New energy-efficient homes in Cambridge

Design-led and energy-efficient modern country barns in Cambridge are a good choice in times of soaring fuel costs.
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Warm to a wood burner in a brand-new barn home 

On a cold winter's night nothing matches the cosy warmth of a real fire and economical wood burning stoves are soaring in popularity at a time of high fuel costs.

Not only are they 80 per cent more energy-efficient than an open fire, woodburning stoves are a must-have interior design feature.


Wood burning stoves look great and are 80 per cent more energy-efficient than an open fire 

About a million UK homes have one and developer Countryside Properties has installed them in barn-style homes at Great KneightonCambridge, a new "settlement" being built around a 120-acre country park on the city's outskirts. Clusters of low-rise housing border woodland, ponds, allotments, playing fields and adventure playgrounds, and beyond these is the green belt.

Architecturally, the houses are a modern take on country barns, with pitched roofs, weatherboarding and glazed walls. Prices from £485,000. Call 01223 846650.

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