Lower Dunton Road, Horndon-On-The-Hill Thurrock, Essex SS17 8QF
Surrounded by open Essex countryside, just to the West of Basildon, The Shires at Lower Dunton Road Bulphan is an ideal place for you to set up home. Offering a wide choice of spacious 3 and 4 bedroom homes perfect for families and those downsizing with our superb lifestyle range of homes. From a huge choice of outstanding schools and local facilities within easy distance from the development The Shires faces directly onto The Langdon Hills Golf and Country Club, there is something for everyone in this sought after setting. Add in direct trains to Fenchurch Street in just 35minutes, and a wealth of shopping and leisure facilities in the nearby town and you have everything you need.
Reservations are now being taken, please contact our sales consultant for further details regarding the first range of homes now available for sale.
There are several McColl’s convenience stores within easy reach of The Shires, with a Tesco superstore just around the corner on Mandeville Way leading into town.
For GPs, register with Langdon Hills Medical Centre (SS16 6SA, call and for dentists try Langdon Hills Dental Care (Sat Nav SS16 6HG, call .
You don’t have to be a member to enjoy high class dining at Langdon Hills Country Club, with the Sunday roast a firm favourite with locals. Head into town and you’ll find a huge choice with something to suit every taste and budget. Festival leisure Park is home to Nandos, Pizza Hut, tgi Fridays and Chiquitos, to name but a few, while nearby Billericay has The Magic Mushroom, a highly-rated a la carte restaurant. Horndon on the Hill boasts the Bell Inn and The Ostlers, while Bulphan is home to the Dog and Partridge and Elona’s Restaurant at Ye Olde Plough.
We understand that school work is as important as getting to work for our family homebuyers, so we always build close to a selection of excellent schools. Residents of the Shires can choose from a variety of local primary schools, including the outstanding Great Berry Primary, along with Bulphan CofE Primary, Lincewood Primary and Merrylands Primary, all of which are rated good.
Older pupils can choose between Hassenbrook Academy and Gable Hall School in Stanford le Hope, the good rated Basildon Academy and James Hornsby School, or Woodlands School, which is rated good with outstanding features.
There is a lively sports and social scene at Langdon Hills Golf and Country Club, right on your doorstep, with much more on offer in nearby Basildon. Festival Leisure Park includes a Hollywood Bowl, a Cineworld cinema, a gym and a popular play park, along with a host of family favourite restaurants, while the Towngate Theatre offers live entertainment with a varied programme throughout the year.
Closer to home, Langdon Hills Country Park and Northlands Wood Country Park are great places to get outdoors and explore, enjoying some quality family time away from the smartphone screen. You can also enjoy a traditional day at the seaside at classic resorts like Canvey Island and Southend on Sea, all within easy reach of home.
The recently refurbished Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon offers over 100 stores and is surrounded by a pedestrianised shopping centre featuring all your favourite brands. If you prefer out of town shopping, check out Westgate Shopping Park, Pipps Hill Retail Park or Mayflower Retail Park.
For that special shopping trip, the famous Lakeside Shopping Centre has 250 stores just a short drive away in Grays, while the massive Blue Water Shopping Centre offers even more, with 330 stores and 40 restaurants just over the river in Dartford.
The Shires lies between the main arterial routes of the A127 and the A13, offering easy access to the M25 in just 10miles and London beyond. Chelmsford is around 20miles and Southend on Sea approximately 14miles.
Laindon Station, just a short drive from the development, has direct trains to Fenchurch Street taking just 35minutes, with up to six services per hour in peak times and plenty of parking or regular commuters. If you are heading further afield, London Southend Airport is 14miles, Stansted is 39miles and Gatwick is around 50miles.