new homes in maldon

Award winning housebuilder Crest Nicholson has announced the launch of two brand new show homes at its Wycke Place development in the picturesque market town of Maldon, Essex. The three bedroom ‘Chesham’ and five bedroom ‘Buckingham’ have been carefully designed with modern family living in mind by leading interior designers Killer5, allowing potential home buyers to envisage themselves living at Wycke Place.


The Chesham is a generously sized three bedroom home, ideal for young families. It features an open plan kitchen-dining area and separate living room, each stretching the full length of the house. The ground floor is flooded with natural light, with a large bay window in the living room and French double doors from the dining area, providing direct access onto the garden. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms; while the main bedroom benefits from its own en suite, the remaining bedrooms share a well-proportioned family bathroom.


Rebecca Charles, Sales & Marketing Director at Killer5 Interior Design Studios, comments: “In the three bedroom Chesham, we used natural woods, dark masculine navy tones, feminine soft earthy pinks, and ochre colours alongside strong geometric patterns to create a younger family feel, whilst the use of light wood for the furniture keeps the design soft and welcoming.

“The whole scheme focuses on geometric shapes and interesting textures, which can also be seen in the use of velvets, boucles, heavy linen fabrics, feature wallpapers, patterned rugs, and a contemporary shaped sofa and armchair, for example.”

The Buckingham, on the other hand, is an enviable home for growing families. The first floor offers five spacious double bedrooms complete with an en suite for the main bedroom and a modern family bathroom for the remaining bedrooms. On the ground floor, an extensive kitchen, dining and family area stretches across the full width of the house, perfect for entertaining, with double French doors leading out onto the private garden. The home has a separate living room, as well as a dedicated study – ideal for those who work from home. The Buckingham also features its own utility room and downstairs WC.


Rebecca Charles continues: “In the Buckingham, we opted for a neutral colour palette to create a timeless, luxurious scheme. The introduction of warm rusts, golds and brass accents create a welcoming and homely, yet sophisticated setting for this family home. The lounge has a backdrop of a pale gold textured wallpaper, beautifully contrasting the dark wood sideboard and deep green velvet armchair, while brushed brass has been introduced to the majority of the rooms across the home, as seen in coffee and side tables, creating an elegant, on-trend look.”

“A more relaxed feel has been created in the spacious kitchen-dining family area; being the hub of the home it was important to show how this ample space could be maximised. We wanted this space to illustrate both an elegant dining area and a less informal seating area for casual family interactions. The use of indoor plants and the feature wallpapers with palms is also a subtle nod to the current trend of biophilia ('the love of the natural world’) and its benefits to mental health and wellbeing.”

Karen Coulson, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Eastern, added: “In the past few years, having a balance between town and countryside living has become an increasingly important priority for home buyers. Located on the southern edge of Maldon, Wycke Place enables residents to enjoy the best of market town and country living without having to compromise on great travel connections. Popular with first time buyers and families alike, this area perfectly accommodates the needs of a range of prospective homebuyers. We look forward to welcoming house hunters to view our brand new show homes to get a real feel for life living within this thriving community.”


With Maldon town centre only a five minute drive away, residents will benefit from an array of amenities on their doorstep, including the many shops and restaurants on Maldon’s high street. There is an abundance of walking routes nearby, too, such as Wycke Meadow and the River Chelmer, plus Hythe Quay, the historic working waterfront, which offers stunning sightseeing opportunities. In addition, the development is within close proximity to local schools, such as Wentworth Primary School and All Saints Maldon Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, both rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.


Residents at Wycke Place will also have plenty of excellent transport connections on their doorstep, with homeowners able to reach Chelmsford, Colchester and London via the A414 and A12. Those travelling by rail will have access to nearby Witham and Hatfield Peverel stations, which offer direct trains to London Liverpool Street station in under 50 minutes.  


Three, four and five bedroom properties are available at Wycke Place, with prices starting from £400,000 for a three bedroom home, £485,000 for a four bedroom home and £610,000 for a five bedroom home. House hunters can get support to secure their dream property with selected plots available to purchase on Crest Nicholson’s Part Exchange, SmoothMove and Deposit Unlock schemes. For more information, and to register interest, call 01621 212 587 or visit