This summer, the historic Hertfordshire market town of Bishop’s Stortford will welcome its newest neighbourhood: St James’ Park by award-winning housebuilder, Countryside. The launch represents the first opportunity to buy at this exciting new address.

Spread over four hectares, this charming new village-style development will deliver 750 new homes, alongside a range of community facilities, including a new neighbourhood centre with shops, community and employment spaces, and a care home, as well as green open spaces, playing fields and sport pitches.

The first collection of homes at St James’ Park will be available this Summer  and will introduce a range of striking three, four and five-bedroom homes.

Surrounded by countryside on the Hertfordshire and Essex borders, with quick and easy commuter links into London, a growing foodie scene and varied retail offering, homes at St James’ Park are expected to be in high demand with a range of buyers looking to benefit from the vibrancy of London, with the tranquillity of life in the country.

A new village-style community

The launch of this major new destination in Bishop’s Stortford offers buyers the chance to buy into a beautiful neighbourhood that has been designed to cater for modern day living with high specification homes, on-site community amenities, including two new schools, and acres of green open space on the doorstep.

Set within a series of distinct areas, each charming property boasts its own unique subtle style, giving buyers the opportunity to choose from a range of different housing types, all of which have been carefully crafted to suit the picturesque setting.

Landscaping sits at the heart of St James’ Park – with each area interspersed with a variety of attractive parks and green spaces. With the Southern Country Park and River Stort on the doorstep, as well as a new network of footpaths and cycleways throughout, connecting with the town-wide routes and beyond, means there are endless opportunities for residents to enjoy.

Homes to complement modern lifestyles

St James’ Park brings together traditional architecture – nestled amongst attractive landscaping – with exemplary facilities and amenities, in a well-connected location.

Each property boasts a high-quality specification, stylish interiors, and meticulous attention to detail throughout, with contemporary soft closing kitchen units, white porcelain sanitaryware in the bathrooms and luxury flooring throughout.

With contemporary yet thoughtful design, each home is perfectly placed for day-to-day life – with a mix of open plan and more traditional layouts, meaning there is something here to suit every need and taste.

Generous kitchens are fitted with integrated appliances – and living and dining areas which are flooded with natural light, provide the ideal spaces to spend time with family and friends.

Further benefits include private outside space to each property as well as private parking, with some homes also boasting electric car charging points. 


Catherine Brooking, Managing Director, Housebuilding Central, Countryside, comments:
“With a surge in demand for homes with access to green open space and neighbourhoods with a strong community feel, St James’ Park perfectly complements the needs of today’s buyers.
Residents at St James’ Park will benefit from acres of landscaping on their doorstep as well as a range of stylish new homes, amenities and lifestyle pursuits, all within easy reach. St James’ Park adds to Countryside’s successful track record of creating new neighbourhoods within the county.”  

Perfectly positioned homes

St James’ Park sits just a five-minute drive away from the heart of Bishop’s Stortford, where there’s an eclectic mix of high street retailers and independent shops, as well as range of cafés, bars and restaurants. A farmer’s market takes places every month, with a regular market on Mondays and Thursdays.

Despite its country setting, residents are also just an hour from central London. Direct trains from nearby Bishop’s Stortford station take just 38 minutes into London Liverpool Street, making it ideal for city commuters. Fantastic connections via both road and rail also puts Cambridge within quick and easy reach, while the nearby London Stansted Airport makes international travel easy too.

For families, the area is home to several highly regarded schools, both independent and state, including the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and St Mary’s Catholic Secondary School. As part of the wider development offering, St James’ Park will also bring a new primary and secondary school for residents. The development will be the new home for the established Bishop’s Stortford High School, expanding this Outstanding rated school with new state-of-the art facilities.

Prices start at £425,000 for a three-bedroom house. For further information, please contact the marketing suite on 01279 886359.