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Weston Homes have chosen Thornwood village, on the doorstep of Epping Forest in the bountiful county of Essex, with its unique 8,000 acres of ancient forests and rivers for its next project – their own new landscaped hamlet of 62 family homes, amid lush green spaces and orchards.

As a local professional, Ted Rayment, who was born in Essex and drives past Weston Homes’ newly launched Thornwood Park garden village on his way to work, says, ‘New residents will love Thornwood and Epping, it is idyllic.  There are not a lot of reasons to never leave this area.’

For new home buyers this is the perfect affordable commute into London – only 17 miles away. Weston Homes has chosen the site of a derelict old manor house on which to create its sustainable family homes with their generous package of fully fitted kitchens, stunning high tech bathrooms, carpets, a huge choice of tiles, floor types, handles, hot taps and much more all included in the price. And the company’s passion for sustainability means that all running costs are low while maintaining loads of natural light through floor to ceiling, highly insulated windows.

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Epping Golf Course

There is nothing not to like about this project. It is very affordable, near the motorways of the M11 and M25, a 30 minute drive into London or for commuters the Central line is just 35 minutes into Liverpool Street. And the ancient market town of Epping is half a mile away for big brand food shops, and small privately owned boutiques, pubs and coffee shops.

Nearby are good primary and secondary schools and endless weekend activities in Epping Forest, the historic hunting ground of kings. Close by there is also trout fishing, camping groups, walks, river trips, tennis, football and many golf clubs.

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Forest Gate Inn, Epping

And when in need of a cold pint while the children play on the green, take your choice of pubs – the George and Dragon in Epping, The Queen Victoria in Theydon Bois and the Forest Gate to name but a few.

Join a cricket club or for a lazy Sunday watch Epping Cricket Club battle it out with Epping Foresters.

A strong community offers young mothers friendship and support, and when you can get a babysitter, there are plenty of choices for a good meal at The Funky Monk, Il Bacio, Indian Ocean, The Swan Chinese or Quore Matto.

As Ted says, ‘Once you have bought into Weston Homes Thornwood Park there is never a good enough reason to leave.