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A superior collection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes for sale in Saffron Walden. Voted one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Live in 2018, this charming market town in north-west Essex boasts picturesque countryside and beautiful medieval architecture.

All plots are now reserved, our nearest developments are:

Oakwood Hill, Halstead, 21 miles away - click here to find out more.

Bloor Homes at Boreham, 28 miles away - click here to find out more.

Location - Located in the charming medieval town of Saffron Walden, Mortimers Gate is a superior collection of homes suitable for a variety of lifestyles. From 2 bedroom bungalows, to 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, there is something for everyone. Designed for comfortable, contemporary living, all Bloor homes are built to an exceptionally high standard - with fitted kitchens featuring integrated Bosch appliances, luxury bathrooms with Roca sanitaryware and fittings and fixtures throughout.

Amenities - The development benefits from beautiful rural surroundings in north Essex, and is well-placed to take advantage of the wealth of nearby amenities. These include highly regarded schools, such as the County High School - rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted - as well as great commuter links, making Mortimers Gate ideal for families, downsizers and commuters.

Lifestyle - The nearby Audley End station provides direct rail services into London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport, while the M11 is just five miles away. A local bus service links Mortimers Gate to Saffron Walden's picturesque town centre, where you'll find a range of independent boutiques and high street favourites. From Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, to quirky eateries, the town boasts everything you need for convenient, modern living.

Personalise Your New Home - Reserve here in the early stages of construction and have the freedom to personalise the finishes of your new kitchen, bathroom and en suite using our unique and comprehensive range.

Offers - We fully appreciate the challenges buyers can face when purchasing their new home. To make life easier, we are able to offer Part Exchange and Help to Buy on our new houses for sale at Mortimers Gate. So, if you need to complete your chain or wish to buy with as little as 5% deposit, we can help.

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Site Plan

Explore the Mortimers Gate development using our interactive site plan

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The Area Saffron Walden in Essex


These new houses in Essex benefit from being just one mile from the picturesque town of Saffron Walden. A visit to the town will uncover a wealth of amenities, including a good selection of independent boutiques and high street favourites. There is also the twice-weekly market to wander around and enjoy, where a variety of stalls sell fresh local produce, clothing and flowers.

Away from the shops and markets, Saffron Walden is also home to a range of cultural hotspots, including a gallery, the Saffron Walden Museum, Bridge End Garden, and Saffron Hall, an award-winning performance space within the grounds of the County High School. Just outside of the town is Audley End House and Gardens. Dating back to the 16th century, this is one of England's finest country houses which also offers superb grounds, a café and children’s play area, making it ideal for a day out. Mortimers Gate is just over three miles from Audley End train station, which offers regular and direct services to Cambridge in less than 20 minutes, and London Stansted Airport in just over 20 minutes. Regular and reliable bus services make local travel simple.

For journeys into the city, regular rail services to London Liverpool Street take just under an hour. A local bus service links Mortimers Gate to the town centre and beyond, so a trip to the shops is a simple journey. There are also good bus routes linking Saffron Walden to Cambridge, Stansted and other surrounding towns and villages, perfect for family days out.  A number of major towns can be reached within an hour, as Mortimers Gate is just five miles away from the M11/A11 junction, and can be reached in around 10 minutes which is ideal for commuters. 

From here, the A11 provides simple routes to Thetford (under an hour) and Norwich (around 1 hour 30 minutes), while the M11 connects you to locations including Cambridge (around 45 minutes), Harlow (under an hour) and Chigwell (approximately 1 hour). With so many locations easily reached, a home at Mortimers Gate is perfect for commuters and families who want to get out and explore these areas and more.



When you buy a Bloor home we want it to be your home, that's why we offer industry leading fixtures and fittings as standard, leaving you to just sit back, relax and enjoy your new home.

Welcome to your

New Home Specification

The Bloor Homes Difference

Buying a new Bloor home eliminates many of your worries as there will be no renovations or repairs to do, giving you more time to spend with your family and friends.

You can also relax, safe in the knowledge that your new home is designed & built to adhere to superior building standards. These standards relate to every aspect of the property, including structure, heat loss, ventilation, sound insulation, electrical and fire safety.

Along with your new home coming with a 10 year warranty and 2 years builders guarantee, your fantastic property is also finished with the following features outlined below as standard.

It's our excellent attention to detail, combined with brilliant design and highly competitive prices that continue to make us one of the UK's largest privately owned house builders. Furthermore, our reputation for high quality services makes us justifiably proud of our success, something that is backed up by the array of awards we have received for our homes.


