Villas at Aura offer the High Life


According to research carried by Origin Global, the top feature homebuyers look for is a home that is flooded with natural light. Rooms that feature high ceilings can maximise natural light and the sense of space within a home.

According to research carried by Origin Global, the top feature homebuyers look for is a home that is flooded with natural light.  Rooms that feature high ceilings can maximise natural light and the sense of space within a home. Whilst high ceilings are typically associated with older Victorian properties, home builder Countryside has created their signature collection of new homes, The Villas, at Aura, Cambridge, offering exceptional design, unparalleled specification and beautifully appointed space, with double height rooms.

Situated in the new urban village of Great Kneighton, the latest phase at the award-winning development, Aura, comprises a stylish range of two and three-bedroom apartments and luxurious three and four-bedroom houses. Offering over 3186 sq. ft. of impressive space, The Rossellino is a beautiful four-bedroom home with very generous proportions and high ceilings. Huge floor to ceiling windows and extensive glazing fill the home with natural light.

David Everett, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities Central region, comments: “The Villas at Aura are exceptional properties which offer a truly unique place to call home. Part of the appeal for high ceilings is related to a general preference for space, but also creates the ultimate feeling of luxury. We have created large living spaces that incorporate the kitchen, family and dining area and offer the perfect retreat for entertaining guests or simply relaxing and spending quality time together. Homebuyers looking to experience the wow factor, should come and take a look at the beautiful show home.”

On the ground floor, the expansive double height kitchen, dining and family area has been designed to be the hub of the home. The sleek kitchens enjoy the highest craftsmanship, and an exceptional specification, with integrated appliances and solid stone work surfaces. In addition, the Villas offer well-equipped utility rooms, complete with wine cooler and ample storage space. Large windows and doors open out onto the rear garden. The ground floor also boasts a large integral double garage with electric door.                                                                                                                                              

On the first floor, the large living room is an elegant living space, perfect for entertaining guests. Full height windows fill the room with natural light and allow unrestricted views of the surroundings. Additional features include underfloor heating, coffered ceilings with halo effect lighting, oak flooring and recessed curtain pelmets. A glass panel that runs the whole length of the room overlooks the kitchen and living area on the ground floor.

As part of the wider Great Kneighton development, the homes are set amid green open spaces and tree-lined avenues. The masterplan also includes an extensive range of new amenities such as schools, a health and community centre, shops, a library, offices, sports pitches and a 120-acre country park. The homes at Aura are within walking distance of a number of excellent schools, including the highly sought-after The Perse School.

Just over three miles away, Cambridge city centre is home to a fantastic variety of independent restaurants and shops. Nestled between charming passages and beautiful architecture, a whole range of activities are on offer, whether punting through the College Backs of Cambridge, or soaking up the cultural city’s wide range of art and theatre.

Located on Lime Avenue, off Long Road to the south of Cambridge city centre, Aura is ideally located for mainline rail links to London. The Cambridge Guided Bus stops just moments away offering regular services to the city, train station, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Biomedical Campus. The development is also just a few minutes from the M11 for London, Stansted Airport and the nearby towns of Newmarket, Huntingdon and Norwich.