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Best New Homes Along The Thameslink Line

Posted 24 November 2023 by Helen Christie

WhatHouse? takes a look at some of the new homes available for sale along the Thameslink line…

The Thameslink is a 24-hour mainline route, running from Bedford, Luton, St Albans, Peterborough, Welwyn Garden City, London Blackfriars and Cambridge via central London to Sutton, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Rainham, Three Bridges, Brighton, Horsham and East Grinstead.

WhatHouse? takes a look at some of the best new homes currently available on part of the Thameslink line…


Bedford is a well-connected market town in Bedfordshire, located 46 miles from London. There are a number of villages in the Borough of Bedford, including Biddenham, Bromham, Sharnbrook and Wootton. Wixams is a new town being developed to the south of Bedford, and is an area that has been in construction since 2007.  

Willow Grove from WhatHouse? Award-winning developer Barratt Homes is located near Bedford town centre in the new town of Wixams. It is a collection of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, and residents can enjoy over 35 acres of wildflower meadows and green space. There are plenty of amenities nearby, including schools and shops. There are a number of incentives and schemes available at the development to help buyers, including Part Exchange. Prices at Willow Grove range from £344,000 to £555,000. View more developments from Barratt Homes

Willow Grove (Barratt Homes)

Located in the village of Bromham, just two miles from Bedford train station is Hayfield Park from WhatHouse? Award-winning developer Hayfield. This is a luxury development of 80 eco-friendly two-, three- and four-bedroom homes. Features at the home include Air Source Heat Pumps, underfloor heating, electric vehicle fast-charging points, ultra-fast broadband and sound-deadened studies. Residents can enjoy plenty of public open space, and for families with children, there is a full-equipped children’s play area. Prices at the development start from £425,000. View more developments currently available from Hayfield

St Albans

St Albans is a cathedral city in Hertfordshire, about 20 miles from London. The city is well-connected and serves as a prime commuter belt home, with two railway stations, plenty of local buses and easy access to the M1 and M25. There are a number of new housing developments, attracting both families and professionals.

Hanstead Park from Linden Homes is a new development in a thriving community. Homes  benefit from double bedrooms, fitted kitchens, open-plan living and rear gardens. The homes are surrounded by plenty of open green space, woodland and a large lake. For families with children, there is a nursery and primary school less than two miles from Hanstead Park. The development currently has a collection of five-bedroom homes available, with prices starting from £1,219,995. Find out more about WhatHouse? Award-winning developer Linden Homes


Hendon Waterside (Barratt London)

Offering a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, Hendon Waterside from WhatHouse? Award-winning developer Barratt London is located in West Hendon. The homes are in the heart of an impressive regeneration scheme, next to the scenic Welsh Harp and 170 acres of green space. Homes have been designed with open-plan living spaces, handleless kitchens with integrated appliances and private outdoor space. Many homes also benefit from car parking spaces. The development is within walking distance of Hendon railway station for the Thameslink, and Hendon Central underground station. Prices at the development range from £359,000 to £699,000. Find out more about Barratt London

East Croydon

London Square Croydon (London Square)

Just a 12 minute walk from East Croydon station is London Square Croydon. London Square Croydon is an impressive development from the WhatHouse? Award-winning developer London Square, offering a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Residents can enjoy a 24-hour concierge, rooftop terraces and podium garden, residents lounge and cycle storage. The homes are located between East Croydon and West Croydon stations, and just minutes from the high street. Prices start from £399,950. Find out more about London Square


In the county of Surrey, Redhill is a town in the borough of Reigate and Banstead. Part of the London commuter belt, Redhill is well-connected, located at the junctions of the A23 and A25, and with the M23 and M25 motorways within three miles. The town is served by Redhill station, a number of bus services, and Gatwick airport is about seven miles away. 

The Picturehouse (Crest Nicholson)

The Picturehouse from Crest Nicholson has just two homes remaining, both two-bedroom apartments. The homes are modern apartments, located in the heart of the town, with all the local amenities on the doorstep. Redhill Common is just a mile away from the development. Prices for the remaining homes start from £354,950. View more from Crest Nicholson 

Haywards Heath

Haywards Heath is a town in West Sussex, 36 miles from London. Haywards Heath has plenty of local attractions for all ages, including Beech Hurst Gardens, The Bluebell Railway, Victoria Park, which offers 14.5 acres of open space in the town centre. The town has great rail and road links to London, Gatwick Airport and the south coast. For families with children, there are a number of Ofsted-rated ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ schools. 

Wychwood Park from WhatHouse? Award-winning developer David Wilson Homes is a collection of four- and five-bedroom homes located just a couple of miles from the high street and amenities. The development has proved popular, with just a handful of homes remaining. The prices for the final homes range from £694,995 to £874,995, and Part Exchange Guarantee is available for those with a home to sell. Find out more about David Wilson Homes


Brighton is a popular seaside town in the city of Brighton and Hove in East Sussex. It has just over five miles of shingle beach, and the seafront is home to a number of bars, restaurants, arcades and nightclubs. Each May, Brighton hosts the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe, which is the second largest arts festival in the UK. Brighton Pride is an annual Pride event, held during the first week of August, attracting around 500,000 people each year. 

Bluebell Heights (Hyde New Homes) 

Bluebell Heights from Hyde New Homes is a collection of Shared Ownership homes in Brighton. There are a selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, and residents benefit from allocated parking, cycle storage and electric car charging points. Each home also has a private balcony, terrace or patio, and residents can enjoy landscaped communal gardens. Brighton is easily accessible from the development, and there is direct access to Stanmer Park Nature Reserve, so the homes are surrounded by nature. For families with children there is a selection of Ofsted-rated ‘Good’ primary and secondary schools. Prices at Bluebell Heights start from £82,000 for a 30% share. View more from Hyde New Homes 



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Featured Developments
Wixams, Bedfordshire MK42
£500,000 - £540,000
Willow Grove
Wixams, Bedfordshire MK42
4 bedroom properties
Barratt Homes
Bromham, Bedfordshire MK43
£450,000 - £760,000
Hayfield Park
Bromham, Bedfordshire MK43
3 - 4 bedroom properties
St. Albans old, Hertfordshire AL2
Hanstead Park
St. Albans old, Hertfordshire AL2 
5 bedroom properties
Linden Homes
West Hendon, Barnet NW9
£372,000 - £728,000
Hendon Waterside
West Hendon, Barnet NW9 
1 - 3 bedroom properties
Barratt London
Croydon CR0
£370,000 - £600,000
London Square Croydon
Croydon CR0 
1 - 3 bedroom properties
London Square
Redhill, Surrey RH1
Price on application
The Picturehouse
Redhill, Surrey RH1 
Contact for more details
Crest Nicholson
Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16
Price on application
Wychwood Park
Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16
Contact for more details
David Wilson Homes
Brighton, East Sussex BN1
£66,875 - £81,750 (from 25% share)
Bluebell Heights
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 
1 bedroom properties
Hyde New Homes
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