Situated in the heart of Essex, the award-winning neighbourhood of Beaulieu is a vibrant new residential district on the outskirts of Chelmsford.

L&Q’s latest collection of homes at Beaulieu, The Arbour, offers new buyers the perfect blend between countryside living and the convenience of a metropolitan lifestyle, with a whole host of amenities just down the road.

With the buzzing centre of Chelmsford just a short seven-minute drive away, residents are spoilt for choice with a wide array of independent restaurants, boutiques and cafés, although residents already have plenty on their doorsteps within Beaulieu! Read on to discover five things we love about this development…

Beaulieu Square

Beaulieu Square is a vibrant parade of shops, eateries and amenities, conveniently located just a short walk from The Arbour. Alongside Sainsbury’s Local, which provides a one-stop-shop for all your essentials, Beaulieu Square hosts a number of coffee shops including popular chain Costa, and independent café Coffee Squared, with their menu offering locally sourced ingredients from across Essex.

Other on-site amenities range from Churchill’s Fish & Chip shop and Domino’s Pizza to Beaulieu Dental and Spring Lodge Veterinary Surgery. The perfect place for a pamper, nearby luxury salon Beaulieu Beauty Rooms offers a range of haircare, skincare, beauty and nail treatments. As well as a community centre already serving the community, there are also plans for a Health Centre to join the growing neighbourhood.

Green Spaces

Steeped in history, Beaulieu is set within the majestic former parkland of King Henry VIII’s Palace. Offering a countryside lifestyle in the heart of Essex, Beaulieu boasts 176 acres of public open space, with several communal gardens, 26 acres of football pitches, 11 acres of allotments and an orchard on site – all for residents to enjoy.

Officially recognised as one of the country’s best parks, Beaulieu has recently been awarded a coveted 2022 Green Flag Award, an internationally recognised acclaim for publicly accessible green spaces and parks.

A recent purchaser, Sarah, comments: “the house is so lovely, and the area is amazing. It feels incredibly safe here – there are loads of footpaths and cycle paths.”


Perfect for the many families moving to the development, Beaulieu is home to Essex’s first ‘All Through’ school, The Beaulieu Park School, which runs from Reception to Sixth Form, and a new primary school is planned for the next few years. The development is also home to a nursery, education centre and a community centre, all a short walk from L&Q’s homes at The Arbour, providing parents with a convenient morning drop-off.


Transport Links

Work-life balance couldn’t be more ideal at Beaulieu with Chelmsford railway station offering a regular service to Stratford in just 25 minutes and London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes. Beaulieu is also set to benefit from its own railway station which will join the Greater Anglia mainline, making the daily commute even easier.

For those taking to the roads, the A12 which bounds the Beaulieu site to the south offers direct connection to the M25 and London to the west, and Ipswich, Colchester and East Anglia to the east. And for those all-important getaways Stansted airport is 20 minutes’ drive away, providing easy routes to Europe and beyond.

Residents David and Toni, who purchased through the Shared Ownership at Beaulieu, comment: “We realised that Beaulieu is literally 10 minutes outside of town; you’ve got good road links, a train line coming and a bus route from Beaulieu to Chelmsford – it was a no brainer! We’d get a Chelmsford life without living in the centre of Chelmsford!”

Proximity to Chelmsford

Granted city status in 2012, Chelmsford’s busy centre is just a short drive away from Beaulieu. Offering a wealth of entertainment and leisure opportunities, the city provides an array of amazing cafes, tantalising restaurants, and entertaining bars – perfect for days and nights out.

The redeveloped shopping district is home to larger retailers including The White Company, JoJo Maman Bébé and a flagship John Lewis store. A nod to Chelmsford’s history, the 800-year-old market offers everything from fresh food and flowers to clothes. For green spaces, the Admirals Park& Tower Gardens or Chelmer Valley Nature Reserve offer a peaceful haven away from the city streets.

For those looking to make Beaulieu their home, L&Q has new homes coming soon to The Arbour. For more information, please visit: