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A development of new homes in Great Leighs, set against a tranquil backdrop of open countryside, yet within convenient travelling distance of Braintree and Chelmsford. These 2, 3 and 4-bedroom properties... Read more ›


  • 2, 3 and 4-bedroom detached houses
  • Gardens and garages, or parking to all homes
  • Great Notley Country Park less than three miles away
  • Short walk to Great Leighs Primary School
  • Braintree Freeport train station five miles away
The Furlongs Great Leighs, Essex

A development of new homes in Great Leighs, set against a tranquil backdrop of open countryside, yet within convenient travelling distance of Braintree and Chelmsford. These 2, 3 and 4-bedroom properties will appeal to a wide audience, including families, professionals and first-time buyers.

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Opening hours

Monday 10:00 – 17:00

Tuesday closed

Wednesday closed

Thursday 10:00 – 19:00

Friday 10:00 – 17:00

Saturday 11:00 – 17:00

Sunday 11:00 – 17:00


Local Area

Stylish new homes in Great Leighs

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Stylish new homes in Great Leighs

The Furlongs is a development of new homes in Great Leighs, a picturesque village situated between Braintree, four miles away, and Chelmsford, eight miles away.

The development lies within the administrative boundaries of Great and Little Leighs Parish Council, Chelmsford City Council and Essex County Council.

The local area

  • Great Leighs Primary School
    8 mins
  • Chelmsford City Racecourse
    2 mins
  • Broomfield Hospital
    8 mins
  • Braintree Freeport Train Station
    11 mins
  • Braintree Village Outlet Mall
    10 mins
  • Marshalls Park
    7 mins

The village store and post office is the place to go for forgotten essentials, while a large supermarket is located two miles away at Great Notley. Braintree town centre, four miles away, offers a variety of high-street and independent retailers, as well as a twice weekly market, while Chelmsford, eight miles away, has three shopping malls – Meadows, High Chelmer and Bond Street. Both towns boast a plethora of cafés, traditional pubs and family friendly restaurants.

Just 15 minutes’ drive from The Furlongs, Braintree Village is a popular destination for discount designer fashion, beauty and homewares, as well as family entertainment, with a multiplex cinema and bowling alley located opposite the outlet mall.

The recreation ground on Boreham Road has a children’s play area, football pitches, a five-a-side pitch and a tennis court; next door to this, the village hall hosts a number of classes and clubs for youngsters and adults.

The Essex countryside lends itself to outdoor pursuits: Great Notley Country Park, less than three miles away, covers 100 acres and includes a cycling route, bridleway and walking trails. The park also has an adventure play zone, games area and football pitches. Sandylay and Moat Woods Nature Reserve is a short walk from these new homes in Great Leighs and the Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve is around a mile away.

Braintree Swimming & Fitness and Braintree Sport & Health Club are both around 10 minutes’ away by car and between them offer an abundance of facilities, including an athletics track, sports hall and courts, football pitches, gyms and swimming pools. Chelmsford City Racecourse, which hosts festivals, family events and live music in addition to horse racing, is less than a mile from the development.

Several well-regarded schools can be found in the local area, including Great Leighs Primary, which is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the development, and Little Waltham CE Voluntary Aided Primary, three miles away. The village also has a pre-school – The Leighs Nursery Group – which caters for children aged from two to four years.

Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form, Chelmer Valley High School, Chelmsford County High School for Girls and King Edward VI Grammar School (boys) are among those catering for older students and are within 15 minutes’ drive of The Furlongs.

Major roads easily accessible from the development include the A131 (for Braintree, Halstead, Sudbury and Chelmsford), the A120 (for Stansted Airport, Bishop’s Stortford, Colchester and Harwich), and the A12 (for Colchester, Ipswich and London). Braintree Freeport is the closest train station, at around 10 minutes’ drive away, with regular services to Chelmsford, Stratford and London Liverpool Street (journey time of around an hour). Local buses connect the village with surrounding areas.

Please note that while every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, particulars regarding local amenities and their proximity should be considered as general guidance only. The identification of schools and other educational establishments is intended to illustrate the relationship to the development only and does not represent a guarantee of eligibility or admission. Journey times are representative of journeys made by car unless stated otherwise and may vary according to travel conditions and time of day. Sources: Good Maps, The AA, Transport for London and National Rail.

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