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Housebuilder’s South East Developments With Playgrounds And Open Spaces

Posted 5 November 2021 by Helen Christie

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes have an impressive selection of developments in the South East, ideal for homeowners wanting more outdoor space…

More and more buyers are looking for homes with large gardens and near green spaces.

Housebuilders are seeing a surge in demand for homes that offer more space, which includes public parks for children to play, take dogs for walks and exercise. Barratt Homes, Barratt London and David Wilson Homes have some great developments in the South East that offer residents plenty of open spaces and play areas...


Kingsbrook in Aylesbury

Multi award-winning Kingsbook is a wildlife-friendly development from Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes. Kingsbrook is a new development consisting of three villages, Orchard Green, Canal Quarter and Oakfield Village, and offers a selection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, and is located in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. 

60% of the development is allocated to open space, with acres of beautiful green spaces including cycleways and nature trails, three parks, orchards and allotments. There are also several play areas for children, as well as plans for a nature reserve, sports pitches and tennis courts.

Kingsbrook (Barratt Homes/David Wilson Homes)

The homes are designed for contemporary living, with spacious open plan living and dining areas which open onto the garden. Each home offers a modern kitchen including an energy-efficient oven, hob & hood, as well as built-in storage and a WC on the ground floor. Main bedrooms also benefit from an en suite.

Aylesbury town centre is less than ten minutes away by bus or just a twenty minute cycle, and offers a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants as well as parks. Plenty of leisure activities are available with Aylesbury Waterside Theatre nearby, and Whipsnade Zoo and Wendover Woods within easy reach. Ideal for families, there are three grammar schools in the area and an Ofsted rated Outstanding primary school within walking distance.

For commuters, the Kingsbrook Flyer shuttle bus runs services every 30 minutes to Aylesbury station, which offers services to London in just over an hour.  

Barratt Homes at Linmere in Houghton Regis

The recently launched Linmere development is set on the outskirts of Houghton Regis. The development will offer a new community set amongst tree lined neighbourhoods. The initial phase consists of three- and four-bedroom homes, with selected plots overlooking Linmere Park. Once complete, Linmere will be surrounded by 90 acres of open space and landscaped parks, allotments, alongside a selection of shops including a Lidl supermarket, a children’s adventure playground, a café, new schools and leisure facilities.

The development is conveniently situated within walking distance to everyday amenities and local villages, whilst Dunstable Downs, which is part of Chiltern Hills, is just a ten minute drive away where residents can walk or cycle with views of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ideal for commuters, Linmere is a short cycle via the Route 6 Cycleway to Leagrave Train Station, or a short drive to Luton Airport Parkway Train Station, both of which connect residents to central London in less than an hour. Excellent road links are available with the development adjacent to the M1 providing quick access north to Milton Keynes and south to London within an hour.

Prices at Linmere start from £125,000 and Help to Buy is available.

New Mill Quarter in Wallington

New Mill Quarter is a joint development between Barratt London and David Wilson Homes, located within the London Borough of Sutton. Forming part of the Hackbridge Gardens development, a scheme transforming the million-square foot site of the former Felnex trading estate, the development itself will feature living walls and podium gardens, with nearby running and cycle trails through the 143 acre Beddington Park. At the centre of the Hackbridge Gardens development is a large play area, ideal for families. 

New Mill Quarter (Barratt London)

Hackbridge Station is positioned opposite the development, allowing residents to commute into central London from Zone 4 in less than half an hour. For those commuting locally, bus routes and an on-site car share scheme will be introduced to further enhance the development’s sustainability. Also on the site will be a Lidl supermarket with in-store bakery, a proposed café and a variety of shops, creating an ideal community with all amenities on the development’s doorstep.

Barratt London is building 479 new homes, 39 of which will be affordable. The new homes will include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and three- and four-bedroom houses.

Prices currently start from £314,995 for a one-bedroom apartment.


Kilners Grange in Tongham 

David Wilson Homes has just launched its latest phase at Kilners Grange following high demand from buyers. The latest phase offers a collection of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes to suit a range of buyers, from those hoping to get onto the ladder with Help to Buy, to families looking to upsize. Once complete, the development will offer green open spaces and spacious play areas on site. 

Kilners Grange is located in rural Tongham close to the local high street with shops, a public house and the famous Hog’s Back Brewery. There is also a village cricket and recreation ground, alongside David Lloyd Leisure and Tennis Centre. Ideal for commuters hoping to combine village life with easy access into the capital, Tongham is just a few miles from both Farnham and Guildford, with services to London Waterloo from Guildford taking as little as 36 minutes during peak times.

Prices start from £384,995 for a two-bedroom semi-detached house, and Help to Buy is available at the development.  


Wychwood Park in Haywards Heath 

Located in Haywards Heath, Wychwood Park from Barratt Homes offers countryside views overlooking the South Downs, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and has 3.7 acres of ancient woodland incorporated into the development. 

Wychwood Park (Barratt Homes)

A collection of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, the development is ideal for families thanks to its outdoor space, multiple play areas, and ancient woodland. The development has been commended the ‘Built for Life’ industry award – this quality mark is recognition for well-designed new homes, neighbourhoods and communities, and checks design elements including access to local facilities, parking, landscaping and traffic management. Also ideal for commuters, Haywards Heath Rail Station is less than 2 miles away offering direct connections to London Bridge and London Victoria in as little as 41 minutes during peak time. There are also great transport links to Gatwick, Crawley, Horsham and the south coast.

Prices start from £409,995 for a three-bedroom home. 


Chilmington Green in Ashford

Barratt Homes at Chilmington is part of the new Chilmington Green development, which forms part of Ashford’s first ‘Garden City’, which will see a new development of up to 5,750 houses delivered by a number of developers, alongside a countryside park, secondary school, four primary schools, a supermarket, a new high street and market square. Barratt Homes at Chilmington offers a collection of three- and four-bedroom homes. 

At Chilmington Green, all new homes are surrounded by acres of green open spaces and parkland carefully designed around protected woodlands, with many of the new homes overlooking protected open countryside. Thanks to its close proximity to Ashford International Station, the area is already appealing to Londoners, offering a rural setting with fast connections into the capital.

Prices start from £334,995 for a four-bedroom home. 


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