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Best New Homes In Hertfordshire Towns And Villages

Posted 13 October 2023 by Keith Osborne

The WhatHouse? team looks at some great places to buy a home in Hertfordshire, and the best brand new properties for sale there…

Hertfordshire has such a variety of places to live, from the city of St Albans and busy market towns to garden villages and scenic locations in the Chilterns, that searching for a brand new home there can bring up a really impressive range of possibilities.

We take a look at some of our favourites from the impressive range of current new homes developments across the county.

Any offers and special deals mentioned here are for a limited time and subject to terms and conditions.

Find out more about brand new homes for sale in:

Bishop’s Stortford , Hertford , St Albans , Stevenage


Also, If you’re considering buying a brand new home in Watford, take a look at this dedicated article.


Hertford Locks from St WilliamHertford Locks from St William

Brand new homes for sale in Hertford

The county town offers a good range of shops and amenities, with numerous period buildings illustrating its past. Already an established market town, the arrival of the railway maintained its importance and being still served by two stations, it’s a place that will appeal to commuters. Families will be delighted by the range of schools in and around Hertford that are rated ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

From housebuilder Durkan, Granary & Chapel is a collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments and three- and four-bedroom houses, located just a mile from the town centre on a brownfield former mill site. Hertford East station is just a five-minute walk away. The current mix of properties come in a thorough modern architecture. Inside is a specification that includes high-quality flooring and black ironmongery throughout, handleless kitchen units and AEG/Zanussi integrated appliances, and white sanitaryware and chrome fittings to bathrooms/en suites. Prices currently start at £299,950 for a one-bed apartment, rising to £895,000 for a four-bedroom townhouse with integral garare. Find out more.

Limsi Grove is a collection of 41 three-, four- and five-bedroom homes from Cala to the south-east of the town, a stone’s throw from Balls Park. It’s been successful, now being 70% sold. For a limited time on selected plots, the housebuilder is offering a 105% Part Exchange deal. Would-be buyers are also invited to ask about Stamp Duty and mortgage contribution incentives in the run up to Christmas. Prices range from £799,950 to £1,249,950, and there are two show homes open to view daily. Find out more.

Regenta has just two homes remaining for sale at Bridge House Mews, its gated development near Hertford North station. The 1.125-sq-ft three-bedroom house is priced at £695,000 and the four-bedroom, three-storey townhouse offers 1,407 sq ft of living space for £775,000. Find out more at www.regenta.co.uk.

St William, part of WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year 2022 Berkeley Group, will soon be releasing the first homes at a brand new development called Hertford Locks. When complete, this waterside site will comprise a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, and three- and four-bedroom townhouses. Find out more.

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The ‘Mimram’ at Carriage Quarter from Chalkdene DevelopmentsThe ‘Mimram’ at Carriage Quarter from Chalkdene Developments

Brand new homes for sale in St Albans

St Albans is one of the county’s most sought-after places to live, with its rich history complemented by a host of modern amenities, excellent shopping, exceptional state and private schooling, proximity to the M1 and M25 and services from two railway stations, with a journey time of as little as 21 minutes to London St Pancras. While it may be an expensive choice, the breadth of benefits of living in this cathedral city explain the demand for homes here.

Off London Road, just a 10-minute walk to St Albans City station, Crest Nicholson is constructing 74 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments at Verla, a development of three low-rise blocks in a pleasing modern design, with a communal rooftop terrace. Every home has private outside space and secure private parking is available on selected plots. Right now, there are a host of assistance schemes available, including the housebuilder’s own Part Exchange, Smoothmove and Deposit Boost initiatives. There are also currently special offers on individual selected plots, such as contribution to Stamp Duty. Open to visitors seven days a week, prices start at £315,000. Find out more.

Some units at Verla are available through Home Reach, a scheme where buyers with a modest budget can ‘part buy-part rent’ their new home, requiring a much smaller deposit and mortgage on the share they own (usually starting at 50%) and paying a subsidised rent on the remainder. A two-double-bedroom apartment here can be purchased for £250,000 (a 50% share of full market value of £500,000). There’s an en suite to bedroom one and the balcony is reached from the open-plan kitchen/living/dining room. Find out more.

Just south of St Albans in Bricket Wood, Hanstead Park has proven to be a great success, with only three homes now remaining for sale. These start at £1,214,995 for Linden Homes’ feature property, Home 83, called ‘The Fletcher Executive’. As you would expect at this price point, it’s a large home set over three storeys, a detached corner plot with views to the nearby lake. There are five double bedrooms (one with en suite and dressing room), a bathroom and separate shower room to share, and a dedicated ground-floor study. Outside are a double garage, private parking and sizeable garden. As a bonus right now, the buyer has an offer to spend £60,000 on their choice of deposit contribution, Stamp Duty or alternative. There a luxury show home to view. Find out more.

Chalkdene Developments is building 45 contemporary studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom properties – a mix of apartments and houses – at Carriage Quarter, situated on the southern outskirts of the city in London Colney. An example of the homes for sale here is the ‘Mimram’, a three-bedroom/two-bathroom house with Symphony kitchen, top-brand integrated appliance, Amtico flooring, contemporary bathrooms and en suites and electric car charging points. Prices on application. Find out more at www.carriagequarter.co.uk.

