Sam and Deni chose a three-bedroom Stonebond house within easy walking distance of the development’s first primary school and the Wild Woods play area, which takes children from the forest floor into the canopy above through a series of play features that grow in scale and complexity.
Sam said: “We are so excited to be starting a new chapter of our lives in a new home at Waterbeach, which gives us lots of open space and more opportunities to spend time outdoors as a family. The location is also perfect as I can hop on a train at Waterbeach station and Deni has an easy commute to Cambridge Business Park.
“Our son is also excited about his new room and the garden and is looking forward to other children moving in so he can make new friends. He can’t wait to be the first person down the slide when the woodland play area opens in the spring.”
To mark the arrival of the first residents, the 1.1km lake loop has been opened up to enable people to take a walk around the development’s 23 acre lake. Alongside this the new walking and cycling route through the development has been opened, which connects from the A10 Cambridge Research Park roundabout, through the development, connecting to the refurbished Sports Hall and Studio and on into Waterbeach village. This will help the first families to explore the new neighbourhood, but also open up the development to the wider community.
The Communities Team at Urban&Civic, the master developer for the site, welcomed the family with a gift and a hamper of locally produced food and drink.
Fiona Reardon-Rose, from Urban&Civic said: “The team has been working hard for a long time to get everything ready for our first residents to move in, and it is fantastic to be able to welcome such a lovely family to Waterbeach. There is so much for them to see and do here already from regular fitness classes and sports clubs in the Studio and Sports Hall to the cycling/walking loop around the lake, as well as discovering the fascinating heritage of the former barracks at Waterbeach Military History Museum and stocking up at Waterbeach’s thriving community market on the third Sunday of each month.”
Peter Williams, Managing Director of Stonebond, commented: “With walks through the mature woodland that frames the development, water features and open green spaces to enjoy, Waterbeach provides an idyllic setting for an enjoyable active and healthy lifestyle. We are delighted that Sam and Deni have chosen a new home at Stonebond at Waterbeach as the perfect place to raise their little boy. The high-quality, sustainable homes and beautiful natural surroundings make this development a very special place.”
Surrounded by extensive woodland and water features, Waterbeach has been designed to offer an exciting new way of life. With schools, community facilities and shops and cafes coming forward alongside the new homes, and the whole place designed with walk and cycle routes through the new green spaces to create an attractive and healthy place to live.
The Sustainable Travel Hub will also sit at the heart of the first phase providing options and encouragement for people to get about sustainably, including bike services to encourage people to use the new cycle routes in place along the A10 and coming forward along Mere Way; car clubs and a bespoke car sharing app; and regular shuttle buses to Waterbeach Station, and connecting to the Milton Park and Ride.
Prices are from £395,000 to £825,000. For more information, visit Stonebond at Waterbeach.
We are so excited to be starting a new chapter of our lives in a new home at Waterbeach, which gives us lots of open space and more opportunities to spend time outdoors as a family.