Henley Gate

Award-winning housebuilder Crest Nicholson has unveiled its brand-new Seaton and Winkfield show homes at Henley Gate in Ipswich. Situated within the first of three neighbourhoods that will form the Ipswich Garden Suburb (IGS), the three and four bedroom homes have been carefully designed by leading interior designers Phoenix with modern lifestyles in mind, giving homeowners the opportunity to envision themselves living at Henley Gate.

The three bedroom Seaton features a living room and a separate open plan kitchen diner that provides direct access to the garden through French doors, providing lovely outdoor views and flooding the downstairs with plenty of natural light. On the first floor, the sizeable main bedroom benefits from built-in wardrobes and its own en-suite, whilst the other two double bedrooms share a well-proportioned family bathroom.

Split over two-storeys, the four bedroom Winkfield is an enviable home for growing families. Its ample space perfectly accommodates entertaining, family life and homeworking thanks to its open-plan kitchen-diner spanning the width of the house, separate generously-sized living room, and home office. Upstairs, each of the four double bedrooms are spacious, with the large main bedroom featuring an en suite bathroom. The home also has plenty of storage space thanks to the utility room and closet space downstairs.

Susan White, Managing Director at Phoenix Interior Design, added: “We designed the Seaton with young families and first time homeowners in mind, creating a multifunctional space. Our inspiration came from cool pastel colour palettes as seen in nature, which heavily influenced our soft-toned feature walls and complementary decorative cushions. Each furniture piece was carefully selected for its functionality and comfortable aesthetic, such as the multipurpose day bed, creating a welcoming home environment.

“For the Winkfield, we designed this family home with longevity in mind as there is ample room for growing families. We were inspired by an autumnal colour palette including navy, burnt orange, and mustard tones, ensuring each room has an impactful, bold theme to make it stand out. We also catered to those with young children, as seen in the space-themed boy’s room, which looks to encourage creativity and learning. Artwork and family photographs were used throughout the home to help future homeowners picture themselves living in this comfortable, modern home”.

Karen Coulson, Sales & Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Eastern, said: “In the past few years, flexible living spaces have become high priorities for homeowners, and the homes on offer at Henley Gate are perfect for a range of modern buyers looking for just that.

“Each home at Henley Gate features adaptable layouts, with open plan kitchen and dining areas, modern interiors, and high-quality finishes throughout. Every property will also benefit from a private garden for residents to enjoy with friends and family throughout the year.

“Our new show homes are great examples of what you can do with a space and provide the perfect opportunity for prospective buyers to envisage themselves living at Henley Gate. We look forward to welcoming residents to this fantastic development and flourishing community.”  

Thanks to the development’s prime position, with Ipswich town centre within a 10-minute drive away, residents will be able to make the most of the excellent array of restaurants, high street retailers, and independent stores, as well as a monthly Farmers’ Market. Henley Gate is also ideally located near the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Natural Beauty, ideal for exploring nature and outdoor activities.


Families are well catered for with a number of schools within easy reach, such as Dale Hall Community Primary School and The Meadows Montessori School, both rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy rated ‘Outstanding’. Crest Nicholson will also deliver a brand new primary school at Henley Gate, one of three within the wider Ipswich Garden Suburb which will also include a secondary school.


Ipswich train station is located a short drive away, providing direct links to London Liverpool Street station in just over an hour, and offers regular train services to Norwich, Colchester and Chelmsford. In addition, for those traveling by car, the A12 and A14 are easily accessible from the development.


Prices for three and four bedroom homes start at £335,000 and £380,000 respectively, with Smoothmove, Part Exchange, Help to Buy, and Deposit Unlock available on select properties. For more information, visit the Sales Suite which is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm. Alternatively, call 01473 905 055.