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Love Parks Week Highlighting Appeal Of Open Spaces

Posted 30 July 2021 by Keith Osborne

In light of lockdown, house-hunters are prioritising public and private space in their search for a new home...

With the extensive travel restrictions of the last 17 months, access to local open spaces has become an essential for many, and Love Parks Week (ending on Sunday 1 August) has highlighted their importance for mental health and wellbeing.

We’ve taken a look at a few current developments where house-hunters will appreciate the well-maintained natural and landscaped parkland on the doorstep.

Royal Hill Park, Redhill, Surrey

Royal Hill ParkRoyal Hill Park, from Countryside, is surrounded by the open landscape of the North Downs, but also has a 31-minute train journey into London, and is ideal for families as there are over a dozen schools within an immediate one-mile radius of home there. It is a special scheme in partnership with the RNIB to deliver state of the art specialist accommodation for RNIB resident as well as 77 new open market homes. The site is dotted with public green space and there’s a choice of four- and five-bedroom house types with generous turfed gardens currently available. Prices start at £625,000. Find out more at www.countrysideproperties.com.

Clarendon, Hornsey, north London

ClarendonAt the end of last year, St William opened Hornsey Park, which sits at the heart of its 1,700-home Clarendon scheme. Bringing a significant new green space to the borough, the park is part of 2.5 acres of 22 new public open spaces planned for the 12-acre development. A key feature of the park is a new children’s play area. The Park Club at Clarendon is home to a range of exclusive residents’ facilities including a concierge, gymnasium and residents’ lounge, with a swimming pool, spa and sauna available in the later phases. Just a ten-minute walk from Alexandra Palace and its park, a range of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes are currently available, with prices from £467,500. Find out more about Clarendon from St William.

The 1840, St George’s Gardens, south London

The 1840The 1840, St George’s Gardens is a luxurious conversion by multiple WhatHouse? Award-winner City & Country comprising one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments located in a Grade II listed building and former hospital, surrounded by tranquil parkland in a prime location between Tooting, Balham, Earlsfield and Wandsworth Common. This development forms part of a new residential village which will include a new 32-acre park, retail and café space, a public square, historic listed buildings, and provision for a new primary school. Many of the properties enjoy private outdoor space and beautiful views across the landscaped grounds and the parkland beyond. Resident’s facilities include an on-site concierge, secure parking, private gardens and, communal spaces. Prices start from £440,000. Find out more at www.cityandcountry.co.uk.

Aura: The Final Chapter, Great Kneighton

Aura: The Final ChapterThis development, just three miles from Cambridge city centre, is home to Hobson Country Park, providing 120-acres of space for residents to enjoy on the doorstep. These are the last homes available at Countryside’s award-winning development, a new collection which sits within the Queen’s Apartment Building and boasts a privileged location close to the Country Park, home to woodland, allotments, ponds, adventure play areas and a 50,000m² bird reserve. Each of the one- and two-bedroom homes features generous open-plan living spaces, while sought-after private outside space can be found in the form of either a balcony or large terrace. Prices start from £337,500 for a one-bedroom apartment and £435,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Find out more at www.countrysideproperties.com.


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