First time buyers, Nick and Andrea, find their dream home at Countryside’s Mulberry Green

Nick & Andrea Mulberry Green

Nick (28), a shipbroker, and his girlfriend Andrea (26), a marketing account manager, were keen to move out of their parent’s homes and find their first house together.

With Nick already living in Essex and Andrea starting a new job in the county, it made sense to begin their search in the area. The couple found their perfect first home, a three-bedroom house at Countryside’s Mulberry Green in Hatfield Peverel.

The couple purchased a three-bedroom semi-detached house ‘The Laurel’ and moved in April 2021. Andrea says, “We already knew we wanted to buy at a Countryside development having heard fantastic feedback from friends.” She adds, “When we stumbled upon Mulberry Green, we fell in love with the development straightaway and knew this was where we wanted to call home.”

Nick & Andrea Mulberry Green Garden

Andrea and Nick absolutely love the space and privacy that their new home offers them. Nick says, “We are so lucky to have been able to purchase a three-bedroom house which will allow us to grow and start a family. We love the layout of the downstairs; we have a large open-plan kitchen and living area which is fantastic for entertaining.” He adds, “The living area leads out onto our private garden, which is an added bonus, we can’t wait to host friends for drinks this summer now we have so much space.” Andrea also says, “The fittings and appliances within the house are to a high specification, which was such a selling point for us – I love the modern feel and touches throughout, it’s definitely a benefit of buying a new-build home from Countryside.”

When talking about their purchase, Andrea says “We feel so lucky to have purchased a house in such a gorgeous development. What we love about Mulberry Green is the size, the development is smaller than what you would imagine so there is a real sense of community here.” She adds, “It is also located on the edge of the gorgeous village, Hatfield Peverel And we love the village atmosphere it offers. There are some fantastic pubs and restaurants which we can walk to.”

Mulberry Green is conveniently located walking distance to Hatfield Peverel train station which is perfect for commuters needing to get into London easily. Nicks says, “It was really important that we bought a house which allowed me to commute to London quickly for work. Mulberry Green offers just this with the train journey only 45 minutes from the capital.” He adds, “We get the best of both worlds enjoying the quieter everyday living the Essex countryside offers, as well as being able to get into the city and enjoy London.”

When asked about their overall buying experience, the couple could not have been more complimentary. Andrea says, “The sales team at Countryside have been truly wonderful and really held our hands through our first purchasing experience.” She adds, “We would absolutely recommend Countryside to our friends and family – the customer service is second to none and our house has lived up to all our expectations.”

Mulberry Green is a small, exclusive collection of superior quality homes with unique character and superb amenities. Mere moments away from the A12 and Hatfield Peverel train station, you can enjoy the quiet life, while knowing the bustle of neighbouring Chelmsford is on your doorstep.  Nestled in the heart of the leafy village of Hatfield Peverel, homes at Mulberry Green offer unrivalled access to excellent transport links, a superior interior specification, and all the wonders of village life, with the facilities of city living.

Prices at Mulberry Green start from £479,995 for a four-bedroom home. Visit  for further information or contact the sales team on 01245 809817 or by emailing [email protected].