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A wonderful collection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes and bungalows in Halstead, Essex, an idyllic countryside setting

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This range of new houses for sale in Halstead is designed to accommodate a variety of lifestyles. With a complete range of different properties on offer, there is a home to suit everyone at Oakwood Hill, from first-time buyers to growing families, commuters and downsizers.  

Amenities - Oakwood Hill really does make the best of both town and country living. The beautiful surrounding Essex countryside and the close proximity to a bustling high street, make life simple and accessible. In Halstead, you’ll find a good range of shops, everyday amenities and a variety of nice places to eat. When it comes to the weekly grocery shop, the closest supermarket is less than a half mile walk from home. The high street itself is just a 5-minute drive away, where you’ll find the post office, library, a few pubs, cafés, banks and the larger supermarkets like Sainsbury’s. With the popular Fusion Leisure Centre just beyond the high street, you have everything you need to keep the family fed, watered and entertained all within easy reach of your new home.

Location - Set in this attractive traditional market town in North West Essex, Oakwood Hill is perfectly placed for families with a range of schools close by. Commuters choosing to make Oakwood Hill their home will benefit from excellent transport links, by both road and rail. The A131 is easily accessible, running straight through the centre of Halstead to Braintree (less than 15 minutes), Colchester (around 35 minutes) and Chelmsford (approximately 40 minutes). The development has good rail services into London Liverpool Street from Marks Tey station in under an hour, which makes getting around for work, school or pleasure simple.

The Bloor Difference - Perfectly located, carefully constructed and thoughtfully designed – that’s the Bloor Difference. Discover quality craftsmanship at every turn with characterful finishes throughout our new property for sale in Halstead Essex. All of our new Oakwood Hill homes have a high specification included as standard. From raised ceilings and handcrafted entrances, to cleverly designed utility spaces and storage areas, enjoy a superior living experience like no other.
Offers - We fully appreciate the difficulties that buyers can face when buying a new home. To make things easier we offer Part Exchange and Help to Buy on our Oakwood Hill homes. So, if you need to complete your chain or want to buy with as little as a 5% deposit we can help.

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Site Plan

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The Area Halstead in Essex


Located within a short distance of the centre of the town and only 5 miles from Braintree - our outstanding collection of two bedroom bungalows and 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses for sale in Halstead Essex are where you and your family will experience the Bloor difference for yourself. There are Ofsted ‘Good’ rated schools within a few miles, a good range of everyday shops and services close by and excellent road and rail links. With a number of other major towns and cities within easy reach, you can enjoy everything this corner of North West Essex has to offer.
Things to do in Halstead
Halstead is an attractive and popular market town that has the benefit of everything you need day-to-day in easy reach. Your weekly food shop is taken care of with a large Sainsbury’s, Co-op and Lidl close to the town centre. There are a handful of high street shops alongside independent shops, selling everything from bicycles to cakes. If you’re spending time in town, you won’t have to look far to find somewhere good to eat, as there are plenty of cafés, pubs, bars and restaurants to choose from. When you want some entertainment, the Empire Theatre has a calendar of film screenings and live theatre productions throughout the year.

Just 5 miles away from Oakwood Hill, Braintree is also a nice place to visit. It has an extensive range of different shopping options on hand, with a large department store and the George Yard Shopping Centre in the town centre, as well as a number of shops outside of these, including high street names for clothing, jewellery and health and beauty. Braintree also has its own designer outlet village - Freeport - just south of the town centre. Here you’ll find well-known brands, several restaurants and a multiscreen cinema.

For those who enjoy the great outdoors, the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is around 20 miles from Oakwood Hill. Here you’ll find plenty of wildlife in and around the picturesque woodlands, meadows and rolling farmland, making it a wonderful place to visit for a few hours just to be out in the open.

If you want to enjoy some more competitive sporting and leisure activities, just under 2 miles from Oakwood Hill is the popular Fusion Leisure Centre. It has two swimming pools, a well-equipped gym and plenty of classes to choose from, including yoga, Pilates, step and circuits. For those with young children, there is also a crèche, meaning you can leave your youngsters in a safe environment to play while you work out.

For the golfers out there, Gosfield Lake Golf Club is around 4 miles from home, where you can take advantage of two 18-hole lake and meadow courses. If, however, you’d rather watch sport, Halstead Town Football Club and Halstead Cricket Club are a mile and two miles from home respectively.

Transport in and around Halstead
Our houses for sale in Halstead Essex benefit from excellent transport links, making getting to work or school easy. The A131 runs directly through Halstead and allows for additional journeys to Braintree (5 miles) and Sudbury (9 miles). Other roads which can also be accessed - including the A120 and the A12 - mean you can also reach Colchester (15 miles), Chelmsford (24 miles) and Ipswich (30 miles).

By train, Marks Tey station is the most well-connected. It is located around 12 miles from Oakwood Hill, but it means you can reach Sudbury in 20 minutes, Ipswich in approximately 30 minutes, and London Liverpool Street in under an hour. Bus services run close to the development, with the closest bus stop around 5 minutes’ walk from home, which provides direct journeys to Colchester, Earls Colne and Fordham.

For anyone who is looking for easy air travel, London Stansted airport is around 24 miles away from Oakwood Hill, making European and international flights simpler than ever.

Schools and education in Halstead

Those searching for houses for sale in Halstead who have children will find a solid choice of different Ofsted rated ‘Good’ schools for all ages close by. Halstead Pre-School and Richard de Clare Community Primary School are both around a mile away from Oakwood Hill. For secondary school-aged members of the family then there’s The Ramsey Academy, which is approximately a mile and a half away.

For youngsters who enjoy singing, dancing and acting, Rascals Theatre School in Witham (around 11 miles from the development) has a range of classes, including musical theatre, drama, pop singing and street dance.



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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