 5pm Thursday to Monday. Alternatively call 01359 758 536 or visit .