The Joy of Green Spaces: Why we build, where we build

Having good access to open green spaces has become more important than it’s ever been for our mental health. That’s why we build our superb developments close to places of beauty, so that you’re never too far from a woodland walk, bicycle route or relaxing park to get some much-needed green time. 


In the spirit of Love Parks Week, a call to appreciate and protect the natural green spaces we sometimes take for granted, we’re bringing you a list of some of our favourite parks, lakes and walks, as well as the developments they’re close to. Just remember to Keep Britain Tidy while you’re out and about.

Knights Wood and 1887 The Pantiles, Kent

The beautiful county of Kent marries seaside vistas with sweeping countryside, so it’s little wonder that it’s been called the Garden of England. This made it a prime location for our Knights Wood and 1887 The Pantiles developments, which are located in and around Turnbridge Wells.

Royal Turnbridge Wells was named one of the happiest towns in Britain, and it’s easy to see why, surrounded by nature and steeped in history, it became Royal when Queen Victoria favoured it as a holiday destination. Our homes enjoy a tranquil woodland area right beside the development itself, making it easy to get a breath of fresh air. They’re also just a short distance away from Frant Lake Fishing Pond, which features a café and a well-stocked tackle shop for hobbyists.

Alternatively, you could explore Dunorlan Park and Garden, built on former mansion grounds with a boating lake and water fountain: a great place to get away from the work-at-home office life for a bit! If you want to go a little further afield, Penhurst Place and Gardens enjoys an adventure playground for the kids, while letting you explore some local history and 11 acres of formal gardens. 

With all of these options available, you can see why we’ve decided to create our superb homes here. But we also have many other developments all around the county that take advantage of Kent’s natural beauty, which you can explore here.

The Grove, Buckinghamshire

Known for its historic architecture and breath-taking countryside, as well as the proud owner of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire was a natural choice for us to develop in.

The Grove is tucked into the idyllic town of Haddenham, with charming cottages, a country village feel, and a charming duck pond to sit by while enjoying a stroll around your local area. It’s also the heart of an excellent walking trail known as the Wychert Way, dotted with sleepy mills and tranquil abbeys. You can see the full route here, where the path goes through the town itself.

We’re excited to keep building in this historic, beautiful county, which is why we have many additional developments coming soon to this ideal place to call home. You can see them here

Millers View, Essex

Home to the oldest town in Britain, Essex also boasts wonderful countryside locales and over 350 miles of coastline that are a wonder to explore, as well as picturesque islands to visit for day trips just off the coast. It’s little wonder then that Essex was an easy choice for our up-and-coming Millers View development.

Located in Elsenham, an idyllic, welcoming village, Millers View shares its outstanding local countryside with the market town of Bishop Stortford, letting you get a great mixture of country and convenience. Close by is the superb Golf World Stanstead for hobbyists looking to take advantage of the sunshine to practice their swing.

If you’re looking for great walking spots, though, we encourage you to take a short drive just a few miles south to the National Trust site of Hatfield Forest and Deer Park – alternatively, you could visit the Bat Willow Hurst country park, which is nestled alongside the river Stort. You won’t be strapped for places to experience beauty at Millers View.

You can read more about this exciting new development and register your interest here

Green-Thumb Pride

We’re very proud of our spectacular homes, and we’re even prouder of the natural beauty of the country we all live in. That’s why it’s so important to protect these green spaces and keep them tidy, and we’ve only covered just some of the wonderful locales available to our homeowners.

We build everywhere, from Aberdeen to the Isle of man – visit our full developments page to find out if there’s a development for you.