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For Helen and Geoff Baker, finding a family house near good schools was top of their list when looking for a new home. The couple were already based in Cambridge and loved the city but wanted to be nearer their childrens’ school, the Perse School on Trumpington Road, which is rated ‘Excellent’ by Ofsted.

Crest Nicholson’s contemporary Halo development provided the perfect location and they moved in to their new five-bedroom family home, The Keynes, this Spring. Situated off the sought after Long Road, Halo the collection of homes benefits from being close to local amenities and the centre of Cambridge to enjoy city living, but far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle at weekends.

The collection of homes on offer at Halo are contemporary in design with open plan living, high ceilings and large expanses of glazing which flood the stylish new homes with natural light. From the exterior finishes to the detail of the interiors, each home offers a flexible layout that is easily adaptable to suit modern lifestyles. 

As well as a brilliant location, the quality of the finish attracted the family to the home. As Helen commented: “Our house is so light and airy, we loved the high ceilings and the glass and it is clear that the design and build is of a fantastic standard. We already knew the area well and it’s ideal for us – it means the children can cycle or walk to school every day, which has really added to our quality of life.”

In order to buy ‘The Keynes’, Helen and Geoff sold their previous property using Part Exchange with Crest Nicholson. The scheme worked well for them and they found the Crest Nicholson team was very supportive and always on hand to help them with every step of their move.

Helen commented that: “having access to Crest Nicholson’s sales team made the whole buying process a lot easier and smoother, and Crest Nicholson handled it all really well. Everyone who I’ve dealt with are very professional and very helpful.”

For existing home owners, selling their current property can make buying a new home more complicated than necessary. Crest Nicholson’s Part Exchange scheme can take this added stress off their hands, removing any complicated chain delays with agency fees and guaranteeing a cash buyer for their home.

Halo is part of the wider Great Kneighton development which is within easy reach of the M11, Addenbrooke's, the Biomedical Campus and some of the best schools and colleges within the area. There is a stunning mix of homes still available at the development including 2 bedroom apartments and 3, 4 & 5-bedroom houses available with prices ranging from £356,000* - £1,250,000 with Help to Buy. There is a number of schemes for buyers including Part Exchange and Help to Buy.

For further information about Crest Nicholson homes available please visit: or ring: 01223 656701