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Croft Gardens from Croudace HomesCroft Gardens from Croudace Homes

Brand new homes for sale in Stevenage

Britain’s first post-war New Town has grown to a population of around 90,000, with the different ‘village’ districts complemented by a separate industrial/science park. Its exceptional railway services have made it a popular commuter base too, with frequent non-stop services to King’s Cross as well as trains to the likes of Brighton, Cambridge, Lincoln and Leeds. The A1(M) passes to the west of Stevenage. The town centre was purposely designed as traffic-free in the 1950s, and residents can find a good mix of big-name and independent stores, and there is a £1billion, 20-year regeneration scheme underway.There are plenty of leisure facilities too, and a number of highly rated state schools here.

Multiple WhatHouse? Award-winning housebuilder Hill has a limited-time offer on homes at Aspects, its collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments in the east of town. Reserve in October 2023 Hill will provide a 5% deposit boost, worth up to £15,875! All homes in the current Hamilton House building come with fitted kitchen and fully integrated appliances, flooring throughout and a private outdoor space. All homes are ready to move into right away. Prices start at £232,500 and there’s a show home open to visitors. Find out more.

Redrow’s development of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom houses on the edge of town come from the company’s much-admired Heritage Collection of homes inspired by Arts & Craft design. Hazel Park is just a ten-minute drive from the town’s main shopping area and a number of large supermarkets. Potential buyers can ask about the offer of Stamp Duty contributions on selected plots, and using Redrow’s own Help to Sell scheme. Prices start at £482,000. Find out more at www.redrow.co.uk

Croudace Homes will soon be launching Croft Gardens in Knebworth, just south of Stevenage. A collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties will be for sale here. Proximity to countryside, the towns of Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City and the convenience of A1(M) and its own railway station provide appeal for the village for a range of house-hunters. Find out more.

Three great things about living in Stevenage

  • Fairlands Valley Park, a 120-acre site offering a host of water sports activities, a play area, and woodland and grassland natural habitats.
  • The Old Town, representing the centuries of history before New Town status was granted.
  • Knebworth House, with its mansion, gardens, adventure playground and year-round events calendar.


Stortford Fields from Bovis HomesStortford Fields from Bovis Homes

Brand new homes for sale in Bishop’s Stortford

Well-connected to central London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport, the characterful market town of Bishop’s Stortford also has many things of its own with which to please residents. Alongside its heritage buildings are a host of up-to-date facilities: major supermarkets, shops, cafés and restaurants; playing fields and sports clubs; frequent rail services on the London-Cambridge line; and excellent state and private schools.

Coopers Grange is a development from Charles Church where there are just a few properties available right now, all three-bedroom semi-detached houses with prices from £465,000 to £485,000. For keen house-hunters who reserve one these up to 31 October 2023, the housebuilder has a choice of special offer – you can choose to have £1,000 per month towards your mortgage payments for two years, alternatively you may want a 5% deposit contribution or, if you have a home to sell, the Part Exchange scheme will provide a guaranteed buyer and save thousands of pound in estate agent fees. Site visits are by appointment only. Find out more.

Bovis Homes has an outstanding new property for sale at Stortford Fields, in the west of the town. Home 264 is called ‘The Maple’, the last of this type at the development. This four-bedroom detached house is priced from £764,995 and currently comes with a £35,000 offer that the buyer can choose, including a deposit or Stamp Duty contribution, and the Smooth Move scheme. There’s an en suite to bedroom one, spacious open-plan kitchen/dining room with utility room, a lounge, a dedicated study and detached single garage. Fitted PV cells mean you’ll pay nothing for your electricity. Only five new homes remain for sale here. Find out more.

For those qualifying for Shared Ownership, there are still a couple of opportunities to ‘part buy-part rent’ from specialists SO Resi just north-west of the town. Current availability is perfect for families, with two four-bedroom houses starting at £128,750 for a 25% share (based on a full price of £515,000). The specification is excellent, with fully fitted kitchens and integrated appliances, contemporary bathroom, turfed garden, allocated parking and EV charging point. Find out more at soresi.co.uk.

Stonebond Properties has a current special offer on homes at Woodbanks, on the Essex side of the county border in Takeley. This collection of three- and four-bedroom homes is set within over 11 acres of green open space. On selected plots, right now Stonebond could subsidise your mortgage payments for two years so that you pay a fixed rate of just 3% for that time. Prices currently start at £475,000, and buyers with a home to sell can ask about Part Exchange and Assisted Move schemes. Find out more at www.stonebondproperties.com.

Tilia Homes will soon be launching Stortford Fields, a brand new collection of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes located by Walnut Park in the south-west of town. Prices have yet to be announced. Find out more about current Tilia Homes developments.

Three great things about living in Bishop’s Stortford

  • Hatfield Forest, a National Trust site with natural and landscaped grounds, scenic walks and activities for all ages.
  • Escape Rooms, offering fun, interactive team games in many themes.
  • Bishop’s Stortford College, an independent boarding/day school that regularly scores highly in national surveys.


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