Homes for First Time Buyers

Fed up of renting? Can't afford to buy? Think again!

We know that buying your first home might seem like an impossible dream, which is why we’ve just opened a pop-up First Time Buyers Hub at Beaulieu in Chelmsford.


Don’t miss your chance to get a range of free advice from the experts and get on your way to home ownership.

Find the Hub here 

We'll contribute up to 5% towards your deposit*

Beaulieu Gate - Chelmsford

Baker Road, Off Commonwealth Link, Chelmsford, Essex

1, 2, 3 & 4 bed homes

From £249,995

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We'll contribute up to 5% towards your deposit*

Beaulieu Heath - Chelmsford

Choat Place, Off Commonwealth Link, Chelmsford, Essex

1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 bed homes

From £284,995

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New homes for 70% of the price with our Share & Save scheme!

St Luke's Park - Runwell

St Luke's Way, Runwell, Essex

1 & 5 bed homes

From £242,995

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We'll contribute up to 5% towards your deposit*

Wolsey Park - Rayleigh

Gowlett Mews, Rayleigh, Essex

3, 4 & 5 bed homes

From £429,995

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Some homes ready to move into

Westcombe Park - Maldon

Bluebell Avenue, Off Maypole Road, Maldon, Essex

2, 3, 4 & 5 bed homes

From £345,000

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We'll Contribute Up To 5% Towards Your Deposit*

EDGE - Hainault

Manford Way, Hainault, London

1 bed homes

From £270,000

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Why visit the First Time Buyers Hub?

  • Speak with independent financial advisors for FREE & find out how much you can afford.
  • Discover the range of schemes that are available to make buying your first new home easier and more affordable.
  • Find out more about the range of high spec starter homes available throughout Essex.
  • Get hints, tips and guidance from experienced consultants who’ve already helped hundreds of buyers get a foot on the ladder


  • Countryside Homes has partnered with Own New to offer Rate Reducer†, a scheme that allows customers to unlock lower mortgage interest rates over a fixed period, making monthly payments more affordable. Countryside Homes makes this possible by giving a financial contribution of 3% to Own New, who then passes this on to your lender (after deducting their commission).
  • Available on selected new homes at St Luke's Park, our Share & Save scheme^ allows you to buy a new home for just 70% of the price. You'll have no rent to pay on the remaining equity for 10 years and you'll be able to purchase further shares in the property in future years!
  • Need a helping hand with your deposit? Our Deposit Contribution offer is designed to give you the boost you need to make your home ownership goals a reality. Reserve now, and we'll be able to contribute up to 5% towards your deposit*.

Still haven't found what you're looking for?

*Terms and conditions apply. Value varies dependent on development and plot and is only applicable on selected plots. Purchaser will still be required to provide at least 5% deposit (subject to lender criteria). Please speak to a Sales Consultant and mortgage advisor for more details. Purchaser will need funds to pay for solicitor fees, stamp duty (if applicable) and moving costs. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Cash equivalent paid as an allowance upon completion. Not available in conjunction with any other offer unless stated. ^70% of the market value price. For full eligibility criteria and further details please speak to a Sales Consultant. Rent on the outstanding property share is payable after 10 years. Deposit level may vary depending on mortgage lender criteria. For full eligibility criteria and further details please speak to a Sales Consultant. £1,000 reservation fee also required. Not available to purchase as a second home. The Homes and Community Agency reserve the right to charge a peppercorn rent. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. †Own New Rate Reducer only available on selected new build homes at participating developments. Speak to a Countryside Homes local sales consultant for more information. The Own New Rate Reducer scheme cannot be combined with other offers (including Home Stepper, Deposit Assist, Deposit Unlock, Introduce a Friend and Deposit Contribution). Participating lenders only. Own New Rate Reducer is available at the lender’s discretion. Mortgages up to a maximum value of £1,000,000 only. Rate reduction is for the fixed, introductory period of the mortgage only (usually 2, 3 or 5 years but this will depend on your individual mortgage). Your interest rate and mortgage payments will increase after the fixed, introductory period – please consult your independent financial advisor and/or your lender. See for more information about the Own New Rate Reducer scheme. Countryside Homes is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and cannot offer mortgage advice. Independent financial advice must be sought from a regulated mortgage broker to access this scheme. You should confirm with your independent financial advisor that the Own New Rate Reducer Scheme, and any mortgage deal available with the benefit of the scheme, is suitable for you, in your individual circumstances. The Own New Rate Reducer Scheme is an independent third party scheme. If you are eligible for the scheme, then Countryside Homes will make a cash payment after completion of up to 3% of the purchase price of the property to Own New, which will be passed onto the relevant participating lender so that they can offer a mortgage product at a rate that is subsidised from their usual product range. Rate reductions, rates and savings are subject to availability of the Own New scheme. References to reductions and any example rates and savings are as compared to the same mortgage without use of the Own New scheme over the fixed, introductory period of the mortgage. All external & internal photography is from previous Countryside Homes show homes or CGI and is indicative only. Room layouts, dimensions and specification will differ. All houses are freehold and all apartments are leasehold. Please note, all homes on available on the Share & Save scheme at St Luke’s Park are leasehold. To find out more about any additional charges relating to these homes visit: Countryside Partnerships Limited, The Drive, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3AT. Company number 09878920. Information correct at time of distribution. May 2024.

References to “we”, “us” or “our” are to the part of the Vistry Group (including Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, Countryside Homes, Drew Smith or one of Vistry’s joint venture companies) from which you are intending to purchase a new home. References to "you” and “your” are to the prospective buyer or buyers of a new home from us.

All images are used for illustrative purposes only and are representative only. They may not be the same as the actual home you purchase and the specification may differ. Images may be of a slightly different model of home and may include optional upgrades and extras which involve additional cost. Individual features such as windows, brick, carpets, paint and other material colours may vary and also the specification of fittings may vary. Any furnishings and furniture are not included in any sale. Please check with our sales consultants for details of the exact specifications available at the development(s) for each type of home and the associated prices.