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Lantern Croft

Artist's impression of Lantern Croft
Welcome to Lantern Croft
Traditionally designed for a modern lifestyle
Kitchen 1a
Across a range of 2-5 bedroom homes
You'll find 12 different home designs
Lounge 1a
With a high specification design throughout
Cherry Hill Park
Enjoy open green spaces nearby
Ely College
Located close to schools for all ages
Ely Station
Less than 2 miles to Ely train station
Ely Cathedral
Within a 22 minute walk of the city and beautiful Ely Cathedral
Enjoy a drink and a bite to eat along the riverside
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Coming soon

Coming Soon- New homes in Ely, Cambridgeshire

Launching August 2021- An excellent selection of new 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes. Register your interest to receive updates on Lantern Croft.

Set in the beautiful and historic city of Ely, Lantern Croft is ideally located to commute easily into Cambridge within 32 minutes by car. With an excellent selection of 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes, there’s something for everyone to choose from, whether you’re buying your first home or moving up the ladder.

Be one of the first to put down roots at Lantern Croft and join the vibrant new community at Orchards Green. The development has been sympathetically designed with a network of green spaces, linear parks and green streets with a network of cycling and walking routes as well as wildlife corridors.


There’s a strong community focus in Ely with lots to get involved in. With a programme of fun and cultural events throughout the year, including the annual Food and Drink Festival or Riverside Concerts in Jubilee Gardens, there’s something for everyone. Plus, you’ll find a vibrant atmosphere in the city with Ely Market Place hosting regular markets.


The homes on the development have been thoughtfully designed in keeping with the local area and the Downham Meadow and Long Fen Character Areas. The retention of existing hedgerows, in addition to a new balancing pond and swales ensures good drainage for residents whilst offering a green space for wildlife to flourish.

Green spaces

Ely boasts a variety of parks and green spaces offering beautiful views and there’s a network of open space at Lantern Croft too, ideal for exercise and wellbeing. The planned play park provides a safe space for children to enjoy the outdoors and footpaths and cycleways have been carefully placed to connect the development to the local area.

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About Ely

Ely is a charming city in Cambridgeshire with a diverse history, yet just 16 minutes away from the tranquillity of Wicken Fen Nature Reserve. Ely Cathedral dominates the skyline, sitting on high ground above the Fens, and together with quaint streets and beautiful stretch of riverside, gives this location its unique character.

On your doorstep

With a variety of high street and independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, there’s always something to see and do in Ely. Plus, you can grab a coffee or a takeaway from Ely Leisure Village nearby. There’s a great range of pre-school, primary and secondary schools all within walking distance of Lantern Croft, including Isle of Ely Primary School located within the new Orchard Green community.

Enjoying life at Lantern Croft

When it comes to keeping active, you’ll be spoilt for choice with nearby Hive Leisure Centre or Ely Tennis Club, Rugby Club, Golf Club & Sailing Club all within a 5-minute drive of Lantern Croft. If you’d prefer more leisurely pursuits, you can catch a movie at Cineworld or take a trip to the waterside to visit the art gallery or listen to music in Jubilee Gardens.

Getting out and about

Just 2 minutes to the A10, Lantern Croft is within easy commutable distance to Cambridge 15 miles away. The nearby station makes Ely a perfect location for commuters into London, with a journey time of 1 hour 15 minutes into London Kings Cross and you can reach Peterborough in 34 minutes too.


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A home is more than just a house, it’s also about the community that surrounds it. And that’s why we’re invested in supporting local businesses and providing much needed facilities for the area which bring people together.

To support the growing community in Ely, we’ll be contributing towards public transport infrastructure and the provision of affordable housing. Alongside this, our contribution to East Cambridgeshire District Council will help to contribute towards outdoor space, education and community facilities.


Find out more about the new Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme:

Our homes are perfect for growing families:

Why buy new?


Help to Buy: Equity Loan 2021 - 2023


This home is eligible under the Help to Buy: Equity Loan 2021 – 2023 scheme, which is open to first time buyers only and means you’ll need just 5% deposit to buy a new home.

With Help to Buy, the Government will lend you up to 20% of the value of your new build home (40% if buying in London) via an equity loan. You will need to secure up to a 75% mortgage and put down a 5% deposit. You’ll own 100% of your home from day one.

Find out more about how the Help to Buy scheme works.

Help to Buy: Equity Loan – Terms and conditions apply. Applicants should seek independent financial advice, and get information and guidance on applying for a Help to Buy: Equity Loan at www.helptobuy.gov.uk.



Easymover is available here, which means you could provisionally reserve a new Taylor Wimpey home at this development - even if you haven't sold your existing property.

And that's not all. With easymover, we'll make your house move as stress free as possible. We'll liaise with your estate agent on your behalf, we'll pay their fees and we'll manage the whole house selling process - making your life so much easier! Take a look at our easymover page for more information.

Terms and conditions apply to the Easymover scheme.

Part Exchange


Given the current social distancing restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid-19, we may be unable to progress Part Exchange at this time. Please speak to your Sales Executive for further information.

Why not consider Part Exchanging your existing property for a brand new Taylor Wimpey home? With our Part Exchange scheme, you could move into a new Taylor Wimpey home without the hassle of selling your old one.

When you buy a new home using our Part Exchange scheme, we’ll offer to buy your existing property from you, at a price we agree with you based on two independent valuations.* You'll avoid all the stress of putting your house on the market, managing and paying for estate agents, and worrying about house buying chains! Interested? Find out more about Part Exchange.

Terms and conditions apply to the Part Exchange scheme.


This development is managed by the East Anglia Taylor Wimpey regional office