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Introduction to Wilshere Park
The spacious development of new homes near Welwyn Garden City will be a real community in the countryside, surrounded by beautiful nature close to the ancient village of Welwyn.
Situated within the development will be a play area for children, using natural materials such as low level timber trunks for climbing, log steps and maze patterns within the grass which will provide a safe and fun environment on your doorstep. Not only will this allow your children to create their own play spaces but it will encourage their physical and social development by meeting others within the community.
There will also be a new bus route at the entrance of the development connecting into the village and further afield.
Local Area Information
Located by the beautiful and picturesque village of Welwyn, Wilshere Park is surrounded by greenbelt land and woodland. The development itself is home to many rare and exotic trees, including Redwood and Cypress trees, collected and planted by the estate owners over many years of travelling the world, making this home a haven in the countryside. The river Mimram runs through the quaint village with willow trees lining the banks. The unique timber-framed buildings present Welwyn as a traditional English village but the rich Roman archaeology gives it a clear sense of identity.
Surrounding Wilshere Park is a variety of other villages. The Ayots are nearby, between Welwyn Garden City and Wheathampsted, which can be easily explored by foot and bike. This idyllic area is full of history; with ancient woodlands, old railway lines and historic houses and churches to explore.
Digswell is also just over 2 miles away, with a large tranquil lake that is part of the Mimran River. This naturally beautiful area is full of rare wildlife making it perfect for afternoon walks at the weekend.
Local Amenities Information
Despite being located deep in the Hertfordshire countryside, there is plenty to do nearby. For everyday essentials, Tesco Express is only 4-minute drive away in Welwyn Village. There is also a local post office, butchers, florist, bakery, library as well as a doctor’s surgery and pharmacist.
The village is full of traditional English amenities, from country pubs and restaurants to specialist and boutique shops and beautiful churches with plenty of history, providing the best features of village life. The Wellington Inn offers delicious and innovative food in a charming rustic setting, alternatively The White Hart; a grade II listed coaching inn serves Afternoon Tea and a Tapas menu. Also nearby, The Waggoners, a 17th century pub in Ayot Green serves fine French cuisine in a cosy homely atmosphere.
Just outside the village, the Welwyn Roman Baths are a fascinating ancient site, with regular events held throughout the year for all ages to explore.
There are many clubs, societies and youth groups to get involved in as well as large playing fields and sporting facilities.
The annual Welwyn Festival is hosted for a week in June and fills the village with excitement as the entire community gets involved. There’s a range of activities and events, from a street market to a costume parade and a family fun day all of which aim to raise money for local projects and charities.
Wilshere Park is a short 7-minute drive from Welwyn Garden City, which hosts a number of sports and leisure facilities as well as shops, restaurants and bars.
The Howard Shopping Centre is located in the centre of Welwyn Garden City where you can find a selection of high street favourites including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, a great place for a shopping trip or just browsing for inspiration. If you fancy a spot of lunch the town is home to a plethora of coffee shops, independent restaurants and well-known chains. The Don is considered as the best Indian restaurant in Welwyn, which is a popular option to consider for a quality, authentic meal.
For those who like to lead an active lifestyle living by Welwyn Garden City is ideal. There is everything from football pitches, golf driving ranges, indoor and outdoor tennis, to an athletics track, a public velodrome and a dry ski slope. There are also a number of gyms in the area.
The famous Brocket Hall is just 2 ½ miles from Wilshere Park and is home to two championship golf courses and a luxury clubhouse on the banks of Broadwater lake. For a more relaxing visit why not try the award wining, 5 star Auberge Du Lac fine dining restaurant within the grounds.
Neighbouring Town Information
There is a wide choice of activities surrounding Wilshire Park to keep you busy at the weekend.
The beautiful Stanborough Park is nearby on the outskirts of Welwyn Garden City, covering 126 acres. For those who enjoy water sport activities, the south lake is regularly used for sailing, windsurfing and angling. If not, take a stroll through the parklands and enjoy a picnic whilst lazing the afternoon away.
Hatfield Galleria is a 10-minute drive away down the A1 (M) and regarded as one of the best outlet centres in the South East of England. The centre features over 80 designer outlets from well-known brands such as French Connection, Jaeger, Ghost and Austin Reed. There is a huge selection of restaurants to choose from, in addition to an Odeon cinema.
Just 15 minutes away is Knebworth House, the Adventure Playground and Dinosaur Trail offers a great day out for all the family. Knebworth has a great reputation for putting on memorable gigs and concerts with previous bands such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Oasis taking the stage.
There is also Whipsnade Zoo, which is home to almost 3,000 animals, and just 38 minutes away on the Chiltern Hills. The park is full of interactive and immersive events and experiences, including a safari through Africa and daily animal shows – a great and educational family day out.
Despite being located by the tranquil village of Welwyn, Wilshire Park is very well connected. A bus route has been introduced to take residents from the entrance of the development to Welwyn Garden City and beyond.
The A1 is also 4 minutes away, which accesses the M1 and M25, allowing you to easily explore the rest of the country. The two main train stations, Welwyn North and Welwyn Garden City are both under 10 minutes away by car and allow easy access to Central London as well as Peterborough, St Albans and Hatfield.
Welwyn Garden City has 5 main secondary schools, all with excellent reputations and in close proximity to Wilshire Park. Monk’s Walk, Sir Frederic Osborn, Stanborough School and Oaklands College are part of the Welwyn Hatfield 14-19 Consortium, which provides a successful Sixth Form programme throughout the area.
The University of Hertfordshire is nearby and has a strong reputation for aerospace engineering, computer science as well as pharmacology, business, history and astrophysics.