Fully fitted quality Symphony kitchens with worktops and matching laminate up-stand and internal drawer system. Also including boiler housing (where applicable)

More choice for you...

What's more, you will also be able to select your kitchen units, worktops and glass splashbacks from the range shown. (Subject to stage of construction)

Carron Phoenix granite effect Jet Black 1.5 bowl sink complete with Carron Phoenix tap to Kitchen  

Carron Phoenix stainless single bowl sink complete with Carron Phoenix tap to Utility (where applicable)

Bosch kitchen appliances:  

Electric hob
Single electric oven  (1, 2 & 3 bed properties)  
Double electric oven  (4 & 5 bed properties and 2.5 storey properties)
Fully integrated fridge / freezer

Contemporary style cooker hood

LED strip under-cupboard lighting to kitchen

Fitted wardrobes to:

Master bedroom (3, 4 & 5 bed properties)

Wardrobes Finished with silver mirrored door fronts and silver framing (3, 4 & 5 bed properties)

Brand new means just that, it's all yours. A blank canvas for you to put your own style on from day one. Buying a used home sometimes means you have to put up with the previous owner's decor. Everything in a Bloor homes is neutral and ready for you to make your mark.

Roca 'The Gap' contemporary style white sanitary ware (Roca 'Seville' bath) with complementing Hansgrohe chrome fittings

Ideal Standard metallic shower enclosure complete with Hansgrohe shower to en suite (and bathrooms where applicable)

White heated towel rail (thermostatic) to bathroom and master bedroom en suite 

Porcelanosa ceramic wall tiling
‘Standard Tiled Areas’ fitted as follows:  

Bathrooms and en suites: Generally half height tiling around bath and behind sanitary ware with full height tiling to shower enclosure

Cloakrooms: Splash-back tiling behind basin  

More choice for you....
Take your pick from a fantastic range of Porcelanosa tile designs that are on display for you in the Sales Centre. (Subject to stage of construction)

Internal Finishes

Internal walls and ceilings finished in matt emulsion

Painted MDF window boards throughout, except to bathrooms where tiling is included

Chamfered skirting board - 119mm x 18mm

Chamfered architrave - 69mm x 18mm

Painted five vertical panel internal doors complete with chrome ironmongery

Oak handrail with all other components finished in white


Green Lighting White downlighters to: Kitchen, bathroom and en suites

Pendant light fittings to all other locations


Deta White light switches and sockets, fitted as follows:

Living room: Loungeplate containing: 2 double sockets, TV point*, Telephone point (master) and data point (subject to fibre service) and two additional double sockets

Dining room: Two double sockets

Family room: TV point* with adjacent double socket

Study: Two double sockets

Hall: One double socket

Kitchen: Central appliance switching, cooker control panel, three double sockets and two low-level sockets for appliances

Utility: Low-level sockets for appliances and one double socket

Landing: One double socket

Master bedroom: Two double sockets (behind bed), Data plate containing TV point* and Data point (subject to fibre service) and one additional double socket

Other double bedrooms: Two double sockets (behind bed) with one additional double socket

Single bedrooms: Two double sockets 

Bathroom: Shaver socket

Garage: One double socket with batten light fitting (to integral and attached garages only, also included within detached garages to properties over 1500sq ft)

Deta mains operated doorbell and smoke alarms


Energy efficient boilers fitted, with an energy rating of A.

Saving you money and the environment....

All of our boilers meet and exceed the latest European standards for safety, energy efficiency, emissions and water bye laws. With additional heating and hot water controls, they improve the overall performance of the heating system, saving you money & reducing your carbon footprint.

Energy efficient gas fired central heating with compact radiators including top and side covers (subject to gas supply)

External Finishes

Turfed front garden

Paved area to rear garden using buff paving slabs  

1.8m high timber post and panel divisional fencing with Closeboard fencing to all external boundaries


High performance front door sets

Sealed double glazed windows throughout

Green Lighting motion sensitive (PIR) light fitting to the front of the property

Hormann steel manually operated garage door (where applicable)



†All times and distances are approximate values taken from Google Maps. Please be aware these are subject to slight variation.

*Help to Buy, Part Exchange and all Bloor Homes’ incentives and schemes are subject to terms and conditions and are available on selected developments and selected plots only. Help to Buy is only available on developments in England, up to the value of £600,000 subject to contract, status and eligibility. Please speak to our sales team for further details.

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