St Albans: Once You've Lived Here, You Never Want To Leave
17 Sep 2012

Jenny and Robin Bunn have lived in St Albans for many years. The couple, who are now both retired, were living in a house just around the corner from Linden Homes’ new King Harry Park development in this historic city.

Jenny and Robin love the area and had no intention of moving away, but they realised that life would be much easier if they took the plunge and moved into a new build home. Their house – an older property – needed constant maintenance and the garden was becoming hard work. Because Robin is disabled, the couple decided it was getting too much for them both.

Over the past few months, they have been watching progress at the King Harry Park site with great interest. They had always known that the land there would be developed and had kept an eye on the proceedings knowing that they would want to be amongst the first of the new residents.

Jenny says it was worth the wait:

“We’d always known that we would move here as soon as it was possible. The great thing is that we are still near all the shops; we’re still near all our friends too. But we don’t have the worry of all the gardening and the cost and bother of keeping up the old house.”

King Harry Park is a collection of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes situated on King Harry Lane, a short walk from the picturesque 100 acre Verulamium Park and about a mile from the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans – the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain.

Jenny says they love the close proximity of the park and really appreciate the fact that their new home is set back off the road:

“We realise that it’s a bit noisy at the moment because the builders are still working hard on site, but once they’ve finished for the day, it’s really quiet – which is what it will be like when the building is all complete.”

It may be quiet and peaceful at King Harry Park, but elsewhere St Albans is buzzing with activity: It’s a city that hosts art festivals and major rock and pop concerts; it boasts renowned theatres, award winning museums and an enviable selection of bars and restaurants.

Another major advantage of St Albans is its excellent commuter links. St Albans Abbey station is less than a mile from King Harry Park; St Albans Rail station is less than two miles away. These stations connect into St Pancras and London Bridge, Luton Airport and Bedford. By road, the M25, M1 and A1 are all easily accessible.

St Albans, as Hertfordshire’s oldest town has a long and varied history: It’s been occupied for 2,000 years and by the first century, under the name of Verulamium, it was one of the largest towns in Roman Britain.

It seems that once people have lived in St Albans, they never want to leave. This is certainly true for Jenny and Robin Bunn.

To find out more about this tranquil and popular part of St Albans, situated opposite the city’s famous Verulamium Park, visit the King Harry Park sales and marketing suite – it is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Alternatively, please call 01727 811320.


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